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Tag Archives: geeky

These Shoes Are Literally Bad-Ass: Disney Villainess High Heels

Disney Villain High Heels

Think your heels are bad? Then you obviously haven’t seen designer Kobi Levi‘s series of handmade high heels featuring none other than the villains from some of Disney’s most popular franchises, starting with Snow White. I’m sure you’ve recognized the Evil Queen’s face painted on the peep-toe high heels in the image above by now.

Check out a side-view of the shoes after the jump to see just how fierce they are. We’ve also got Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty and Ursula from The Little Mermaid after that view to tickle your fancy further.

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Deck Yourself Out For BBQ Season With These Grillin Villain Aprons

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In the typically colder climates, we’re reaching the time of year where patios are being cleaned and prepped, decks are being washed and the grilling machines are being brought out from the shed. If you’re going to stand in front of the BBQ flame, you’re going to want to wear an apron. Why not take the opportunity to make it a remarkable one? The Grillin Villain Aprons feature Boba Fett, Stormtrooper, Batman characters, & more. With prices ranging from $40 to $160, they’re not exactly cheap, but they’ll sure get your guests talking at your next party.

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Mega Man Arm Cannon Pillow And Helmet Set

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Do you miss Mega Man? Really, really miss it? Do you miss it enough to be seen napping on a pillow that fits over your arm, like the wee protagonists’ main weapon? Because if you roll that way, there’s this here set for you that not only comes with the Arm Cannon pillow, but a matching helmet. This will definitely tell all your friends just how much of a baller you are… Or maybe just how hardcore a geek you are and that you’re the sort of individual whose company should probably be avoided since you’re likely to start re-enacting scenes from the game at any moment. Do you care? No, of course you don’t. Get new friends!

And this, get this. It’s $61.

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These Wedding Rings Say ‘I Do’ in Wavelengths

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Of course, both parties in a couple have already said “I do” to each other prior to buying the rings or walking down the aisle. But nothing makes that point across or any clearer than these wedding bands by Japanese artist and designer Sakurako Shimizu.

These custom-made bands are simplistic but contain a very strong message. Whether it’s “I do”, “Forever”, or “I Love You”, couples can say anything they want to and then wear it on their ring fingers afterwards. It sounds confusing, but that’s where the beauty and uniqueness of these rings lie: Shimuzu’s unique design will have the couple say their word or phrase of choice, which is then recorded. The wavelength form of these recordings will then be featured on the rings.

The wavelength bands are available in silver, 18K and 14K white, yellow, and red gold, and platinum.

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Cool Optical Illusion: Click Image And Blink Fast

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The above optical illusion is in the form of a GIF. Click the image to see it animate, and then blink really fast. You’ll see Mandalas appear all over the place.

Mandalas, incidentally, are shapes of particular spiritual importance in Hindu and Buddhism. Yes, Wikipedia is the Internet citizen’s friend.

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Sriracha Salt

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We’re not sure at which point in the last years Sriracha entered the Hall Of Fame of Geek foods, along with bacon… and bacon, but it’s definitely there. There’s Sriracha Popcorn, Sriracha Chocolate, and now we stumble across Sriracha salt. For those times when sauce is just too wet for your tastes, this salt is “a dehydrated mixture of Sriracha sauce, kosher salt, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper.” The vast majority of reviewers on Amazon seem to give it the thumbs up, so we’re gonna go ahead and assume it’s decent. Considering it’s $5, you won’t break the bank even if you don’t end up loving it. However, it doesn’t seem to be available at the moment, but you can sign up to be notified of when it is.

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Cool Crocheted Bane Mask Now Heavily Backordered

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That’s it, you guys. This is why we can’t have nice things. You find out about one cool Bane mask that some poor Etsy seller painstakingly made, and you have to go and order it in droves. That’s cool, that’s cool… But now we have to wait around 4 months to have one.

And we will. We will, because frankly, $93 is still darn cheap for what has got to be one of the coolest ways to stay warm.

And if $93 is too rich for your blood, or walking around in garb that could scare old ladies isn’t your thing, then at least head on over after the break for more pictures of the thing.

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Beautiful Glitzy Sculptures Made By Moth-like Insects

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French artist Hubert Duprat is an exploitative type. Fortunately, he likes to exploit insects, and even more fortunately, he’s not really exploiting them at all. What he is doing however, is conning the Caddisfly to make some sculptures for him. This moth-like insect creates a protective silk case for its pupation state, from which it emerges with wings, like a butterfly. But it likes to decorate this case with things it finds in its environment. These are usually small rocks, sand, pieces of twigs, etc. Hubert used this behaviour and placed Caddisfly larvae in tanks that contained nothing but jewels: gold flakes, pearls, and precious stones. So obviously, the little Caddisfly had no choice but to do its thing with the materials at hand, and built Mr. Duprat some art, which he then displayed, presumably for profit.

There’s a bunch of talk about the artistry behind the work, and probably the meaning of it all. But we’re not going to lie, we don’t really care, we just saw this and thought: neat! So there you have it.

Hit the jump for links and a video of Hubert talking about this, and some insects working hard.

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Awesome Invites for Awesome Parties: PercyVites, DIY Balloons, Flip Books, and Superheroes

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If you’re in the process of planning a grand celebration for a grand event, then obviously invitations are at the top of your list. Because without invites, how can you get people to attend your event, much less let them know why you’re celebrating and where you’re going to be holding the festivities? It used to be that people simply went to a printing press to have their invitations printed. But in this day and age, people are getting more involved and more creative with their invites.

For example, ultimate geek couple Bill Porter and his wife (but then-fiance) Mara decided to do away with traditional embossed wedding invitations and bring out the circuit boards instead. They worked laboriously to print and assemble over 50 invites fitted with LED lights. The coolest part is that the lights flashed a secret message in Morse code when the sensors in the board detect decreased light levels. Pretty cool, huh?

For more awesome invites that were no doubt made for equally awesome parties, hit the break. You might get a few ideas for your own party in the process!

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