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Nutty Automotive Design

Nut cracker

[Giles Perkins, our favorite British design nut, sends this crunchy piece]
Smart, the European car company, has a world renowned reputation for their stylish compact eco-vehicles. As a sideline, and presumably to keep their designers ticking over, they do a fine line in occasional and very limited edition accessories.

Smart CarProduced a few years ago these are the Smart Car nutcrackers, half a pound of beautiful cast alloy imagineered to crack the hardest of nuts. Not only are they fully functional, but also feature the cute little car's outline as its crushing surfaces. So the next time you need some nuts on the go, these will do handsomely. Presumably they do lots of miles to the gallon!

[When he's not moonlighting here, Giles runs onSuper8.org, a brilliant Super 8 movie-making site.]

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