There are countless building toys that are perfect for furnishing a doll house or action-figure command centre. But full-scale furniture that doesn't look like it belongs in a frat house? Those are few and far between, which is why we hope Joscha Weiand is able to make his Loose Joints concept a reality.
Based around a set of sticks of various lengths and multi-faceted connectors, the Loose Joints set can be turned into everything from chairs, to tables, to shelves, to grandfather clocks by combining them with crap you've already got around your home. You'll have to settle for a certain industrial aesthetic, but on the plus side you may never have to touch another Allen key again. [Joscha Weiand via Dornob]