A blog about all the things we love, regardless of how uncool they are.

new project! apple display cover

Posted: May 17th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Crafts, Projects, sewing | Tags: | Comments: 4 Other Dorks »

Recently, my friend Matt asked me to help him out with super fun project.  Matt is an incredible graphic designer in San Francisco and he had just purchased the gigantasaurus rex 30″ Cinema Display from Apple. He desperately needed a cover for the thing to keep it from getting dusty and dirty when it’s not in use and he called upon me and my sewing skills to help him out.  A few weeks later, this is what I came up with.

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The cover is made from sturdy canvas, with a flannel lining to keep the screen in ship-shape with out any chance of getting scratched.

The design also continues onto the back, with a cutout at the bottom for cords n’ such to stay plugged in while the screen is not in use.

Creating this project has really sparked my desire to get an etsy store up and running, so stay tuned for more stuff of this nature up for sale in the future! (or tweet me @emmaneezer to order one for yourself!)

visit Matthew Fleming at blackt-shirt.com


Upcycle: Candelabra

Posted: March 18th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Crafts, house, Projects | Tags: , , , , | Comments: 2 Other Dorks »

To begin, I am fully aware that the term candelabra usually refers to an arrangement of candlesticks and these are pillar candles, but it’s just a way cooler word than candle holder, so if you were planning on correcting me, I know, I know, I know. I am also fully aware that the fact that I just wrote that sentence may alone qualify me as a super-dork, but again, I know, I know, I know. The point is, I found this candelabra at Goodwill one day and had a vision. So, I bought it, and with the help of a little spray paint, it has become a very cool addition to our fake fireplace. Spray paint can really be a magical thing!


Before and After: Dining Room Chairs

Posted: January 2nd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Crafts, Projects | Tags: | Comments: 1 Other Dork »

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These dining room chairs belong to a dining set which belonged to my grandmother, and was passed to me when I moved into my own apartment in Milwaukee. My parents stored it while Jason and I were living in Miami and now we have it back. My plan is to eventually refinish all of the wood, but until then, re-covering the chairs helped spruce it up a bit. And it was super easy! I did all six chairs in about 2 hours, with a staple gun, some good fabric scissors, a lot of stick pins and a little elbow grease.

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(The fabric was actually a Christmas present from the Jace-Face. What a guy.)

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The Less Than Jake Discography Project

Posted: June 3rd, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Music, Projects | Comments: Dork out with us! »

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I’m so happy to finally be able to share with everyone the project that I’ve been working on the past few weeks – putting my entire Less Than Jake vinyl record collection on to Flickr. Who cares, right? I know, I know – we can’t all be LTJ superfans or vinyl lovers. But, besides my own selfish reasons (more on that in a second), my hope in doing this project would be that some folks would gain an appreciation for the stellar artwork and packaging of vinyl records these days. I think Less Than Jake has always understood the experience of buying a record and how much room there is for it to be an experience that goes beyond just the actual music. They really get it, and I think you’ll see that in my Flickr collection.

However, I don’t want this “project” to just stop with my personal LTJ collection – I’m hoping to entice other LTJ fans to put their own collections on Flickr. See, my collection is pretty good, but it still pales in comparison to everything that the band has put out – every release and every sleeve/lablel/vinyl variation that comes with each pressing of that release. I’m just dying to see it all, and I hope that other collector nerds can help me out!

So, check out my Less Than Jake Vinyl Discography project page, or go straight to my Flickr set. Enjoy!