February 24

Han Solo in Carbonite Desk

Han Solo in carbonite desk

Good lord! What geek wouldn’t give their left arm for a desk like this! Designer Tom Spina has created this incredible desk with Han Solo in Carbonite in it! Tom says:

A custom designed desk that fits a Star Wars-style theme. Beyond furniture… it’s not just a desk, it’s art! Metal and fiberglass construction with a heavy glass top create an elegant and extremely unique piece of furniture!

Me behind desk: I suggest you rethink that plan, underling. Look at my desk to see what happened to the last person that defied me. BWAHAHAHA!

January 24

Woodpixels

Wood Pixels This is an interesting idea – it’s called Woodpixel. It’s a commercial product that lets you create your own pixel art. It comes with 100 wooden blocks with a different wood tone on each side and it comes with a holder to hold the 100 blocks in place. This would be a great way to make some classic/retro video game art. Their site shows a Space Invader, Mario, and a (poorly done) Pac-man Ghost. They are taking pre-orders now – no word on price. I bet it’s expensive though.

January 20

Rubik’s Companion Cube

Rubik’s Companion CubeStephen loves his Companion Cube and it loves him. He wrote a very good tutorial on how to convert a Rubik’s Cube into a Companion Cube (from Valve’s Portal). He suggests buying a brand new Rubik’s Cube, but if I were doing this craft, I would try to get a cheap used one at a yard sale or thrift store or something instead of paying $10 for a new one – but I’m a cheapskate.