Working on a very exciting new GEEKWARE project till the early hours of the morning most nights. Will tell you more in a few weeks....
In the meanwhile, here's a look at some new GEEKWARE photos! The model is Mr Geekware. We'd been gardening all weekend which is why his nails are all dirty in the key photo!! (might have to photoshop out the dirt).
Would anyone like to see our mammoth gardening project? It's what's kept us busy for the last month... and it's still not finished! *note to self: it'll be worth it when it's done*
I'll be at the Stop and Shop show from Friday to Sunday so drop by and say hello! The show is at the Transalta Arts Barns, which is next to the Farmers Market. The weather is looking glorious and a perfect weekend to stroll along Whyte Ave and check out Edmonton's up-and-comping designers.
Global TV is going to be shooting at the show on Saturday morning and I think I'm going to be interviewed on air at around 9.10am.
It was great to meet so many new faces at the Royal Bison Show last weekend.
I've had a bit of a break from blogging lately. We have been Xeroscaping our yard, and I've been working on new products for a photoshoot for the new website. The shoot went great, and I can't wait for the 2nd shoot when we will be using models! Exciting stuff is happing in the world of GEEKWARE so stay tuned!!
You can find me at the 3rd Royal Bison Craft and Art Show next weekend in Edmonton Alberta Canada! I'll have all of your old favourite GEEKWARE and I'll also be testing out some fun new creations too. Come check it out!
Some computer geniushas hooked up these old Mac Classics to be Customer Counters. Here's what they say: "there is an imac g3 that handles the basics (acts as a server) but the counters are tied into every single computer so that any employee can correct it manually if the numbers are off."
I'm not sure quite what to think of this concept, although my first thought is 'how do you breath?'.
Here's what the artist says: "I've been working on a project where I knit sweaters to go from gadgets to your body. They're supposed to be a fun commentary on how attached and concentrated on technology we are, and to highlight the lack of movement that happens when we're engrossed in our laptops, keyboards, PDAs, etc. the one pictured above is for privacy, warmth, and concentration in public spaces while using a laptop.
Did I get blogged somewhere big? I've been a manufacturing machine this past week, making all your orders and doing runs to the Post Office every day.
My friend Monica reminded me that I've not blogged in AGES, so this one's for you!
Hey, did I tell you that you can now choose the type of keys for your custom keyboard cufflinks? Black keys, Grey keys, or MAC keys!
Yep, so many of you were requesting black keys and MAC keys that I've added them as options on the initials cufflinks page. I've made so many this week that I'm starting to dream about keyboard cufflinks...
"Ollie is one tough robot, built to handle a heap of abuse. Rocks and worse just bounce off of his head. Ollie's body armor is bomb-squad certified, he can squat thrust twice his weight. Once, on a dare, he did eleven thousand pull-ups."
"Slim had dreamed of being a surgeon, but over time has come to accept his work as a reptile taxidermist. He takes pride in the craft and fine motor skills it requires. In his free time Slim enjoys backgammon, macramé, and Russian literature."
"Electro sees himself as a ready-for-anything, direct current commando bot: He is visibly proud of his infrared vision, jackhammer boots, and reinforced chest cavity. He would also like you to know that his hands can cut through aluminum, zinc and copper (as long as it's not too thick). Electro also enjoys folk dancing."
These cool robots, and many more, are available at Robot Guy
Here's a look at the winners from 2007. They get over 1000 product entries, including entries from past winners of Project Runway (!), so it'll be pretty hard to make the short-list. But oh well, you never know....
These caught my eye over at Craftzine. Adorably tiny snowglobes, the cutest being these hilarious pocket-sized Stormtroopers. Just shake one up and it's just like the ice planet Hoth--only this one fits in the palm of your hand. Stormtrooper Snowglobes
Charis Tsevis, visual designer from Athens, Greece created this picture for Fortune Magazine entirely from Apple products. It was originally made in December 2007 and corrected in February 2008 to include the latest Apple MacBook Air, iPod nano pink etc.
I've been invited to show off my GEEKWARE at an e-waste seminar next week! Why don't you come and join me? Registration deadline is Monday. I wonder if they will let me join in for the tour - that would be really exciting!
Here's the info:
E-Waste Recycling in Alberta Date: Thursday, March 27th, 2008 Location: Wastewater Research & Training Centre, Gold Bar Wastewater Treatment Plant, 10977 - 50 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Cost: $75.00 Description: In 1999, Canadians disposed of 34,000 tonnes of electronics waste. The estimate for 2005 was 67,000 (Environment Canada). The proliferation of e-waste and the debate over its end-of-life management have made it a "hot topic" in environmental and waste management circles.
In recent years, many jurisdictions in North America have enacted e-waste recycling legislation. Alberta’s electronics recycling program was the first of its kind in Canada.
At the same time, manufacturers have begun to recognize their responsibility to "design for the environment" and so electronics are becoming more eco-friendly and ultimately recyclable. A new industry is developing to provide the technology and capacity to effectively recycle e-waste.
This seminar will feature speakers from all of these perspectives. It will provide an opportunity to learn about the developing e-waste recycling industry and the challenges and opportunities that it brings. Alberta’s recycling program and its e-waste industry will also be featured, with a special tour of the just-opened e-waste processing facility operated by Global Electric Electronic Processing (GEEP) Alberta Inc.
Seminar Program: 8:30 am – 9:00 am Registration & Coffee 9:00 am – 9:15 am Opening Remarks 9:15 am – 9:45 am E-Waste and the Environment: What are the Issues 9:50 am – 10:20 am - Industry Action on E-Waste 10:20 am – 10:50 am Coffee/Networking 10:50 am – 11:20 am Alberta’s E-Waste Recycling Program 11:20 am – 11:50 am Collecting E-Waste in Alberta: Municipal Perspective 11:50 am – 1:00 pm Lunch/Networking 1:15 pm – 1.45 pm E-waste Processing: The GEEP Approach 2:15 pm – 4:15 pm Tour of the GEEP Facility
Debbie over at CustomInk based in Scotland paints these fun wall art pieces featuring the humble cassette tape. She even adds the title of your choice, to bring back those happy memories when mix tapes were all the rage!
Now what would I choose? Hmmm, I guess "Awesome walkman mix tape for interrailing around Europe 1992 featuring Stone Roses, The La's, Verve, Blur, Radiohead and much more..." might be a bit too long.
I always feel a bit uneasy when I'm asked to do an interview on tv. On Tuesday I was contacted by a local TV station, who wanted to do a shoot with me in my studio the next day. *MY STUDIO* I thought! OMG!!
I delayed them by a day, got a haircut, vacuumed, tidied up and was ready when the crew arrived on Thursday. TV is sooo not my comfort zone, but somehow being in my own studio made it seem a little easier.
The piece aired on Friday (on Shaw TV for the local folks), and reran on the hour for a full 24 hours!! I think it was edited brilliantly, to really made a nice little story out of what I do. Apart from the fact I said "the 80's" a gazillion times. eg "I love keyboards from the '80's, this one is from the 80's etc etc *rolls eyes*.
If I can figure out how to convert it from the vcr tape to post it on here, I'll show you. (any ideas???)
Handmade 'power' ring created by Etsy seller madebymoxie. "The international power on off symbol, entirely needle felted from wool fiber and it sits on an adjustable silver-plated ring base." Available in any colour!