Doctor Who becomes Doctor Loo with this cozy TARDIS toilet installed by Warmley Waiting Room. The Bristol cafe is alongside the Bristol to Bath cycle path, and when the owners of the cafe purchased a replica TARDIS, they figured why not make it functional? The inside of the TARDIS features Victorian decor, and the light on the top is rigged to a motion sensor and indicates whether the toilet is in use. They have a doorbell installed in the cafe that makes the whooshing TARDIS noise, and they like to set it off when people are getting their photo taken with the TARDIS.
I imagine the TARDIS will bring some new faces to the cafe. I’ve certainly added it to my list for whenever I make it across the pond.
Image via Warmley Waiting Room’s Twitter
A man’s home is his castle, and Andrey Rudenko has figured out how to 3D print one from concrete. He’s spent the last two years printing a castle in his yard with his custom built printer. It’s kind of mind blowing to think that this complex structure is composed of layer after layer of concrete that’s only 10mm tall by 30mm wide. And he’s not stopping; Rudenko is moving on to figuring out how to print a full scale livable house.
See more pics and a video of the printer in action after the break.
If you’ve been holding off on buying a garden gnome because you’ve been waiting to find one that matches your geeky interests, you can finally pull the trigger. ThinkGeek has the gnome you’ve been looking for. Beardo the Geeky Garden Gnome is throwing up the Vulcan salute while he grins at you in his glasses, cape, and tunic featuring an atom. A D20 sits at his feet. Beardo is 9.5 inches tall and weighs one pound.
He manages to be cute instead of scary like most garden gnomes I’ve seen.
See Beardo in his natural habitat after the break.
You can add a little Imperial flair to your home with these Star Wars porch light covers. You can choose from either Stormtroopers or Darth Vader or get one of each to make it interesting.
See the Stormtrooper after the break.
You don’t have to travel to New Zealand to add a little Middle-earth to your life. You can do what Lord of the Rings fan Mehmet did and install a geeky stain glass door in your house. The glass features the White Tree of Gondor in all its glory, and I wouldn’t mind having one just like it in my house.
Oh my glob, this is the best chair restoration ever. Redditor reallylovely spotted a beat up chair at an antique shop and immediately saw an opportunity to turn the back of it into Finn from Adventure Time. She did an incredible job and explained the process:
I cleaned, sanded, primed then painted the design with acrylics. I also added a few coats of glow-in-the-dark paint to his hood and his socks. Then I sealed it about four times. For the seat, I used felt, and hand-embroidered the details of Jake’s face. For the dream bubble, I used a small piece of Adventure Time printed fabric which I bought online. After this photo was taken, I added a clear plastic layer to the seat to protect the design and allow it to actually be used as a chair (but I mostly made it as art).
She got the chair for only $20 and says she’d accept a considerable amount of money for the finished product. I’m guessing someone is going to give it to her.
See a work in progress photo with a sketch after the break.
Bring a little bit of the great beyond into your bathroom with new cotton towels from ThinkGeek. They have two towel sets available: one features the TARDIS from Doctor Who and the other has the Enterprise from Star Trek. Each towel set includes a bath, hand, and face towel, and you’ll be prepared for anything if you carry them all at the same time.
See more TARDIS towel pics and the Star Trek options after the break.