Happy Hanukkah!

I've discussed LED options for holiday lights in previous posts, so it's only appropriate I point you towards this truly cool green twist on everyone's favorite nine-branched candelabrum: the LED motherboard menorah from DCI. Available at Fred Flare for $25, this energy-smart, wax-free menorah (battery included) stands 5.5 inches tall and is 9 inches wide.

If you haven't check out Fred Flare's online boutique before, now is the time. the Brooklyn-based retailer is an excellent resource for last minute Hanukkah gifts and stocking stuffers. I've got my eyes on a pack of bubblegum-scented pencils made from recycled newspaper, the always popular "I Am Not A Paper Cup" cup, and the not-so-Kosher bacon dental floss.

[Fred Flare] via [Boing Boing]

Matt Hickman ( @mattyhick ) reports on design, architecture and the intersection between the natural world and the built environment.