Every once in a blue moon, you have to peel your ass off the sofa and take a break from your video game so you can get something to eat. But that doesn’t mean you have to stop playing when you get to the kitchen, does it?
One day you’re just poking along, handling all your business NES-style, running games, having someone blow hot air into your space, and the next? You’ve been torn out of your cozy little home and someone’s fitting all sorts of new parts onto your body.
What shape do you associate with style? Scimitar Computers claim that pyramids = hip & stylish, and so they’re claiming that their handmade pyramid-shaped computer cases are “the solution to the conundrum of how to be a computer nerd and hip and stylish at the same time.”
In the market for an adorable and unique bag? Etsy is fast becoming the go-to marketplace for unusual custom items. I mean, where else could you find a handmade bag that’s so geeky you can fake-type on it in moments of boredom?
If you have a Kindle, odds are you’re keenly interested in protecting it. It’s not like they’re cheap, after all, and that big, beautiful screen deserves to be covered up when not in use. If you’re a traditionalist, you can always go with Amazon’s leather Kindle cover, but if black leather isn’t your speed, handmade may be the way to go.
There’s just something about the iconic Game Boy that makes people want to give it a face, thus turning the system into a lovable character. The latest examples may not be quite as expressive as the last personable Game Boy plushies seen around these parts, but they do have something going for them: legs.
Here’s a fun accessory for you retro gamer girls out there.
This old school NES controller purse was handcrafted by artist inhope. The bag was stitched together from pieces of handcut vinyl, and is a dead ringer for the iconic grey, black and red 8-bit controller.
According to Yllas, the artist who created these robot sculptures from old electronic parts, camera lenses, and other surplus junque – she was planning on building an evil robot. Instead she ended up with this guy, the Not So Evil Found Object Assemblage Bot.
Remember Digitalsoaps and her Playstation bath bars? Washington’s very own gadget glycerinator is back, along with more detailed video game controller soaps, like the Xbox 360 soap:
Weighing in at 7 oz., the Xbox 360 controller soap is made of shea butter and is lovingly scented with “Mountain Dew fragrance oil.”
We’ve already featured a sample of crafter punzie’s products before, a set of Pac-Man ghost pillows. Now she’s creating stuff based on Super Mario games, like a Baby Mario baby blanket or a Shooting Star baby blanket.
I’m really not sure what reading paperback books and the arcade classic Galaga have in common, other than this.
Crafter gimcracks has this handmade 8-bit cross-stitch bookmark up in her Etsy shop for just $6 (USD) if you manage to snag it before someone else does.
Valve’s twisted puzzle game, Portal, may sport the stark, empty environments of the title’s test center setting, but even with a minimalist backdrop, Portal’s rich with atmosphere. One of the most memorable things about the game?
The creations of Anna aka TheHouseofMouse are like felt minifigs. Except that they’re mice. She currently has 131 micefig designs, from King Tutankhamen Mouse to Hannibal Lecter Mouse. Yes, the one with the mask. She also has sweet Star Wars micefigs too.
When I think of old school analog synthesizers, I think of hard plastic, wood and metal cases, and plenty of knobs, switches and wires. Not so says this crafter, who’s made up this batch of awesomely soft synthesizers.
It’s a well-known fact that fans of Sega mascot Sonic the Hedgehog often need to haul things: rings, outdated Sega consoles, lunch, petitions about voice actors… and luckily, all of those items will fit into this sweet Sonic-themed tote bag (though maybe not all at once; the Dreamcast was pretty hefty).