Skip the bouquet of soon-wilting flowers and give a cuddly gift that will show your love (and quirky sense of humor) this V-Day. This largish but not-quite-pillow-size grinning heart plushie, Humongous Heart Plush by iheartguts comes with a silly hang tag too.
These cute new additions to our plush collection are thymine (red), adenine (green), cytosine (green), and guanine (black) are the four nucleotide bases that make up our DNA. Not only are these Biochemies Plush adorably cute, they have magnets to form hydrogen bonds with each other. Thymine matches up to adenine and cytosine interacts with guanine.$29.50
‘Tis the season to be socially obligated to attend various parties, but you don’t need to look like a schmuck while you do. Ditch those boring ties and rock one of ours! Select ties are up to 25% off. Go!
The coolest thing about getting this plush Cancer from Giant Microbes is that it can be easily cured by turning it inside out! How cool is that? It’s a positive take on a disease, and it’s kind of adorable in both its states, too. $12.95.
We just got in our Tetris candy ($3.95) that come in a purple metal “T” tin, and the best part is that each of the mints are shaped like the game pieces, so you could play a little game on your desk with some skillful chew-work, if you felt like it. However, it’s just easier and less slobbery to play it online, though, and we found a decent one that lets you pick the level (speed) you want to start at.
A little known fact is that there’s a 10% discount on both our candy and our Giant Microbes plush toys if you buy 10 or more of each item, which is a great way to get stocking-stuffers out of the way.
We’ve donated a sweet gifty bag to a raffle to help people who lost their homes in the recent tornado in Washington IL. It’s part of the Cellar Door Salon & Studio opening party in Wicker Park Chicago, from 7pm to midnight tomorrow (Saturday. December 7), and there are prizes from other local businesses, food from Cellar Door Provisions in Logan Square, a DJ set from Ross Kelly of local vintage boutique kokorokoko, and gin from Letherbee Distillers headquartered up in Ravenswood. Stop by and check it out. http://cellardoorsalon.com/
Pictured above: SIM Card Address Book, Fan Guard Necklace, Wii Controller Gum, Super Mario Bros. Mushroom Candy, Circuit Board Keychain, MIDI Keychain, Cat5 Earrings, Transistor Earrings, Microcontroller Cufflinks. (Not pictured: Diode Bracelet, Teal Capacitor Earrings, Transistor Earrings – Small, PSP Candy, Microcontroller Tie Tack)
Just in time for the annual stocking-stuffer need, we’ve just added Tetris Mints to our nerdy candy offerings. They come in the familiar and versatile purple “T” shape, but they are filled with almost one hundred candies in the various piece shapes. You could draw a rectangle and then pull one piece out at a time to play a game, and then chomp off the full rows at the bottom. Might be a bit slobbery depending on your bite skills, but it sounds fun in theory.
There’s also a 10% discount when you order 10 or more. Just add the amount to your cart and you’ll see the discount automatically applied.
Get a head start and a discount on your holiday decorating / gifting with these cool circuit board ornaments. Buy ten or more ornaments and you’ll get 10% off the total.
We’ve also discovered they make neat gift tags, so we’ll include free removable white labels that you can use for TOing and FROMing.
But if you’re totally impatient, you can get free gift tags with a circuit board design right now! Just download and print these PDFs and cut them out.
[Download Dreidels Gift Tags PDF]
If you want smaller tags for smaller gifts, just print them out at 50% instead.
Yay, our Diskette Handbag is a a PVC handbag with real floppy disks on the outside, and you can have your very own. $38.00.
Instead of just the obligatory tie or pair of cufflinks, what about getting Dad super-cool versions instead? How about tastefully subtle cufflinks made from microcontrollers or circuit boards (below)? Or a tie that first appears to be an edgy, all-over one-color print, but is actually printed with vintage screens used to print circuit boards (at right)?
What about a tie clip made from a real solid state amplifier in a DIP package (above)?
If you know it, consider yourself among the nerdy elite! (Answer is after the jump)
Megan Nissen stumbled upon the idea of making jewelry out of electronic components while working as an intern at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), but it wasn’t until preparing for the next Caltech Ballroom Dance Club party that she made some earrings that she gained the admiration of her geekier friends. Months later when she found herself between jobs, she figured she’d give the jewelry business a try.
With the help of her dance club friend, Jessie they hand made some initial pieces to sell on Etsy as Techcycled. Unlike other Etsy sellers who can’t even identify what surplus material they use for their creations, Megan, with an Electrical Engineering degree and Jessie with a Ph.D. in Applied Physics actually know the real-world, intended function of the components they work with. All of their pieces are packaged in jewelry boxes and come with a information card on their history.