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 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.
Published April 17, 2009
Tags: 8-bit, 8bit, game, games, gaming, gaming kitchen, geek, geeky, geeky kitchen, home, ice, ice cube, kitchen, kitchen accessories, pixel, space invaders, video, video game, Videogames
Ok so my friend Patrick Klepek just pointed me in the direction of the most awesome ice cube tray ever. Ok, I know I find a new awesome ice cube tray every other month but seriously this one is amazing.
Ice Invaders Ice Cube Tray
This one actually tops the Tetris Ice Cube tray in terms of awesomeness and geekyness. The tray is a durable silicon tray that allows you to make 4 different pixely aliens from the classic Taito game which is one of the most successful and beloved games of all time. At a mere $7.50 how can you not buy it?
Mmmm whiskey and pixels….a match made in heaven.
Published March 30, 2009
Tags: apartment, decor, DIY, geek, home, lego, lego furniture, lego home, lego home decor, lego kitche, legos
Earlier Katie posted an awesome blog about Lego ceramics (I want them so bad!). But until these get distribution theres a few ways you can enjoy some DIY Lego home decor right now.
Lego Kitchen Crafts
A napkin holder, utensil holder, fruit basket and more. All of these can be yours with a little time with some bricks.
When Bob of The Bob Blog found out a that some planters he wanted were a little out of his price range he did what anyone else would do….build them out of legos.
A Lego Desk
This 120 lb desk is made entirely of Legos. Apparently he had to buy special edition pieces to make the drawers slide. Oh and he also built a fully functioning Lego grandfather clock
Lego CEO Desk
Ok so Im cheating on this one since it isnt made out of Legos and you have to buy it…buy its just so darn cool! The Swedish designers describe the desk as such…
“…a desk for a powerful person that reflects on a glimpse of the lost childhood, when life was easier and freer.”
I wouldnt mind having any of these in my apartment!
Published March 19, 2009
Tags: ASCII, ASCII curtains, computer, decor, geek, home, home decor, nature, technology, trees
For the truly geeky who want their domicile to reflect their geeky heart consider these elegant ASCII curtains.
I cannot read Dutch so dont ask me where this is coming from or how much it costs. It appears to be from a Dutch design house called N.Sybrandy and is meant to reflect a common thread in all of us both in the natural image of the tree and in the ASCII language which is universal. All I really know is that it is awesome.