Back To The Future Lamp

doc brown helmet bttf lamp design by Dave Delisle davesgeekyideas 2010

Simply put this ceiling lamp looks like the helmet worn by Doc Brown the first Back to the Future. It is tethered by that “suction cup” that the Doc affixed to Marty McFly’s head.

Besides the main bulb, there would be LED lights throughout this light fixture, making it look like a fancypants chandelier.

If IKEA Made Geeky Furniture Part 8: Portal

Portal Lights Mirrors Lamps

If IKEA Made Geeky Furniture is a series of concept designs for geeks by a geek. These aren’t actual items for sale.

Portal Lights Mirrors Lamps


Probably be best to keep the LED rope light behind the mirror…you don’t want to see a blue or orange face staring back at you.

Portal Lights Mirrors Lamps

I made a few more items: A Portal ‘incinerator’ waste basket, and a companion cube dresser (complete with Portal mirror) – but they both looked really silly. They got the axe.

If IKEA Made Geeky Furniture Part 7: Nintendo Bedroom

Game Boy bed design 2010 Dave Delisle davesgeekyideas

A few fun items for the bedroom: a duvet cover in the style of a Game Boy, a pillow case Game Boy cartridge, a lamp which looks like one that would attach to a Game Boy, and lastly a GameCube bedside table.

Flat Component Electronics To Match Flat TV’s

Flat Electronics To Match TV

Flatscreen TV’s are an amazing space-saver. So why don’t other electronics follow suit? With the same flat orientation of the TV applied to other electronics (like DVD players, stereos, and game systems), you could have an entertainment unit as deep as 6 inches, or about the width of a DVD case.

Sure you might have to fasten things down to keep everything firmly in place, but it’s a small price to pay to gain additional room. The reclaimed real estate would be beneficial to those living in a smaller space.

As for the component electronics themselves, a few design changes would be needed, like the DVD slot (see above). and a way to conceal the wires (something like this flat PS4 concept).