Category Archives: Books

My Dream Loot Crate

Dave Delisle 80's Loot Crate

The folks at Loot Crate invited me to put together a “Dream Crate” of my own design, and being a fan of their geeky subscription service I couldn’t resist! After much deliberation I settled on a theme: the 80’s. Read the rest of this entry

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Hogwarts Express Book Display

Harry Potter Collection by Dave's Geeky Ideas

Please forgive the bare-bones look of this design (more on that later), I just wanted to express an idea for a living/mechanical book display, one that operates without using electrical power. There’s a fair bit going on here so I didn’t want to clutter it up. See it in action after the jump. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Book Panel Shelves

Cimic Book Shelves by Dave's Geeky Ideas

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.  Read the rest of this entry

Lord Of The Rings Jewelry Box

LOTR Jewelry Box by Dave's Geeky Ideas

What you see above is a very generic-looking jewelry box for Lord of the Rings, but I want you to ignore how it looks. This idea is about one very simple feature that’s inside the box. Let’s have a look after the jump.  Read the rest of this entry

WALL-E Blu-Ray Case

Wall-E DVD Case Blu-Ray

Whenever possible I like to use film props as the basis for a Blu-Ray special edition cases, and for WALL-E I thought I’d use a simple but striking prop seen briefly in the film, the recolonization manual (or Manuel, as the captain called it). It’s a cool-looking book with an illuminated leaf emblem on the cover.  Read the rest of this entry

The Shining’s Overlook Maze Map

Overlook maze map from the Shining

You can purchase a high-res poster of this image here (or click the image).

Not sure why I love to do replica art these days. Maybe it’s because I like the notion of having a souvenir from a film on my wall. And because I’m all about products here, I can at least craft these for people to acquire. Read the rest of this entry

Speak & Spell iPad Case

Speak and Spell iPad case by Dave Delisle

This one is pretty straightforward, an iPad case based on the Speak & Spell educational toy from the 80’s (you whippersnappers might have seen it in the film E.T.). Obviously those from the late 70’s and early 80’s would appreciate the novelty of this idea more.

I know it’s a kids toy, but as I’ve often stated I like things that are inherently nostalgic. I believe only a few geeks would have scruples about being seen with such a childish case.

I suppose the only downside is the ironic hipster vibe this design wields. It’s retro, filled with social commentary about modern electronic devices, and is intended for an Apple product. I should just delete this post. *Sigh!* I’ll leave it be. You hipsters don’t linger around here too long, y’hear?

The odds of this happening are super-slim. Speak & Spell is owned by Texas Instruments, not exactly a competitor of Apple but no ally either.

Sorry to pimp other posts, but you might dig this Crayola 3DS case.

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