Oooooooo. Tim Holtz has posted three new videos on his blog, demonstrating his three newest products: elements, the design ruler, and the texture hammer. Cool.
The one I'm most likely to buy: the design ruler. He's figured out how to get nearly everything we need from a ruler in one tool. It measures, of course, in one-inch increments and is gridded at the quarter inch. It's acrylic, so these measurements work like a quilting ruler--you can see through to what you're measuring. One edge is tapered for drawing a straight line. The other edge has a metal strip you can use as a cutting guide. A centering ruler is incorporated, and there's a row of holes along one side. The holes are spaced 1/8" apart, so you can use them as a piercing-and-stitching guide.
I haven't checked the price yet. But chances are good that I'm going to replace my stack of one-purpose rulers and stitching guides with this one genius tool. You da man, Tim.