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July 1, 2018

Pigro Felice Modul’Air Armchair Lounger


From the Wall Street Journal:



Feels like: A gently bobbing Aerobed. Just add a beach towel (or fine linens) to slumber soundly.

Ideal for: Those who love being in pools but not in water. This expansive floating daybed manages to keep you completely buoyed so you won't get wet if you don't want to. Bonus: So stable is the Modul'Air, you could play a tense round of Jenga on it.

Practical Concerns: Despite being mostly air, the lounger is surprisingly heavy. Thankfully, its various sections inflate quickly using the optional electric pump ($19). Also available: a silicone cup ($18) that attaches securely via magnets hidden in the float to ensure it doesn't go for a swim on its own.



$449 (pool not included).


Hat tip to reader strunkl who pointed out that silicone — not "silicon" as originally posted — would work better.

July 1, 2018 at 08:01 AM | Permalink


Back in the day (early 1980s) when I was preparing a comprehensive review article about the drug aminophylline (it included 455 original references), I spent many hundreds of hours in the UCLA biomedical library poring over references in a number of languages from as early as the turn of the twentieth century.

Oftimes I would find that one of these early papers had been mistakenly referred to in terms of title, authors, etc., with said error then being replicated repeatedly through the decades to the then-present.

It became clear to me that the erroneous repeats were a result of the authors making them not doing what I was doing and looking at the originals but rather simply looking at reference lists containing the errors and repeating them verbatim.

All of which is to say I, if anyone, should know better than to simply copy and paste from the Wall Street Journal ("silicon"):

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rather than read what I've transcribed, it should be me.

I've become lax in my dotage.

Posted by: bookofjoe | Jul 5, 2018 8:45:32 AM

I'm not sure a silicon cup would be very desirable. Silicone might be a better choice.

Posted by: strunkl | Jul 2, 2018 7:43:04 AM

Okay, no pool.
But it doesn't say no water.

(You can keep the lady & outfits.)

Posted by: Flautist | Jul 1, 2018 3:58:41 PM

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