If Only Every Display Would Let You Grope It

That looks like fun. Gouging your hand into a display unit, sinking into the coloured lights like Ewan McGregor into the carpet during his heroin-fuelled trip in Trainspotting. Impress, as the flexible display is called, runs on Arduino and sensors.

It's the work of German designer Silke Hilsing who put sensors in between layers of foam, so when someone touches the foam it turns an overhead projector on, which beams coloured lights down. The harder someone presses down on the foam, the more colours and light they can see.

It's all pretty barmy stuff which won't be in our homes anytime soon, but I'd definitely give it a drunken fondle if I saw it in a pub or club, as it reminds me so much of the touchscreen tables at the Revolution bar in Las Vegas' Mirage Hotel. [Silke Hilsing via Designboom]