If you love kaleidoscopic trippyness in your cocktail table (and who doesn't?), you're going to love the Crystal Zoetrope post (complete with video) over at Design Boom this morning. This from the site:
"crystal zoetrope is a new visual medium developed by the design media lab at korea advanced institute of science and technology that can create 3-D animations from a 2-D image. the effect is created by using sub-surface laser engraving to engrave images into a crystal block. the circular block is then installed on a motor that spins it around. surrounding the block are 20 LED lights that flash in intervals to make the designs engraved in the crystal appear to be animated."