Just found out about this website www.zipskinny.com, a great example of how the web makes information easily available. This website allows you to enter your US zip code, and see US Census data and comparisons with neighboring ZIP codes (or other ZIP codes, upto to 20 of them, that you enter in by hand). It also provides multiple representations o the data, comparing it to national averages and so on. Pretty cool. Take a look at what my ZIP code looks like: Get data for Okemos MI.
Bic to vase: Cool idea
A vase for a daisy, made from a plastic bic pen. (Website here).