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Thursday, November 03, 2011

Long-distance relationship pillows

Scottish designer Joanna Montgomery designed a pillow for couples in long-distance relationships. Each person wears a ring sensor to sleep at night. When one person goes to bed, their lover's pillow begins to glow softly, and you can hear each other's heart beating!

173 comments:

Joanna Goddard said...

the only thing i'd wonder is if it's safe -- all those wireless signals! still, it's so romantic :)

Petites Merveilles said...

Now there's a concept! What will they thing of next?!

your granny said...

but if its a loooong distance relationship.. they probably wont be going to sleep at the same time due to the time difference isnt it?

Rachel said...

Can this be real? I wish I'd had this for the last 2 years... So cute and romantic!

Katy said...

Oh my. SO romantic. I'm going to admit that it makes me a little gooey inside just thinking about it!

meme-and-he said...

what the what?!!! maybe I love this idea :)

B. in the Know said...

Oh my gosh! This is amazing!! Love it - I mean it doesn't make it totally easier, but it would help.
Much love,
B

etoilee8 said...

I want to be a bitter old hag about this (probably one too many long distance relationships on my end), but this even melts my heart. How sweet.

MMM said...

This is the sweetest and yet weirdest thing I've ever seen. Thanks for sharing!

Rebecca said...

Haha - so bizarre. I'm in a long distance relationship and I'm not quite sure how I'd feel about sleeping on a glowing pillow.

marissa (stylebook) said...

i need one!

Anonymous said...

Aww that made me tear up! I'm in a long distance relationship and I would love this. Because hugging a regular pillow doesn't always work! :-) If I sprayed his cologne on it, I'd be in heaven.

mosey said...

Wow, that's a crazy invention! Would love to try it out...

JenLynn said...

such a wonderful idea. My boyfriend is gone for a month at a time, for work, and we have no contact with one another. Wonder how it would work for time changes?

Heidi said...

if i wasn't married to my long distance then i would be asking for this for christmas! although my distance was China to US, so it wouldn't have worked as well for us!

Christin said...

OMG! I would have loved to have one of these when my boyfriend and I were long distance. How sweet.

Ly said...

I really like the concept of it but at the same time it's slightly weird. haha.


-Ly
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adorninc said...

Is it awful that I laughed at this? I get that it could mean a lot when you're in a long distance relationship though.

M&C said...

Half creepy, half adorable!! I did long distance for a long time, and this would have been nice!

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Kwana said...

Romantic but a little strange and that glow would get to me. Also after a while I'd probably not want the real thing. LOL.

PoetessWug said...

WOW!!! Is this sweet...or is technology getting scary!!...WOW! I'm not gonna be the judge. My love isn't far away! :-]

LeeLee said...

Strange, but romantic. I wonder about safety of these pillows..

Splendid Sass said...

Wow-
Someone had a great idea!
Teresa
xoxo

Niki of Red and Purple said...

That's really sweet!:)

Sara Bradley said...

Sorry, creeps me out.

Miss Bibliophile said...

Wow! Sounds sweet, but also a little like something from a sci-fi movie.

Hilla Hryniszyn said...

oh god, i want them:)they have to be so soft....:)
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Whitney Lane said...

Whaaatt??! What a crazy wonderful idea!

marissa at the boot said...

that's SUPER sweet...but i'm not sure how i feel about the heart beating. i think it would keep me up! :)
marissa @ the boot

Casa Artelexia said...

What a brilliant idea! My husband and I used to date cross country when we met. I lived in San Diego and he in NYC. Then we lived together in NYC for 5 yrs and SD for 3. We recently moved back to NY but I travel back to SD every other 2 weeks for my business. These pillows would be great to have in our situation. :)

Wendy said...

Sweet and heart wrenching at the same time... I think it would make me miss my guy even more.

bendancin said...

Wouldn't this be amazing for our soldiers...I would have loved this when my husband was in Iraq. I already hugged his pillow everynight and sent him a pillow case with my face one it. But this, this would have been like giving him a hug everynight.

H said...

swoon! that is so sweet/sad. I would definitely miss my boyfriend ten times more, but knowing you're both thinking about each other at the same time would be so nice.

Suite Henry said...

I find this both hilarious and kind of creepy.

CCL said...

Cute! Unfortunately I could see it making people crazy - nothing could make long distance more stressful than keeping tabs on when their partner is getting home/to bed!

liz @ bon temps beignet said...

But what if the pillow didn't light up one night... then you would know that they didn't make it home. Then you're up all night long worried/pissed.

lauren said...

so cute and romantic (at first), but i can definitely see some issues that might develop...haha!
not the intent at all, but that's life!
*

k.rahn said...

In spite of the fact that the whole concept is kind of weird, my heart melted a little watching that video and my eyes get a little teary. I'm such a sap. Long distance relationships are hard! I'm so glad that phase of my life is over :)

Angel Court Jewels... said...

Ok, so I'm a party pooper. I think it's very strange. I wouldn't be able to sleep for laughing.

xoxo,
Courtney

Bubbs... said...

Oh my goodness...I'm slightly embarrassed but I teared up a little while watching that clip! haha! Also...the girl looks so familiar! I think she might have played 'Dawn' (Pam's character) in the original BBC series "The Office".

Bubbs...

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Rebecca Campos said...

aww this is just so cute.
I've always said I'd never do long-distance relationships (I know, never say never..), but if I ever tried, this would be so cool to have!
(unless it keeps beating all night and I can't sleep haha)

Nice one

xoxo

Rebecca

Melissa Blake said...

I love this -- thank you, technology!

Kristin H said...

What!!!??? That is absolutely adorable!!

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Alie said...

My goodness, this is amazing! When my husband and I were engaged, and across the Atlantic from each other, his parents got us pillows with each other's photo on them. I loved it!

kitten roar said...

how romantic!! though i agree with you, i would wonder about any health risks with all of those wires and sensors!

Sara said...

Awww the concept is really sweet! We did the LD thing from England to Texas so my pillow might have glowed a bit early! ha!

Jesse said...

awww what a sweet concept.

_ffyona said...

Is that for real?! That's pretty cool, really.

The Sweet Cupcaker said...

what a great idea! I was in a long distance relationship for over a year and I would have loved to have this pillow.

Erica Herold said...

This is unbelievable! So cool.

natalie said...

If my husband and I had this while he was on tour, I don't know if we would be married today. I can imagine sitting there at 4am waiting for that d*mn pillow to light up.

Stephanie said...

This is very romantic but my bf works super late at night and I think it would stress me out knowing he wasn't resting! I do sleepy with one of his t-shirts as a pillow case, though. Makes me feel like he's still close by.

Eliza Jane said...

It's a cute idea, but I think the sound of the heart beat would keep me up!

Anonymous said...

really? i think its one of the most disturbing things i've seen in a long time. no offense meant to anyone, its just my opinion.

Kersey Campbell said...

So romantic! It would be even sweeter if you could get the pillow to smell like the person too. Sigh.

Mikki said...

Creepy product, creepy video, creepy couple. But whatever floats your boat!

glitter&ganache/Tabitha said...

Hmmm. Not sure i can get on board- I think it might creep me out to hear a disembodied heart beat!

I do like the light up factor (like a gloworm, remember those?!) BUT agree with the commenter above that waiting for your pillow to light up might drive a girl crazy.

Jessica Wray said...

I saw this a few weeks ago and secretly thought it was so precious {everyone around me was hollering about how creepy it was}. I agree with you, I think it's romantic

Kim Grey said...

How sweet! My boyfriend and I are 10,000 miles apart (I'm in the U.S. and he is in Australia). I would love this--even though we sleep at opposite times of the day. Luckily, I will be returning to Oz soon, to be with him.

Robyn said...

very cute idea-but i wonder how close you need to be...

Joanna Goddard said...

natalie, that's hilarious. it would be so great for soldiers--except for the time change!

Anonymous said...

I think that this is partly weird but mostly problematic. Feels rather Big Brother-ish.

Alex said...

I love this!!

Melanie said...

So cool and so creepy all rolled into one!

Fiona said...

Yuck, yuck, yuck and oh yes, yuck. Completely creepy!

'Where were you last night??? My pillow didn't start glowing till 3am!!!!'

Laura said...

I am fascinated!

brianne said...

wow, I'm in a long distance relationship and I got all teary thinking about how sweet this is. Probably not for every couple (obv a few commenters have trust issues), but would be awesome for us to feel closer to each other!

Lauren Smith said...

Super creepy, yet, super awesome.

Erica said...

Aw, this is such a cute idea! I'm in a long distance relationship and I have to tell my boyfriend about this! Thankfully for us, we live in the same time zone so we go to sleep around the same time too.

Cruz said...

Hmm. I think they should market this to military spouses. As one I'd love to have this! Even though my husband is in a different time zone right now I still go to bed close enough to his bed time. I wonder if that light would wake me Up though. ?

House of Milk said...

That's adorable.

MelissaJoy said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea. I want one!!! It'd be great for when my hubby goes off hunting for weeks at a time!

Heba said...

thats so cute! :)

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Ayley said...

i wish i had had this when boyfriend and i were long distance! love it!

smask said...

Long distance is the pits. This idea kind of seems a little sad-ish... like the person would feel more lonely in loco partner? Is it just me?

Holly said...

I want one. My honey is deploying again in a year and I can't stand the idea of sleeping without him next to me!

Erica @ Acire Adventures said...

Really? Haha, I think this would drive me crazy! I have to cover my alarm clock to fall asleep, so a glowing pillow would just be irritating for me. And I don't recall hearing my partner's heartbeat when we sleep together, I don't use him as a pillow... The idea itself is adorable, but I would never want to use one of these. As much as I wanted my partner around when we spent 5 months long distance, I kind of liked having a big bed to myself!

Jane M. said...

I wish I had know about these when my boyfriend and I were long-distance from California to Kentucky!

Now we're happily down the street from each other :)

April in Autumn said...

This is an adorable idea, but... I don't think I could sleep well. It would remind me too much of "The Tell-tale heart."

Mary Sue said...

I am not even in a long-distance relationship and this made me tear up. So sweet! Although, knowing me I would probably stay up too late waiting for my sweetie to go to bed. Not out of mis-trust, but just because I wanted to feel like he was with me.

Mai-ke said...

This is such a amazing idea! Even though we got 7 hours time difference and we aren't going to sleep at the same time, I would love to have such pillows :)
or maybe a miniture thing to put on my desk... :)

penelope said...

not sure about this one. did make me giggle, though.

Hipy Bags said...

ooooh! it's so romantic!...but that's a pity that I haven't got a boyfriend...:(

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Miki's scrapbook said...

Oh, man! They should have invented this a few years ago, before I came to the States to marry my American man, haha. We had a long distance relationship for 3 years and 3 months! We saw each other 3 times (a total of 30 days) before we got married :p.

Catherine Masi said...

Equal parts bizarre and incredibly romantic. So much for telepathy between couples!

Sarah said...

That is crazy awesome!!!


-Sarah
http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com

Lauren Kent said...

how sweet!

Aya said...

This is so sweet. If we were still long distance I would jump at this.

I agree with Mai-ke: Maybe a little light up ball on your desk when one person with the ring touches it, the other far away glows and lets their faraway love know they're being thought of.

stephanie said...

Just started crying over this. My 5-year long distance relationship ended in March and I'm still so sad about it. This is just the sweetest.

Anonymous said...

I'm in a long distance relationship and I think I might be too embarassed to suggest this to him haha. I like it instead that he just texts me goodnight and I love you right before he goes to bed every night :)

Also, watch the trailer for "like crazy", it looks like a really cute/sad movie about long distance relationships

Anonymous said...

What an incredible gift for all of the military wives. Anyone who could be disturbed by this clearly hasn't said goodbye to her husband for a year. Even if the pillow began to glow when I was getting ready for work- it would be such a gift to have that peace of mind.

Nomadic D. said...

That is so sweet, I got all teary-eyed and my husband's sitting right here next to me! Guess all those years of long distance made me a little sensitive. Love the idea.

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Sara said...

Welp, this is the sweetest & most romantic idea ever. I'm about eight and a half months away from marrying my sweetheart who lives a couple hours away. Not the longest long-distance relationship, but I do miss him. I would love to cuddle up with a glowing pillow (:

noendtodesign said...

This is incredibly sweet!
I wish I had one of those when I was in a long distance relationship.

Jessica Ochs said...

For the first ten years of our relationship my boyfriend and now husband was in a band. When he was touring in Europe we wouldn't see each for months and this was before international cellphones! These would have been great! Although, not sure if he'd be able to pull it off in front of the other dudes in the band. He would have to make up a macho lie about why his pillow was glowing and beating :)

Angela said...

I wish someone would have came up with this 4 years sooner! SUCH a cute idea, hope it goes up for sale soon so I can purchase!

kaela d. said...

oh my gosh that is SO sweet and if both people are romantics I'm sure it'd totally be a hit.....but I can also see it possibly causing some "why is it so late and you're still not in bed?" drama lol :)

Melissa said...

I can't stop laughing! Seriously, it's really some kind of lo jack for your lover, right? How could you ever fall asleep if his pillow never lit up? First I'd be mad, then scared that he was in a car accident then I'd go crazy thinking he was having an affair.

Silly pillow but thanks for sharing!

Ana Alegria said...

2 pillow talk, please! :)
love it...

bethani said...

how awesome is that! i think though i would constantly stay away staring at the pillow wondering about my other if the heart was too fast, too slow. but then thats the overthinker in me. :)

Lillie said...

oh, i love this idea. my husband and i have been living apart for a year - and we've only been married for a year too! this week is our last week apart, we're moving 8000 km to be together (the removalists are here now!) but this is such a beautiful idea. it would just help to feel close to each other while you sleep, which is one of the loneliest times when you are apart! this make my heart warm :)

hannahalehandra said...

This is so sweet!! ahh!!xo http://hannahalehandra.blogspot.com/

Francesca Felix said...

as someone thats been in a long distance relationship this is a genius idea.. super cheesy but great

love it
francesca
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IJ said...

I visited their webpage, and it is stated that it is just a project so far. I was very interested in the product, though...
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Elaine said...

Gahh!!! I love it :)!!

Michelle {lovely little things} said...

This is so cool!

Anonymous said...

This made me want to cry! My guy and I were 3,000 miles apart for 6 months...would have loved a pair of those pillows back then. I stole his favorite sweatshirt to sleep with every night. Thanks for sharing!

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bringingbackthesweatervest said...

I love this! Cool ways to use technology!

Anonymous said...

So cute....

shanley said...

joanna!! this made me cry!!

Nancy said...

That's so sweet. What a wonderful idea!

Love,
Nancy

Kara said...

ummm this is so incredibly romantic and the BEST thing i've heard all week! this would even be adorable for when your spouse goes away on buisness trips.... mmmmm i love romance!

xx, kara

nuresma said...

So sweet!
Thanks for sharing :)

Heldine said...

That's crazy. Does it work for ALL long distance relationships? Like overseas? Or just across the nation?? And it's wireless, like internet status?? Sounds interesting..

Denise Wong said...

romantic and really one of a kind!
(safe?)

Heidi Smith said...

I highly doubt it would work for ALL. unless this thing has a satellite phone and a billed everything minute it wouldn't work for us LOL (He's at sea! no cell service in the middle of the ocean)

maybe 17 years being a Navy wife has made me think it's a bit too much if you are still safe and likely in the same country.

Anonymous said...

I don't think I could have handled this while my husband was on tour. He worked nights, so he really was in bed while I was, but I would have gotten no sleep. I would have missed him so much more.

Kailey said...

What if he or she isnt in bed sleeping when the should be? i predict long distance problems lol

Funmilayo I. said...

This is so cute

zhengning said...

wow i need one of those!

bootytoberlin said...

Wow, I need me one!!!! :)

SARAH said...

omg! We were LD for years and now we're married (yay!), but I kinda want to send him away for one night just so we can try these :)

Paullyn Villaseñor said...

omg i want i want.. just for the fun of it...don't have a special someone lol

Mama Lea said...

Omg these r awesome!! My love is deployed to afganstan , so would these still work? Bc I would sooo get them!!

tiredguy said...

hmm... i think mobile connection is enough for me.

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Anonymous said...

This would also be good for those "overnights" for your kids (Spouse visitation, etc..), so they know you are always there!

Anonymous said...

Were can i get this?!?!?!?! i need one!

Russian women said...

Is this for real? It looks creepy yet so romantic. I want to have this one to give this as a gift to my boyfriend who lives miles away from me!

Rune said...

This has inspired us immensely. Thanks! Now I just hope we can do entire year with the Atlantic Ocean between us - only being able to afford a few visits. :'( I know we can! <3

I wrote this letter to the amazing woman I love, when we separated at the airport in Denmark last week.
http://www.longdistancepartner.com/

Eilish said...

what a great idea....not just for long distance relationships...but as the wife of a long haul trucker....this just tugs at my heart....love the idea....now WHERE to find the 'pillow talk' pillows????

Mrs.House said...

This is nice, I wish I would have had this a few months ago my husband was deployed to Afganstan but I'll sure have to get it for the next deployment

Mrs.House said...

This is nice, I wish I would have had this a few months ago my husband was deployed to Afganstan but I'll sure have to get it for the next deployment

Mrs.House said...

This is nice, I wish I would have had this a few months ago my husband was deployed to Afganstan but I'll sure have to get it for the next deployment

Anonymous said...

Oh my lord I want one, that would make it do much easier to fall asleep if I could hear my boyfriends heart beat, it's always so easy to fall asleep on his chest! Where do I get one?!?

african girl said...

It's amazing how you make that pillow for the long-distance relationship couples. I wish I had one so that I could also feel the heart beat of my beloved partner.

travis said...

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Duda H. said...

Where can I buy? I live in Brazil. This is wonderful!

Paula Reed said...

Where can you get these and how much are they?

Angela said...

I love the pillow idea. My husband is deployed to the middle east with the military. I would love to hear his heart beating. I miss that so much.

Angela said...
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Angela said...

I love the pillow Idea.!! My husband is deployed to the middle east with the military. I miss hearing his heartbeat. <3
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hi
I want to buy this so so much. How can I buy ????

Unknown said...

This would be nice for deployments! So that even when you can't talk, you'll always know he's safe. I wonder how far away it works though...

Mallory said...

Gah! I want one! Where can you buy them? How much are they?

Dorothy Bassett said...

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Dorothy Bassett said...

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Futuremzpritchett said...

I want one so bad does anyone know where to get it or price?

Futuremzpritchett said...

I want one so bad does anyone know where to get it or price?

Courtney Payan said...

Hahaha I can't help think of all the bad things that could come from this lover lo-jack. "My pillow didn't glow last night? Where were you?!" Or what if one night...you heard multiple heart beats coming from your pillow?

carynxlee said...

Ill be buying this if my husband deploys! Every military couple should have this <3

Jon and Jalane said...

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Jennifer Daurity said...

how far does it reach..like countries and oceans apart?

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Just_Kasi said...

This is a great idea, my husband was deployed for a year and this would have helped with the lonely nights and the days/weeks of no communication. I think they should give this to all deployed soldiers significant others.

Christy Renae said...

I would like to know when they will become available to the public and how much they will cost.

Christy Renae said...

I would like to know when they will become available to the public and how much they will cost.

Jaiza Crystal Flute said...

I love a man who lives several hundred miles from me. He has broken the relationship. Yet, every morning between 6:30 and 8 am I sense him. Then between 10:30 and 12 the same phenomenon occurs. I know he loves me and our "hearts" talk to each other during those daily times of awareness. We must never ignore such signals of love.

Mallory Sisemore said...

I need this!!! my man is in the military and long distance is our life. it would would be amazing to have this when he goes on deployments.

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