Super Geeky Star Wars Droid Soap Dispensers

droid soap dispensersI love these! I know I say that a lot, but I really do love these. I found this set of 5 droid “shampoo” dispensers at strapya. For $89.95 USD, you can get the lot, and put one in each bathroom. How cute would that be? Good-bye, fuzzy toilet lid cover. Farewell, traditional bathroom decor. Hello, droids! From the product description:
Limited Star Wars R2D2 & All-Star Astromech Droids: R4-P17, R2-R9, R2-D2, R2-Q5 & R2-A6

Shapoo Bottle Droids for use of your bath time.
Some heavy Star Wars fanatics wouldn’t use them
as shampoo bottles for collectible purpose.
Each Droid comes in a perfect Star Wars Package.

From what I understand, these are a limited edition, in connection with the 30th anniversary of the Star Wars movie debut in Japan. I think my kids would wash their hands more frequently if the soap came out of a droid.

March 3 is Girls’ Day, so Happy Hina Matsuri!

hina dolls

Hina Matsuri is one of the prettiest Japanese holidays, in my opinion. I love the pink colors, and the beautifully elaborate doll displays. Also, it’s a nice reminder that spring is on its way! Here is a little bit of information about Hina Matsuri, if you’re wondering what it’s all about. This is from PingMag.jp:

The overall idea of Hina-matsuri is to wish girls a healthy growth. In a family where a baby girl is born, parents give a set of dolls called “Hina-Ningyo” to the baby at her first Hina-matsuri hoping that she will grow happy, healthy and beautiful. Every year they keep decorating the dolls on the day of Hina-matsuri and hold a party to celebrate the child’s growth with some cake or tiny rice cakes.

I remember those special sweets and treats from a trip my family took to Japan when I was in elementary school. It was such an amazing experience to see, touch, taste, smell, and hear all of the elements of the celebration, especially when we visited the home of some long-lost relatives. I was about ten years old, and it made an indelible impression on my young mind.

Happy Hina Matsuri, everyone!

GeekMom’s Newest Crafty Creation

origami pendant

Hello everyone! Here is a project I worked on this weekend. It combines my love of making jewelry with my love of origami. (Some of you may not know that I am half Japanese, and I love making crafty things.) I really love the florals, swirls, and geometric patterns on traditional origami paper, and I thought it would be great to make it wearable. So…

Ta-da! It’s an origami paper pendant. I made it by cutting out the most interesting and beautiful bit of a piece of origami paper, set it inside a sterling silver bezel cup, and covered it with a crystal clear epoxy resin. What do you think? Super kawaii, right? Kind of like wearing origami, but much more durable. It’s even waterproof!

My New Favorite USB Device

USB Sushi DrivesI love looking at new USB gadgets. It’s amazing the things you can get that run off of USB power right on your desk. You can get a vacuum cleaner, a lava lamp, a Christmas tree, even a robotic USB Stewie from Family Guy. (I’ve put together some of my favorites on this page at Squidoo, dedicated to great gadgets.) Seriously, who can live without this stuff? 🙂

But this is my new favorite! Look at how cute those USB sushi drives are! I love sushi, and I love gadgets. And who doesn’t need a portable memory stick? I bet these are much harder to lose than the plain old sticks.

These drives are available in a variety of flavors, including maguro, ebi, egg, maki, and more. Prices are $65 and up per piece, but they are calorie-free, and they never spoil! Awesome!