Pong, the classic videogame, has taken many forms, but this one is probably one of the most subtle and elegant. The integration of led technology, and touchpads enrich this object without encumbering it with additional design elements. Both leds, for information display and illumination, and touchpads are becoming significantly cheaper as they are adopted in mass produced consumer electronics items.
fabrica is the design and communications laboratory created by Bennetton, the Italian fashion group. There are a lot of nice ideas on their blog. Jonathan Harris developed 10×10 while at Fabrica. He later went on to create We Feel Fine, a heartbreakingly wonderful dynamic rendering of human emotions, as expressed online.