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Topic: I need ideas for things to buy for a 'Magic Room'
Message: Posted by: GarySumpter (Jan 31, 2011 04:41PM)
Hi all,

I will be moving in a few months and will have a room for myself that will be half office / half magic room.

I am looking for ideas of things to have in the room, illusions, etc. For example I have ordered a set of three remote activated candles. I have also seen animated books on a bookshelf (though they didn't look great, too fast!)

Basically anything that a magician would love in a magic room.

All ideas appreciated!

Many Thanks

Message: Posted by: Rex (Feb 2, 2011 07:07PM)
Assuming that by "illusions" you mean optical illusions, I would try ordering something from grand-illusions.com. Wonderful selection of illusion related products.
This would be an ideal attention grabber piece: http://www.grand-illusions.com/acatalog/Einstein_Hollow_Face_Illusion.html
Message: Posted by: keeblem (Feb 5, 2011 04:14PM)
Grand-illusions is a great site with impeccable service.

Also, you may want to look at this:


Message: Posted by: GarySumpter (Feb 6, 2011 05:02AM)
Thanks Guys.

I am well aware of grand Illusions and there are a few bits I will be ordering from there!

Also the floating tap has got to be there somewhere ;)

Message: Posted by: Julie (Feb 6, 2011 11:48AM)
How about a Dr. Jaks type book (or books) with "special" magic apparatus inside?

You can find such books at Hobby Lobby and other shops that sell imported goodies.

Message: Posted by: GarySumpter (Feb 7, 2011 05:02PM)
Thanks for the suggestion.
Message: Posted by: stanalger (Feb 8, 2011 03:20PM)
A capstan table would be nice.
Message: Posted by: keeblem (Feb 8, 2011 04:29PM)
On 2011-02-08 16:20, stanalger wrote:
A capstan table would be nice.

Message: Posted by: stanalger (Feb 8, 2011 05:11PM)
Not an illusion, but I think it does border on being "magical." And very classy.
Message: Posted by: keeblem (Feb 9, 2011 02:14AM)
They don't give a price but hint that it's in the "tens of thousands of pounds"! I love the fact they send a technician to anywhere in the world to install it! I think you have to be seriously rich to buy one of these!

Message: Posted by: MeetMagicMike (Mar 30, 2011 09:56PM)
I have a Giant Mirage. I can place an object as big as a lemon inside and it creates a solid looking image that people can put their hand through.

You can get it's little brother at museum gift shops but it will only handle items the size of a 50 cent piece or so. It does come with a cute little pig that works perfectly.

Message: Posted by: emyers99 (Apr 18, 2011 05:18PM)
I too am decorating a magic office so if anyone else has any particular favorites, I'd love to hear about them.
Message: Posted by: 55john55 (May 10, 2011 12:19AM)
I'll give this explaination a try.
If you do Halloween I may know an effect you could use in some way. You need a cheap styrofoam mask that allows some light to pass through it when you hold it up to a light. You take a cardboard box and cut an oval in one side and put the mask in the oval- backward (the mask is in the direction that a person would be if he was looking into the box). You put a low wattage bulb ( 25 watt is good) in the center-back of the box so the only light that gets out is through the mask. You set it up so that kids will walk by with the mask at roughly the same height as the average child's head.Ideally the kids are 15 or 20 feet away from the mask) The result is that every kid sees the ENTIRE HEAD (of the mask) follow the kid no matter where the kid walks. It is very nice and we set it up in a window of our house during Halloweenn season. Kids go by the house and walk back and forth and watch the head follow them. It would work in a room also.
If you have ever been to the haunted house at Disney World they have something similar as you enter the haunted house. I'm not sure if my explaination is good enough.
Message: Posted by: 55john55 (May 11, 2011 05:30PM)
My apologies to Rex (an earlier post). Rex's reference to the Einstein face is exactly what I was trying to explain. I didn't read the posts carefully enough.
Message: Posted by: Jamie D. Grant (Jul 3, 2011 08:02AM)
I always think that an [url=http://www.whatizit.net/]"Anything Is Possible" bottle[/url] is a great choice ;)

Message: Posted by: ryan8406 (Jul 8, 2012 03:09AM)
I have these in my magic room. You may like them. http://www.amazon.com/Umbra-Conceal-Floating-Shelf-Silver/dp/B000UO4KXY
Message: Posted by: Frankie (Oct 18, 2012 05:36PM)
This could be fun too: [url=http://www.dezeen.com/2007/07/11/the-magic-collection-by-front/]Click[/url]... Furniture co-designed by magicians!

Message: Posted by: Makus (Sep 29, 2013 12:55AM)
I'd like to have a Haunted Memory Portrait on a Wall...

Message: Posted by: Fungineer (Sep 29, 2013 10:39AM)
On 2011-02-08 16:20, stanalger wrote:
A capstan table would be nice.

I'm in love with this table and the engineering behind it. Have y'all seen the behind the scenes video?
Message: Posted by: ymumagic (Jan 19, 2015 11:10PM)
I know this is an old thread but I love the concept and plan on incorporating some of these things in my own magic office (if I ever get one) so I figure at least its interesting :)

I found this man's amazing website and he had these 2: http://georgehart.com/g4g10/index.html and http://georgehart.com/g4g11/index.html .

You can also just google "playing card geometry shapes" for other similar ideas.
Message: Posted by: ymumagic (Jan 20, 2015 06:31PM)
You could also try ambigrams.
This guy has Robert-Houdin and other magicians.
Message: Posted by: MagicDan3333 (Jun 4, 2015 09:51AM)
I have a nice roll top desk in my magic office. On top of the desk it has many unique magic effects that I collect. I nice bookshelf filled with your favorite magic books and DVD's is also nice.
Message: Posted by: seanksutton (Jul 23, 2015 10:30PM)
-Phantom Deck Display by Ellusionist
-Mystery Box by Theory11
-Anything is Possible Bottle by Jamie D. Grant
-Nail through wood impossible object
-Conceal Book Shelf by Miron Lior
-Deck Display Case by Theory11
-Vintage Magic Posters