Nerd Cars

Nerd-mobiles! At Japan's twice-annual comic convention Comiket, otaku (aka "geeks") showed off their hardcore dorkiness with sticker-covered cars. Called "itasha," these geeked-out cars take their name from the Japanese kanji for "itai" (painful) and "sha" (car). Rumor has it that the character "ita" was chosen because it sounds closest to the "Ita" from "Italian." Yes, these dork wagons are a word play on "Italian Car." …

Omas Miku Fountain Pen

Omas makes wicked, covetable fountain pens. Italian in design and craftsmanship, they write like a dream and make writing a pleasure. The Miku is a standout, even among their many limited editions. The Manga pen pays homage to the Japanese artform in silver and enamel (450 pieces) and gold and enamel (40 pieces). The two-tone nib is available in four widths, and has an additional …