Published June 14, 2010
Tags: decor, DIY, home decor
I was trolling Apartment Therapy today when I came across a great post about how to hide a circuit box.
We all have that hideous gray box somewhere in our house and although some are lucky and its in a closet or otherwise inconspicuous space, but for many others is just staring you down in a room or hallway. So what do you do? You cant cover it with anything permanent like a bookshelf because you need to be able to access it if it needs resetting. Well, Jason Loper decided on a simple and elegant solution…cover it up with a fabric panel!
Simple and beautiful! Plus because its a fabric painting its super easy to hang and remove when necessary.
Also, you can follow these instructions for making your own fabric panel to match any room in your house!
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.
Hello my dear blog! Im sorry I was gone for so long…I promise I’ll never do that again (at least until the next vacation). So I returned earlier this week from Japan but unfortunately my brain was a few days behind so Im just now getting to somewhat coherent status. I brought home with me some awesome goodies and videos of all sorts of domestic wonderfulness from the Land of the Rising Sun so look forward to a blogfest next week. But to hold you over until then I wanted to share this amazing living room I stumbled upon on Apartment Therapy today.
Elizabeth’s Apple of Her Eye
This room caught my attention because I never in my life imagined having a green and red color scheme for a room unless it was Christmas time at my mom’s house. Yet, Elizabeth from South Carolina created this fabulous and chic room in a color scheme she calls “Apples and Sky.” It began when she fell in love with a green couch at a store and from there worked to tie it in with the rest of her red furniture. Her room really inspires me to think of unconventional color schemes and how they can create a unique and hip room.
Elizabeth’s room is entered in Apartment Therapy’s annual Room for Color 2009 so be sure to vote for hers or any of the other amazing entries!
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.
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Published June 3, 2009
Tags: dispatch work, dispatchwork, home, home decor, lego, lego art, lego decor, lego dispatch work, lego dispatchwork, lego home decor, lego patchwork, legos
Got a hole in your wall? Why fill it with plaster when you can fill it with Legos! Because come on, plaster is soooooo last season!
Artist Jan Vormann has been using Legos to patch holes in walls and statues, many of which were leftover from WWII. It creates not only a visually engaging piece but also a comedic one, Legos are modeled after blocks used to build buildings and he is using these mini toy models to repair buildings. Funny eh ;) Also gives me even more ideas for using Legos around the house!
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Published April 23, 2009
Tags: DIY, DIY geek, DIY pen holder, floppy disk, floppy disk craft, floppy disks, geek, home, home decor, office, office suppplies, recycle, recycled
Admit it, youve still got at least half a dozen floppy disks floating around in your storage boxes dont you? Its okay we all do. If you dont then head down to your local thrift store where you are sure to find a bucket load of them so you can make yourself this cute pen holder (or flower pot or just about anything holder!).
Floppy Disk Pen Holder
This quick and easy craft requires only a drill bit and some plastic zip ties to create this chic little geeky box which is sure to liven up your workspace. Personally Id love to do this with some multi-color disks.