What is it that makes this teddy bear so adorable? Obviously the tiny head, but why is that cute, and not, say, disturbing? I don't know, but with a bear this wonderful, it's also a mystery that doesn't need solving.
This is a stunningly detailed pop-up book that can morph into a planetarium, an infinite calendar, a message encoder, and more. Super cool.
Give your Wunderkammer an element of danger with this sample of uranium ore. The material included in this metal tin is safe to handle if you use common sense (don’t lick it), but is also certified to be measurably radioactive.
Run a magnet over this bottle of ferrofluid, made of nanoparticles of a magnetic iron-containing compound suspended in a liquid medium, and it will burst into spiky shapes.
A favorite toy of my young nephew, even if he did “accidentally” steer it into a losing battle with a ceiling fan.
Is it true that NASA spent millions of tax-payer dollars to develop a pen that didn't rely on gravity while their rival Soviets simply used a pencil? No, but it is true that this pen is one handsome and well-designed writing implement.
A surreal watch for surreal times.
Metal dice might be total table wreckers, but they're also essential gear for the serious role-player. This black and gold set keeps it classy.
This innocent-looking flower has a hidden secret. When chewed, it creates an intense-yet-pleasant tingling sensation that heightens the tastes of other foods such as citrus and chocolate.
How best to embrace the power of the moon without venturing outside? A bedside lamp is a good start. This lunar light allows you to snuggle up beside the moon and appreciate its topography in scaled-down form. Fall asleep beside the Sea of Tranquility and dream of floating amid the...
Not only are they beautiful miniature works of art, these space-themed lollipops open a world of pun possibilities. Some suggestions: “I love you to the moon and back” and “I thank my lucky stars for you!”
Measure your day in mechanical clacks. Our favorite retro timepiece keeps wasted minutes in check.
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