Most drunken, 3 a.m. epiphanies will lead straight to regret: Dining at a White Castle franchise, renting a Sinbad movie from a Redbox, texting an ex.
Brooklyn-based artist Claire Mangeniello was able to turn hers into a small business. This month, Mageniello launched a meticulously mapped outKickstarter campaign for a pizza bed.
This campaign comes on the heels of Mangeniello's widespread Internet virality last June when she uploaded a mock-up image of the bed she'd envisioned from that cold night of Brooklyn bar-hopping. The bed in the image came adorned with a pepperoni duvet, sauce sheets and crust pillows. It was nothing more than a project to satisfy her own whimsy, so she filed it accordingly — to the "weird stuff" section of her online portfolio.
"We were talking about how nice it would be to be able to crawl under the cheese layer on a piece of pizza and then eat your way out," she toldMashable back in June.
When the image started cropping up all over the place, from Diplo and The Fat Jewish's Instagram account to a handful of popular digital news outlets, Mangeniello decided to get serious.
Since then, she said she's been researching manufacturers, getting fabric samples and designing rewards for the Kickstarter, which range from "posi vibes" ($1 mark) to handmade cross-stitched pillows that read "Rest in Pizza" ($100).
The pizza bed comes in twin, queen and king sizes. As an early backer/Cyber Monday offer, the beds can be purchased for $150, $175 and $200, respectively — permitted, the Kickstarter reaches its pledge goal of $125,848 by Dec. 29.
If the pledge goal is exceeded, Manganiello said that she may even go as far as to include "vegetarian options" and other toppings as throw pillows.
Manganiello notes on her Kickstarter page that this is her third endeavor into "making cool shit for other people that she thought she just wanted to make for herself."
"Here I was, thinking I was the only one weird enough to actually want to sleep in pizza which was silly, because everyone loves pizza," she said.
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