I know, I know, what the hell does a salt shaker have to do with technabob? Nothing, really. I normally wouldn’t write about such a dull, utilitarian thing, but this one deserves a mention for its sheer design and wit.
This elegantly minimal clock lets you create your own custom time-telling device using a combination of plates, cups and liquid of your choice.
Designed by Kouichi Okamoto with ceramicist Daniel Jo, the Water Clock consists of a small fired clay base topped with a pair of magnetic spheres.
This is it, folks. The final piece. Now you can cosplay as a World of Warcraft character while eating WoW-themed snacks at a WoW-themed computer in a room painted to resemble something from WoW, and you can do it all while drinking from one of these (very expensive) steins.
Who says light bulbs need to be round? Despite what Copernicus might have taught us, flat is the new round.
Korean designer Joonhuyn Kim has reinvented the classic incandescent light bulb by putting it into a flat glass enclosure.
Dairy may have been demoted from the four basic food groups (it’s actually now one of the top six), but it’s still an important part of a well-balanced diet. The good news is that you can now enjoy as many glasses of milk as you want, with none of those pesky calories, carbs or fat.
There are days when you can’t help but think, y’know, maybe it’s time to take down the action figures and buy a tasteful cabinet to house all the gaming gear. Maybe get some window treatments and experience a coming of age in design.
Created by Swedish designer David Ericsson, VOID Watches are the embodiment of clean modern design.
Each watch in the new V.01 collection features a bold face design with an off-center grey-on-black LCD screen. According to Ericsson, the V.01’s half-glass / half-stainless face “could represent the duality of life; like the yin and yang, the past and future, love and hate, right or wrong.”
The Poplight is the latest LED lighting fixture to come from Mathmos, the same guys responsible for the original Lava Lamp back in the 1960s.
Each Poplight is made from handblown glass and gradually fades between shades of blue, purple, violet, magenta, red, and back.
No matter what your religion you belong to, you’ll be a believer in the church of 8-bit platform gaming once you see this brilliant work of stained glass art, based on the classic Megaman gaming franchise.
Here’s a clock for people who are perpetually tardy, and want to stay that way. All of the digits on the dial of this wall clock have fallen off of the face, causing a major numeric pile-up at the bottom.
If one of your fondest memories of youth is getting blisters on your fingers from zapping space debris and aliens, these most-excellent coffee tables belong in your living room.
Designer C. Macintosh (“Mac”) Morrison plans on creating a limited run of these tables (probably no more than 50 of them) for release sometime this Summer or Autumn.
Designer electronics firm Bang & Olufsen has officially announced the release of their new MP3 player, the Beosound 6. As is usually the case with B&O gear, it looks good and has exceptional build quality. As is also the case with their products, it’s extremely pricey, with an MSRP of $600.
Most modern LED lighting fixtures do their best to conceal their individual light emitters for some reason. These colorful Tino fixtures from Lite Source are proud of their high-tech roots, letting the light sources speak for themselves.
Leave it to Etsy to turn up with another great video game inspired piece of handywork. Here we’ve got a set of rocks glasses with some excellent etched Space Invaders on ’em.
They’re the perfect companion to those Pac-Man shot glasses you picked up a couple of weeks ago.
Here’s something for true fans of Nintendo’s classic Legend of Zelda adventure series. Etsy contributor ProphetofDoom recently created this wonderful mosaic version of the video game’s protagonist Link.
Handmade from thousands of individually cut pieces of stained glass, it took the artist over three months to complete.