Archive for November, 2009
Art and geek collide with these two items from Etsy inspired by Apple and RenéMagritte’s famous painting, The Son of Man. The René Magritte Apple Macintosh T-shirt by Baostudio ($23.00) hides the face of man behind the old Apple logo with colorful results, while the Vinyl Decal Sticker for the Macbook Pro by artwallproject ($13.00) cleverly uses the Apple logo to reenact the painting.
Guh, everyone. I am quite the sick geek today, with a fever and lots of coughing. I was inspired to highlight some items for sick geeks who may need a bit of cheering up! They make great gifts to help a sick geek recover (or recover their sense of humor at least).
See product details after the break:
When I lived in New York City, I used to spend a lot of time in Greenwich Village. Two notable geek stores on the block are St. Mark’s Comics and Toy Tokyo. They’re both a bit difficult to find (St. Mark’s Comics is on a lower level than other shops, and Toy Tokyo is on the second floor, with only a sign and a painted Godzilla to guide you). They’re both packed to the gills with their respective material: St. Mark’s Comics is full of comic books and old toys and collectibles; Toy Tokyo is full of fun, hip toys, from The Simpsons to Domo-kun. But are these two shops worth the walk? Find out after the break:
El Día de los Muertos has come and gone, but we can still honor the dead with gorgeous calavera finds:
The Yaxche Necklace by persimmonjewelry ($58.00) refers to the Mayan Tree of Heaven, “under which good souls rejoice.”
The Calavera Burn Book by Scott Campbell ($150.00) has been intricately laser cut, turning an old book into a ghostly work of art.
I came upon the work of Aya Kakeda via Etsy, and fell in love with her fantastical prints. Her work is full of monsters, aliens, robots, and other cute and strange creatures that I would love to meet! She works in a variety of mediums, from silkscreen prints to embroidery (see the awesomeness above).
You have to check out more of her strange and amazing pieces after the break:
Kotaku has some awesome photographs by Peter Lumby and Rob Dunlop of cosplayers from the book Cosplay Fever.
Geekologie showcases an anatomically-themed set of furniture by Vladi Rapaport, perfect for anyone who always wanted a skull chair or a brain ottoman (raises hand).
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