We are constantly invited to parties, no, I’m not singing the praises of my sparkling personality, in fact, I’m quite sure the only reason we get invited anywhere, is because of my husband. He’s a people person, the one everyone remembers long after they meet. Me, not so much, but behind the scenes, I’m actually the one who is the most thoughtful, trying to find the perfect gift, the nicest bottle of wine, the “wow, where did you find that gift” and everyone thinks he’s so great.
Anyway, I thought I’d share with you one of those gifts, as I’m pretty certain it qualifies as cool… Check out the Lumen Lamp, an innovative oil lamp designed by Adam Frank for Adam Frank incorporated, that is not only a beautifully sculptured lamp, but it also functions as a shadow projector. When lit, The Lumen throws a gorgeous soft shadow on the wall. The further away the Lumen is from the wall, the larger the shadow will be. The shadow moves and dances as the flame flickers.
It’s probably no surprise to anyone that I’m not quite right. Anyone that actually knows me, can certainly substantiate in a million ways just how, let’s call it “different” I am from say… oh, the rest of all mankind. That being said, they are my friends, and like me, because of, or maybe in spite of, whatever it is that my parents did to me as a child. Don’t get me wrong, they are the most wonderful loving parents, that being said, whatever the heck is wrong with me, is their fault.
Enter Dr. Freud’s Therapy ball, gone are the days when one must make it to scheduled appointments and pay ridiculous fees at the therapists office, and let’s face it, those appointments are never when you REALLY need to talk to someone, like in the middle of the night when you’re hearing the voices again, and this time there telling you your pet turtle is evil. This Magic 8 type ball responds to your concerns and confessions with impartial,yet engaged objectivity. You need to simply shake this black plastic ball and then read over twenty different responses such as ”How did that make you feel?” or ‘Talk about your mother.”
This is Huey the chameleon, and he is a lamp that has the power of changing colors.
All a user has to do is place Huey on any surface, and he will emit a glow equal to that of the ground below him.
There is a video of this after the jump to show Huey in action, and I was surprised at how quickly he can change color. I sure that even real chameleons don’t color shift as fast as this one does.
This has got to be the coolest kit out there, make your own fully functioning roller coaster, I don’t know what father would not want one of these for upcoming fathers day (if my daughters reading this then please start saving)
It includes the classic roller coaster loop and for added realism the shoulder restraints automatically move up and down at the operating station. The included software lets you ride the coaster from any seat position and also provides true coaster geeks with a much needed real0time G-Force information.
You can build you own roller coaster for $159.99 from Think Geek. To get a better idea of how cool it is check out the video after the jump