Recent Posts

Libations

Grow Your Own Beer!

During the summer, it’s wonderful to offer your guests some ice cold libations–but do you really want to offer them another PBR?

How about you make your own beer? Home brewing has gained popularity, but you can take it one step further by growing your own beer garden. Grow barley, hops, and wheat and truly impress your guests!

Want to see a great example of a unique beer? Check out Nerd Approved’s Oatmeal, Coffee, Bacon Stout.

What would you call your signature beer?

A Geeky Home

Online Coat Rack: Essential for Seattle

Seattle may have a reputation for being a rainy city, but in reality the weather changes often and in an instant. Most locals have mastered the art of layering to keep them prepared. But what type of coat should they be wearing out of the house: A blazer? A thin windbreaker? The all-out fluffy winter jacket?

With the Online Coat Rack, we’ll have a better idea. The coat rack uses the power of the internet to let you know the weather and suggest an appropriate coat. It’s just a prototype right now, but I know I would be the first to buy this if it becomes a real product.

What technology do you currently use to make sure you’re dressed appropriately for the weather?

Source: Fashionably Geek

Gift Ideas

Are Your Toes Happy? Try Mood Polish

Now that the sun has peeked out for half a day, I’m thinking it’s time for pedicures. And the only thing better than pedicures are having your toes painted with color changing polish.

In The Mood Polish is sensitive to heat, so it will change colors on your nails when going outside, when holding a hot coffee, or perhaps even after a long session with your favorite video game.

The polish is $8 a piece and comes in a variety of fun and trendy colors. You may catch yourself staring excitedly at your nails–if anyone gives you a hard time, just say “Hey! It’s Science!”.

A Geeky Home

Chalkboards: Not Just For School

Did you get a certain chill every time you were asked to work out a problem on the blackboard in school? Do you enjoy nothing more than the smell of chalk and feel of a chalkboard? Don’t fret–you can now relive your school days in your kitchen!

These chalkboard cabinets will help you reclaim your smarty pants status. Plus, it keeps you organized so your genius thoughts can solve other problems. Yay! Just use some chalkboard paint on your existing cabinets for a fun fresh redecorating idea.

Source: Re-Nest

(For an added bonus, make the cabinets magnetic! This Magnetic Primer can be used underneath any latex paint (or chalkboard paint!) to give you a couple extra places to hang your fun magnets and quick notes-to-self.)

A Geeky Home

Grenades for Gardening

It’s spring time, and if you own a patch of lawn, it’s time to make it pretty again. But who has time to be on their knees in dirt, placing seeds in a neat little row?

It’s time for Grenades.

When placed on your lawn, these grenades will decompose and release flower seeds from within. Plus, your yard will look like a war zone for a few days before. Finally–a bomb with a practical application!

Grenades are available in packs of 3 on the Suck UK site.

Source: Nerd Approved

A Geeky Home

Shed Some Light

I recently asked an interior designer for some tips and tricks on making small spaces look larger, to which he replied “I… LOVE… LAMPS.” I quickly stifled my grin and thoughts of Anchorman, and took his words to heart.

Lamps are a great way to accessorize a room and make it seem a bit larger, but what if you don’t have room for another?

This LED “Flat Light Poster” by Moss is a fun and unique way to get a bit more light in that hallway or above your desk. A limited number were available at $195 each, and now the lamp is on special order only, meaning you will have a truly one of a kind piece.

Source: Wired

Gift Ideas

Molecular Jewelry

Need to find a cute gift for the science lover in your life? Then take a look at the Made With Molecules jewelry!

This jewelry combines sterling silver with a specific molecule design to create a fun, personal gift. Plus, you can show your love of chocolate, caffeine, or red wine in an inconspicuous way!

Prices range from $40-$640 for jewelry.

Check them out at www.madewithmolecules.com!

Fun Food, Gift Ideas

Personalized Cookies

This year’s anniversary was all about personalization. I gave my boyfriend this vodka bottle, but also made him some special cookies. After 5 years, chocolate chip just won’t do.


(Click for larger image)

These cookies, with love and robot themed phrases, were made especially for him based on some of our inside jokes. The cookies were made with an extremely simple kit from Williams-Sonoma. I went in to check out the Star Wars Pancake Molds, and yet seemed to walk out with these. Man, that store’s dangerous.

The kit comes with three cookie cutters and plenty of letters to put in and spell your own phrases. Everything is extremely simple to use and clean. I look forward to whipping these cutters out for a variety of parties and occasions.

What phrase do you think would be best to put on/in a cookie?

Gift Ideas, Libations

Vodka That Does the Talking For You

What do you get the guy who has everything for your 5 year anniversary?
Well, if you’re like me, you’ll get your boyfriend a nice bottle of Vodka that can express your love for you.
Medea vodka has a built in LED screen in which you can write up to 6 different messages (up to 255 characters each).

Yes, the screen is easily detachable: it just has a clear rubber band like object over it. This means once the vodka is done, you can continue to use the screen for other projects. It’s like finding a prize in a Cracker Jack box, but instead of Cracker Jacks, you’re drinking vodka. And instead of the weird paper toys you get in boxes today, you get a nice bit of electronics. Win win.

The vodka is available in New York and New Jersey, or you can buy it online here. Product information can be found on their website.

Watch the bottle in action here:

Gift Ideas, Weddings

Geeky Cufflinks

Want to boldly go where no cufflink has gone before?
Then these Geeky Cufflinks are meant for you.

Ranging from Star Trek, to Apple, to old school gaming, you can find a cufflink to match any personality. The cufflinks make great gift ideas for Father’s Day, graduation, or as a nice addition to groomsmen’s outfits for a personal touch to a classy wedding.

At $40 and under, these are going quickly, so get them while you can! (And take a look at my favorite: The Ray Guns.)