Mechanical Music Box

The Mechanical Music Box comes with paper strips and a hole punch for DIY music-making without a need for actual musical talent. The little devices presents endless possibilities for creating your own melodies, covering pop songs or to add a low-tech juvenile sounds to your next remix. It also comes with a pre-punched "Happy Birthday" strip if you're just looking for something gifty. It's available …

Photo Album Alternatives

Recent years have seen several offline products that are a way to enjoy all the digital photos that otherwise end up lost to the inner depths of our hard drives or on Flickr servers. For a mom looking to show off photos, we put together a few options that make for a great Mother's Day gift—also allowing her to boast how amazing her kids are …

The Basics: The Techniques of Continental Cooking

This book of essential techniques and basic recipes was a success in Belgium, France and the U.K., and is finally coming out in the U.S. on 15 June 2007. This small black book with gilt pages packs a much larger punch than its size infers. The basics covers all of the culinary bases, including classics and new techniques such as sous vide and foams. Each …