iPod Subway Maps

Our latest addition to the "why didn't we think of that?" list is this package of subway maps for the iPod. It's a simple and genius concept: upload the maps into the iPod's photo albums for easy access in times of underground uncertainty. The maps work on all color-screen iPods (formerly iPod Photo) and are absolutely free. New York, D.C., Boston and Hong Kong are …

Spell It Out

The craft-loving ReadyMade, a magazine once described to me as "Martha Stewart Living for hipsters," is offering a few great items from the lesser-known retail side of their operation. The customizable "Make-A-Sign" is a cheap and fun way to bring classic diner charm into the home. The menu board, available in 5×7" and 8×10", comes with a set of ever-rearrangeable letters that, in the spirit …

Banksy on Holiday

Globe-trotting renegade artist Banksy has hit the Middle East, armed with only spray paint and his brazen political wit. The renowned graffitist chose the Palestinian side of Israel's "separation fence" as the target for his latest statement, a series of paintings that both mock the structure and peaceably inspire activists to work toward its removal. No stranger to high-profile stunts, Banksy has previously organized covert …