|Screen grab from dyson.com
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it art?
NO! It's the Dyson Air Multiplier. Dyson's take on the air circulatory device has won the distinction of winning a GoodHousekeeping Best New Products 2011 Award. It is a "bladeless" fan that is child and pet friendly. It also is a snap to clean.
The air is brought in through the base and forced up through the cylindrical hoop. Apparently the extra weight in the base adds stability as well. You know those Dyson guys, always thinking differently.
I guess if you're low on air - hot or cold - it will multiply it for you.