Neatoramanaut Dennis wrote to us about the set of furniture that his girlfriend (who is studying mechanical engineering in Germany and is apparently very, very handy) made for their apartment:
[Everything was] created by my girlfriend Judith for her apartment. We both love video games, especially Super Mario. She's currently studying Mechanical Engineering in Germany and has also built an incredible lightsaber for my birthday. She's a hardcore Super Mario Land (Game Boy) gamer and we both are fans of the whole franchise.
I designed the shelf for our growing collection of videogames (almost 200 Wii games) and I thought the boxes would be perfect with the backround [of hills] and a cloud (all made of wood). Beside the shelf was a small table for the phone and the Internet and I thought it would be cool if we could have a warp pipe too. So she's created the warp pipe based on a garbage can [that] big enough to hide all the cables.
We've bought the figures and the mushroom to make it perfect. I designed the Game Boy clock [to include] the Super Mario Land scene with objects as numbers, because it is her favorite game ... It works very well with the wall color and it's not too colorful ...
Currently she's working on a small Koopa shell (the same size as the mushroom) for the shelf. So I'm just the guy with the ideas and she's my Super Judith! ;o)
More pic of the fantastic Mario furniture (and the super cool lightsaber) over yonder at the Neatorama Spotlight blog: Link - Thanks Dennis!