February 15

Custom Made Cassette Tape Coffee Tables

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These cassette “TAYBLES” are hand crafted with birch hardwood and a vinyl label that is sealed and protected with a clear epoxy coating. Stainless steel cup holders are included, along with “tape” insides, which house LED lights. The tape-run folds down to offer a practical storage space for remotes and magazines while amping up the nostalgic look of the cassette tape. The table stands on your choice of carbon steel pin legs or sled legs.

The table above retails for $1,699. TAYBLE is comprised of three young artist/entrepreneurs who set out to make a product that would not only be a functional piece of furniture, but also a nostalgic piece of art.

Category: Craft, Gadgets, Geek
February 15

Carved Crayons as Art

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Artist Hoang Tran of Sunnyvale, CA carves intricate sculptures of characters from popular fiction like Star Wars, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, and others, from large size Crayola crayons, which are slightly larger than the standard size. No paints are used on the crayons. Extra colors are melted from other crayons, applied and then carved.

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These detailed crayon carvings are available in his Etsy shop, Wax Nostalgic, where he also offers custom orders. Also be sure to check out his Tumblr blog for more images of his work.

Category: Comics, Craft, Geek, Movies, Sci-Fi, TV
February 14

Star Wars Cross Stitch

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A long time ago in a galaxy far  far away… or possibly in LA.  There was  a tapestry to end all tapestries on display.  The tapestry, tells the entire story of Star Wars in cross stitch with text, below is the artists description of the work.

A hand-stitched cotton thread on 30 foot of continuous length of 7 stitch per inch Klostern fabric. Stiffened with a thin batting and hemmed with a custom-made printed pixel star farbric on rear. This cross-stitch tapestry depicts the Star Wars saga (so far) from Episode 1 through Episode 6. Quotes from each movie are written in Aurebesh on the surrounding border. Chanelling the Bayeux Tapestry.

That is an epic work.

Category: Craft, Geek, Movies, Sci-Fi
February 9

Super-size Your D20

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For Valentine’s Day, some people dream of getting a sparkly, shiny something. Here’s a geeky version – a giant metallic d20 (20-sided die, for the role-playing game un-initiated).

Kat and Cam at Our Nerd Home have rolled up a quick tutorial for you on how to make your own d20 using a piece of ~20″x20″ cardboard (I love how they used cardboard from a Lord of the Rings set of Legos they just happened to have laying around!)

My son’s 20th birthday is this week, so this could be just about the perfect present for me to make for him.

In the post, Kat/Cam mention that they left the numbers off the die to make it a more subtle decor item. If you make this, will you add numbers, or no?

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Category: Craft, Games, Geek, Toys
February 8

Now You Can Be A Wookie Too!

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Erin from The Common Room, of Phoenix, AZ, has created the greatest seat belt cover I’ve ever seen! It’s based on Chewbacca’s ammo belt!

Attaching with velcro, this strap not only adds style but comfort! It can also be used on a messenger bag, guitar strap, back pack, or anything else you can think of with a strap!

It amazes me that it’s taken this long, since the first Star Wars movie, for someone to come up with an item like this one. Erin might very well be a genius! I just hope George Lucas doesn’t stop her from making these.

February 8

I Love Lamp

ohiodiygirl, from oddly enough, Columbus, OH, posted a lamp she recently made, over at Craftster.

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She came across this lamp at a thrift store a few years ago and decided what it needed to be: the Mayor from “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” The lamp shade is painted one both sides so you can change his face. The hat is built out of cardboard and covered in fabric.

This could be a super quick project with almost any of the characters from TNBC. I’m thinking a Jack Skellington lamp might be a great housewarming gift for a friend that’s getting ready to move.

Category: Craft, Gadgets, Geek, Girly, Movies