On Thursday night at Comic-Con, we happened to score tickets to a party hosted at Bang Bang with Elijah Wood as DJ! It was a surreal experience. We loved dancing the night away with fellow geeks and Wood’s actor friends– and the club had exquisite decor. We couldn’t help but take a bunch of pictures of the bathroom…
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Some rad figures on the floor at San Diego Comic-Con this year.
For us, December means slowly adding more ornaments to a geeky and eclectic Christmas tree. Last year, we collected skulls, Star Wars ornaments, and a few Halloween-themed ornaments for our first tree together. This year we’ve added some super cool Star Wars stockings, a Raphael ninja turtle, and a nostalgic movie theater. I’m sure we won’t be able to resist adding more as the season progresses. And if any of you have suggestions for geeky tree toppers, we’re all ears!
(Star Wars stockings— we had a hard time choosing– there’s also a cool Chewy one)
At Salt Lake Comic-Con, we had the fortune of finding some of the coolest chocolates ever, made by The Truffle Cottage. We loved them so much, we bought beautifully molded chocolates in the shape of zombie body parts, a companion cube, and a Death Star. And those were so good that when Halloween rolled around, we giddily bought even more unique chocolates from the talented chocolate crafters.
This place is the real deal. Not only are the chocolates lovingly crafted with striking detail, but they are absolutely delicious and come in unique flavors like strawberries and cream and pumpkin pie. As the holidays approach, keep an eye out for gems from The Truffle Cottage. They’re sure to come up with new creations that will make perfect gifts from the holidays. As examples of their awe-inspiring work, here are some of the chocolates they showcased at Salt Lake Comic-Con (now available on their website).
If you didn’t know yet, our entire apartment drips with geekery in every room—our bathroom feels like a horror scene, our living room displays action figures and a giant print depicting us as superheroes, and even our kitchen cabinets and drawers house geeky kitchen gear. As equal parts geek and foodie, our pop culture kitchen supplies are some of our most used and most loved possessions. Here’s a list of some of our favorites:
PacMan Oven Glove
I don’t know about you, but I try to incorporate PacMan into my life any way I can. I’m the weirdo at the arcade who takes a stool and sits at PacMan forever, as if driven by compulsion and a touch of neurosis. So, when I saw PacMan could help me out in the kitchen, I was throwing money at it! If you haven’t used silicone oven mitts, you don’t know what you’re missing. Even though they may look sleek and slippery, they have fantastic grip, so even the clumsiest of cooks (like me) can navigate the kitchen without getting burned.
Bethany Sew & Sew makes some fantastically geeky aprons with inspiration from comics, video games, and movies, along with a bunch of other handmade goodies. For the craftsy-inclined, she also includes sewing tutorials for how to make stuff on your own. Alas, I’m scared I would accidentally sew my fingers together.
This is a Munny, and it is the most unique wedding gift we received (and believe me, we got plenty of unique gifts). Currently, it sits proudly on one of our large bookshelves and tallies compliments from guests.
For those of you unfamiliar with the magical world of Kid Robot, go to their site educate yourself. It’s a company based out of LA that primarily makes vinyl figures designed by contemporary artists, but they also have pillows, large installation figures, and street clothes. Over the years, we’ve collected our fair share of blind box figures, along with t-shirts and hoodies. And if you’re a Comic-Con frequenter, Kid Robot always has a cool booth with artists doodling on giant Munnys.
It just so happens that my brother is the ever-talented artist and writer behind False Positive, and he generously bought a blank Mega Munny and painted it for us. Let me be clear: this is by far the coolest thing in our apartment. We like to think there’s a story behind this Munny—that this girl (vampire?) is a monster slayer, who sews clothes out of the skins of her slaughtered prey.
We’ve been busily enjoying time off from work and general holiday merriment, but we wanted to share a quick post with some more of our Christmas geekery. We hope everyone has a happy winter solstice with good memories and, of course, good food!