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Has your Home Found its Inner Geek?

Posted by Mark Godsell-Fletcher on

As we always say, some trends come and go and some keep recurring.  One trend that seems to have attracted the masses is finding your inner geek.  All of a sudden its OK to be a lover of technology and lust after the latest gadget.  I know in our house we absolutely love our tech and we are not alone.  Last year Collins Online Dictionary declared 'geek' as their word of the year.  Now instead of being shamed, and hiding your geek side, we can now wear it as a badge of honour and it's something to be proud of.  So what about our homes?  Geek fashion is making its way into our homes.  The popularity of the Alt, Ctrl, Del cushions, as seen on the TV series "Two & A Half Men",  proved that even homes have found their inner geek.

[caption id="attachment_3599" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Two & A Half Men, Source Two & A Half Men, Source[/caption]

Superhero/Sci-fi Chic

This may not be your favourite genre but we have all had a guilty pleasure in this arena, whether it be Star Wars or Batman.  Superhero/Sci-fi Chic is not something that will venture out of my little boys room, but how deadly is your passion.  Could one of these home accessories be beaming it's way into your home?  Let's begin with the 'Man of Steel' himself, by adding some superhero glow into you room with this red Superman Logo neon light.

[caption id="attachment_3588" align="aligncenter" width="620"]DC Comics Superman Neon Light, iwantoneofthose, £26.99 DC Comics Superman Neon Light, iwantoneofthose, £26.99[/caption]

Made from sustainable and recyclable materials the Super Moonwalk pendant light will add a little fun into any room, especially for your own cape crusader.

[caption id="attachment_3591" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Super Moonwalk, Darwinshome.com £124.00 Super Moonwalk, Darwinshome.com £124.00[/caption] Now for a time traveller closer to home.  Transform your doorway into Dr. Who's time-travelling Tardis device.  This is surely for the most hardened of fans?
  [caption id="attachment_3598" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Custom Tardis Door Wrap, Not on the High Street £99.00 Custom Tardis Door Wrap, Not on the High Street £99.00[/caption] Do you have a darker side?  As the Jaguar states the 'best villains are British.'  This cool Star Wars helmet is of the baddest guy of them all, Darth Vader.
[caption id="attachment_3601" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Darth Vader Mood Light, RED5 £17.95 Darth Vader Mood Light, RED5 £17.95[/caption]
Instead of an accessory why not transform your room into out-of-space, and dream of being taken to a planet far, far, away.  This self adhesive wall mural is perfect for a feature wall, it's design is dramatic and yet not over-the-top, perfect if you are a closet geek!
[caption id="attachment_3600" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Purldeco - Moon Mural, Purlfrost Window Film £65.00 Purldeco - Moon Mural, Purlfrost Window Film £65.00[/caption]
Social Tech
Nothing is more 'today' than social tech.  By reading this blog, sharing it on your favourite platform or pinning one of the images you are participating in the social side of technology.  We all love a quirky reminder of our passion for our favourite social platform or service.  Firstly a little guy who hasn't been around for very long.
[caption id="attachment_3589" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Android Cushion, British Home Chic £20.98 Android Cushion, British Home Chic £20.98[/caption]
We are all in need of being connected and one of the must have 'on-the-go' wants for us is WiFi.
[caption id="attachment_3607" align="aligncenter" width="620"]WiFi, Red Rocket Cushions £20.98 WiFi, Red Rocket Cushions £20.98[/caption]
One of my favourite social platforms is Twitter, ignore the bad press this is one powerful tool when used correctly.  I think this is a great mug for those who love a little tweet!
[caption id="attachment_3592" align="aligncenter" width="620"]I'm Big On Twitter, GettingPersonal.co.uk £9.99 I'm Big On Twitter, GettingPersonal.co.uk £9.99[/caption] How fun are these Social Talk Fridge Magnets?  You don't want your fridge to be left out in the 'social media' cold, you can leave messages without having to login. [caption id="attachment_3597" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Social Talk Magnets, No1 Gadget Store Ltd £9.99 Social Talk Magnets, No1 Gadget Store Ltd £9.99[/caption] Oh for the love of Pinterest.  How could we not find a wonderful home accessory based on the popular image social site.
[caption id="attachment_3609" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Pinterest Cushion, Red Rocket Cushions £20.98 Pinterest Cushion, Red Rocket Cushions £20.98[/caption] Pure Tech These pieces are for the hardcore, traditional purest geeks.  The ones that never buy a pc, but make one.  Even when they are in the kitchen preparing food they are still needing a motherboard. [caption id="attachment_3596" align="aligncenter" width="620"]MotherboardChopping Board, No1 Gadget Store Ltd £9.99 MotherboardChopping Board, No1 Gadget Store Ltd £9.99[/caption] The purists only ever work in code and I think they will be in geek heaven with these Binary curtains. [caption id="attachment_3590" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Binary Curtains, Cafepress £62.00 Binary Curtains, Cafepress £62.00[/caption]
What is the one thing that we hate hearing from someone in our I.T. departments?
[caption id="attachment_3593" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Have You Tried Turning It Off And On Again? Pillow, Cafepress £20.00 Have You Tried Turning It Off And On Again? Pillow, Cafepress £20.00[/caption]
Gaming Tech Retro gaming tech is always in demand, from Pacman to Tetris we can't seem to say goodbye to the iconic games.  Do you have your controls at the ready? [caption id="attachment_3604" align="aligncenter" width="620"]2 Player Gaming Mug Set, The Gift Oasis £24.99 2 Player Gaming Mug Set, The Gift Oasis £24.99[/caption] The classic arcade game is transformed into a wonderful retro decal set. [caption id="attachment_3602" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Space Invaders Style Wall Sticker Set, Spin Collective £28.00 Space Invaders Style Wall Sticker Set, Spin Collective £28.00[/caption] Who owned a ZX-81, Commodore 64 or BBC home computer in the 80's, then you may remember having to type this out at some point.  This wall sticker is customisable, so you can create your own design from your favourite code. [caption id="attachment_3603" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Basic Retro Customisable Wall Sticker, Spin Collective £32.00 Basic Retro Customisable Wall Sticker, Spin Collective £32.00[/caption] Another wall sticker is this stylish take on the retro block game. [caption id="attachment_3606" align="aligncenter" width="413"]Retro Game Vinyl Wall Sticker, Vinyl Impression £24.75 Retro Game Vinyl Wall Sticker, Vinyl Impression £24.75[/caption] If you a child of the 80's the this next accessory will bring back memories of hours of frustration, or is it only me who couldn't do it?  Anyway we couldn't feature retro games without have a piece designed on the classic puzzle the Rubik's Cube. [caption id="attachment_3605" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Rubik's Cube Lamp, The Glow Company £29.95 Rubik's Cube Lamp, The Glow Company £29.95[/caption]
As if that wasn't enough for your home to find its 'Inner Geek', here is our final selection for where you Eat Sleep Live.
Eat [caption id="attachment_3594" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Grumpy Cat Mug, MAIDEN £10.00 Grumpy Cat Mug, MAIDEN £10.00[/caption]   Sleep [caption id="attachment_3595" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Motherboard King Duvet, Cafepress £132.50 Motherboard King Duvet, Cafepress £132.50[/caption]
Live
[caption id="attachment_3610" align="aligncenter" width="620"]PacMan Cushions, Red Rocket Cushions £20.98 each PacMan Cushions, Red Rocket Cushions £20.98 each[/caption]

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