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Holiday Gift Guide: MCM nerd

3 Dec


Us mimomito writers have different tastes, so we’ll again be doing separate gift guides! I’ll be gearing this particular guide more toward the modern/tech/mid century design/nerd types on your list..  (basically this is a list of things I want – and maybe you, too!)

01. “Ray Gun” by Eugene Metcalf

02. Estes Model Rockets at RC Country Hobbies

03. Bodum Electric Cordless Tea Kettle

04. Jambox Wireless Speaker by Jawbone

05. Sacramento’s-own Brian Schmitt Design | Pendant Lighting

06.  Rocket Tea Infuser by Kikkerland

07. Kingston DataTraveler Gold-plated Flash Keychain

08. Molecular Model Set

09. Charley Harper Iphone5 Case

10. Polaroid Instant Digital Camera with Zero-Ink Printing

Inspiration: Molecular Model Sets

10 Oct

I’m sure we’re all familiar with the Eames’ “Hang it all” coat rack — it looks more like a learning tool than a utilitarian device for hanging outerwear. A classic and recognizable design; brightly colored maple balls sitting on powder-coated bent white steel. My boyfriend adores this coat rack design, and strangely has a thing for molecular models. Imagine that?


via Modern Findings


So for his birthday he requested a set. I found one on Amazon for $31.50.They’re great for playing around with and even better for displaying. He was pretty excited to create the molecular structure of sugar for the kitchen.
You can even make up some of your own and pretend they’re the molecular structure of .. sand. Sure! A cheap and fun way to add little display accents to your fine abode and get the splash of color the Eames’ intended in their design. Yeah, two completely different objects, same molecular structure. ..Get it? Get it!

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