Chocolate molecule or neurotransmitter jewelry and green capacitor jewelry to surprise your nerdy girl this Valentine’s Day
Theobromine gets its name from the genus of the cacao tree–theo (“god”) and broma (“food”), meaning “food of the gods.” Any chocolate fan will certainly agree on the choice of name. Available as a sterling silver necklace (shown above, $90) or earrings, ($50).
Real green capacitors are elegantly transformed into a matching Green Capacitor Necklace & Earrings set ($40).
Serotonin is one of the neurotransmitters that can make us feel pleasantly happy and satisfied, like at dinner with your loved one. Now available as a necklace in a tiny format in four different metals ($60–$250).
It’s like those traditional gift stores just want to make everyone fat in February with their chocolate truffles, bags of sugar and fruit dipped in various sweet chemicals. Yes, there’s unconditional love and all that, but once the chocolates are devoured and the flowers start wilting, that’s it. Why not give a gift that lasts and reminds your love of your love? Check out our “5 Geeky Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her” post for some ideas.
Fractalspin–the online Chicago-based geek boutique–has curated a selection of nerdy gifts for the ladylike this Valentine’s Day. In the blog post “5 Geeky Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her” alternatives to traditional flowers and candy are such things such as a goofy, grinning plush heart, earrings made from red circuit boards cut into identical heart shapes, and a silver pendant necklace in the shape of the dopamine molecule–the very neurotransmitter responsible for feelings of being in love. Check out the rest of their unexpected Valentine’s Day gift ideas: www.fractalspin.com.
There’s a reason this plush guy is one of our most popular Valentine’s Day gifts: you’re literally giving someone your heart! And he’s just adorkably endearing, too at 10″ high–too big to stuff in a purse and not quite big enough to be a pillow.
We also received this email from a customer last year who had a very clever idea:
… thank you for helping me get my gift together for my girlfriend. I wanted to find a stuffed animal to wear the earrings I bought for her and the heart was the perfect thing […] She loved the earrings and it was fun to surprise her at dinner. – John C.
Why didn’t we think of that? Our plush can be jewelry models! We’ll have to arrange a photo shoot, clearly.
And if quirky wordplay isn’t quite your thing, check out the Circuit Board Heart Necklace — a symbolic representation carved out of red circuit board and crafted into a pretty necklace pendant is just the thing to show your love. Might as well snag the matching Circuit Board Heart Earrings, too.
You know what love it? Dopamine. Yep, sorry you can’t blame it on puppies, newborns, or Belgian waffles, it’s a neurotransmitter that goes to work on your brain. Technically it’s a catecholamine neurotransmitter stored in vesicles in axon terminals and released when the neuron is depolarised. It interacts with specific membrane receptors to produce its effects that are terminated by re-uptake into the presynaptic neuron by a dopamine transporter.
Ah, you’re still reading, so you must be absolutely infatuated with dopamine. Let me direct your attention to the matching sterling silver Dopamine Earrings.
Handmade in Chicago, old school networking cable becomes colorful earrings. They’re packaged in a real petri dish used for scientific experiments, because, science.
Floppy Disk Necklace – Ball Chain – $14
Inspired by 8Bit Musician Nullsleep‘s necklace, this retro floppy disk hub makes a striking minimal pendant.
Cable Tie – $30
For stylish electronic musicians who need to dress us, the Cable Tie is the best choice.
Electronic Musician’s Emergency Adapters $35
You will be remembered fondly when These are the perfect gift for anyone who’s ever stumbled around underneath a pile of cables in the dark, only to curse the absence of a missing audio adapters. For piece of mind and sanity
Designed in Chicago by subVariant Recordings.
High Voltage Bag – $42
You can practically see the electrons charging through this bag, with it’s HIGH VOLTAGE warning. Pair it with the Padded Netbook / Tablet Sleeve for small computer haulage.
MIDI Cuff $50
These made-in-Chicago cuffs by Zelle are made from real audio cable (also made in the USA) and non-animal vinyl, and the perfect accessory for a musician of the electron-wrangling sort. They also come in a genuine anti-static bag resembling electronics packaging, for extra nerdery.
Check out all of our Gifts for Electronic Musicians!
We want to make sure that your stuff gets to you in time to give for Christmas. So, for all in-stock items (excluding those that have additional creation days), these are the order cut-off dates by country for Christmas Delivery (Dec. 25):
Priority Mail: Wednesday, Dec. 19
Priority Mail Express: Monday, Dec. 22
First Class Mail Int’l: Dec. 9
Priority Mail: Dec. 12
Priority Mail Express: Dec. 16
EUROPE, ASIA & PACIFIC RIM:
First Class Mail Int’l: Dec. 9
Priority Mail: Dec. 12
Priority Mail Express: Dec. 14
CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA:
Priority Mail: Dec. 2
Priority Mail Express: Dec. 12
Eh? Love diodes now? Perhaps you would also enjoy some diode jewelry?
Diode Chandelier Earrings $65 featuring diodes
Diode Necklace $35 with matching Diode Earrings.
We’re going to stuff some of our most popular items in the back of a lucky UberX car and head down to Pilsen on Saturday, May 17 and sell them at a discount! It’ll be at BlueBazaar, a fundraiser for Blue1647, a technology + entrepreneurship “innovation center” listed in the City of Chicago’s Technology Plan that brings together change-makers and thing-doers for great ideas.
Here are some of the other artist / vendors who are exhibiting:
No Rush Imagery
Knock Down Barns wooden game
WHAT: Free indoor crafty marketplace
WHEN: Saturday May 17, 2014 from 10 am – 6 pm
WHERE: BLUE1647 located at 1647 South Blue Island Ave, PILSEN (ample parking out front
and easy accessibility from CTA bus and train)
We take VISA, MC, DISC, AMEX & PayPal!
PS: Here’s a code to get a $10 credit at Uber
Here are some happy organs from I Heart Guts that will join us!
Yes! That’s a Plush Uterus,Plush Ovary, and Plush Mammary Gland!
I bet you didn’t think you wanted to snuggle up to a cute uterus when you woke up this morning, did you?
While we were putting these guys away, I found a whole box full of Plush Hearts, so for the next seven days, they’re only $10! Go, go, go!
Pictured above: Red Circuit Board Heart Necklace, Teal Triple Capacitor Necklace & Earrings Set, Plush Heart, and Plush Egg Cell.
Also, you can use 10531md for 10% off your next order. (It’s good until May 31, 2013.)