For those short on bedroom space but sufficiently flush with cash, the French company behind BedUp ($3,800 and up) has a novel solution: A bed that lowers to whatever height above the floor you want, then rises to the ceiling during your waking hours. Marrying the bed and the elevator is a genius solution for apartment dwellers, says David Zax in Technology Review, especially those of us "unable to think of Murphy beds as anything other than devices for sight gag."
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