Archive for October, 2009
I’ve always loved the look of circuit boards: my dad would give me his old ones and I’d pretend they were little cities. Debby Arem Designs on DaWanda makes circuit boards crafty with some great jewelry and home/office products made from recycled components. They’re a great connection of tech and art, and look good doing it too:
Check out her work at the DebbyAremDesigns shop at DaWanda.
When I was searching for monsters on Etsy, I noticed that there were a great deal of Yetis. Round yetis, tall yetis, bunny yetis, yetis with mustaches…even a zombie yeti! I can see the Yeti appeal: they’re soft, cuddly, and very mysterious. And who can resist Yetis when they look like this cute! See the yetis after the break:
Even after featuring Etsy’s monster shops, I’ve only scratched the surface of the monster-y goodness that exists on the web, and I can’t help but look for more! So the “Monsters in My Cortex” T-shirt by Jean Jullien ($25.00) is eerily apt. Add a little more humor with the Grr Arg Monster Necklace by Finest Imaginary (£6.99) and you’ve got yourself a monster-loving outfit!
Companion Cube papercrafts have swept the internet since Portal first came out, but I really love these cute DIY boxes from the Anli and Laura wedding. They’re super simple to make and are great for favors and gifts. The downloadable Companion Cube Papercraft by Moony serves as a template, and Anli and Laura have provided DIY instructions on Flickr. So go check it out and make a cube of your own!
Recently Offbeat Bride featured the wedding of Anli and Laura, who themed their celebration around Portal and Revolutionary Girl Utena. There were tons of awesome geeky details, like the Portal Companion Cube cake, the Companion Cube bon bon boxes, and Utena figurines. They also posed with beautifully decorated Nintendo DSes! All around awesomeness.
See more gamer wedding pictures after the break:
I can’t help but see a bit of Zelda’s influence in these two pieces:
The Triangle T-shirt by Circle T has a repeating Triforce pattern, with a few extra triangles, and the Wall Pocket by Scout Regalia reminds me of a combination of a Zelda rupee and a Bejeweled jewel. It was inspired by geode mineral formations, so the comparison is definitely fitting. Still, I play too many video games, don’t I?
The website for Fred & Friends has some hilariously gruesome home and office supplies that are a combination of a horror movie and Adult Swim’s Five Minutes To Kill Yourself game. They’re the perfect inspiration for a lighthearted Halloween, with a voodoo doll toothpick holder and a bloody knife as evidence of a kitchen crime. The neon ghost in the bathroom tries to reach out via the rubber drain stopper, while an innocent paper man is brutally murdered with the blood spattered sticky notepad.
Tentacle Ring by OctopusMe for $160.00: Modeled from a real octopus tentacle, this ring reminds me of mythological sea creatures like the Kraken and Cthulhu (and also puts me in the mood for some sushi).
Wooden Skull Pin by Driftwood for $110.00: Carved out of driftwood, this skull pin looks like it came straight from the prow of a pirate ship.
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