I spotted today a great selection of enchanted objects from the end of last year over on Instructables, including a Wall-E, robotic raven and selection of Tardis based projects.

http://www.instructables.com/contest/enchantedobjects/

 

Also David Rose from MIT has written a book about the subject, I think his introduction sums why we need enchanted objects.

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http://www.amazon.co.uk/Enchanted-Objects-Design-Desire-Internet/dp/1476725632