Photography series "Stuff Being Thrown at My Head." by Latvian photographer Kaija Straumanis. In each image, Straumanis is in the process of being hit in the face by some object, whether it is a dodgeball, a book, or even a jack-o'-lantern. More images after more.
This is the freestanding badminton set, instead of having to string up support cables and try to straighten out perpetually crooked poles, this kit comes with a set of plastic net supports that attach to its weighted carrying case. And when the regulation-width 11.5-foot wide net is attached, the tension keeps the poles propped up at the proper height. The $100 kit also includes four rackets and a couple of shuttlecocks, and it all packs away into the carrying case. This idea looks good.
Volvo's new concept car, introducing the new Volvo Concept Estate, design of the iconic Volvo 1800 ES from the early 1970's, but featuring the low bonnet, a glass roof, a "floating" grille, and a new high-tech interior centered around a large tablet display touch screen that replaces all controls.
This device created by Indian industrial designer Dinubhai Panchal. The device is adjustable so that a laborer may carry light loads on the head, moderate loads on the shoulders and heavy loads on a wheeled cart.
The Grain Audio PBS (Passive Bookshelf System) speakers, a set of speakers use FSC certified solid walnut to achieve perfect and consistent acoustics. Each speaker features 25 to 75 watts of power and a five-and-a-quarter inch mid bass woofer with neodymium.
The Fowndry's Star Wars Lightsaber BBQ Tong is cool. You can pre-order a pair for around $33. Featuring a transparent red cover that can be removed for functionality over authenticity, this simple set of tongs even includes sound effects powered by a pair of AA batteries. "Not as clumsy or random as a fork, these handy barbecue nippers are modelled on Darth Vader’s lightsaber, circa Episode IV. Is there a culinary connection? We’re not sure. But between despatching Jedi we reckon that iconic vwauu-wauuming light stick could make a nifty grilled cheese. Maybe one for Episode VII… With a handy pair of pincers at one end and the lightsaber’s iconic hilt at the other, Star Wars BBQ tongs are the perfect bit of kit for any civilized chef."