It's a MacGyver Christmas in Lithuania where a 42-foot Christmas tree made of plastic bottles and zip ties was unveiled last Sunday. It's good to know where all those Sprite bottles I throw in recycling bins finally end up.
Before our Christmas tree lighting needs were taken care of with £20 and a trip to Argos, creating the atmosphere meant placing candles—wax towers topped with fire—onto seasonal kindling. Think it's frightening now when your dog tugs a branch? Just imagine your living room bursting into flames for the sake of Christmas cheer.
It's that time of year again, Christmas is just around the corner and even Apple's getting into the festive spirit with the release of its 12 Days of Christmas app for 2011. Like previous years, Apple'll shovel you some chosen free downloads from the iTunes store through the app, starting on the 26th December and running through till the 6th of January.
It's the flat-mate who keeps saying your ex-girlfriend called. The teacher who loves a pop quiz fake-out. We all have prankster friends, but let's face it: their acts are getting stale. Here are some gifts that should jumpstart their jokes.
Placing this Lego Millennium Falcon ornament on your tree will certainly guarantee that you'll have the coolest tannenbaum in town. Oh, and if your Wookie knocks it down, you can quickly rebuild it. Why do you think they called him Chewie?
There's your average gadget-toy Christmas presents like an iPhone controlled helicopter or a rolling robot camera, and then there's a jetpack. Firebox have put the JetLev Flyer up for pre-order, which propels you 10m high at up to 22mph just using water.
eBay's bringing its 'buy-it-now' shopping experience to London for Christmas. The pop-up shop will run from the 1st to 5th of December, show casing product ideas labelled with QR codes for instant purchasing from your mobile.
Jesus wasn't born so you could throw tacky popcorn garlands and chintzy glitter balls all over the tree. Christmas is about bravery, tiny plastic parts, and being able to follow instructions. So, Lego mastermind PowerPig is back with DIY ornaments.
Without fail, one of the most boring stories every Christmas is Hamley's top toys for Christmas. Justin Bieber dolls? R/C helicopters? Singing Elmos? What are we, five? Firebox's kicked off Christmas early with their top predictions for this year's big sellers, and most of them are actually aimed at people like us.
As the paragon of pretty paint colors Pantone should really be celebrated all year. Who cares if it's not remotely Christmas yet? These Pantone bulbs are so cool you should go poach a pine tree from the forest right now.