Cambodian Company Offers Custom Clouds


At some point, you've probably looked up at the sky and tried to visualize shapes in the clouds above. But when you want to see something very specific—say, a peace sign or the Mercedes Benz logo—imagination isn't going to cut it. That's where Cambodian company Khmer Cloud Making Service comes in. The startup company hosts events where they create personalized clouds.

To make these special clouds, Khmer Cloud Making Service uses a mixture of soap and helium. A fan blows the sudsy concoction upwards and through a specially made stencil that pushes the soap into a shape. Then, a person standing by with a stick can slice off personalized clouds and release them into the sky. About three to five clouds can be made in one minute, according to The Huffington Post.

The cloud shapes can be surprisingly complex. In the past, the company has made intricately shaped creations like planes, smiley faces, and even the Olympics symbol.

For the most part, these creative clouds are used for opening events of new businesses, Hyperallergic reports. Khmer Cloud Making Service has four people on staff and can be hired for about $500 for an afternoon. You can find them working near Boeung Keng Kang Market.

While the business is mostly local, a spokesperson for the company says they are open to customers from all over. When asked if Khmer Cloud Making Service could be purchased overseas, the spokesperson told The Huffington Post, "Yes, why not. We can ship." You can also buy one of their machines on Facebook for about $999.

[h/t Hyperallergic]

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