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Archive for August 2008

Pixel People Portraits Possess Plenty of Pizazz

Pixel People Portraits Possess Plenty of Pizazz
Looking for a really cool family heirloom? Look no further than these handmade pixel cross-stitch portraits. For just $30 bucks, crafter Rubykhan will create a teensy, tiny pixelated cross-stitch likeness of you and a loved one (and Fido or Fluffy too).

Geeky Guys Rejoice: Sexy Robot Undies for the Ladies

Geeky Guys Rejoice: Sexy Robot Undies for the Ladies
We’ve already seen not one but two iterations of Space Invaders undies for dudes, so it’s high time we let the ladies in on this brave new world of geeky underpants. Behold: the robot-themed bra and underwear set.
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Oh My God, a Bear is Eating That Lady’S Ear!

Oh My God, a Bear is Eating That Lady’S Ear!
Leave it to those wacky Japanese gadget makers to come up with something so silly as this mobile phone that looks like a teddy bear. Mobile phone provider Willcom recently demonstrated their “Kuma Phone” (Bear Phone), at the 2008 Good Design Expo in Tokyo.

Hidden Radio: This Futuristic Mushroom Masks a Cool Radio

Hidden Radio: This Futuristic Mushroom Masks a Cool Radio
The Hidden Radio by John Van Den Nieuwenhuizen is designed to make the human-radio interaction more intuitive and less cluttered. Also, it’s designed to make your radio look more like a futuristic mushroom than a regular radio.

Calling All Sk8r Boys: Nixon Watch With Skateboard Inlays

Calling All Sk8r Boys: Nixon Watch With Skateboard Inlays
Nixon is coming out with yet another awesome watch. The Rotolog RePly watch is inlaid with reclaimed skateboard parts. This is recycling at it’s best. Thin strips of reclaimed skate decks are artfully layered to create a unique and colorful watch.

Wii Pc Casemod, or as I Like to Call It: Nintendowindo Xp

Wii Pc Casemod, or as I Like to Call It: Nintendowindo Xp
While most people like their Nintendo Wii just the way it is, this casemodder just couldn’t leave well enough alone, and insisted on gutting his Wii and replacing its innards with a PC. I’m not really sure if this should be considered an upgrade or a downgrade, but Japanese modder “Mr.

Dock Your Mp3 in Beethoven’S Head

Dock Your Mp3 in Beethoven’S Head
This speaker, called Ode to Beethoven, lets you to dock your mp3 player in a stone bust of Beethoven’s head. Ode to Beethoven was designed by UK artist Fiona Thomson. It’s part of a series of projects that combine classic artistic aesthetics with modern technology.

Pac-Man Mini Portable: Get in My Pocket!

Pac-Man Mini Portable: Get in My Pocket!
Check out this pocket game system which plays arcade games including Pac-Man and several other classic Namco games. Created by modder Sam Thornley, the portable Pac-Man Mini console gets its brains from one of those Jakks Pacific Namco Arcade Classic systems, seamlessly melded with a tiny 2.5-inch LCD display and powered by a set of 4 rechargeable AA batteries for easy travel.

LEGO Block Lamp Lets You Build Your Own Structures

LEGO Block Lamp Lets You Build Your Own Structures
The guys who designed this LEGO block lamp managed to dig up some sort of industrial-strength blocks that won’t melt into a pile of smelly goo when subjected to the heat of a lightbulb. What makes the Block Light really cool is the fact that you can rearrange the pieces into pretty much any configuration you’d like.

New Kids on the Wooden Block: Animal USB Drives

New Kids on the Wooden Block: Animal USB Drives
Marubeni InfoTec will be coming out with 10 different wooden animal USB drives. There are 5 different animal shapes, and they come in maple or walnut. I can’t find out too much more info about these cute flash drives, but the 411 is that they’re coming out in Japan on September 1st.

Rare R2-D2 Fridge for Sale: One Cool Droid

Rare R2-D2 Fridge for Sale: One Cool Droid
I was surfing around in search of this desktop R2-D2 mini USB can fridge that I recently read about, when I happened upon something much, much cooler than that cooler. Turns out that this awesome R2-D2 compact refrigerator was apparently made back in 2002 as a promotional prize for an Attack of the Clones contest held at 7-11 Stores in Japan.

Robot + Cup = Robocup

Robot + Cup = Robocup
I was tooling around over at Chicago’s Bucktown Arts Fest this past weekend, and thought to myself, what are the chances that I’ll actually stumble onto any good geeky crafts? But lo and behold, the first booth I step into had these great handmade robot ceramic cups.

Nixon R1g1 Watches Prove Analog is Still in Style

Nixon R1g1 Watches Prove Analog is Still in Style
Maybe I’m just too geeky, but I have a tendency to be drawn to ultra-modern digital watches. But sometimes there’s nothing like a good, old-fashioned analog dial. At least the guys over at Nixon are thinking a little outside the box with their latest analog watch design, the fashionably geeky R1G1.

Play a Tilty Game of Snake on a Monome

Play a Tilty Game of Snake on a Monome
Do you remember the oh-so-low-low-tech game Snake? Now it can be played on a monome with an accelerometer. You don’t even need a controller, since the tilting motion is all you need to control the snake’s movements.

Modern iPod/iPhone Alarm Clock Hangs Right on Your Wall

Modern iPod/iPhone Alarm Clock Hangs Right on Your Wall
Looking for a nice digital alarm clock that you can dock your iPod or iPhone in, but don’t have room on your bedside table for anything decent? Then look no further than this nifty contemporary digital clock radio which can be mounted easily on your wall.

Pac-Man Cufflinks Perfect for Any Black Tie Affair

Pac-Man Cufflinks Perfect for Any Black Tie Affair
I just got invited to a formal wedding this Fall, and have been stymied as to what I would wear since it’s been about 15 years since I had to wear a tuxedo to anything. While I still might have to rent a tux and bow tie, at least I know what I’ll be wearing on my sleeves.
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