Published February 2, 2010
Tags: computer, craft, decor, etsy, etsy.com, geek, geek decor, home, home decor, printer
Ever wondered what to do with leftover printer cartridges? Probably not, like most people, you probably just disposed of them and went about your day. Well, I bet you never thought of turning them into a chandelier! But, apparently one crafty Etsy seller has!
Check out Boxlightbox’s Etsy store to see all their fun cartridge lamps and chandeliers ranging from $35 to $100.
Published December 3, 2009
Tags: etsy, gaming, gaming gift, geek, geeky jewelry, gift, gift ideas, pac man, pacman, pacman ring, ring, rings
Every year around this time the Etsy users really kick their work into high gear hoping to lure holiday buyers with unique gift ideas. While sadly many of them are something that no one would want to unwrap (you can see some of these tragedies at Regretsy) there are some wonderful gems like the one below.
Pacman Ring Series
This sterling silver and black onyx set of 4 rings is a classy way to show off your love of the pixely little pellet muncher. Unfortunately the seller is all sold out of this set, but maybe if we all write letters to Santa she’ll make some more in time for Christmas.
Published July 20, 2009
Tags: baking, cake, cakes, chewbacca cake, geek, geek baking, geek cake, geek cakes, star wars, star wars cake, star wars cakes, storm trooper cake
We’ve all seen a million Star Wars cakes, but Star Wars Mighty Muggs cakes are a new one on me!
Chewie and Storm Trooper cakes
Craftster user doyouloveanapple made these cakes for her partner using a homemade marshmallow fondant. They were based off of the Star Wars Mighty Muggs toys which give them a super cute pop look which lends itself nicely to the cake medium.
The storm trooper was a lemon cake with lemon curd filling and a vanilla butter cream which Chewbacca was a chocolate cake with a chocolate butter cream filling.
doyouloveanapple does give one valuable piece of advice for those looking to make their own Star Wars cakes…
“Fondant that is painted with black food dye does not taste good and dyes your mouth black!”
yikes! good to know!
Published July 15, 2009
Tags: food, food fun, fun, geek, japan, japanese, kitchen, sushi, sushi boat, sushi train, toys
Just the other day I was telling my friends about how much I want my a river with sushi boats in my house. Unfortunately most San Francisco landlords are not so keen on people putting tiny rivers in their apartments so I will have to wait until I get a house of my own. But until then, I can fill my need for mobile sushi with a sushi train!
Shinkansen Bullet Train Sushi Go Round Restaurant
Modeled after the infamous Shinkansen Bullet Train in Japan, this kit allows you to build your own bullet train track and comes with train cars to tote the sushi. If youre having a party you can play conductor and decide when your guests get their meal or you could just sit by yourself and play master of the sushi train (totally what I would do). The train comes with two cars and either plates or bowls and can be operated manually or on auto pilot. It also includes chopsticks and fake sushi so you can do some trial runs before using the real thing.
The set can be shipped from Japan and retails for around $66 dollars (not including shipping).
[link via TokyoMango]
Published July 1, 2009
Tags: book, books, design, DIY, DIY fashion, fashion, fashion design, fashion geek, geek, how to, project runway
While browsing the craft section of my local Borders at lunch today I came across the most awesome of books
Fashion Geek: Clothes Accessories Tech
Ah, a perfect marriage of technology and DIY fashion. I flipped through the book and was blown away by the projects, everything from a digital locket to a flower USB necklace to a hoodie with headphones. All easy enough for someone with basic sewing skills and soldering iron. I was even more excited when I realized that the book was written by one of my favorite Project Runway contestants Diana Eng from Season 2! I loved her geometric patterns and how she really thought about taking clothes to the next level and incorporating technology into fashion. Unfortunately she was booted off far too early (I think that maybe just the time constraints of the show didnt allow her genius to shine) because I wouldve loved to have seen her final show in Fashion Week.
This is one of the designs in the book, it uses magnets to activate lights in the buttons! How cute!
The book is on sale now for about $20 at Borders and I highly suggest picking it up if you want some fun cute projects to try out. If youd like a sneak sample project head over to etsy as they feature Diana and the instructions for one of her projects in this weeks How Tuesday!
Published June 22, 2009
Tags: beanie, beanies, geek, hat, hats, knit, knits, knitting, unicorn, unicorn beanie, unicorn costume, unicorn hat, unicorns
Who hasn’t dreamed of being a unicorn? Terrorist that who. So unless youre a terrorist you are going to want to knit yourself your very own
The idea for the unicorn beanie came to be when Craftster user KrisCreates was having a playdate with her kid and a friend’s child and the little girl started admiring KrisCreates’ son’s mohawk beanie. The little girl of course wanted a beanie of her own, but she wanted hers to be a unicorn hat. So KrisCreates adapted a basic mohawk beanie pattern to include ears and a horn and voila…unicorn magic!
“The hat is knit in the round and for the earflaps and ears I picked up and knit the stitches onto the hat. The horn was knit separately in a smaller gauge, stuffed with a little bit of poly-fibre fill and sewn on.”
Unfortunately she did not post up an exact pattern, but all one would need to do is modify any mohawk style beanie and youve got your own magical unicorn hat. Now go knit yours quick or else the terrorists have won!
Published June 16, 2009
Tags: design, gamer decor, gaming, gaming decor, gardening, geek, geek decor, home decor, plant, plants, product, products, Tetris, tetris decor, tetris pots, video, video game, video gaming, Videogames
I think its apparent by now that we here at Domestic Geek LOVE Tetris. See Exhibits A, B, C and D. Well now we have another item to add to our growing list of awesomely geeky domestic products.
25 year old French artist Stephanie Choplin is an Industrial Design student working on her Master’s degree. Her work is clean and practical with a modern twist. Unfortunately it doesnt look like any of it is for sale as of yet, but hopefully Ms Choplin’s beautiful creations will be gracing store shelves sooner than later. Be sure to check out all of her work on her website.
[link via Current]