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


Rise: San Francisco’s REBEL8

Speaking of Elvis busts, had to show off my decanter sportin’ REBEL8 steez. Not the first time their gear’s popped up on the Umlaut.

Joshy D gave me this sticker back in ’04 when I was teaching at Academy of Art. He and Mike Giant were only a year into launching REBEL8. Then I was just happy to spot their gear around SF. Now, they’re on meteoric rise beyond the Bay. On Travis Barker and Lil Wayne. In insane collabs with SF’s Benny Gold and even Vans Shoes. I could not be more stoked.

Good dudes who’ve worked hard. Check out the latest from REBEL8. Follow their Twitter for special drops.

Sharpie: Mike Giant “SF” Prints and “Skate” Flash for Sale
Video: Death Metal Roostër
TCB: Zombie and Day of the Dead Elvis Busts on Etsy
Augmented Reality: Living Sasquatch
Video: Mike Giant on a Penny Farthing

Whoa: Space Invaders Augmented Reality and Real Tights

Malcolm aka pixelrevision whipped this up using the original Space Invaders Rom, a Z80 emulator, ARToolKit, and Papervision. Just a test. But you can imagine the possibilities. Watch the demo on Vimeo.

For all the ladies out there wanting to augment their display of fashion sense, may I suggest Space Invaders Leggings / Tights.

Art: Awesome “Rubikcubism” Video by Invader
AR: Lego In-Store “Digital Box”
AR: “Seer” Wimbledon Android App by Ogilvy/IBM
AR: Tube Station Finder App for iPhone 3Gs
AR: McCann’s Pencil for One Show Interactive
AR: Living Sasquatch
AR: Geek Out With The Umlaut