Modders, hackers, geeks, and nerds. We’re all creative in our own ways when it comes to gadgets and electronics. But there are so many other ways we can show off and build things that aren’t exactly electrical in nature yet still have strong cues to the geek culture we so thoroughly enjoy. So how exactly do you “branch out” into other areas? By making geeky furniture of course (or in this case, having your girlfriend make it). First off, a g/f that is a serious gaming nut — hook, line, and sinker. Second, strolling around your house everyday and looking at authentic looking lightsabers and Super Mario blocks all over the place is a dream come true for just about any geek I would assume. Judging by the picture above, these people look pretty serious right?
[Everything was] created by my girlfriend Judith for her apartment. We both love video games, especially Super Mario. She’s currently studying Mechanical Engineering in Germany and has also built an incredible lightsaber for my birthday. She’s a hardcore Super Mario Land (Game Boy) gamer and we both are fans of the whole franchise.
I designed the shelf for our growing collection of videogames (almost 200 Wii games) and I thought the boxes would be perfect with the backround [of hills] and a cloud (all made of wood). Beside the shelf was a small table for the phone and the Internet and I thought it would be cool if we could have a warp pipe too. So she’s created the warp pipe based on a garbage can [that] big enough to hide all the cables.
We’ve bought the figures and the mushroom to make it perfect. I designed the Game Boy clock [to include] the Super Mario Land scene with objects as numbers, because it is her favorite game … It works very well with the wall color and it’s not too colorful …
Currently she’s working on a small Koopa shell (the same size as the mushroom) for the shelf. So I’m just the guy with the ideas and she’s my Super Judith! ;o)
Ok, I’ve got to meet these people. They would be the coolest neighbors…ever.