Another week is in the books folks. This past week was devoted to the Oscars and who won, who didn’t and who should have. To be honest I DVR’d it so I could skip commercials and watched the whole show in about 30 minutes. Well almost the whole show. Of course it ran long and my DVR cut off right after the incredibly surprising (not) Meryl Streep win so I didn’t get to see the Best Picture award. Not that I needed to. We also got a peek at the Avengers trailer which looks pretty cool. But now it’s Friday….and you know what that means.
Marvel Dog Toys
Loads of people dress their dogs up in cosplay. I’m pretty sure that the poor pets don’t ask to be put in ridiculous costumes for the enjoyment of their masters and they probably don’t care for it too much either. If you want to geek out your dog, let them get some fun out of it too. You can start by getting them these really cool Marvel dog toys. These are a lot of fun, but I’m a bit jaded they don’t have any Marvel themed cat toys. (via Petsmart)
Stained Glass TARDIS
People are so creative it kills me. I especially love seeing people create amazing pieces from their geeky obsessions. I’ve featured tons of different takes on the TARDIS, but I think this is my favorite so far. Craftster user Xandrigirly created this amazing stained glass TARDIS, and this is what she had to say about it:
This semester, I’m in Stained Glass II, which means that after two panels and a little simple box, we got to pick more complicated/design our own 3D stained glass pieces! I was originally planning on a lantern type thing, but I changed my mind and decided this would be a box to keep my ever growing candy stash! And since I’m a dork, it had to be a TARDIS! Anyways, here it is, please excuse the crooked lines and such of a beginner! That’s it! My next project is going to be something Dr. Who also, and I have a Star Trek thing on the list too! [Yep, far too geeky for my own good xD]
I hope she does a stained glass Enterprise…because I would love to see that! (via Nerd Approved)
How to Make Your Own Deathstar….Cake
I’m a sucker for cake, this is no secret. Cakes can be an art form and a lot of the geekier cakes are so intricate there’s no way on God’s green Earth I could ever do it. Things like that take an extreme amount of patience and that’s one quality I tend to lack when working in the kitchen….or anywhere else for that matter. But this cake actually looks doable. It’s the Death Star and if you click the link, it gives pretty detailed instructions on how to bake, assemble and decorate it. Right this second I’m working out how I can do one of these over the weekend. The measurements are metric however, so for those of us in the States, we’ll have to convert. (via Cake Central)
This Week…On Etsy:
I’ve got two items to show you this week. The first is awesome, and I want it. It’s a Super Mario Coin Box Lamp. It turns on and off by punching, ok, tapping the bottom and it makes the sounds too! These are 100% custom designed and sell for $80 a piece. Ok, so it’s a little pricey, but if you buy 100 of them you’ll get an extra life. Check out the 8 Bit Lit page for more details. There are links to a couple of YouTube videos so you can see them in action.
The second item is pretty crafty if you ask me. If you’re from my generation, I’m sure you have a box loaded with cassette tapes stashed somewhere in a closet or in the dark recesses of your garage. Maybe even up in the rafters. Chances are good that you won’t play them again so why not make use of them right? That’s what Etsy sellers Ariel and Amanda have done. They’ve taken old ass cassette tapes and turned them into wallets….or as they call them, Wallettes. Pretty clever eh? They’re fun and pretty inexpensive so be sure to check out their page and maybe pick up one or four.
And speaking of recycling….Australian artist Sean E Avery takes it step further by recycling old CD’s. Instead of making them into something functional, he opted to create art that is actually quite beautiful. He also utilizes old circuit boards, computer chips and other similar items to create his sculptures. My question is how much damage did he do to his hands while making these. I’ve handled my fair share of broken CD shards and I know they can be pretty sharp. Click the link to see the different sculptures he’s created, or you can check out his site here. (via Dvice)
Death Star ad
Seriously, why can’t American Toys R Us ads be this fun?
Jimmy Kimmel’s Movie: The Movie Trailer
On the post Oscar Jimmy Kimmel show, Jimmy aired the trailer for his Movie: The Movie movie. I want this to be a real movie so bad. It covers every premise and includes all the big names. It’s a big lengthy, but it’s worth it. I especially love the narration.
If you watched the trailer for Movie: The Movie, then you’ll want to check out this blooper reel that has been released. Go behind the scenes with the cast as they frak up their scenes!!Tags: cassette tape wallets, cd art, Coin Box Lamp, death star ad, Deathstar cake, Dr. Who, Jimmy Kimmell, Marvel Dog Toys, Movie: The Movie trailer, Stained Glass TARDIS, Star Wars, Super Mario Bros., wallettes