Pixeljunk Eden's Baiyon to direct his own romantic adventure game

Popular Kyoto-based multimedia artist Baiyon, best known for the impeccable PixelJunk Eden, will direct his own 'romantic adventure' game, about love and human incompleteness.

Why don't female protagonists often get to date?


Little by little we're seeing more believable women characters in some of our video games, but what about their romantic options? Read the rest

This fresh, romantic take on Solitaire will have you hooked


Imagine the card game of Solitaire, except it's about Victorian courtship, and you can win fancy dresses and decorate your ballroom and also unlock clever and challenging new twists on the game design. I KNOW. No seriously you have got to play this I'm not kidding. Read the rest

Gorgeous custom science fiction jewelry

Pittsburgh's Paul Michael Bierker is a jeweler who makes incredible, nerdy rings and other jewelry, from the Tie Fighter engagement rings to the Han Solo in Carbonite rings (also available as a pendant). Read the rest

Couples counsellor who assigns Ikea furniture assembly calls Liatorp "The Divorcemaker"

It's one thing to ask fighting couples to cooperate on assembling semi-disposable flat-pack furniture from a bullying, tax-dodging mega-corp, but the bedrawered, empanelled Liatorp is a bridge too far. Read the rest

Tone-deaf Valentines tweets from the NSA

"Roses are red, violets are blue, #NSA loves privacy rights and you." No, seriously. Read the rest

You autocomplete me

A letterpress Valentine from Paperwheel ($6.75). (via Dan Hon) Read the rest

Dancing papercraft Valentine

Siberian-born, Philippines-based paper artist Maria Dubrovskaya makes beautiful articulated paper dolls and sculptures, including this timely dancing Valentine's Day heart ($15). Read the rest

Vintage Monster Valentines

In 1966, Topps issued a series of "Frankenstein Valentine Stickers" that have only improved with age. Read the rest

Disembodied facial-feature candles

London-based Uncanny Art Shop makes realistic-looking candles containing disembodied facial features, some contorted in agonized rictii: there's a male mouth, two female mouths and a pair of ears on a featureless head. Read the rest

Death Star heart necklace

What could be more romantic than a fully operational battle station? $16.61, ships from Canada, made from polymer clay. (via Geeky Merch) Read the rest

"Tie the knot" wedding invites that include a self-tying knot

Designer Cristina Moraleja created these clever 2011 wedding invitations for her clients Lois and Cris. Read the rest

Neuroscientist groom give neuroscientist bride a 3D print of his brain

Michael sez, "We're both neuroscientists studying human memory with fMRI at the University of Texas at Austin -- I wanted to surprise her with a gift that best symbolized me giving her all that I am. Read the rest

Surprise marriage proposal via Magic: The Gathering

Lindsey Loree proposed to her boyfriend by challenging him to a game of Magic: The Gathering into which she inserted a homemade "Proposal" card (she had to sneak a card into her lap to make it work); once he said yes, she gave him a ringpop to seal the deal! Read the rest

Lena Finkle's Magic Barrel: Bad romance, Russia and writer's angst

Anya Ulinich's 2008 debut novel Petropolis, marked her out as a master of tragicomic romance; now she's back with a huge, hilarious, bitter graphic novel about sex, immigration, the Russian soul, and heartbreak. Cory Doctorow reviews Lena Finkle's Magic Barrel: A Graphic Novel.

Romantic anniversary dinner on the wing of a plane

Comedian Mark Malkoff spent 30 days living on a commercial airliner as a world-record-setting stunt; the airline helped him celebrate his anniversary with a romantic dinner on the wing. Read the rest

Blackpool meets Bosch: stag and hen nights from hell

Sal writes, "Dougie Wallace's photo-set of stag and hen parties in Blackpool is hideously beautiful. Featuring cross-dressers, men shrink-wrapped to various objects, bare buttocks, flying chunder and the horrible aftermath of a night on the town." There's a lot of the-night-before-the-morning-after stuff here, all right -- Bosch meets Blackpool. (Thanks, Sal!) Read the rest

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