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Retro Gaming Shadow Boxes

We’re not going to get all poetic about how awesome retro games are, just because it’s pretty obvious (if you’re above a certain age) that they are. And it’s not just about playing the games, but also the aesthetic that grips us. That’s why we like these amazing shadow boxes by Etsy seller GlitchArtwork. They’re very reasonably priced between $25 and $75, and some of the Super Nintendo ones even come with the cartridge in the display. With titles like Pong, Ghosts and Ghouls, Street Fighter II, Mega Man and more, you’ll be able to deck out your living space in style for very little money.

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Steampunk Light Switch

Are you still into Steampunk, the retro-futuristic Victorian-era-inspired aesthetic that was all the rage a couple years ago? Well, have we ever got a light switch for you. It fits over most standard wall switches in the USA; just unscrew the plate cover and screw this one in instead.

My lever system has a bolt and nut design that allows you to adjust the amount of torque needed to flip the lights on and off. Your purchase comes with a small, matching wrench to help you adjust the bolts. It also comes with a steel spacer plate that ensures a tight seal against the wall and also prevents wobbling and unsightly gaps.

This design is compatible with toggle switches. If you have a dimmer or rocker switch, I can include a 15A-120V toggle switch with your order at no extra charge.

It’s actually made from plasma cut steel, which makes it look and feel more authentic. And by the way, if your home has more of an industrial feel (the grown up version of steampunk), it’ll work just as well there. It’s $65.

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This Backpack Is An Aquarium

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Kids carry books in their backpacks, or at least we think they still do… are school books even still made from dead trees? Anyway, they certainly won’t be carrying any of those in this $500 Aquarium Backpack from Etsy seller ‘uvproductionhouse’. It’s, well, exactly what the name suggests: an aquarium in the shape of a backpack. There’s precious little information on it, and we’re sort of doubting it’s even real. Wouldn’t the weight of the water distort what appears to be a clear plastic shell? Perhaps it’s just shaped to look like a backpack, when it’s in fact glass. That would make more sense and match the asking price. It’s claimed to be self-cleaning, and comes with goldfish, rocks, snails, and plants. Yeah… we’re totally calling shenanigans on this, but we won’t spend $500 to find out if we’re right.

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3D Printing Now Lets You Make Cookies That Look Just Like You

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Etsy seller Kriszti Bozzai, who goes by the name Copypastry on the site, is selling cookie cutter stamps that are a little different than what you’ll find in the baking aisle in your local shop. You send her your picture, and she’ll hand-draw a caricature based on that. She’ll then pop it up in into the 3rd dimension, and print the resulting line art on her 3D printer to create a cookie cutter that makes cookies that bear your resemblance. Of course you’re not limited to a picture of you, it can be a logo, family portrait or almost anything else. It’s $50.

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Famous Cities Skyline Rings

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Jewelry can say a lot about you. If you’re carrying double digit carats and more gold than you can find on the Sistine Chapel, there’s a chance you’re trying to tell the world you have money, and would like them to know it. But if you’re donning these Cityscape Rings from Etsy seller Shekhtwoman, you’re saying you have an appreciation for art, metropolitan architectural artistry, and have generally have good taste. At least we think so. The rings represent famous skylines from cities like Paris, New York, San Francisco, and Boston, as well as some more obscure ones like Charleston or Edinburg (not saying Edinburg isn’t famous, but… well, it’s not quite as recognizable now is it…)

The rings start out at $69 for the Bronze and Brass versions, but sadly many of these cheaper ones seem to be sold out. If you’ve got $1,359 burning a hole in your pocket, the Platinum versions are still generally available.

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Portal Mirrors For Your Home

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After you spend so many hours trying to complete the puzzle game Portal, you may become obsessed with its aesthetic. So it would make sense to honour your new obsession with a real life reminder of the time you spent teleporting yourself from place to place. The Portal Mirrors pictured above are outfitted with orange and blue LEDs to give them a look very similar to the portals used in game.

They’re hand-made and it will take up to two weeks after you place your order before they’re shipped. But they certainly are distinctive, and worth the $249 asking price to fanatics of the game.

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Illumi-nation Visors Light Up With Laser Etched Designs

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We tend to relate more to people who are like us. So we can’t quite grasp who would want these visors, but we’re sure they exist. Perhaps people who go to raves? Do kids even go to raves anymore? What’s being 34 done to me?…

Anyway, you’re looking a some “cool” plexiglas visors by an Etsy shop called Illumi-nation. They have intricate laser-etched patterns on them, which light up when the integrated LEDs are powered up. And that’s pretty much all they do. They look… special, and attract attention. They’re a fashion statement of some kind, we suppose. And at $45 to $55 a pop, they’re also not outrageously expensive. The seller is going on vacation until mid-July though, so you won’t be able to place an order until then.

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Make Mini-Landscapes On Your Fingers With These Wooden Rings

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So here’s a novel idea. Etsy seller ‘CliveRoddy’ makes some cool laser-cut high quality birch plywood rings that come in one of three shapes: tree, mountain, or house. You can then combine and stack any of the three to make cool little landscapes on your fingers. Each one of these rings comes in three versions, so in the end you’re left with quite a few possible combinations. It’s quirky and fun… and that’s really all there is to it. It would be better if these rings weren’t made from wood, and feature more things than the three available, but the idea is really neat. It’s $24 for a set of 3 rings, but that’s only of one kind. If you want to combine all three shapes, you’ll have to spend $72.

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LEGO Brick Coffee Table

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It looks like we’re going to be talking about coffee tables today. The LEGO Coffee table is the creation of Easy seller Branching Outward, and is made to order from lacquered wood and comes in a variety of finishes. It measures 28.5 inches x 16 inches x 15 inches, eight in at 48lbs. and costs $375(USD). They’ll ship to the continental US only, so the rest of the world will have to go without this beauty.

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