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Geek chic wedding

Its spring time which means that if your in your 20s or 30s there will inevitably be at least one wedding you are invited to. Well, we should all be so lucky as to get invited to a wedding as cool as this one featured on Offbeat Bride.

Stephanie & Chase’s Gamer, Nerdabilly, Geek Chic Wedding

While we’ve all seen geeky themed weddings before, what I like most about this one is that they still managed to make it look chic and classy all on a minimal budget! First of all, note the awesome 8bit ties worn by all the men as well as the obligatory light sabers

Instead of a traditional cake, they used cupcakes to make Zelda, Link and a life heart…8bit style of course!

My favorite part has to be the adorable Super Mario table decorations!

Classy and geeky all at once! Im sure even those unfamiliar with Mario found these table decorations to be adorable.

To read more about this epic wedding including the orchestrated Zelda music for the processional, read the bride’s writeup here!

<3
Seanalyn

ps- thanks to my friend Julie for pointing me in the direction of this awesome wedding!

Dead plushie wall decorations

I was trolling around on ShanaLogic earlier today and came across the most amazing home decor ever.

Plush-kill Wall series

These handmade wall decorations are the perfect mix of adorable plushiness and redneck kitsch.

About this piece: The unicorn is extremely hard to hunt and kill (maybe it’s her rare powers that makes her such a challenge!). She can be attracted to malt liquor and magicians so if you can get both together at once, you’re sure to attract one!

Size: 12″ x 8″ wide wooden backing
Materials: Fleece, wood, felt, polyfil stuffing, trim, LOVE

Other animals include Spring Deer, Berrycorn, Bunny, Mouse and Ewe and cost about $80 each.

<3 seanalyn

Recycled Bottle Lamp Kit

I was browsing one of my favorite sites today, Perpetual Kid and came across an amazing kit to help you make your own recycled bottle lamp!


Cute huh? And its all awesomely eco friendly…so bonus points for this one!

All you need to do is save 6 of your favorite soda or beer bottles and thoroughly wash them out and youve got yourself a spiffy new lamp. Now Im wishing I hadnt thrown away my bottle collection a few weeks ago! Oh well time to start drinking and accumulating more!

The kit retails at $39.99 and includes everything you need…except for the drinks ;)

<3 seanalyn

Orla Kiely coming to a Target near you!

first of all, i love Orla Kiely.  she’s classic, bold, and girlie!  all of these products will be hitting the shelves of Target the first week of February!

secondly, i love Target!  everytime i near that bullseye logo, my heart races, and i get butterflies in my stomach.  like a kinda obsessive crush in middle school, i love me some Target.  living in downtown SF, where Corporate America has been banned by this liberal city, i have no way to calm my addiction.  the online store doesn’t give you the same satisfaction of walking into that huge red warehouse.  my favorite are the Super Targets, where you can get everything you need and more!  originally from Minnesota, where Target originated, i have been a dedicated fan all my life.

Toilet Shark

I think Im just going to have to declare today to be Katie Day because shes giving me tons of great fodder for blogging. First her delicious breakfast casserole and now….toilet sharks.

These are decals that can be stuck on your toilet or window…a much nicer way to jazz up your potty if you arent down for granny style plush seat covers. Etsy seller post has a whole shop of fun funky toilet decals that you can purchase for about $15 including shipping. Heres a few of my favs…

Angry Toilet

Id be pissed to if I was getting shit and pissed on every day.

Toilet Chandelier

To create a classy shitter….this toilet needs a beaded toilet rug.

Toilet Flora

Im always a fan of bringing organic themes indoor.

Toilet Unicorn

Unicorn on a toilet….’nuff said.

I decorated my cat’s litter box for Christmas

First of all, its not as bad as it sounds. I did not string up Christmas lights or put fake snow on my cats litter box…I just tastefully accented it with some fake Poinsettias. Ok so I know that also sounds pretty weird, but you have to understand that my cat’s litter box is the most amazing litter box on earth. No, I didnt get her the ridiculously expensive flushing litter box…I got her the moderately expensive hidden litter box that basically looks like a plant!


From the side you cant even tell that its a litter box and not a normal plant (ok well its obviously a fake plant).


From the front it actually kind of looks like a LocoRoco house!

Cesar and I wanted to get this because we really didnt like the idea of having a litter box hanging out in our living room or kitchen, but with the size of our apartment it was necessary…so why not disguise it! Most people that come over never even notice it! After shipping and everything the grand total was about $85 which I know sounds ridiculous for a litter box, but trust me its more than worth it.

Plus I can decorate it for the Holidays!


See? Cute huh?


When I was at the art store buying the poinsettias, one of the employees asked “Oh are you making a centerpiece?” to which I responded matter-of-factly “No, Im decorating my cats litter box…wait…no its not as bad as it sounds I swear!” Needless to say I received quite the awkward stare.

DIY Cocktail Umbrella Lamp

Tis the season for Holiday parties…well just parties in general. So you wakeup the next morning with a pounding headache and pocketful of little cocktail umbrellas and what do you do? Wait not the trash! Pop a few Advil and try constructing a Cocktail Umbrella Lamp!

Some glue and a little bit of patience is basically what it takes to make this pretty little lamp. Plus, when you shamefully walk into the office the next morning you can claim that all your over-the-top boozing was for a craft project.

Things I like but will never be able to buy

I was trolling around Generate Design pining and drooling over their home decor products so I thought I would share some of the most ridiculously awesome and ridiculously expensive products.

Ghost Tree Coat Rack

This is one of the most organic subtlety beautiful coat racks Ive ever seen. Its also has one of the most ridiculous price tags Ive ever seen at $1,999.00! I think I’ll save my money and chop down a birch tree instead.

Easy Chair

Remember those awesome stacking chairs we all use as school children? Yeah those were uncomfortable but totally sweet. Now imagine them in a rainbow of awesome colors….and priced at $549.00 each. I’ll stick to my fond memories thank you.

Index Chopping Board

Not only is this a chic and gorgeous design, but its incredibly practical and good sanitation! Chopping boards can easily soak up juices especially raw meat juice and no matter how much you wash you often can’t fully remove it. This product puts an end to nasty juice cross contamination…but for a hefty price of $79.00.

Tab A/B

I dont even smoke and I want this! Hell I’ll let my smoker friends smoke in my house just because this is the most gorgeous ash tray Ive ever seen! But design comes with a price….this one happens to be $89.00.

LTB Illuminated Sink

I’ve always wanted to rave in my bathroom….but I’ll have to stick with dumping glowsticks down the sink since Im not ready to drop $249.00 to rave on.

Play Table

This coffee table is basically one big slide puzzle with the empty space revealing one of 6 storage areas. Awesome in so many ways…but I wont be storing any money in this thing since it retails at $7,599.00.

I could go on for hours about the gorgeous ridiculously expensive things that I will never purchase from this site…but I have work to do and presents to wrap!

My Christmas Tree + geeky gamer ornaments

I just have to show off my Christmas Tree because Im so in love with the thing and although its still a work in progress (collecting and making ornaments takes a while) its coming along quite nicely.


Heres a whole shot of the fat lil bugger. Cesar wanted a knee high tree while I was rooting for waist high or more but when we got on the lot we saw this one and I ran up and hugged it…after that he couldnt say no even though its chest high. Just look how round and fat that tree is! Its perfect!

The first thing I got for the tree were the awesome pop colored balls from Borders…I just loved the color palate…especially the pink!


The star for the top also came from Borders…of course its hot pink….what else do you expect from me?

Most of the other ornaments were either made or ‘found’ ornaments. I love using things like keychains and small toys to make ornaments! My favorite of all would have to be my Animal Crossing house ornaments

When my friend Garnett went to Japan a few years back he brought me the keychains (you can order them from multiple sites online or on ebay). All my life I’ve loved Christmas ornaments that do something…either light up or open up or something. So what I love most about these houses is that they open up to pop out a little Animal Cross character.


Among my other game related ornaments is also a keychain of a Rocket Slime…I cant remember where I got this but its cute and makes a great ornament.

Another one of my favorite ornaments is a keychain (noticing a theme here) of the popular Japanese character RilakkumaI got at a Japanese convenience store in town.

Finally heres an ornament I made myself!

Its a felted penguin that I made using a kit my friend Jenn gave me for my birthday! I just skewered his head with a hook and stuck him on the tree along with a few other felted penguins I made.

This year has been fun because its the first time Im decorating one from scratch and with Cesar…which makes it even more special. In the past Ive used ornaments my mom gave me which were wonderful and very special, but I want to start collecting my own decorations with my own memories that express who I am. Ultimately Christmas Trees are personal and although its fun to buy certain ornaments (like balls and stars) in stores…its nice to find creative ways to make your own. Keychains are honestly one of the best ways to do this because they are basically just ornaments for your keys so just add a hook and they are perfect on a tree! Especially when it comes to video games there are a plethora of cute keychain/ornaments you can order online or find in stores. Last month I spent a while looking for good video game ornaments and only found a handful. It didnt even dawn on me then that the abundance of video game keychains and mini toys are the perfect ornaments! If youre not into video games you can use keychains you already have, maybe that cheesy one your grandma got you from Universal Studios or that silly glitter unicorn one that you just couldnt resist….they add that personal touch and hold memories, which is what an ornament should do. I think when I get home tonight Im going to look through some of our capsule toys from Japan to see what else I can throw on the tree ;)


Look how Christmasy our living room is! Since we already have a red and black color scheme to the room, the bright green tree just makes it super Christmas time.

If anyone else has pictures of trees post them up! I would love to see what other people are doing!

EDIT- Check out the latest addition to my tree! Pardon the shitty photo quality…I had to use my camera phone.

NINJA PLEASE!

Hand Gesture Candles

Earlier today my friend Katie points me in the direction of some nifty and slightly creepy hand gesture shaped candles.

L’atelier WM, a group of young artists in Paris, have crafted these colorful candles using casts of real hands. The effect is colorful hyper realistic hands that can convey, peace love and prosper and heavy metal among other things.

The one question on everyone’s minds seems to be, why no shocker?

[link via If Its Hip Its Here]


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