Palette coasters

These look very cool that I seen on Designboom Spanish based design duo Labyrinth  have scaled down the standard euro pallet to one tenth of its size, creating these stackable palette coasters that are exact  miniatures of the industrial models, right down to their quality stamps. Getting em and a small forklift truck to take away my empty cuppas.

iskin ‘summit’ Ipad cover

Winter may be almost over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find a good use for the iSkin Summit iPad sleeve. Considering that the iPad 2 has just been released, I wouldn’t be surprised if people look at this puffy jacket-inspired tablet protector as the perfect way to cushion their precious new purchase.

The iSkin Summit iPad sleeve seems more like a fashion statement than a proper protector; the soft shell looks so appealing that I could just rest my head on it. With this case, you can keep a bit of winter with you throughout the warmer months.

Custom boomboxes fashioned from vintage suitcases

Mr. SiMo makes BoomCases, beautiful speakers hand-set into old thrift-store suitcases. The cases have been treasure-hunted and are then gutted and re-filled with electronic goodness, ready to be hooked up to any music source with a jack-socket.

The cases can be specced with a variety of speakers to make a 50-Watt or 200-Watt system, come with a rechargeable battery that can run for over eight hours, a USB port for charging your iPod, a volume control and a mains cable.

These vintage speakers also have wonderfully evocative names: The X-Wing, the Swirly Shirly, and theButterscotch Deluxe. Suitcases aren’t the only containers, either. The Gibson Guitar Boom is built into a guitar case, and the amazing Duck Duck Boom is a single, giant speaker busting from a Disney Duck Tales lunchbox.

Depending on configuration, you’ll pay around $300 and up. The custom design service has been pulled right now due to demand, but there are still some off the shelf models to be had. Just the thing for rocking out at grandma’s house.

retro ‘stealth’ arcade console

Old school gaming is now back with a new futuristic and stylish makeover. It is no longer like the tabletop arcades we used to play Pac Man on back when we were little kids. Priced at £2500, the slick-looking Stealth tabletop arcade still has its gameplay rooted in the ’80s. It is ideal for those who love old school games as the new tabletop arcade is pre-loaded with titles like Pac Man, Space Invaders, Donkey Kong, Junior, 1942 and 50 over other classic games – only this time, it loads on Stealth’s high definition LED screens. Check it out over at the Arcade Tables