Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Shabby Geek

You know what they say, one man's trash is another man's treasure. That was the case when we came across this box 2 years ago.

It's a floppy disk rave! Isn't it fabulous? Until today, the diskette's had been trapped in the closet (no correlation to R. Kelly). 

We are in the midst of developing a few google sketchup ideas for these now obsolete, tile-like, storage devices. Until then. 


  1. Ahhh memories! :) Can't wait to see what you have in store!

  2. @Heather: These little guys take me back to my early college years. Feels like forever ago! We are not quite sure what we are going to do with the disks just yet so we may need your input. :)

  3. Oh my gosh... I cannot wait to see what you guys do for this.

    I feel young because by the time I was really utilizing the computer these were nonexistent.


  4. pffshsshhff. Yeah, these things totally went out of style with...like...powdered wigs. Where's my spice girls' CD?

  5. Holla back! What an incredible idea! I'm a research dork and found a few interesting ideas:

    What about a mural? Something like this, only a family portrait instead of Super Mario: http://www.gearfuse.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/floppymario.jpg

    OR what about these floppy disk pen holders? http://images.teamsugar.com/files/users/1/15111/28_2007/floppy-disk-pen-set.jpg

    Or as an art sculpture? http://media.techeblog.com/images/computerparts_5.jpg

  6. @Meg: Oh em gee. I soo want an entire Mario Bros crew floppy disk mural! And the pen holders are crazy cool! They are all such fantastic inspirations.

    I think it's time to get our geek on. Thanks Meg!!

  7. Chris - So, tell me what you want. What you really, really want...

  8. Oh my, this is very intriguing! This has potential written all over it.

  9. If you have any left-- I'd love to take them off your hands for some coasters! You've found some way cool colors! Or, just check out my etsy page for some up-cycled goodness: