Since I finally started chipping away at my list of things left undone, I thought I’d take a look at some other ways to spruce up the house a bit.
My wife had heard about magnetic paint a while ago, but she couldn’t find it at any of the hardware stores she tried—even the big boxes. So, I was geeked to see that Edmund Scientifics is selling Liquid Magic Wall Magnetic Paint, even though it does seem a little pricey. For best results, use more than one coat. [hat tip: Make:Blog]
If you want to stop a draft from sneaking underneath a closed door, the Twin Draft Stopper looks like it will do the trick. It “seals” both sides of the door and moves along with the door when you open it. [hat tip: Kevin Kelly]
While I’m afraid the Hip & Cool Projection Clock is neither hip nor cool, it sure would be nice to have a clock that automatically synchronizes with the U.S. Atomic Clock and adjusts for Daylight Savings Time. With the included AC adapter, this clock
projects the time in soft-glowing numbers onto wall or ceiling of darkened room.
Here’s one that I don’t think I’ll be buying any time soon: The Electric Shock Game from C. Crane Company. Here’s their description of it, with my emphasis added:
It’s shocking how much fun you can have with this game of nerves and reflexes. Here’s how it starts: two to four players, each takes a handle, someone presses the white button, and when the music stops and the button goes green, the last one to squeeze their trigger gets a shock of electricity. Sounds like a sinister form of musical chairs … well it is, but it’s also some of the most fun adults can have without going to Vegas. Not recommended for children or anyone with Epilepsy or a pacemaker.
Also not recommended for anyone with a brain.