If you have ever thrown a dinner party, you might know how much work they are, but you also know how rewarding they are as a way to share time with friends, and to eat something good.
In San Francisco, I started a new weekly dinner party at my apartment in SoMa, and ever week we try to come up with a theme. Sometimes that theme is easy to pull off and other times it's a bit more of a hassle than it's worth.
This week I have been trying to pull stuff together for a mad scientist theme, and in a town like SF you would think there are ton's of lab supply stores. However, google has failed to easily find me any. Instead every biotech and chemtech startup seems to appear on the list rather than cool stores like 'American Science and Surplus' would back in milwaukee and chicago.
So for posterity sake I thought I would pass the ball forwards and document a few sites of interest to help prepare for the next 'Mad Scientist Themed-Dinner party'.
Links of aspiration and inspiration
- 'Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog'
- 'Dr. Steel's' Search for a utopian playland
- 'Beaker' from the Muppet
- 'The City of Lost Children'
- 'City of Ember' by Tim Robbins
Online Stores for beakers, flasks, funnels, petri dishes and test-tubes
- Science Gear
- Amazon - Pyrex Griffin Beakers
- Medixcorp - *requires IE
- Acme Vial and Glass Co.
- American Science and Surplus
Some Geek Chic-ery