Destruct 3 Board Game

December 31, 2008

In Destruct 3, players take turns building a small tower while their opponents try to bring it down using one of 3 ‘destructro’ devices including a catapult, a wrecking ball pendulum and a ramp.
Besides the promise of smashing stuff up real good like, the game also teaches concepts like cause and effect, as well as basic engineering premises while you try to construct and position your tower to withstand the attacks.
Very nice…

Extract from UncommonGoods

Kissing Octopus Flash Drive

December 30, 2008

Winner of an iF Design Award, this 8-legged drive comes in light pink and sky blue hues, and 2 / 4 / 8GB varieties. The two-piece contraption consists of the octopus body as well as the USB / nose part, which has a magnetic end which can be used to make a pair of octopuses a couple or be used to stick love notes to metal surfaces. The 4GB version can be yours for around USD65 but i wonder if the magnet will scramble any data…

Extract from ADATA

Once assembled, place the monkey in sunlight and watch him convert solar power into energy to climb his rope, hand over hand! No batteries required.
For the bored kid in you… hours of inertia fun…

Extract from Select Solar

Lighted Garden nozzle

December 28, 2008

Garden nozzle with a built-in LED flashlight  powered by 2 x AA batteries since you probably don’t want to be using an extension cord while watering.
Now, what I really need is a car wash hose with flood light built in!

Extract from Restoration Hardware

Kapsule Chair

December 27, 2008

Kapsule Children’s Chair, with storage in the back from Karim Rashid. Reminds me of the chairs in the 80’s.

Extract from Karim Rashid Shop

Matches Calendar

December 26, 2008

Each page is a month and it looks like a comb made of matches that correspond to the days.

For daily prayers with incense? A cigarette a day? For the fireplace?
I want a 2009 version!

Christmas Coke Bottles

December 25, 2008

Looks like christmas tree ornaments… bombs… toys… imagine the potential this can have…

Merry Christmas!

Extract from Laughing Squid