Coat hooks come in two varieties: dainty things that fling your jacket to the floor whenever someone walks by, and torture devices that take five minutes to snake through the loop in your collar. Leave it to the Swedes to come up with the perfect solution, an articulated pincher that's deployed by the weight of your garment, and releases when you pick it off the hook.

Linden Sweden's aptly-named Clever Hook holds up to 40 pounds, depending on the wall it's mounted to, and comes in wood or colored plastic. While it may not be a fully automated robot that helps you bundle up on cold winter days, there's nothing stopping you from pretending it is. "Why thank you, Jeeves, I think I'll wear the tweed today!" [Linden Sweden]