The Nest is a thermostat designed by the people who did the Ipod and I want one. It’s not only totally design savvy, but it also learns your temperature preferences, meaning you never have to program it. It also has a green/good leaf reading stage so you know you’ve set your temperature at a proper, energy efficient range, which is also good information and feels like someone is giving you a creepy electronic pat on the head. It’s pricey, but super cool at the same time. It ranks right up there with the Fiskar rain barrel that catches run off from the gutters and drains on the outside of the house. You can then attach a hose to the barrel and water your yard.