Ünnecessary Ümlaut


A surplus of geekery by :: Fred Abercrombie

DIY FTW: Death Star Dress

As awesome as this dress is, it’s the hair clip really ties it all together. Read how she did it on MAKE. (Thanks, Mel!)

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Videos: Star Wars vs Star Trek vs San Francisco
Pop Quiz: What Beer is Princess Leia Toasting? 
Make A Wish: Slave Leia Carwash
SF Giants x Star Wars: Fear The Jedi Beard Shirt
How To: Make a Guinness Black & Orange (Smashed Pumpkin)
Gift: Stenciled Tees from Ed Roth’s Stencil 1 and Rock n Roll Crafts
Beer Ties: Ties That Don’t Suck



Craft-y Beer: 6-Pack Bicycle Holder

What it lacks in inconspicuousness it makes up for in sheer awesomeness.

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Gangsta Crafta: Boxes In The Hood

“… Suckas been perpin’, That why real homies keep it real when it comes to arts and crafts.”

This vid drops rhymes as hardcore as the projects. (Big ups, Mike)

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Renegade: Vintage Medal Jewelry of Blue Ribbon Salvage
Movie: Crips & Bloods, Made In America
Beer Ties: Ties That Don’t Suck
Crafty: Catch Blue Ribbon Salvage at Oakland’s Handmade Ho Down
TCB: Zombie and Day of the Dead Elvis Busts on Etsy
KYEO: Lo Pan Ate Your Posse
Every Everything: Every Star Wars N.W.A. Explicit Lyric
Sweet: Kids Chorus Covers Phoenix Lisztomania
Awesome: The Monsterful Art of Elmer Pressley


Saturday: Catch Blue Ribbon Salvage & Local Artisans at Oakland’s Handmade Ho Down

Don’t be put off or confused by the ridiculously long name, Mini Marzipan & East Bay Express Present: Taste For Artisans Event, The Handmade Ho Down. Just go for the great crafts, good bands, and tasty treats. And the gorgeous jewelry of Blue Ribbon Salvage.

Come on out this Saturday! Bring unused art supplies for DrawBridge and win prizes, too!

SATURDAY, APRIL 3rd 5 pm – 11 pm
Jack London Square
98 Broadway Ave (the old Barnes & Noble space)
more info here

Crafty: Drinks and Gifts at Etsy Handmade Ho-Down @ 1015 Folsom
Blue RIbbon Salvage Vintage Bling, Found & Redeemed


Crafty: Drinks and Gifts at Etsy Handmade Ho-Down @ 1015 Folsom

Etsy Handmade Ho-Down

If you weren’t at 1015 Folsom Thursday night, you missed a very cool, FREE event. Curated by Etsy so you know the goods were good. Plus, proceeds went towards DrawBridge.

Drinks and killer holiday gifts by local Bay Area artisans, including Melissa’s Blue Ribbon Salvage.

See more from Blue Ribbon Salvage

Where: 1015 Folsom, Thursday December 3rd (map)
More info on Etsy’s Handmade Ho-Down here.

Find Blue Ribbon Salvage downstairs, right next to the Magnolia Photo Booth. Primo!

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Wear: Brew Holster Cult


No self-respecting hipster would wear their Pabst in a beer helmet. Partly ‘cuz they’d have to fork over cash for two cans at once. Mostly ‘cuz it would screw up their hair.

Thankfully Brew Holster Cult understands the value of hands-free posturing with a single beer. They’ll customize a leather holster for you in three different styles: Ale Swearengen, Optical Brew-Lusion, and Bock Star. They say they’ll hold both cans and bottles.

I wonder if they hold 40 oz’s? Check them out. (Thanks Brian)

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Beer Güt Shirt
Craft-y Beer: 6-Pack Bicycle Beer Holder
Beer: The Most Awesome Bottle Opener In the World. Ever.
Want: iPhone Beer Bottle Opener