In place of throwing away eggshells, put them to good use like the seed planter here. All you need for a start is to break those eggs with some care. The finished product is a mix of cute and cool. Checkout the entire process here.
In the world of weird, Bird Electron chose speakers based on the shape of some obscure vegetable. Hyoutan, is some sort of a cucumber with a number of uses, ranging from being an edible, to use as sponges and even underwears! Hang a pair from the roof of your room.
A trip to a Black Hole isn’t what anyone would look forward to, interesting as they may be. But you can see what it would be like, in this video created by two scientists at the University of Colorado in Boulder. They wrote code based off equations from the General Theory of Relativity, and were able to simulate a trip to a black hole.
The limited edition “Transformers” LG Versa phone has been released for promotion of the upcoming Transformers movie. The touchscreen phone isn’t anywhere near being a Transformer, but it gets an awesome skin, and a few additions for “transformation;” that is, additional modules like a QWERTY keyboard, gamepad, external speakers and a few more additions will be available for the phone. No word on pricing yet.
Now this is something I always wanted as a kid… shoes that grow to fit your feet. Here’s the premise: kids outgrow their shoes quick, way too quick, INCHworm shoes can increase in size to accomodate the feet. A press of a putton and a pull to the shoe can increase the shoe-size by maximum 3-inches, in increments of half-size. A counter on the shoe lets you know the current shoe size. They are priced at $39.99.
Blown Fabric is an impressive design made of a thermoplastic, non-woven polyester fibre using a process similar to glass-blowing. The structure houses LEDs in aluminum sockets as a light source and creates a mesmerizing effect. This design from Nendo will be exhibited this month at Tokyo Fiber ‘09 Senseware.
The Canon 5D Mark II DSLR is a cool camera, and a flash drive in stealth mode. This replica was on eBay, and it’s just a flashy flash drive. The lens holds a 4 GB USB flash drive, and it sure has a huge cap. The camera sold for $96.50.
It’s surprising enough that someone thought of this, and even more surprising that it is on sale. A solar panel on the roof charges the translucent perch light. Long story short, the light glows at night, attracts insects and the birdie gets a midnight snack without much of an effort. It costs €70.
Smokers who like “to keep it big” can keep it real huge with this lighter. The oversized lighter measures 6.5”x4.5” and costs $19.89. Just make sure you carry a fire extinguisher with you.