Science rules! Or at least, that’s what I took away from five seasons of Bill Nye the Science Guy. Once a week I sift through the millions of Etsy listings to find the best in geek chic for Blog@ readers. Last week I showed you some unique hand carved wooden superheroes, this week my inner science geek is showing itself. Take a gander at these scientific items I found on Etsy…
Ok, so technically this first one is more math related than science but it was too awesome to pass up. This Pi Cuff Bracelet has the first 480 numbers in Pi etched in brass. User KarlaWheelerDesign created the look for $50. She’s also got one with binary code for $60.
Need something to snazz up that boring ol’ lab coat? How about some Lab Coat Bling? User ShopGibberish created this pin out of three scrabble tiles with the periodic table used to spell out the word “geek.” The user is willing to create whatever phrase you’d like out of the elements. $18.
When you need to dress up, why not say it with science? You’ll look impressive sporting one of these DNA Helix ties for sure. Your choice from user projector, $25. The shop also has a few other science-minded ties you can check out here.
The first law of thermodynamics is you don’t talk about thermodynamics. Wait. Strike that. How about a First Law of Thermodynamics Formula Handstamped Necklace made from sterling silver to show your devotion to the law? “The first law of thermodynamics states that although energy can be transformed, it cannot be created or destroyed,” writes user nikhajewelry, “A sterling silver tag has been handstamped with the simplest form of [the] formula.” Yours for $16. If you’re a geologist, I suggest taking a look at the “Gneiss Schist” necklace as well.
And last but not least, something that caught my eye on Etsy a while ago and was waiting for a chance to show you all. Now’s as good a time as any I guess. It’s a Phrenology Helmet. For $250, user bellehemets will give you this item. “This bicycle or skateboard helmet is one-of-a-kind and hand-painted by DJ Baskin,” writes the user, “The design is based on an old diagram of the late Nineteenth Century pseudoscience.” Also available? The Brain Helmet for $120.
As always, bear in mind, since Etsy is a craft website and not a commercial, mass-market dealer, items are almost always one-of-a-kind or in very limited availability. When you see something you like, buy it. It may not be there the next time you surf round. (Yes, it’s a very dangerous site for your wallet.) Also, since most items are created individually, many sellers are willing to customize something specifically to suit your needs. Just ask!