Talk about retro gaming — this amazing animated short by Patrick Jean at One More Productions (a Paris-based visual effects company) envisions world domination by pixelated vintage video game characters like Pac-Man, Space Invader, and Donkey Kong. Not to mention Tetris taking over our skyscrapers! It's a two-minute video, but there's so much to look at — check it out after the jump
I'm totally crushing on the pixel style of this Christian Zuzunaga Color Chart Bag like no other. When I saw it, I had to have it. And even though the bag is sold from a UK-based retailer, I won't be shelling out a small fortune to call this mine: it's only $50!
Imagine a life with not only a pixel bag, but a pixel couch (which an overwhelming amount of you loved by the way), and draping yourself with a number of pixel accessories! I'm geeking out over here. Truth is, it's a pixelated world, baby, and we're all just living in it.
Usually when something looks pixelated, it's a bad thing. But if you're a designer looking for a modern, innovative, and subversive pattern, it's all about rendering something that would otherwise be boring in pixels. Can those clothes and accessories be stylish? You bet they can.
Geeky pillows that also look extra luxe? Color me happy. These pixelated-floral print Mixelated Pillows (about $53) are pretty darn cool looking, and they seem to bring your computer screen to life for your interior.
On the other hand, they remind me of this Matthew Williamson pixelated scarf in that I know that I like it, but actually using it is a different story.
What do you think?
Nope, I'm still not over geek-inspired baked goods; are you? Nope? Good!
Instructables has posted a fabulous tutorial on how to make pixel cookies. I like the idea of committing to baking cookies rather than a labor-intensive cake, as amazing as those results may be (ahem, Kindle Cake!)
Did I say less labor intensive? Well, these cookies do involve the use of a Play-Doh extruder, which I don't exactly have lying around (though Instructables suggests Target). Still, these geeky cookies would make a nice and tasty surprise for a party. Or a Thursday night.
There's no reason why your love of real-life hardbound books and your love of technology have to clash. Even if you're planning on getting a new Kindle soon, you undoubtedly still have some books in your place, and the Icoeye blog found a great way of showing that your techiness hasn't gotten in the way of your literary love: pixel-printed book jackets.
It's a little project unto itself, if you're so inclined to print out each sheet and then arrange your jacketed books on shelves to display the icons, but it's so creative that I'd enjoy seeing this instead of some dusty spines on someone's bookshelf.
What do you think?
Not since those pixelated necklaces have I seen something so gorgeously geeky — and I mean in the I-would-wear-this way! This Matthew Williamson Digital Print Scarf ($225) is a sight to be admired — a fab designer scarf in a subtle geeky print — but is it too much? And by "it," I mean the price and the techie sentiment. What do you think?
This pixel couch made by an art school grad in the UK is a geek's dream. Seen on The Cool Hunter, the couch is not quite in production yet, but has been picked up by a Danish manufacturer.
This couch would add some major geek factor to any room. Seriously, think about it: this couch, the 80's arcade table, a few of the floppy disk coasters for your drinks, and maybe even a Slanket for those chilly nights alone. . . I mean, while you're watching Battlestar Galactica, with your significant other, of course. It's the perfect geeky living room! I think Casa would approve. Or maybe I'm too much of a geek to know better.