Etsy seller kilroysattic makes a $60 Aliens/Xenomorph themed ring that transforms into a set of brass knuckles. Leaving aside the macho silliness of brass knuckles, it's a pretty fantastic piece, and a very clever mechanism for effecting the transformation. And the Xenomorph itself is a beautiful piece of van-art chic. If that's not your taste, check out his pirate ship/kraken ring
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Etsy seller Princeofdiamonds makes a $100, sterling silver, hand-cast Optimus Prime ring that's pretty awesome-looking!
SS-2767 Optimus Prime Transformers Sterling silver autobot Ring Pick Your Ring Size We Have Sizes 3 to 14
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The AT-SP Steampunk Walker desk lamp is for sale in WWWorks's Etsy store, and ships from Budapest. Its legs are jointed, as is its brass boiler. It's 35cm tall, and sells for $1,250.
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There are a lot of hi-rez bitmaps of the blueprints and schematics for various Disney rides and effects floating around on the Web. But Etsy's BlueprintPlace does them up right, as with this Walt Disney World Haunted Mansion Singing Statues Blueprint, "with ammonia activated paper on a Diazit blueprint machine." Cool!
Spotted at Comic-Con: EvaVanecek's wonderful handmade Star Trek men's waistcoats, which are a steal at $80, and are nicely tailored too (I tried one on). She also does Marvel Superheroes, and has a line of tuxedo vests, including Star Wars and others.
Star Trek pattern men's vests with buttons for closure
Spotted today at Comic-Con, the amazing polymer clay tentacle necklaces of Killer Tentacle Octopus, whose Etsy shop is temporarily shut. What a piece!
Etsy's TRoweDesigns makes gorgeous lamps out of metal plumbing fixtures and whimsical extras. I love his (sold out!) Mario lamp, but there's plenty here to like.
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Etsy seller ConcaveOblivion makes lovely, grotesque jewelry out of dentures; including hair-combs and bracelets.
Some bookish jewelry and accessories from Etsy make good use of Dewey Decimal classifications, such as thependantemporium's I still believe in 398.2 (fairy tales) pendants (see also).
Then there's writtennerd's earrings made with Dewey numbers culled from real old hand-typed card catalogs (necklaces, too)!
Sculptor Justin Gershenson-Gates produces the most amazing and beautiful clockwork insects and arthropods, which he sells in his Mechanical Mind Etsy shop. (via The Mary Sue)
Etsy seller KineticGifts has replicated "The Internet," a prop from a classic episode of The IT Crowd (wherein the boys convince their clueless boss that Stephen Hawking has given them permission to get it down from Big Ben so that she can show it to the Board of Directors). It's $28.42.
Whether you are looking for novelty for your desk, somewhere to hide your secrets or a subject for a speech to the shareholders, The Internet is a unique and fun tribute to this hilarious joke from The IT Crowd.
It measures 155 x 95 x 53 mm. Includes a red flashing light on top powered by an internal 9V (square style) battery. Includes an external switch so you can TURN OFF THE INTERNET. Battery is not included due to shipping limitations.
The Internet from "The IT Crowd" with On/Off Switch
I had the great pleasure of visiting with Giant Robot's Eric Nakamura and collaborators last night at the GR2 space on Sawtelle in Los Angeles.
Way into the wee hours of the night, they were gathering one-of-a-kind Uglydoll art for the fourth annual Uglycon, which starts June 15 and continues through June 26. The show includes Uglydolls created by fans, and fellow artists.
Photo: Xeni Jardin
Boing Boing pal Tim Shey and I walked around the space and watched a mural and an exhibit take shape. Above, a time-lapse video of the mural creation shot by Eric Nakamura.
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The Han Solo in Carbonite light-switch cover combines the 1980s-era Empire Strikes Back kitsch with 1960s era novelty "boner" decor -- yours for $40 from Etsy seller Wicked Studio.
Star Wars Han Solo in Carbonite Light Switch
Etsy seller CuriousBurrow will make you a sweet, sleepy sloth ring to order, in a range of colors.
Sloth Ring - Made To Order
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Rachel writes, "My chap and I are dedicated steampunks and geeks. My chap Andy also happens to be the owner of a very tidy laser cutter! Put the two together and you end up with our fabulous tribute to Nikola Tesla in the form of a beautiful laser etched vase entitled Souvenir of Wardenclyffe featuring a super illustration via Leo Blanchette.
The back of the vase is also etched using a sample of Tesla's own handwriting!"
Nikola Tesla Souvenir of Wardenclyffe Laser etched Vase Steampunk