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Apparently, Louis Vuitton isn't just obsessed with Scarlett Johansson and handbags that cost $42,000, the company has reportedly launched an effort to incorporate conceptual architecture into each of their stores and has given their new store on Rome's Via Condotti an amazing and techie makeover. According to Eternallycool, the front entry of the store features a plasma screen staircase that plays ever-changing tricks on customers. The screens play a loop of cascading water, trailing vines and even a classic Louis Vuitton trunk pattern.
The project was designed by architect Peter Marino, who I found also gave the Hong Kong Louis Vuitton store a techie twist. To see those images, read more
The IDesk laptop stand is perfect for those of us who use an external keyboard with our laptops.
The ergonomic stand keeps your laptop in an upright position so that you can sit comfortably when using external peripherals. Plus it comes with six levels of adjustable inclination angles and an integrated USB hub with four to seven ports.
It also has a clean, sleek design so your desk stays clutter free and it will improve airflow so that your laptop won't overheat.
Something else you could try using the IDesk for is viewing movies or television on your laptop. Mini flat screen TV, no?
With all the positive feedback I received about the USB ladybug mouse post, I just knew I had to share another cute critter gadget. This two button, ergonomic USB Frog Mouse is not only adorable but very user-friendly. All you have to do is plug it into your USB port and you can start surfing immediately. It only costs $15 and yes, the matching frog pad is included!
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We were so enthralled with Lindsb's pictures from LEGO artist Nathan Sawaya's recent exhibit, that we had to learn more about him. At the age of 30, Nathan quit his day job of being an attorney and decided to turn his attention to sculpting LEGO full-time. Three years later, Coolest Gadgets notes how Sawaya's Manhattan studio is now covered with plastic boxes full of LEGO bricks and LEGO creations including huge celeb portraits (like this Lindsay Lohan one) as well as various animals, flower arrangements, gadgets, still objects, the Statue of Liberty and many many more unique sculptures. When CNN interviewed Sawaya, this is what he had to say about making the switch from attorney to LEGO artist: "I worked with great people at the law firm, but my passion was always for my art. As more and more people were commissioning pieces and collecting my artwork, it became clear to me that I should focus on my art full time."
To see the rest of this gallery, read more
These magic wave speakers not only display a multicolored lightshow to accompany all your music, but they are alot of fun as well!
Equipped with a motion sensor, you can wave your hand in front of the sensor to adjust the volume and flick your wrist to trigger the FM radio's auto-scan, which in my opinion is way more fun than a remote control. Connect this speaker to your iPod, mp3 player or any other audio device via the headphone jack. On sale now for $20 from Sharper Image. And if you're wondering how high these bright orbs stand, they measure about 11".
One of my college roommates spent many an hour playing Nintendo Duck Hunt and avoiding her school work (I was worried at first but she had this unnatural ability to ace classes despite her addiction and ended up becoming a brilliant Archaeologist). Needless to say, I was taken on a nostalgic trip down memory lane when I learned Craftster member Quacker Jacks has created a lovely and amazing piece of geek art inspired by the game. Apparently, Quacker Jacks decided to combine her childhood obsession with Duck Hunt with her new obsession of knitting and after about a month of on and off knitting, this gem was born.
If you love this as much as my friend Marissa does, I suggest you follow the pattern and make your own. What do you think, would you wear it?
To check out additional images of the sweater, read more
The 2007 International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York kicked off yesterday, and while I was unable to sneak away - ahem, I couldn't miss Maker Faire - plenty of bloggers are keeping me updated on all of the geeky wares.
A kissing cousin of the Lego Obsession and Tetris necklaces from the spring, the pixelated leather jewelry has that certain dose of elegance and simplicity that the gaming necklaces lacked. I can't wait to see what other geeky things designers have cooked up!
Have you been to a ICFF show or museum exhibit recently or run across geeky items you just love? Share your photos, news, reviews and tips with Geeksugar and I'll feature my favorites on the homepage. To learn how to post your finds to the Geeky Things I Love, read more