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 […]
It’s easy to think of the human body as a canvas for tattoos. Now think of the human body as a digital canvas for tattoos. We’re not kidding. With programmable tattoo system moodINQ, you can implant an E ink grid on any spot on your skin and switch displays as often as you like.
Hey Star Wars fans! Who doesn’t love Han Solo and cold drinks? Now you can fashion your own Han Solo ice cubes. Free your favorite space hero from his eternal slumber and allow him to furbish and cool your summer beverage. This is literally the coolest geek-prop of the summer.
Just when you thought a particular social network couldn’t dominate your life any further than it already has, think again. It’s now set to invade more than just your headspace as it moves from pixels to reality. Interior geek chic just went 2.0 with the invention of the Facebook Shower Curtain. While it’s definitely not […]
Ultra Gash Inferno is one of those short manga collections that really stuck with me over the years. Think Chinese Propaganda art meets Bataille’s Story of the Eye. It’s base, grotesque, ludicrous, senseless and yet so beautiful at the same time. I finally got around to watching Suehiro Maruo’s loosely animated movie Midori (Mr. Arashi’s Amazing Freak Show — watch below), whose sub-Hanna Barberran roughness and geek love content has a likeness to the naivety and brutal yum to some of the best outsider art.
Just a notch under US-grade pepper spray on the Scoville heat scale, the Bhut jolokia pepper is the second hottest pepper in the world. This handy kit helps you grow your own, just in case you need some serious spice in your life.