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.
You could probably accuse me of phoning this idea in, as it is merely a screenshot of curtains imposed onto an actual curtain (there’s an Inception joke in there somewhere). But what I am trying to do here is make this an actual product.
I’ve found a few Etsy people who specialize in sublimated bedding and curtains, and I believe this design would make for a good candidate. As for bedding, I’m hoping for something along the lines of the duvet cover pictured here. With matching cartridge pillow case!
This design is ideal for the shower curtain, especially if you have black and white checkered tiling present. It could also be employed for windows too.
Pretty simple design, a Pokeball desk lamp. The button on the ball operates the lamp, though I imagine many would prefer a normal switch on the base. This could also be a tall lamp or even a lantern, but felt it looked best as a desk lamp.
Here is a fun project where you can make a diorama of Super Mario 3 that is showcased in the IKEA Ribba shadow box picture frame.
Continue reading ➞ IKEA RIBBA Papercraft Part 1: Super Mario Bros. 3
UPDATE: There is now one you can try to make based on Super Mario Bros 3.
You know those 3D movie posters McFarlane Toys sells? Now you can make something similar for video games. Here is a fun, inexpensive DIY decoration idea for a rainy day: a picture box frame that contains a diorama of a video game screenshot. Now you can hang a 3D image of your favorite video game on the wall!
Continue reading ➞ Decoration Idea: Video Game Screenshot Picture Box
Thanks to color e-ink displays, a Game & Watch wristwatch is something that could be done today. It would display time when not being played with, and could be home to several G&W games that primarily used left and right as the controls.
A single button would be used to toggle left or right. Originally I had the Nintendo logo on the button, but it could be rubbed off with a lot of play. Or it would be uncomfortable if the logo was engraved into the button.
These Donkey Kong jeans would feature stitching that looks just like the steel girders and ladders from the game, as well as barrel-looking fasteners and buttons. Perhaps the odd embroidered character too.
For me I would limit this style to the jean pockets, though I imagine the girls could sport a pair of jeans that were fully encompassed in this kind of stitching. This design would work best on darker-colored denims.
Maybe DKNY could make these?