Friday, December 31, 2010

œ is such a cool thing to spell with

"Estrogens (AmE), oestrogens (BE), or œstrogens, are a group of steroid compounds, named for their importance in the estrous cycle, and functioning as the primary female sex hormone. Their name comes from estrus/oistros (period of fertility for female mammals) + gen/gonos = to generate.

Estrogens are synthesized in all vertebrates as well as some insects. The presence of these steroids in both vertebrate and insects suggests that estrogenic sex hormones have an ancient history.

Perfect for the chemistry or biology buff in your life!

Roughly 9" x 8"

All of our vinyl decals are made with high quality vinyl and have a gloss finish.

CUSTOM ORDERS ARE WELCOME! If you would like this vinyl decal in a different size, or if you would like a custom vinyl decal design, please send me a note and I'll respond with a quote within 24 hours."

And there are a few other chemical compounds you can choose from (like testosterone for the boys!).

Found at Lovesick Robot Shop on Etsy.

Thursday, December 30, 2010


     More spectacular crochet pattern!  For a wide variety of specific biological specimens.   Pictured we have a squid pattern and patterns for fly amanita, morel, and chanterelle mushrooms.  There are also jellyfish, various coral,  cuttlefish, octopus.... Found at jpolka's Etsy shop.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Eat sushi, defend the galaxy

      "But now, we must eat. Come, good food, come... and meet your end in the grasp of the Star Wars Chop Sabers. They're lightsabers, they're chopsticks, they'll change the way you experience your favorite Asian foods. If you missed the chance to pick these up at San Diego Comic Con 2009, now is the time to grab these Japanese imports from ThinkGeek and deftly maneuver your food with the power of the Force. We're not sure if you know this, but Yoda has been known to carve his Thanksgiving turkey using his lightsaber."

Found at

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

4 blocks, 11 shapes, and a Russian theme song

     "Remember the days of black and white gameboy? That "hand held" game was so chunky and heavy, but we all loved it!

     All glass pendants are hand cut, assembled and fused together in my home studio. They are all cooled slowly in my kiln to ensure strength and durability."

Glass Tetris Pendants found at UrbanFusions' Etsy shop.


Here, we not only love science and art, but we love accurate science in art!  Molecular Muse has created earrings featuring DNA and RNA base pairs and you can purchase them in the sets that they pair up as in real life!  Found at Molecular Muse's Etsy shop.

Monday, December 27, 2010

¿Cómo se llama?

      "Calling all geeks! We have a product that has your name written all over it...literally! This fantastically nerdy nameplate is the perfect gift for you, your friends, and your family because it is personalized with periodic table elements that can spell out just about any name you can think of!

      The wooden display is 6 3/4" long and has been painted black but if specified, can be natural wood or painted another color. The scrabble tiles used are .75" square and have the periodic table tile on top protected by a nice shiny glaze. This is truly the ultimate in geek gift giving. "

      You get to pick and choose which elements are used to spell out the name you desire!  Found at Shop Gibberish's Etsy shop.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

The 01101100 Word

     Perfect for "you're geeky better half".....the phrase "I LOVE YOU" has been inked in binary on the page of a vintage dictionary, and a little red heart has been added.  Even better if that other half is concerned about the environment because the frame is made from sustainable wood scraps.  You can also order a custom design in case you have another phrase to translate into binary.  Found at Wall Envy Art's shop on Etsy.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

As Seen On TV

     "Remember the test pattern screens that would pop-up during your favorite show and scare the crap out of you? I have hand stitched in all it's neon, retro glory! The most perfect and unique gift for any television geeks (especially old shows!).

These little pieces of wall or cubicle art are perfect for embracing your nerd, and make excellent conversation starters.

■ Organic cotton and hemp fabric.
■ Rainbow of bright colors 100% cotton embroidery floss.
■ Wood embroidery hoop, circle: 5" (12.5cm).
■ My own pattern, totally original (although some guy with an emergency did come up with the design)."

Found at Its A Stitch's Etsy shop.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Crochetasaurus Rex

RAWR!  Planet June has created a collection of crochet patterns for making dinosaur amigurumi!   So you do need some crochet skills for this, but there is also a link to tutorial information to help you make your new dinosaurs!  There's a lot of crochet information on the tutorial so if you're a newby to crocheting you still might be able to manage this project! Found at PlanetJune's Etsy shop.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

I need a red 2 by 2

Another Lego item!  They are so versatile and can be used for so many creative things...I suspect that after awhile we will have featured enough Lego items to create a wardrobe (both the large closet type and the clothing selection that would be in side).  Cufflinks makes, well, cuff links, and has a huge selection when it comes to Lego cuff links.  So you have no excuse for not wearing these because you will find something that matches!  It's mentioned in the item description that these would be great for groomsmen and I agree!  With the Lego color selection, you could easily find some that go with the wedding colors!  Or whatever color selection you care about - your school, sports team, whatever!  Found at Cufflinks Etsy shop

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


 Anyone read binary?

      Robotic bobby pins!  Melissa Abram took Japanese robot print fabric and made some buttons and attached them to bobby pins.  Found at Melissa Abram's Etsy shop.

1 out of 8 ain't bad

A Wall Tentacle? What? Yes!  Found at Art Akimbo's shop on Etsy, this spectacular wall tentacle can be custom built and painted with whichever color you choose.  It will take six weeks to complete, but after that you will have a 31 inch long tentacle to hang on your wall!  Read ArtAkimbo's description to get a better feel for the humor of the artist and how seriously intense and awesome the wall tentacle is!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Princess is in Another Castle

 Classic Nintendo items! Feel fortunate if you procrastinated purchasing a winter cap, because now you can get a Chomp hat (with chain!).  The Star barrette will work in all seasons. Items found at Squishy Productions by Paladin Anderson on Etsy.  The store also contains a variety of WOW, Firefly, and many more geeky franchise items.

Monday, December 20, 2010

The Ruler of All Pens

      Any building buff will love this scale ruler pen. This retractable ballpoint pen is made out of a scale ruler, which is a specialized ruler used in architecture, engineering and construction. The scale ruler is used to make or measure from reduced scale drawings such as blueprints and floor plans. This pen is in the traditional triangular shape of the scale ruler complete with a range of calibrated scales (ratios). A convenient tool for writing, measuring and marking up those blueprints. Designed by Shigeru Ban. The scale ruler pen has a fine point and you can order additional refills too. Made in the USA.  Found at

Lego my Giraffe-o

Hooray for Legos!  I was constantly playing with Legos as a kid (and wish I still had my collection today to play with...I'm still not sure where it went) but I could rarely make anything other than houses or what the directions told me to make.  I guess I'm just not the creative Lego type!  Fortunately CarvinSculptures is that type and has an Etsy shop full of unique items 'scuplted' entirely from Legos!

Beep Bleep Beep Pthwww Beep

I'm not sure how to transcribe R2D2 noises.....anyways.....if you can knit (or have a friend whom knits, or can hunt down someone whom knits, etc.) you can have an R2D2 beanie (or toque if you're Canadian).  I can knit and have been meaning to make this but haven't gotten around to it, but the pattern is free online at Carissa Knits.  People have commented that it wasn't difficult to make and the pattern is ready in three sizes (child, adult small, and adult large).  The supplies you'd have to buy end up being enough for two so you and your BFF can have matching hats (toques) and run around beeping at each other pretending to understand what's going on!  Or at least that's what I would do....and will do when I get around to making this!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Not Exactly Subtle Wall Art

     We've all been in those houses that have the sentimental word signs (LOVE, FAMILY, HOME, etc.) and we like them, but the words just don't seem very fitting or personal enough for us to place in our own homes.  Oh Dier solved the problem for us by making word signs from recycled wood that say things like "geek" and "nerd".  There are also signs that say "holla", "bananas", and many more awesome phrases.  You can also get custom colors to match your décor.  Items can be found at Oh Dier's Etsy shop.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Catch That Molecule

            Suncatchers seem old school to me, but Quingawaga gives them new life (or at least super geeky life) by having the lines form chemical structures.  Your current choices are caffeine, dopamine, and theobromine (do you know which is which? or what they are/do?).  Previously there have also been serotonin, and resveratrol.  Found at Quingawaga's Etsy shop.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Fix Any Jewelry Collection

I think my love for Duck Tape is best exemplified by the fact that I have three rolls sitting on my desk (purple, lime green, and plaid (the graduation gift from my parents that most excited me)).  I haven't been too crafty with it (yet....) but always appreciate those whom are!  These rings, sunflower pen, and tie (for an adult though pictured on a child) are found at Quiet Mischief's Etsy shop.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

This might smell bad.

 If these images don't look familiar.....then you need to re-watch The Empire Strikes Back ASAP.  Something about Luke and Han on Hoth and Luke gets hurt and needs to be kept Han slices open a dead Tauntaun with a light saber (hence the zipper pull! Detail, YES!) and shoves Luke inside to save his life.  You too can be saved by a Tauntaun!  The head serves as a pillow and there's an intestine pattern printed on the inside!  Sadly, it's for indoor use only.  Found at

You can't get a hotel because there aren't enough houses for you to trade them in! HA!

 Like the title?  Monopoly is one of the greatest games ever and I love not trading in my houses for hotels to limit the amount of houses so other people can't upgrade to hotels because you have to physically own the four houses you want to trade in for a hotel!  Yes, you would hate playing Monopoly with me.  Perhaps you should purchase some Monopoly house earrings from Eccentric Accessories on to have as back up in our game in case I monopolize the housing market.  I also pictured the K'nex, Lego, and Pacman earrings....great, classic nerd toys!  And for the K'nex and Lego items, there's a wide variety of colors found in the shop (I was boring and only used the yellow...).  There are also other items besides earrings so don't be sad if you don't have your ears pierced!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Super Heroine Chic

DC Comics has teamed up with nOir jewelry to create items based on Catwoman, Batgirl, Wonder Woman, and Super Girl.  What girl doesn't want their own Wonder Woman Cuff? My super hero of choice is Batman, so I'm drawn to the Bat symbol bracelet/cuff and Gotham City ring.  The next time I have $215 to spend on jewelry....a gunmetal cubic zirconia encrusted bat will make its way to my wrist.

Strangled by Math

     Since calculators can get a bit clunky, why not wear a stylish abacus around your neck?  Everyone can be an abacist with all the abaci!  The stones slide along the silver so the abacus is functional.  Found at AF Orfebre at

I've Got the Power!

Is it practical? Maybe not for a North Dakota winter (we'll wear ours in spring), but it's a totally geeky accessory that tells everyone you've got the power! Last we checked you can buy yourself a knitted power cord in charcoal, orange, and yellow - and if you're crafty enough to pull it off, you can buy the pattern and make one yourself in which ever color you want! Stay plugged in to your fashionable geek side! Found at KnitKnit's shop on

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Imagine Russian Text Here

The Space Exploration Age!  Ah...the good 'ol days. 
It doesn't get much cooler than vintage Russian stamps on a necklace. 

"A striking Russian stamp from 1963 is attached to delicate beaded vintage chain. A unique and lovely gift!

The vintage stamp sits on a piece of recycled record vinyl with rounded edges. It has a glossy coating, for durability and shine. The pendant measures about 2" wide. The vintage beaded chain is 16" long with an optional up to 2" extension." Found at MidnightGirlDesigns on

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Wear Are Your XX Chromosomes?

Actual chromosomes, blown up to create an eye catching kind of scarf/shirt! Wear your DNA proudly. A wonderfully fun & original design- especially for doctors, geneticists, & biology teachers!

Whether you're proud of the fact that you've studied human biology or of the fact that you're a chic geek that understands why this is awesome you can wear your chromosomes proudly with these fancy shmancy shirts, tank tops, or scarves. We just wish they had XY gear for the guys! Items fount at Xenotees on Etsy.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Welcome to our Geeky Artsy Blog!


     "Que Interesante" is Spanish for "How Interesting"...and this blog plans on being interesting!  "Where Geek Meets Art" is our moto and we are going to scour the internet for amazingly nerdy things!  To "Follow" us and see what we find.  Have something geeky artsy that you make?  Tell us about it and we may feature it!