Geek may or may not be chic, but whether or not a decor item can be both geeky and stylish is really in the eye of the beholder. As a site devoted to home tech, compiling geeky decor items from our archives was a fairly easy task. There really is something for every flavor of geek whether its gamer, photo, or computer, and we've gathered 10 of our favorite geeky decor items. What do you think? Are these too geeky for a modern stylish abode?
- Mushroom Lamps: Perfect for the Nintendo or retro gaming fan's home, these tiny battery powered LED lights turn on with a gentle push. Unfortunately they do not provide any power-ups.
- Geek Clock: Unique clocks are great, and this one, designed for the home that loves its math and science, adds a decor element that is both geeky and a little educational.
- Computer Key Coasters: Etsy seller Meritmarket has made these geeky coasters out of unbleached cotton fabric. The set of 4 would look great on coffee table and would also make a swell gift for the computer geek in your life.
- DOS Directories Pillow: Pretty firmly in the category of "For Geeks Only," this pillow appeals strongly to those of us who have warm memories of loading up good 'ole DOS.
- Click Polaroid Mirror: Designed by Colin O'Dowd, we think this mirror bridges the line from geek to chic in a lovely way. Even if we were not huge photo nerds we would still love to have this mirror in our home.
- iPhone Magnets: This set of 18 magnets is a must for any geeky kitchen. Why only geeky kitchens, surely the iPhone is not a geek only device? While the iPhone does appeal strongly to non-geeks as well as geeks, how many non-geeks would want application icons on their fridge?
- Binary Doormat: Not everyone who walks past this doormat might recognize it for what it is, or more appropriately what is displaying. Those who cross the threshold who are versed in binary however, will get a little extra, "welcome," to your home.
- Computer Mailbox: Just in case your mailman was unaware that a geek lives here, you can spell it out with a mail box in the classic computer shape.
- Soft Sector Coasters: by Supermandolini add a little colorful floppy disk love to any dwelling.
- Pixelnotes Wallpaper:by Duncan Wilson is a wall covering that not only looks neat and pixel-tastic, but also functions as a bunch of readily available sticky notes.
To see a great example of a home filled with geeky decor, check out Nicole and Tyler's loft.