Drift Away on This Friends-Themed Pool Float That Matches Monica’s Iconic Purple Door

Paladone/Amazon
Paladone/Amazon

As the Friends characters moved through relationships, careers, and other life changes, one thing stayed exactly the same through all 10 seasons: the lilac door to Monica’s apartment, with its recognizable yellow frame around the peephole.

While your housemates might not agree to let you transform your actual front door into a real-life replica, they probably wouldn’t object to you bringing an inflatable version of it to the neighborhood pool. Thanks to gift retailer Paladone, such a product exists, and you can get it on Amazon for $35.

This pool float will be there for you.Paladone/Amazon

The purple, rectangular float measures 67 inches by 31 inches and accommodates up to 200 pounds, making it ideal for one person to lounge on without taking up too much space in the pool. Not only does the design feature the doorknob, deadbolt, chain lock, and yellow frame on Monica’s door, its working “peephole” gives you a glimpse of the water below.

According to PopSugar, the yellow frame was originally around a mirror someone accidentally broke on the set. Instead of tossing it out, a designer hung it on Monica’s apartment door—where it stayed for the next decade. If you do manage to convince your housemates the iconic statement piece belongs in your own abode, Urban Outfitters sells a reproduction of it for $18.

If ever there were an opportune time to celebrate your love for the classic sitcom, it’s now—the highly anticipated Friends reunion is expected to be filmed this summer, though its air date on HBO Max is still unannounced. While you wait for your pool float to arrive in the mail, dive into 40 facts about Friends here.

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Looking to Downsize? You Can Buy a 5-Room DIY Cabin on Amazon for Less Than $33,000

Five rooms of one's own.
Five rooms of one's own.
Allwood/Amazon

If you’ve already mastered DIY houses for birds and dogs, maybe it’s time you built one for yourself.

As Simplemost reports, there are a number of house kits that you can order on Amazon, and the Allwood Avalon Cabin Kit is one of the quaintest—and, at $32,990, most affordable—options. The 540-square-foot structure has enough space for a kitchen, a bathroom, a bedroom, and a sitting room—and there’s an additional 218-square-foot loft with the potential to be the coziest reading nook of all time.

You can opt for three larger rooms if you're willing to skip the kitchen and bathroom.Allwood/Amazon

The construction process might not be a great idea for someone who’s never picked up a hammer, but you don’t need an architectural degree to tackle it. Step-by-step instructions and all materials are included, so it’s a little like a high-level IKEA project. According to the Amazon listing, it takes two adults about a week to complete. Since the Nordic wood walls are reinforced with steel rods, the house can withstand winds up to 120 mph, and you can pay an extra $1000 to upgrade from double-glass windows and doors to triple-glass for added fortification.

Sadly, the cool ceiling lamp is not included.Allwood/Amazon

Though everything you need for the shell of the house comes in the kit, you will need to purchase whatever goes inside it: toilet, shower, sink, stove, insulation, and all other furnishings. You can also customize the blueprint to fit your own plans for the space; maybe, for example, you’re going to use the house as a small event venue, and you’d rather have two or three large, airy rooms and no kitchen or bedroom.

Intrigued? Find out more here.

[h/t Simplemost]

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