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Potentially Ominous Wedding Ring

Etsy seller Anama doesn’t actually market this ring as a wedding ring. But if someone proposed to you with this ring, could you consider it to be a good or a bad sign? Link

Travelers of the Solar System

Illustrator Scott Benson created an awesome poster/chart that celebrates space exploration and travel. It changes with the light! This illustrated chart was designed by me and hand-printed by my dear friends at Commonwealth Press. It features 8 planets, 4 astronomers, 4 cosmonauts, 3 astronauts, 3 comets, 3 spacecraft and 1 ill-fated hound, along with helpful annotations. [...]

Bowling Pin Lamp

This lamp modified by Etsy seller RenegadeVintage was originally a bowling arcade game. Those aren’t pins but markers that fold back when hit by balls. Now the assembly is a lamp that provides ambient light perfect for a romantic love nest. Link -via Nag on the Lake

Monster Mash

Jason Edmiston, who brought us Monsters of Rock, took the “big four” classic movie monsters and mashed them up in one artwork! Dracula, Frankenstein’s monster, the Wolf Man, and the Mummy are all here. The limited edition monster mashup prints are available at Edmiston’s Etsy shop. Link -via Boing Boing

That’s No Pumpkin!

Etsy seller Cricket Willis painted this fake pumpkin with ultraviolet paint that glows under black light. At her shop you can also find a cow vertebra painted with the silhouettes of curvaceous women and hilariously entitled “Baby’s Got Back.” Link -via Technabob

I’m Wearing Aprons Now. Aprons Are Cool.

Allons-y bakers, thanks to Etsy seller Darling Amy you can now dress up like your favorite geek characters -including the Eleventh Doctor, the Tenth Doctor, Pikachu, Lumpy Space Princess and more. Heck, I think I should start baking more just so I can justify the cost of this great apron! Link

Gun Book Binding

Etsy seller Tammy Forsthye makes books with unusual bindings, such as this rifle book held by a model with sloppy trigger (but good muzzle) discipline. She also made one shaped like a revolver and a fitted holster for it. Link -via Technabob

Star Wars Amigurumi

Etsy seller Ana offers crocheting patterns so that you can make your own adorable little versions of classic Star Wars vessels. I especially like the Millennium Falcon. It’s the cutest hunk of yarn in the galaxy. Link -via Technabob

Ammo Whistle

Etsy seller Adam Horwitz takes spent .30-06 rifle cartridge cases, adds plastic reeds and shapes them into whistles. It lacks the musical variety of the cartridge case pan flute, but it sure is pretty. Link

Tank Slippers

Want to wrap your cold feet in a Tiger 1 Panzer tank? Amagurimi maker Miligurumis will put you in business! You do the crocheting yourself, with the pattern sold at Etsy. Or if you wait, she might make some for you to buy, but they will be in high demand when that happens. Link -via [...]