Taking a break from the traditional suited nutcrackers artist Matthias Zschaler presents robot nutcrackers. Carved from wood, they stand attentive in the same bright colors and fine details as the ones we remember. Instead of crunching down with their teeth these fellows have a circular cavity to place the nut, then with the turn of a screw then shell is released. Made for British brand Suck UK and is available now at Gselect.

Allison

Allison Parker is a proud stay at home mom maintaining a full schedule kissing boo boos and passing out hugs just because. Her days many times are spent between the garden and the kitchen. From a journey of learning whole food eating habits, she's taken on the challenges of baking bread, muffins and cakes from scratch and filling the cellar shelves with scores of her own canned goods each year. Writing is one of those things she does because its part of who she is. That and it's a nice break from the never ending work that comes with raising a family.