Tiny Transmission Towers Tidy Tethered Toys

Those giant power-line transmission towers that keep high-voltage cables safely off the ground have been re-born as miniature versions that can do the same for the mess of USB, power, and headphone cables cluttering up your desk.

These miniature transmission towers were created by Daniel Ballou, the same chap behind the Who's There Chair from a few days ago. They're made from bent wire with a chrome finish and feature hooks and channels for supporting whatever cables you want lifted off your desk.

The wiring is still visible, of course, but the clever idea takes a sort of camouflaged in plain sight approach that definitely works. But if all your gear is wireless, the tiny towers should work just as well for holding rope licorice instead. [Ballou Projects via The Fancy]