by Rebecca Pahle | 2:00 pm, November 28th, 2013
In our series of holiday gift guides we come now to an old stalwart: jewelry. When you don’t know what to get someone it’s easy to say “Yeah, yeah, I’ll just get ‘em a nice-looking necklace.” And they might ooh and ahh when they see it, but that’s no guarantee they’ll take it out of a spare drawer any time soon. We recommend buying from one of these sellers and getting that person on your list something that’ll double as a both a decoration and a declaration—of geekitude, that is. Worry not: You’ll find no evil rings here.
by Susana Polo | 11:26 am, November 25th, 2013
As Etsy seller GiantEye points out, “if you get caught doing naughty things and happen to have these on you, life might get more interesting.” On the other hand, if your favorite monthly getaway is a LARP community where you roleplay picking locks by actually picking locks, well, these might be right up your alley.
by Susana Polo | 2:25 pm, November 7th, 2013
Steelcandy is a Tumblr run by an Australian design student, so I’d take a good guess that these designs are not available for sale: they’re just very convincing 3D mockups of what inlaid rings for each of Avatar: The Last Airbender‘s four nations and the mysterious White Lotus Society might look like. You’ll just have to enjoy them with your eyeballs, for they don’t actually exist. Just like Lion Turtles.
by Susana Polo | 3:29 pm, October 9th, 2013
Neurons Not Included sells many things, but we think they could probably just have a whole shop just for these lovely aluminum cuffs, featuring references to science, math, video games, and literature. Or cuffs with an x-ray of wrist bones on them.
by Susana Polo | 11:23 am, October 2nd, 2013
Yup, that’s two owls, a snitch, and the sign of the Deathly Hallows. Now all you need is an Norwegian Ridgeback and I hear you can turn in the whole set for some premium quills.
by Susana Polo | 4:18 pm, September 23rd, 2013
Well, no, Jane Austen did not carry the One Ring for much of her days, only relinquishing it in death after an unnaturally extended life. But Kelly Clarkson did buy it in auction, and the UK wasn’t too comfortable with that, so various folks and one anonymous donor have managed to raise the funds and buy it back. This makes the author’s old jewelry one of the national treasures of the United Kingdom.
by Rebecca Pahle | 12:10 pm, September 23rd, 2013
“Where are my drag—oh, wait, never mind. They’re right here. On my hand.”
(Fab via Fashionably Geek)
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by Susana Polo | 2:24 pm, September 10th, 2013
If there’s one thing that Tumblr is saying to me loud and clear right now, it’s that if it’s past Labor Day and not November yet, that means it must be Halloween. And what’s a better Halloween accessory than the sterling silver head of your favorite B-movies star? Unfortunately, apparently there are only three of these out there.
by Susana Polo | 4:32 pm, September 3rd, 2013
I’m a person who has no shame in flaunting her geeky interests publicly with my clothing and accessories, but paradoxically the geeky wearables I find most alluring are the subtle ones. I doubt that anyone who wasn’t familiar with the particular design of the Golden Snitch would peg House on Hudson’s topaz inlaid ring as anything other than a simply well designed bit of finger dressing.
by Susana Polo | 2:22 pm, August 29th, 2013
Yes, we live in the future, and yes, these earrings are tiny video screens and storage devices that can store and play four to eight hours of video. They can even play sounds, although “constant sound” is not recommended. They’re the subject of an ongoing Indiegogo project by MJ Mclaren that still has a long way to go, so there’s no guarantee they’ll be available at retail. Still, we get closer to Blade Runner-style style every day.