I don’t know about you but one of my guilty pleasures is popping bubble wrap. Bubble wrap is an ubiquitous feature of modern life – whenever you need to send something fragile, it does the job. In fact it’s been with us for over fifty years, having been invented in 1957 according to Wikipedia, and people love popping it so much there’s even an online version of the stuff, although popping it is not quite as satisfying as the real thing.
Bubblewrap-poppers everywhere have traditionally had to resort to scavenging for discarded envelopes and packaging or even raiding the bins to satisfy their habit, but now finally someone’s decided to bring it into the open, and while they’re at it, combine it with a nice little bit of design. Over at Coolest Gadgets today Andrew has blogged about a bubble wrap calendar:
As well as being a satisfying way to start the day, the trail of popped bubbles provide a quick and easy way of pinpointing the exact date – like an automatic way of marking off the days with an “X”. A nice little bit of design, there. The only problem is, as we all know, is that popping just one is never enough – what’s to stop the easily-tempted from popping all the bubbles on the very first day? It could take a lot of willpower.