If this furniture actually existed, you could get into the Halloween spirit everyday with your very own Ouija Board carpet and coffee table. Alas, it is only a concept made by Dave Delisle. This makes me wonder…what other games would you like to see as furniture? What if every room in your house was themed from a different board game?
(Thanks Mom, for sending this my way!)
ThinkGeek is at it again, and now they’re making me want to re-do our living room.
They’ve introduced a TARDIS rug and an Exploding TARDIS rug for $69.99 each. At almost 6 feet long, they’ll make the perfect statement piece in a space-themed room.
You can pick them up from ThinkGeek.com.
How would you add a TARDIS rug to your decor?
After a night of tabletop games, do you still want to feel your friends’ presence? Grab this thermochromic furniture. It’s painted black with a special type of paint that responds to heat to show the original color of the wood underneath. It’s cool, but I don’t know if I’d personally want that as my everyday table. Sometimes people don’t need to know that I had my elbows on the table, or what size print my friends and I leave behind.
What are your thoughts on the table: yay or nay?
Thermochromic table, price available upon request at JayWatsonDesign.com.
Fab.com has these fantastic Marvel lamps on sale. They’d be a perfectly geeky statement piece on a side table in a living room, or as the coolest bedroom nightstand lamp possible. I love that men and women both are featured in the various designs, and the price-point makes me want to get one for every room.
Where would you put one of these lamps?
Lamps with Marvel Comics Motifs, $28 at Fab.com.
Want to build your furniture with LEGOs, but the primary colors not doing it for you? Are the pieces just not comfortable to sit on? Give these a try! The
DIY Building Blocks Furniture can be used by kids and grown-ups alike to things like chairs, desks and shelving. This seems like the perfect thing for someone who moves or changes their mind on furniture often–your chair and ottoman set can become a desk tomorrow!
The kits range in price from $99.99-$249.99 and are available at ThinkGeek.com.
(Source: The Awesomer)
Make breakfast and dessert a bit more interesting with this edible furniture mold. You can create scenes, “decorate” furniture with food coloring, syrups, and icing, or top cupcakes with furniture for a housewarming party!
The molds are created by Sapore dei Mobili, and although I don’t think they’re currently for sale, if you’re in the Milan area you can check them out in person. While you’re there, tell them to create a miniature people collection. I want to play D&D with cake–it would make killing minions so delicious!
In an intense gaming session or movie marathon, and not in the mood to get up from the couch for another beer or Mountain Dew? With the Man Table, you don’t need to. This unassuming side table holds a hidden fridge, ensuring your next beverage and snack is never too far away.
My only complaint: the name. Unless it can chill a man for me, it shouldn’t be called a man table. Ladies like cold beverages too!
Man Tables are available in colors Tobacco, Espresso, and Black and range in price from $329-359. You can purchase them at their site, www.mantables.com.
I have a confession to make: home decor stores scare me a bit. I walk into places like Pottery Barn and Crate and Barrel, and I get a little overwhelmed. What do I need? How do I use this in my home? How can people afford all of this? I usually just ignore the larger pieces of furniture and home goods and go straight to the kitchenware.
When I received an invite to attend a tour of the new Spring collection at the Seattle West Elm, I agreed, but was a little hesitant. I’ve heard all of my design/fashion/art blogger friends talking about how amazing this place is. I was afraid that it meant West Elm would be super trendy, unapproachable, and overpriced. I was wrong.
West Elm is extremely approachable, even to decorating novices like myself. Most of the employees have an interior decorating background, and they are willing to sit with you and help you design your living space. They’ll even come to your house, take measurements, and give you suggestions, all free of charge! Although their products aren’t super geeky by themselves, they can all complement your existing decor, and take your rooms from “Geek Collectible Showcase” to “Grown-Up, Well-Put-Together Room with a Geek Focus.” Their brightly colored kitchenware would be the perfect addition to a large pop-art or comic print. The papier-mache animal sculptures can add a modern and funky twist to your version of a “hunting lodge.” The great thing about the animal sculptures (and a lot of their pieces), are that they’re a collaboration with smaller artists. West Elm works with small artists and companies (like Etsy) to find great up-and-comers to feature in their stores. This ensures that you’re getting unique pieces and supporting artists with your purchase!
Whether you’re looking for home furnishings to show off your action figure collection, a bit of inspiration to redo your bedroom, or you just moved and need to start from scratch, West Elm is here to help. Check them out!