This DIY gift is sure to keep you and your tinkering-hungry significant-other busy during these cold, gray winter days. Not exclusively an adult gift, the box full of three simple building elements will also send a volt through the young tinkerer's creative wiring. What you build is entirely up to you. That's a beautiful thing.
Odecom5 gets my vote for Dad of the Year. It sounds like he was able to 'help' his son with this school project and end up with their relationship intact after this complicated build; not a small feat. His son even had a broken arm during the project which may have worked out better for both of them.
It's not a big surprise to see chopsticks used to make obvious items like placemats, trivets, earrings, even a dress, but this was a surprise. A former city employee of the Japanese town of Koriyama collected thousands of used, disposable chopsticks from the city hall cafeteria and crafted a 4 foot long canoe.
The love affair with paper continues. And why not? It's just about the perfect material--biodegradable, beautifully handpainted, or just plain minimal and subtle. It takes a little more than dexterity to cleverly construct origami birds and such, but a decoupaged chair sounds like it's right up my alley. Other delightful and useful home accessories are featured in The Paper Home, such as this paper clock, a woven platter, wall hangings and...