Pac-Man and Mario and Donkey Kong – oh my!
My husband, who works in the tech media, is a huge video game fan, dreaming of the day when a corner of our home (likely his office) will be decorated to reflect his passion and display his ever-growing collecting of swag.
It’s an industry largely marketed with child-friendly cardboard cut-outs, stickers, posters and plastic statuettes, so I must admit that I was very impressed with his latest game-inspired décor finds, many discovered via gaming blog Kotaku.
So impressed, in fact, that I just had to share two of them with you.
First up is “Poufman” from QAYOT, a line of seating sets that evoke classic video game hero Pac-Man - had he eaten squares instead of pellets and been covered in stain-resistant fabric.
Poufman is available in red, black and turtledove (classic Pac-Man yellow is notably absent) and shoppers can mix and match their sets of cube and round Poufmans, even combining multiples to meet seating needs for groups on those long nights of gaming.
The second find is a thoroughly authentic – and licenced – series of Nintendo wall decals from Blik. The $75 sets offer surprisingly stylish scenes from Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong and the New Super Mario Bros, shown right.
As an added bonus, the decals are made using Blik’s Re-Stick – which means video game buffs can move and reuse them.
With these great seats and decals, it looks like video game decor - while still child-friendly - is growing up with its fans.