Traditional fireplaces require so much space, upkeep and ventillation that they just aren't in the cards for many homes, especially not if you live in an apartment or condo. The Vertigo Fireplace, from West Country Fires, has none of the drawbacks to a tradiitonal ireplace and can still fill any room with warmth and light. It is a gas-powered fire that is flueless and needs no ventillation to run safely. In fact, it uses a unique catalytic system that burns the "odorous and stale air in the room and efficiently return warm and neutral air back into your airspace." The Vertigo comes with a template to mount it on the wall. Price: $2,450 (£1,299).
[via scifi tech]