While I was surfing the net today I kept on comming across modern looking locks, that were very affordable, so I figured I would share. The most brilliant is from Staples. Now when I think of good design, staples is not usually the first store that comes to mind, but maybe things are changing. Thanks to their invention quest contest, they have some fresh ideas coming in, like this wordlock for only $5.98. It is a padlock with letters instead of numbers. So if you are more prone to recite Rimbaud than you are to contemplate the Landau theory maybe this is the lock for you. With over 1,000 combinations, there has to be at least one word you can remember right? Also be sure to check out CB2's sale section for the handy metal lock.