Elena Rogova's Appearance and Reality is a clever short story that tackles something we can all relate to: the difference between the feelings we show to the world and our hidden true feelings. It's like as we grow up, we put on a mask to suppress our feelings to look cool or appear strong or whatever. Screw that.
Chao & Eero Jewel from Finland made these hilarious emoticon rings that show happy faces, smiling eyes and other forms of emoticons in ring form. Nothing like expressing your feelings right on your sleeve, er, finger these days, right? Though I do wish I could get a stone face or cry face ring for those darker days…
How's the world feeling right now? There's only one way to find out—build yourself one of these handsome Arduino-powered, Twitter-parsing LED mood lights.
The Twitter Mood Light is better than a mood ring because it's actually a reflection of how people are feeling. As its creator explains: