Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Portable Beach

Sun, surf & sand
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A sensory deprivation chamber, fitted with a wavemaker, a quantity of seawater, a quantity of sand, a hammock, 2 palm trees and a kickass sound system able to replicate accurately the sound of any beach on Earth and temperature control at the touch of a button.

Realistic down to the slightly fishy smell of the ocean.

UnaBubba, Jan 03 2014

something similar - you reminded me Pleasure_20Chest
[xandram, Jan 03 2014]

Not So Portable Beach http://flyadvisor.b...e-indoor-beach.html
Japan's man-made indoor beach. This is for when you don't mind sharing. [jurist, Jan 03 2014]

Blue Lagoons https://www.google....AQ&biw=1920&bih=975
Lingulodinium polyedrum. [UnaBubba, Jan 04 2014]

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       One of those capsule hotels could install this as an option [+]
xenzag, Jan 03 2014

       We just spent a couple of hours at the beach withe the kids and the dog, as night fell. Fish and chips for dinner. I tried to take photos of the highrise buildings on the Gold Coast, 15km further down the beach but it was too dark.   

       I thought of this while I was there. It would probably sell like crazy if you added a kitchen and bathroom, as a housing option.
UnaBubba, Jan 03 2014

       Wait can you see anything or is it dark?
leinypoo13, Jan 03 2014

       M'lud Buchanan certainly does ...
8th of 7, Jan 03 2014

       I seem to recall an episode of the old BBC TV show Changing Rooms (or possibly its American cousin, Trading Spaces) wherein one of the designers converted a bedroom into a pseudo-beachfront paradise using overscale photographic wall murals, a couple of floor to ceiling palm tree trunks with a hammock slung between them, and bags and bags of play sand covering the floor surface. As you might expect, the effect was a bit cheesy, but nonetheless fun. I remember thinking that the room should come with a large warning sign on the door: "DO NOT LET THE CATS IN!"
jurist, Jan 03 2014

       [+] OK, so when we were kids, we used to play *beach* in the living room on a snow day. I would get a blanket, umbrella and stuff like my flip flops. Then I would make lunch on paper plates and make my brother pretend we were at the beach. (He didn't care for my playing too much.)
xandram, Jan 03 2014

       //Isn't the west wing *actually* wales ?//   

       It only includes the best bits. And it's not heavily used.   

       //M'lud Buchanan certainly does ...//   

       Admittedly the north-north-east upper conservatory is rather rainforesty, but the wildlife is a bit out of control so we don't go in there as much as we used to. Lost at least two (possibly more) good staff in there - I did tell them to take GPS.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 03 2014

       If associated next door to a mortuary, You could say "Life's a beach and then you die _ and it is still a beach."
popbottle, Jan 03 2014

       We could see it quite well, [leinypoo]. It was too dark for the camera.   

       Oh, the idea! Yes, you can see quite well. Even by night, with blue, bioluminescent algae <link>
UnaBubba, Jan 04 2014

       [+] despite the feeling that you're playing on the -23C temp here the same time it was posted.
FlyingToaster, Jan 05 2014

       Hey there UB, I see we're playing Australian bookends (Kalbarri, WA). My kids have a good start on collecting enough sand to supply all the Halfbaker's needs for this idea.
AusCan531, Jan 06 2014

       [+] I'd order one with 3-D projections of bikini girls nearby. For those poor ppl in warm regions who miss out all the cold fun there could be cold-place versions.   

       Also, an economy version where you put only your head or above waist in the chamber would be good if you want to sell to the masses.
xkuntay, Jan 06 2014


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