This mallet is the most ingenious thing I've seen for a long time. While not normally a fan of flat-pack stuff โ€” the only thing I have ever assembled from scratch (a wooden shelving unit from Shabbycrap Habitat) was so wonky that I had to jam a cold storage heater against it to stop it toppling over โ€” I can so see the point of this. Designed by Liam Ryan for Vert, the MC Mallet costs Aus$40 ($35 in your money) and can be used for cooking, DIY or as a toy. [Vert via MoCo Loco]