Industrial designer Daniel Ballou, of Long Beach, CA, creates some pretty sweet housewares. Pictured here are his desktop power lines, which are based on the reasoning that if this form works to organize cabling as it passes over houses, hills and dales, it will likely suit the needs of desktop cable-management as well. Ballou also makes miniaturized home-use cargo containers that make handsome storage boxes.
I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.