J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth has long been the fancy of geeks with its diverse and magical world filled with Elves, dragons, dwarves, Hobbits, and an evil oversized eye that’s on fire. Soon, we could be exploring the fantasy realm ourselves with the help of Danish programmers, who are attempting to create a digital world that matches it on a 1:1 scale – minus the bloodshed and temptation to be evil, of course.
Brazilian visual artist Butcher Billy took his passion for pop culture and mixed and matched it in his series about post-punk and new wave music stars as superheroes. We interviewed him recently about his roots and influences in pop culture, as well as his views on art and superheroes. Also, he tells us if he’s a DC or a Marvel guy.
ThinkGeek, an online purveyor of mystical goods such as the famous Canned Unicorn Meat has come out with a new product that’s dangerously delicious. Canned Dragon Meat is pre-cooked, charred dragon meat that according to the website, ‘contains 100% of your daily value of havoc, terror, inferno, destruction, magic, and rage’. People are going ga-ga over this product, claiming that it’s a feast fit for kings and knights.
This is by far the lightest keyboard we’ve ever encountered. The Laser Virtual Keyboard is a functional full-size QWERTY keyboard that can be projected onto any flat surface via a modestly small device. It can also be used with any bluetooth-enabled device (no USB connections there, duh), such as tablets and smartphones. Versatile.
Wasn’t that long ago that canned unicorn meat was so hot, it was quickly sold out. Now the meat of the ‘tasty magical beast’ is back in stock, thanks to a more sustainable formula: stuffed unicorn plushies, chopped up in bits.
Gaming transforms lives. It can transform the way you barbeque corn cobs, for instance. The Call of Duty-inspired Tactical Apron has the word ‘Chef’ emblazoned behind it, and has a MOLLE system for anyone cooking up some grease to feel like he’s totally owning the BBQ pit.
As if hot sauces aren’t quite spicy enough. DoubleKick Caffeinated Hot Sauce, which we found on ThinkGeek, purports to combine the best of Asian and Southwestern chili sauces before leveling up with ginger and caffeine. How much caffeine does it have really? Well, every serving of 1 tsp serves up 12 mg. Of course, there’s […]
If sympathy for Batman could be captured and sold in any one product, the Batman Family Car Decal would be it. It features two gravestones, one for Bat-daddy Dr. Thomas Wayne and the other for Bat-mommy Martha Wayne, as well as one Batman with a sadface. Fine, so this Thinkgeek product was an April Fool’s […]
Need a bit of focus while working at your desk? Try the Eye of Sauron fortress desk lamp, which will loom over you and give you the evil eye all the time. Inspired by Richard Taylor’s fortress design as seen in the Tolkien’s The Lord of the Ring movie trilogy, David Tremont downsized the menacing […]
Smitten. That’s what we are for Cape Town’s Truth Coffee. Blame the stripped away industrial interior, the long hanging lights, the beautiful vintage detailing on the coffee bar, and the heavy wooden communal tables, anchored with piping. The ruby red stools, the pops of color, and the grand silver roasting machine help too. Through and […]
‘Got style, will bake’ is the slogan of Kiss And Bake Up, a bakery based in Devon, UK. Kiss And Bake Up specialise in jaw-droppingly intricate cake sculptures, often with a quirky, geeky edge (think Doctor Who and Harry Potter). The bakery is run by Sarah, a gorgeous blue-haired baker who has as much attitude […]
Who said work and play don’t mix? This clever Lego Coffee Mug is proof that they most certainly do. It’s the ultimate juxtaposition of a well known symbol of adulthood and office life with toys from childhood. The mug let’s you maximize your time by combining a stress relieving, creative activity with your everyday coffee […]
Trust ThinkGeek to come up with the coolest gadgets. Once you plug in the tentacle into your USB port, it will come alive and squirm about… and that’s all. It won’t store data. It won’t open up some fancy phone app to let you dial through to the neighbourhood kraken. It just squirms about uncomfortably […]
With the Doors Project, communications strategist Siyuan and art director Hwee Chong went around Singapore, projecting loads of doors in its public spaces: ‘We wanted to make a statement about life, and jolt people to think: Instead of following the light at the end of the tunnel, why not carry our own lights, and create our own doors?’ Simple and to the point.
I don’t think there’s a genuine technology company that doesn’t do a good beanbag in the office. It’s like tea and milk: creative geeks with computers need something comfy to park themselves on while they tap away at their Apple Macs, all the while whistfully dreaming they’re extras in the movie The Social Network. So […]