I know some people who know some people who dabble in LED technology. They gotta get on this stuff! I want this table. As things are set on the table, called "The Ripple", the LED's sparkle and shimmer and then dissipate as the items are removed. See more at the online shop of Because We Can. They make some cool stuff.
And this thing... genius. Why aren't these things sold a Target yet? If design is to be accessible by all people and we really want to leave a smaller footprint by better design, then every step in the house should put energy back onto the grid. The Murakami Chair by Rochus Jacob. Read a statement by the designer here.