Back in 2007, I found some ice cube trays that were really cool to me. They made large spherical ice cubes. I wrote about them here at SuperGeekery in a post called A Geeky Spin Chilling a Cocktail - Round Ice Cubes. The term "round ice cubes" continues to be a top driver to this site. Who would have guessed there was a subculture that thought round ice cubes were as cool as I think they are?
For the round ice cube obsessed, there is bad news though. The ice cube trays that I originally wrote about seem to have been discontinued. There's no longer sold at MOMA or anywhere else I can find.
Today though, I found a possible replacement in the East Village in in NYC at Surprise Surprise, a store that lives up to its name. They were $3.99, as you can tell from the photo at the beginning of this post. (Click here for a map to Surprise Surprise.) These don't seem to be for sale on their site unfortunately.
These ice cube trays don't make the cool large round ice cubes like the first set I found, but instead you get a bunch of smaller ones. Insert your own joke here about the merits of having one large ball or many small ones. (Go on, it'll be fun.)
I found these round ice cube trays for sale at Amazon for a shocking $272.43, but you'd have to be crazy to buy them for that much, unless your purchase is a form of performance art. I found them at 2 other retailers online here and here for roughly the same price as I found them for at Surprise Surprise.