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.