With so many cool things coming out each week, it can be hard to wade through all the rock-awesomeness. Fortunately, we’ve done the hard work for you so.

This week we saw everything from a pencil that documents your ‘sketching distance’ to the announcement of a LEGO factory tour and more…

Ready? Let’s go!

This week we look at:


Six-Mile Pencil


“The Six Mile Pencil indicates how far you’ve drawn and contains 6 miles of graphite. Draw more, create more, let your thoughts travel.”



“Auda is a musical decorative sculpture. It’s flexible knocking buds use the resonance of wood to create a multi-sensory experience.”


Post-it® Plus


“The Post-it® Plus App takes the momentum from your collaboration sessions and keeps it rolling. Simply capture your notes, organize and then share with everyone. It’s that easy.”

Seek Thermal


“All objects radiate heat, or infrared “light”, that can be seen by true thermal cameras even in the absence of visible light. For years this technology has been too expensive and too complex for consumers to use. The team at Seek Thermal solved this long outstanding problem with a new and affordable thermal sensor.”


Cardboard Cafe
“The cardboard cafe is an outdoor installation made of entirely of corrugated cardboard, and at the end of it’s life will be recycled into a new product packaging.”

Concrete Bowl Lamp

“This is a super easy concrete DIY project. Use basic cereal bowls to form Quikrete cement mix into a futuristic-looking space pod of a lamp. “


The LEGO Inside Tour


“LEGO Inside Tour is a unique LEGO experience, which is often referred to as a ‘once in a lifetime experience’. As a participant you are invited inside Ole Kirk Christiansen’s original house, featuring an exciting exhibition of LEGO sets and models that date back to 1934. You will meet LEGO designers, who are looking forward to meeting you. They will introduce you to their daily work at the LEGO Group and join you in a unique building experience.”

Interstellar Movie Trailer


“A group of explorers make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.”

And there you have it!

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