Bake It: Homemade “Insta-Graham” Cookies

created at: 01/22/2013

Bahaha… “Insta-Graham” cookies. Pure silliness, but so nerdy, I just might have to make some.     

Or make someone make them for me, because I tend towards laziness when it comes to fancy foodstuffs. If YOU are that lucky person who is so generously offering to make them for me *ahem*, check out the how-to on Bakerella!

Sidebar: Y’all should totally follow Curbly on Instagram while we’re on the subject. Just sayin’.

Gift Guide: 12 Cool Gifts for Geeks!

created at: 11/07/2012

The way I see it, there’s a geek in all of us. Maybe you’re crazy about robots (ahem), photography, coffee, or even your iPhone — and chances are you know someone just as geeky, too. Celebrate their nerdy obsessions with a gift they’ll truly love!      

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1. All-Natural Caffeinated Maple Syrup

2. Camera Lens Mug

3. Nervous System Puzzles

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4. 2013 Robot Calendar Screen Print

5. Ampersand Bottle Opener

6. Wood Camera iPhone Case

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7. Chemistry Shot Glass Set

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How To: Dye Your Laptop Using Common Fabric Dyes!

created at: 02/28/2012

This DIY goes out to all the design-minded, technically inclined, color-loving Mac geeks.  You are a beautiful and unique snowflake — and so is your laptop!   


I’m filing this project under the “so cool, but so complicated” folder.  Obviously, dying your Macbook involves some level of warranty-busting risk, not to mention some technical know-how.  (You’re not going to see me completely disassembling mine any time soon.)  But if you’ve got the guts and the skills, I say go for it! Continue Reading

Curbly Gift Guide: 20 Awesome Gifts for Geeks!

created at: 11/02/2011As a robot collector, video game player, and graphic novel reader, I’m not afraid to let my geek flag fly!  Chances are there’s at least one grown up geek in your life, too.  Here are a few of my favorite picks for celebrating them this holiday season.  Happy gift giving!   


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1. Pac-Man Oven Mitt

2. Pac-Man Cookie Cutters

3. Porcelain Robot

4. HTML For Babies

5. Ambidextrous Keyboard Tray

6. Geek Statement Socks

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7. Robot Nesting Dolls

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Yay or Nay: DIY Cross Stitch iPhone Case

created at: 09/06/2011

I had a good chuckle when I first spotted this “DIY” iPhone case.  It’s a little bit kitschy, a little bit genius, and a whole lot of random.  But what I really want to know is, what do you guys think?  


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The NeoStitch case is one of the newest products from Korean design studio Connect Design.  Made of flexible, gridded plastic, it allows the user to create any cross stitch design their heart desires, adding a playful DIY element to a fairly utilitarian product.   Continue Reading

Awesome: Robots Made from Thrift Store Finds!

created at: 08/05/2011If you know me, you know that I not only harbor a deep love of robots, I am downright obsessed with them!  So, when I ran across these sweet little creations, I simply had to share.  Had to, you guys.  I hope you’ll find them as awesome sauce as I do.  

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Husband and wife duo Nicholas and Angela Snyder from Kansas City are avid robot lovers, too.  But they’ve totally one-upped me in ‘bot geekery: they MAKE robots.   Continue Reading

Get Your Sew On: Free iPad and Kindle Cover Tutorials and Patterns

Tipnut collected 16 free tutorials and patterns for iPad and Kindle covers to help you get moving on those handmade gifts for your friend and family.  The gadgets are so close in size, you can adapt the patterns to fit just about any similar sized device. 

And, if you’re like me and don’t own an iPad or Kindle, Tipnut has provided the exact dimensions for both gadgets. No excuse for procrastinating.

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Top 10 DIY Food-Geek Projects

Top 10 DIY Food Geek Projects

Cooking is inherently a DIY thing, but these 10 projects kick the food-making experience up a notch….or ten.    

  1. Watch Christopher Walken throne a chicken.
  2. Make stay-at-home crispy wings.
  3. Brew your own beer and soda.
  4. Make KFC-style chicken.
  5. Make no-fuss bread without a bread maker.
  6. Use a cooler to try sous-vide-ing.
  7. Grind your own meat for a perfect burger.
  8. Build your own smoker (out of terra cotta pots [!] among other things).
  9. Make easy, nearly instant ice cream.
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A PC Roll-Up, Please

created at: 07/09/2010

Jeesh, I was tickled pink when my computer crazed husband decided to share some of his beloved technology with me. He pulled up a chair and showed me this futuristic roll-upable PC. Two years ago I wouldn’t have believed it. It’s a roll-up notebook that uses OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diodes) technology. In other words, the screen can be very, very thin. Thin enough to roll up and sling over your shoulder like a little tube. Continue Reading

How To: Typographic Coasters

Typographic Coasters

A simple, bold design for fans of typography, cocktail, and cleanliness!

Its incredible to check out the different features of typefaces once you blow them up – especially in symbols and punctuation. And as you can see above, these differences and subtle curves look mighty fine under a cold drink.

Evil Mad Scientist has done just that, first making a version by hand with 1/8″ cork sheets:

Cork set

Then some laser cut plywood and acrylic options:

Plywood set

And, a ’round in acrylic:

Acrylic Set