Gigglebit: A welcome mat for techies

4 Jul 2014

Gigglebit is Siliconrepublic’s daily dose of the funny and fantastic in science and tech, to help start your day on a lighter note.

Like any sector, technology has a serious side, and it is often issues within this serious side that make headlines or that organisations need to explore for their business. Malware! Data breaches! Cloud storage! Do I really need this software? What candidate has the best IT skills for this job, and what the heck is fog computing?

With Gigglebit, we turn the spotlight on humorous and/or amazing content about science and tech, because sometimes the lighter side should be taken seriously, too.

Today, we show off a technology-inspired welcome mat, the Kovrikus Enterus doormat, by Art. Lebedev Studio. The mat, made with natural coconut fibre, has been designed “to welcome you with your guests and unwelcome any street dust”.

The doormat has been sold via several online retailers, but is out of stock at the moment. On, potential buyers can sign up to be alerted when it becomes available again.

Enter key doormat

Enter key on keyboard image via Shutterstock

Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic