Sandbox Desk

Sandbox Desk design by Dave Delisle 2011 dave's geeky ideas

A sandbox desk is the combination of an ultra-wide top drawer with a glass top, which creates a unique display space. For the above example I went with a train set, but you can throw anything in there you can imagine. Or just be boring and store office stationary.

Personally I would house a table hockey set. I could see others displaying their Warhammer 40K collection, or a RISK board game. What would you place inside?

Eternal Sunshine Fridge Magnet

Eternal Sunshine fridge magnet design by Dave's Geeky Ideas davesgeekyideas

Having Joel and Clementine from the film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind on the front of your fridge would be the coolest magnet ever. Especially if you used them to hold notes for shopping lists and other helpful reminders – stuff you want to remember. Ha.

These are small figurines with magnets on the back. Ideally they would be two separate characters, so you can detach them from each other if you’re feeling cruel.

You could probably get Rude & Reckless to make you a set.

Comic Book Rack Blu-Ray Display

comic book rack blu-ray display design by Dave Delisle davesgeekyideas

Now that superhero movies are becoming a regular fixture, I thought it would be fun to create a DVD rack that looked like a comic book display. I recall seeing racks like this in grocery stores and pharmacies, usually covered in Archie and Richie Rich titles.

The top of the rack would feature a backlit sign, which could double as a lamp in your living space.

Star Wars Blu-Ray Case

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This is a really basic design: R2D2’s body is essentially a canister of Blu-Ray discs (approximately a dozen discs). Each disc is accessible via an extending drawer:

R2D2 Star Wars Blu-Ray Case by Dave Delisle

Each drawer is manually opened. To ensure the disc is fully clear of R2’s body the drawers would telescope (almost like extending the dinner table to add a center cross piece).

This case would be on the bigger side: about 7″ wide and 9 – 10″ tall. Given its size I feel it has room for lights and sounds, which I’m sure most fans would love.

Sneakers Blu-Ray Case

Sneakers Answering Machine Blu-Ray by Dave Delisle

Sneakers is one of my all-time favorite films, simply for the fact that it’s just a fun film through and through. It’s too bad it hasn’t become a franchise, but then again I’ve seen the Ocean’s Eleven sequels and maybe it’s for the best.