July 11th, 2012
Picture yourself in a Tardis photo booth
I would have never even thought about it, but the Tardis seems about the perfect size for making a good photo booth out of. Well, that is exactly what Steve Long did. He built a portable Tardis photo booth that recently made its debut at a wedding.
This impressive 4′ x 4′ Tardis photo booth is even officially licensed by the BBC so Steve can make back the money he spent building it (and then some I would assume). Unfortunately, when it made its debut at the wedding, while it was a huge success, only one guy (the one in the picture) out of the 270 guests knew what the Tardis was!
For further details on how Steve Long made this amazing photo-booth take a look at the inspiring site Tardis Builders where there is a galaxy full of cool Tardis builds from showers to chicken coops!
July 9th, 2012
Real Life Lego Bridge
I wish I could tell you this bridge is actually made out of Lego bricks. Wouldn’t that be the best bridge ever if it was?
Well, this isn’t quite what it looks like. It’s a bit of an illusion because it’s an old ugly bridge that was painted to look like it was made out of Lego bricks.
Either way, this street art is awesome. I love it. The bridge is 820 feet long, and it took 4 weeks to get all the details just right so it would look like a real Lego bridge.
Painted by street artist Meqx. It’s located in Wuppertal, Germany so if you are ever in that area, please send us some pictures of you there!
July 6th, 2012
I love Tetris and I’m also one of those girls who loves to have lots of cushions, so these shapely bits of gamerfied design are right on the top of my latest list of must haves.
They come in a myriad of colors, and all the seven Tetris shapes. Each one is handcrafted and they are made from raw texted cotton, and stuffed with polyester. Show the world your love of video games, and your penchant for wacky design at the same time. Available on Etsy for £183.oo for the set.
via: The UberReview
July 5th, 2012
Be safe with a Space Invader
Security is not only an important issue on your computer: Your real life is dangerous, too! Especially if you ride your bike at night, accidents can happen very easily. If day-glo sashes and pulsing LED’s mounted on your hat are a bit too garish for you to wear, even in the dark – try these Space Invader charms to get you home safely.
The Space Invaders Reflectors measure 6,5×6,5 or 9×6,5cm. and are made from reflective hi-vis material. Officially Licensed by Taito each one is equipped with a reclosable metal strap.
If you hurry to Firebox you can buy them for £3.75 instead of £7.49, that’s a bargain that shouldn’t be missed!
July 2nd, 2012
Pac-Man Ghost shelf
A couple of years ago we posted about a Pac-Man Bookshelf and now we’ve found the perfect addition to your Pac-Man inspired library. This ghost shelf is made by Barcelona artist Light Yourself Up, great for keeping your books neat and tidy but even better for holding all your video game boxes.
The shelf measures about 76cm(H) x 71cm(W) x 10cm(D), and can be customized in other colors, you can even chose which direction the ghost’s eyeballs are looking. Me, I’d love to have a set of four, one each of Inky, Blinky, Pinky and Clyde hanging on my wall.
Light Yourself Up have a shop on Etsy where you can buy their Pac-Man Ghost shelf for £368.oo plus shipping.
June 28th, 2012
You can have your very own Space Invader at home with the Retro Invader Couch. It is probably one of the highest quality retro video game couches we’ve ever seen. It’s sleek design and memory foam cushioning makes this Space Invaders inspired couch not only incredibly nostalgic, but comfortable too.
We think this wonderful piece of furniture would be the ideal place to make yourself comfortable while playing your surface tension arcade coffee table.
The couch, made by Russian designer Igor Chak , has until recently only been available in the USA but Firebox are now stocking it in their WTF (What The Firebox!) section. Each couch is handmade to order and will cost you £5,500 but delivery is free.
June 27th, 2012
Beer never tasted so good
Following on from yesterdays beer inspired post I’ve found these amazing beer glasses from Etsy seller WastedTalentDesigns. This awesome Galaga engraved pilsner glass is one of several different designs available.
The glasses are hand engraved or etched and there are a variety of designs to chose from, including Asteroid and Pac-Man. For those that prefer wine to beer all designs are available as wine glasses too.
Available through Etsy starting at £13.00 plus post and packing (from the USA)
via: Global Geek
June 26th, 2012
Arkeg – Beer Arcade
Combine your love of alcohol and arcade gaming with this beer tap arcade machine that comes with over sixty classic arcade titles and a five gallon keg.
Capable of serving over fifty five beers from the tap, this gaming / beer machine is a must have for gamers who love to drink.
Available for $3,999 from Arkeg and they ship all over the world too!
June 25th, 2012
The Evolution of the Game Controller
This must be the most extensive charting of video game controllers ever, detailing 119 species and 11 genera over seven decades of gaming.
Each print is signed and numbered by the artists, from a limited first edition of 1000.
Using 100 lb. archival recycled stock certified by The Forest Stewardship Council, this print is pressed with vegetable-based inks in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
Available through Pop Chart Lab for $30.00
June 21st, 2012
8 Bit Games Enter The Real World
Patrick Runte is a German photographer, and he’s decided to bring the 8 Bit world into ours. There is both something fun and surreal about his photos.
Patrick Runte’s photographs don’t just imagine what old video games might look like in the real world — with 8 Bit characters translated into three dimensions. They also imagine how those games might be played in our world — and they look like a good deal of fun.
Hedge maze Pac-Man would be a blast, and not being able to see the placement of all the dots and ghosts adds a layer of difficulty to the game. How would you go about doing real-world Tetris, though? Would you have a wind machine or conveyer belt that pushed players down in one direction?
What other 8 Bit games would you want to see in the real world?