Now you can shower just like a champion! Except on a more daily basis. And with regular water, not Gatorade. (EDIT: You also could embed an LED in there to make the water change colors. Thanks to Ryan M. for the idea!).
On a lighter note this blog is now 3 years old! Thanks for stopping by and putting up with my weird ideas, much like the one you see above.
As part of my quest to turn anything and everything into some sort of geeky design, I present this central fireplace based on Darth Vader’s meditation chamber. Yes, a fireplace, and yes this is a weird blog.
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Happy Halloween! These last few weeks I’ve noticed many homes all decked-out in festive decorations, and it’s really cool to see. It got me thinking about ways to decorate homes in a more permanent fashion.
The first thought that struck me was Lego. Who wouldn’t want to live in a Lego house? It will turn heads, isn’t too garish, and can be a permanent fixture. Best of all it’s extremely geeky.
This can be accomplished by adding cylindrical discs to the roof and chimney top and other horizontally flat surfaces. The fence, walkway, and driveway can also be lined with Lego “bumps”.
I’m not a handyman type of guy, maybe someone can shed some light on how to properly go about this. I have a few theories:
Continue reading ➞ Home Exterior Decoration Idea: Lego-fy Your House
It’s been awhile since I posted something related to Jurassic Park, fortunately this idea came to mind for the Geeky Bed series.
There are already quite a few bed frames out there (especially from IKEA) that look similar to this bed frame. Just need to slap on some silver paint and alternating lights to mimic the electrical fence from the first film.
While grownups and kids may get a kick out of this design, it just occurred to me it would look much better as a crib, or one of those safety gates you place to keep toddlers/pets at bay as well.
Power tools are often referred to as toys by those in the handyman segment. These tools are designed to look as good as their functionality, to the point where the color scheme is the brand identity. Many tool jockeys like a uniform set of tools, making them a prized collection of sorts. But what about tools aimed at pop culture savvy geeks?
Currently there are no tools designed to lure in the geeks, and that’s a shame. There are many possibilities that would entice geeks to enter hardware stores, perhaps even for the most minor home project.
Above is a Constructicons-themed power tool. Rather apt for building stuff, if I may say so. To some it may look like a toy, but to a geek it says elite handyman.
Other brands that could be used for a tool line to revolve around: Hot Wheels, Star Trek (engineering), X-Men (based on the mutant Forge, or the Sentinels), Bob the Builder (hey some people would like that!), and Tonka to name a few.
My personal choice would be the Constructicons one. Their distinct color scheme – likely created to avoid lawsuits with Caterpillar and other heavy machinery companies – is just so unique and recognizable.
It would also be so cool if Caterpillar painted their construction vehicles in green and purple. Construction sites would never look the same!
If I did have a lawn of any kind, I’d set this up. None of that Gnome or Flamingo business! This lawn ornament idea will give neighbors the impression that a certain silly wabbit has taken up residence on your property. For those who do have a lawn of some kind, they could probably get all this at Home Depot today. The mailbox, decal letters, and a wooden post.
Ideally it would be a smaller mailbox, I just used this size so you can see it in the picture! As for the hole, I recommend burying two small stacked black potting plants, so you can remove the top-most one and empty it if need be. A round black stone could also do the trick. I’d also make the mailbox removable for easier mowing. If you want to mess with the mailman once in awhile you could leave half-eaten carrots strewn about near the hole.
Sorry for all the Looney Tunes posts as of late. I guess when I work on one idea featuring LT, they all sort of creep into my head.
Nothing like an entrance to your evil lair that proclaims “Mad Scientist At Work!” to thwart angry mobs or worse – roommates. I’ve devised a basic solution: valve door handles like the ones found on a Submarine hatch.
This handle gives the impression that there is dangerous substances sealed within. This also could be mistaken for a bomb shelter or a panic room. All three impressions would mess with people actually.
The basic doorknob one is functional, the large one affixed to the middle of the door is for decoration. You could even paint the door silver and glue a bunch of bolts to the perimeter to complete the look.
I was very surprised that the valve doorknob handle does not exist – commercially or as a homebrew device. I figured the Steampunk community would have beat me to it by now. You’re asleep at the wheel, Steampunkers! Ha. Wheel.