Geeky, science-themed nursery for the child of a librarian #Homes & Tours#geeky#nursery#nursery decor January 19 | Megan Finley Horowitz meggyfin All photos and captions by Stephanie Thanks to Offbeat Home reader Stephanie who uploaded pics to our Flickr pool of her most charmingly geeky nursery! Look closely at that photo, there are unexpected geeky touches in every part of this room — feminist scientist artwork, a lamp made of lab materials, and a chair upholstered with a double helix pattern… just to name a few things. Let's push up our glasses and peer closely at this room… Changing table/dresser, rocking chair, and closet. Geeky alphabet flashcards mounted with double stick tape on art paper and then put into simple frames. The "science lamp" lit up with an LED that looks like an old Edison bulb. Rocking chair with crocheted blanket, crocheted by my sister-in-law, she included a double helix (DNA style) in the pattern! Crib area. Atom mobile, handmade from the inner rings of embroidery hoops and a large pearl bead. Reading/futon area next to the hallway door. The futon also acts as a guest bed. Artwork of famous women in science, gifted by my best friend. Book display shelves, built from simple boards and screws, and then painted and mounted into the studs. Being the kid of a librarian, there were bound to be a plethora of books in this kiddos nursery. Blocks with the elements (and their atomic information). Geeky artwork. Both pieces were given to me by grad school friends. The left was hand made by my friend from polymer clay, and the right is an original screen print from a local artist professionally framed. Join our community! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Megan Finley Horowitz When Megan's not writing, traveling, and sleeping, she's eating like the fate of the world depends on it. (You're welcome, world!) You can snoop into her personal life over on her website The Dash and Dine! @meggyfin @thedashanddine @meggyfin PREVIOUS Eat like a Jedi: Star Wars dinner sets! NEXT Eat healthy at home and make the most of your grocery budget at the same time Show/Hide comments [ 11 ] This is fucking rad! I love how cozy yet functional it is. <3 6 agree Reply Take my money!! Where do I get all this stuff?? Plus the Hobbes doll? This is fabulous and is sure to be the treasured space of a super smart kiddo! 6 agree Reply I think the tigers in the pic are both Tigger? But if you're crafty at all you can make your own Hobbes from fleece! My husband made one with this pattern for our nephew: http://www.instructables.com/id/Stuffed-Hobbes-with-pattern/ 1 agrees Reply Love it! 3 agree Reply Gah I love this. As a scientist I kind of want all of that stuff in my own bedroom. But seriously, I am going to so steal all of these ideas for baby gifts for which ever of my scientist friends has a baby next. Love it. 3 agree Reply I see one of my favourite books, "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie"! YAYYYYYY! Loving the print on the chair, and the retort stand lamp/flower holder, too. Genius! Reply This is so cool! As for the alphabet flash cards, here's another idea: friends of mine recently hosted a non-baptism for their daughter (i.e. they're not religious, but they wanted to throw a party on the occasion of her birth). Each guest got a sheet of paper with a letter on it just like these flash cards. We could pick an animal/object/whatever beginning with that letter, draw it on the paper and write its name on the paper (we did "B is for bumblebee" and "S is for satellite"). Our friend will have them made into a book for her kid to look at when she gets older. I loved that idea! 2 agree Reply This is such an incredible idea! Reply This is so creative and so friggin' cute! And I want that lamp. PS. Sally Ride wrote some children's books so if you don't already have any you should look them up! 1 agrees Reply Love it! The extra flashcard in the middle frame that says "nerdy baby" is really cute. 🙂 I had never seen the "Grandfather Twilight" book before, but I think I'm going to be picking that up now! Reply Amazing Ideas! Loved the innovative designs and creativity Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Participate in this conversation via emailGet only replies to your comment, the best of the rest, as well as a daily recap of all comments on this post. No more than a few emails daily, which you can reply to/unsubscribe from directly from your inbox. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.