Tuesday, June 08, 2010


Let it be known that I'm not such a cold hearted cynical sort.... Joanna Montgomery's latest design piece brought a flutter to my little piece of chest flint. Montgomery, who is a interactive designer and photographer, invented Pillow Talk in a bid to bond long distance lovers. It's a very simple idea but something that i think has the potential to sell like hot cakes.

"Each person has a pillow for their bed and a chest sensor which they wear to sleep at night. The chest sensor wirelessly communicates with the other person’s pillow; when one person goes to bed, their lover’s pillow begins to glow softly to indicate their presence. Placing your head on the pillow allows you to hear the real-time heartbeat of your loved one. The result is an intimate interaction between two lovers, regardless of the distance between them."

It definitely beats holding an overheated mobile phone to a reddening ear! The video below gives a brief demo of Pillow Talk in action. Due to numerous enquires regarding where to purchase a set, she is currently seeking investments in order to turn the project into a product.

To see more of Montgomery's work check out her site:


Demure Lemur said...

Oh my God, I'm sorry, but could anything be more depressing than hearing and feeling your absent partner's heartbeat? I hope it comes with a three week supply of kleenex.

Green of Eye, Sharp of Claw said...

@Demure Lemur:

To each their own i guess. When i was in a LDR it would have been nice at times to hear heartbeats as well as a voice.

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