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For somebody who doesn’t even like to drink lattes, it is rather surprising how much I enjoy seeing latte art.  However, despite all of the latte art I have seen and all of the works of beverage art I have posted on here, I have never seen one that was colored until now.

A Japanese barista known as Nowtoo Sugi is the creator of this amazing and colorful Kirby latte art.

Apparently, they work with different flavors of syrup to give color to their latte art.  I’m guessing perhaps they used some sort of strawberry syrup or something to get the pink coloring of Kirby or at least the red on his cheeks.

I may not like to drink lattes but now I definitely have the urge to go play some Kirby’s Dreamland.  I think that is exactly what I am going to do tonight!

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Nintendo Kirby Latte Art

Kirby Latte Art

[Source:  Nowtoo via Kotaku]

Normally I don’t care a whole lot about furniture, but there is just something I like about custom coffee tables, especially when they look like a Nintendo NES controller.  In the past, I have posted a couple of NES controller coffee tables including a NES controller table that had a really nice wood look to it as well as another NES controller coffee table that was painted up to look like a real controller and was even functional!  Well, now we can add a steampunk NES controller to the list of geeky coffee tables.

California based furniture builder Charles Lushear of Bohemian Workbench created this amazing steampunk NES controller coffee table out of recycled parts.  It measures 40″ length x 17.5″ width x 18″ height and features a 1/4″ of glass so you have a nice surface to put your stuff on.  Not only that, but if you would love to have this in your living room, you can buy it!

Charles is selling this awesome steampunk NES controller coffee table on Etsy for $2,600.  If I could afford it, I would love to have it in my living room but that is just a couple grand out of my budget.  I will be very jealous of anybody who can afford it though.

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Steampunk NES Coffee Table

Steampunk Nintendo NES Controller Coffee Table

Steampunk NES Controller Table

Steampunk NES Controller Coffee Table

[Source:  Etsy via LaughingSquid]

Even when I was a kid, I don’t recall ever doing any bead crafts although I remember seeing them occasionally at craft shows I was dragged to (I wasn’t a craft lover back then and unless it is a geeky craft, I’m still not a big craft type of person).  However, I have never seen anything as large as this giant Super Mario Bros 3 start screen made out of beads before.

In the past, I have posted some really cool gaming bead art including a Sonic the Hedgehog 2 start screen logo as well as a very detailed work of Link bead art.  However, I don’t think they can match the scale of the project below!

Sprite Stitch forum member ShampooTeacher is the guy in the picture below that created this enormous Super Mario Bros 3 start screen out of beads.  I’m not sure how many beads were used or how much time this took to create but I suspect it was a lot of both.  I think it was worth it too because it turned out looking spectacular!

I wish this was for sale because I think this would be the perfect thing to hang over my bed as since Super Mario Bros 3 has always been my favorite Mario game.

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Super Mario Bros Beads

Super Mario Bros 3 Start Screen Made From Beads

[Source:  ShampooTeacher]

Usually, I take the weekend off from posting anything on any of my blogs but this weekend is a bit special.  Yesterday was May the 4th and there was no way I wasn’t going to post at least something on Star Wars Day and today my favorite geeky t-shirt artist has a new shirt design on sale today only and I can’t help but post about it.

Anybody who has been reading Global Geek News for a while knows that I am a lover of geeky t-shirts and I am a huge fan of Megan Lara’s designs specifically.  I have a ton of her shirts and I will definitely be this Princess Zelda nouveau shirt too!

The awesome folks over at TeeFury are selling this awesome Hylian Nouveau shirt by Megan Lara for just $11!  If you are a Legend of Zelda fans of just obsessed with Megan Lara’s artwork like I am, then you need this shirt!

Hey listen!  Buy this shirt!  And that is exactly what I am going to go do right now!

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Princess Zelda Nouveau

Hylian Nouveau by Megan Lara

[Source:  TeeFury]

Some of my fondest memories as a kid were spent dropping quarters in the local arcade and whatever random machines local restaurants had set up for customers to play while they were waiting for their food.  While I loved playing pinball machines, I never played them as much as other games simply because they were more expensive and when you only had a couple dollars in quarters or at best a roll of quarters to spend, you had to spend them wisely to get the most bang for your buck.

However, until today, I have never seen a Duck Hunt pinball machine which seems like an almost obvious idea.  I don’t think there could be a better combination of a NES game and a pinball machine.

This custom, one-of-a-kind Duck Hunt pinball machine was created by skit-b pinball and I would say they did an amazing job!  I wish I had the skills necessary to build my own pinball machine like this.  I would give anything to have a Duck Hunt pinball machine set up in my basement.

I highly recommend checking out the video below that gives a bit of a walkthrough and shows the machine in action.

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Duck Hunt Pinball

Duck Hunt Pinball Machine

Duck Hunt Pinball Machine

Duck Hunt Pinball

[Source:  skit-b pinball via Obvious Winner]

Judging by the look of my closet, I might have an addiction to daily deal t-shirt sites.  I have a very hard time passing up geeky t-shirts when they are only around ten bucks or so.  It seems like a cheap way to get showered with complements from other geeks and a great conversation starter in many cases.  Well, for those gamers out there interested in a couple of really cool and cheap t-shirts, I have found a couple that are on sale today only that I think you are going to love!

The awesome folks over at TeeFury are doing one of their TwoFury sales pitting two cool t-shirts against each other to see which one people like more.  Well, today they are featuring two really cool designs including a vintage Link design which I think makes Link look a bit like old school Micky Mouse and another shirt that is a mash-up between Super Mario Bros and Mortal Kombat.  You can check out both of the designs below and if you decide to buy one or both of them (like I plan on doing), you can get them over at TeeFury for just $11 (plus shipping).

Which t-shirt design do you like best?  Let us know in the comments below!

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Mario Kombat II Shirt

Mario Kombat II T-Shirt

VS

Legend of Zelda Vintage Link Shirt

Vintage Link Shirt

[Source:  TeeFury]