Ryan Block digs the digital jewel box concept and offers some good suggestions for improving it. The digital jewel box could easily be combined with a SideShow-enabled digital picture frame or other kinds of elaborate touch-screen controls. SideShow is one of the Vista’s most differentiating features. Unfortunately, the company that pioneered the idea doesn’t even have its hardware up to the expensive SideShow spec.
Speaking of (or rather linking to) Art Lebedev Studios, probably my favorite product is the company’s plush smileys. At least they’re shipping and affordable by mere mortals. I could also see them coming in useful if I had a mopey personal blog.