If IKEA Made Geeky Furniture Part 5: Tetris

Tetris Lamp 2010 Dave Delisle

If IKEA Made Geeky Furniture is a series of design concepts made for geeks by a geek. These are not actual products for sale.

This one is pretty self-explanatory: a lamp based on Tetris. The light would come from a “Tetris”, the clearing of four levels at once. I felt a 4-sided lamp would look good, and could use an old-fashioned bulb inside.

Donkey Kong Shelves

Donkey Kong Shelves

Wouldn’t it be fun to have the girders from Donkey Kong on your wall? They’d make a fine series of shelves if I may say so. I would also include some barrels for plants or to store other items.

It appears a designer named Igor Chak beat me to this idea, so kudos to him (I didn’t find any existing designs when I originally conceived this design).

My Greatest Idea?

Kraft Dinner Cheese Mix

I tend to loot the cheese packets from my Kraft Dinners to add to other pastas or soup, and every time I steal the packet for unintended uses, I lament “Why doesn’t Kraft sell their cheese mix separately?”

Yes it would cannibalize the sale of Kraft Dinners, but I can’t be faithful to just macaroni. I need variety! So please Kraft, sell a bulk container of that cheese mix.

Bonus food tip: add frozen veggies (like broccoli and cauliflower) to your Kraft Dinner pasta while it’s cooking. You’ll need to add a bit more margarine and milk, but the veggies taste so good in cheese mix.

Unrelated food tip: add a tablespoon of vanilla ice cream to your coffee. You have a sweetener and creamer in one, and it cools your coffee too!