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Star Wars Landspeeder Bed And Other News

Star Wars Landspeeder Bed by davesgeekyideas

Big post today! Like the previous post, here is another bed design that I discarded a few months ago, because several others beat me to the punch. I’m posting it now because I felt there needed to be a design that was more functional and aimed at grown-ups.  Read the rest of this entry

Ghostbusters Bunk Bed

Ghostbusters Bunk Bed by davesgeekyideas

Actually started on this one before the Jurassic Park bunk bed, but stopped because I felt it looked too much like a School Bus. Thought I’d share it now because it’s still fun to look at.

The ladder is usually on the passenger side of the vehicle, however I moved it over for presentation purposes. The front of the Ecto-1 would serve as a trunk for storage.

Batman Coffee Table

Batman Coffee Table design by davesgeekyideas

Here’s a coffee table design based on the “armory” from The Dark Knight that rises from the floor in the Batcave. In order to function as a coffee table, the armory appears to be only partially raised. Read the rest of this entry

Slurm Vending Machine Fridge

Slurm Vending Machine Fridge by davesgeekyideas

Thought I’d design a fun fridge that looks and works like a vending machine. This would be ideal for any soda or beer company theme (Coke, Nuka-Cola, Duff Beer), but for this post I figured Futurama’s Slurm would be best. Read the rest of this entry

Homer Simpson Desk

Homer Simpson Desk by davesgeekyideas

A desk that looks like Homer Simpson’s desk which looks like a partially-eaten donut. Not sure I can add any more to that!

The panels slide out of the way to reveal a flat desk surface. You could probably lock this up like an old-fashioned desk hutch too.

The computer monitor(s) would need to be mounted on the wall. All of the electronic lights and displays could function if you can run the electricity through the (upper) track on which the panels slide on.

Arcade Cabinet Standing Desk

Arcade Cabinet Standing Desk

Standing desks have been rising in popularity these past few years, so I thought I’d design one that is truly geeky: a standing desk that looks like an arcade cabinet. It’s the perfect standing desk for work and play.

While the desk looks cool, I think it may have the added benefit of fooling people into standing in front of it for long periods of time with little or no discomfort — just like being in an actual arcade (minus the continuous feeding of quarters). There’s just something about arcade cabinets that can lock-in the attention of people, even when the game is in an idle state. Hopefully that carries over to working on spreadsheets.

Arcade Cabinet Standing Desk

This design was based on the 27″ iMac. If you need a larger screen or more desk surface, then a 2-player (Mortal Kombat) or 4-player (TMNT, The Simpsons) cabinet could be utilized.

If you need to sit the desk height could be adjusted, with a rolling cabinet used to free up some leg space (personally I’d just use a bar stool). Also there’s lots of room near the back of the cabinet, which could be used for shelves or storage.

Obviously you can add an arcade stick or two and turn your PC into a MAME machine too. Speaking of which, you should check out this great archive site where you can play old arcade games for free.

For those who want one, there’s a cottage industry of arcade cabinet builders and resources online, so Google your hearts out (if you’d like to recommend a custom builder please share in the comments).

As for the whippersnappers asking what an “arcade cabinet” or “desktop PC” is, you need to leave. Now. SHOO!

Comic Book Panel Shelves

Comic Book Panel Shelves

Yet another comic book shelf/display, however this is a very simple concept: the end result looks like panels in a comic book page. This is made possible by using shelves with vertical dividers, populated by comic book holders with images on the ‘spines’ to form the panel art.

To take it a step further, a cabinet door with a comic book cover can be placed on the front:

Comic Book Panel Shelves

With or without the door the shelf would make for a neat display for your comics! Especially if you have a lot of single comics (as opposed to trade paperback books).

One note: it’s probably not that apparent, but I made small slots on the comic book holders so they can be pried from the shelf.

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