Stair lights – they're allegedly for safety purposes


Got dark stairs? No. Nor do I. Nor does ANYONE. So “safety” can’t be the real reason that these awesome stick-on lights were created. No, they were blatantly made because they’ll make your stairs look like the spaceship in Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

What would be even cooler is if you could rig these up with pressure pads so that they only turn on when you step on the relevant step, or perhaps turn off. You can bet your bottom dollar that someone’s making a music video of that RIGHT NOW.

(via The Design Blog)

The mysterious thing called "Luminodot" that we would very much like to have

It’s manufactured by Bandai, released in Japan, available to buy on Amazon Japan and, according to this site, seems to be a modern remake of an old Bandai toy called the Neon Brute.

Those are the only in-English facts we’ve been able to track down regarding this fascinating little device called Luminodot. Regardless of the lack of information, we’re feeling a significant amount of desire for this. Look at it. We would like a Luminodot based simply on how nice its case is and all the pretty colours.


It seems to be powered by you putting little plastic pegs into holes, creating a sort of neon Etch-a-Sketch…

Under the rainbow lurks the Discovery Rainbow In My Room

indoor-rainbow-maker.jpgObviously with all good things in life, moderation is key. If you have chocolates often, and get given flowers everyday, you’ll inevitably become desensitised to it, until the scary day when receiving a gift doesn’t mean anything at all.

Surely the same notion works with rainbows too? That’s why I’m sceptical about the Discovery Rainbow In My Room, which splashes a prismatic rainbow arc of colour onto walls or ceilings, created by LED lights…

Boomerang with LED lights? Bet the Aborigines wish they'd thought of that!

I’d love to see the faces of some Aboriginal elders when they watch this LED boomerang in action for the first time – I wonder if they’d be like proud fathers watching their kid learn to walk, or shaking their head in disgust at what was once a way of catching prey for survival turn into a form of entertainment for the 21st Century.

American Eric Darnell has recently shown off his latest invention, a foam boomerang called the ‘Scimitar’ which has been affixed with LED lights. As you can tell from the picture, when thrown, the boomerang is tracked…