Tuesday, June 25, 2013

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Scott and I have a certain...style. A lot of people like to decorate their homes with things that describe them. Some will seek out super low key chic items so that they can make themselves more comfortable in their space. Unfortunately, there aren't many blogs or magazines that show gorgeous living spaces with Spartan helmets from Halo or TARDIS cabinets hanging on the wall. We would like to be the exception to the rule.

I am a graphic artist, photographer, and model builder who enjoys science fiction, video games, and craft beer along with my husband (who is a computer programmer and developer). Rather than hiding all of our specialty pint glasses and comic books away, though, I have been striving for years to integrate the geek into the chic. I'd like to make our home a reflection of us, but still relatable enough to make our guests comfortable.

For example, when Scott first moved into the apartment that we're currently in, I made him a personal, yet fun, piece of art for his wall.

It's only made of our favorite movie quotes, but honestly, they're some of geekiest quotes you'll ever read. This wasn't as geek-tastic as the next thing I made for his apartment, though.

Yeah, he's a little STARK (pun totally intended. I'm really into puns, too). There is honestly a lot of things that show our true Star Wars, Dr. Who, Star Trek, video game lovin' colors.

A wooden statue of Bender the robot that I built with my father and brother.

My store all Weighted Companion Cube from Portal.

The Four My Little Ponies of the Apocalypse.

There is also my Evil Penguin. He is an interpretation of another favorite penguin or two, but he sits on my desk and makes sure I get things done.

We have a pretty extensive bar as well. It wasn't on purpose, it just grew. We started collecting pint glasses from a local restaurant (every Wednesday for a couple of years). Then we became the hub for a lot of hanging out between friends. Before we knew it, we became the drop off for bottles of odd liquor as well as the keeper of weird glassware. To accompany the collection, I decided that the red British phone booth cabinet from Hobby Lobby had to come home and help us out. But not without a coat of paint.

The TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimension in Space) is the space ship from Dr. Who with a broken chameleon circuit (That's why it's a phone booth, if you've ever wondered). The joke is that it's "bigger on the inside", which, in this case, really helps our storage issues. It hass all of our wine glass markers, bottle openers, and odds and ends.

With all this love of science fiction fandom seeping from our pores, we just couldn't keep it out of the wedding. The cakes that I designed as well as the cake toppers my father and I made really made it feel like Scott's and my wedding.

 Not to mention, the groom's cake was practically playable.

I guess the reason I wrote this up was a warning. Not everything we do is going to look like you can pick it up and put it in anyone elses house. This is going to be a blog about home decor and do-it-yourself shenanigans that will help us really live in our new home. That will occasionally be accompanied by some bad puns, terrible movie references, or horrible jokes. There might be a space invader right next to a soft gray sectional couch, or you might encounter a coffee table with some well used Xbox controllers on it.

Is your home set up like a geeky wonderland or have you hidden away your "shame"? Do you have a weird hobby that you love to display or an odd collection? Let us know in the comments!


  1. As Sheldon said, "See what happens when you let girls play D & D."

    I can't wait to see what all you come up with!

  2. You forgot "start" in your title.

  3. I was trying to make it less obvious, lol