Spending time in Austin can inspire all manner of creative activity, from sitting around saying "maybe I should just move to Austin", to...saying pretty much the same thing, but tearfully, to your best friend Man-at-Arms. Actually putting Austin inspiration to work, the man behind CraftieRobot.
Out of border-abutting Harlingen, Craftie's a mishmash of accessories emblazoned with an eclectic range of fascinations, from brain-eating monsters to brain-fried gonzo journalists; the founder, whose day job's managing a holistic center, had his creative fire stoked by a short stint living in a larger holistic center, i.e., our state capitol. Wearable stuff includes canvas laptop & messenger bags screenprinted with marching 50s-era movie bots ("Robot Attack!"), a red-tinted vintage boom box, caffeine's molecular diagram, and a shadowy smoking Hunter S. Thompson bust; other gear runs from laser-covered vinyl wallets to cotton web belts whose metal buckles are etched with designs like a "Zombie Protection" gas-mask ad, or the word "Geek", for when you're tired of people seeing "Zombie Protection" and assuming you get lots of chicks. Other offerings include passport covers and moleskin journals slapped with brains, old VW Beetles, antique Schwinn bikes, and plastic tabletop lamps rocking, say, vintage anatomy drawings, or Hunter S. leveling a revolver, exactly what you want to see when turning the lights out.
Craftie also makes nightlights with similar steez, and are planning on adding mousepads and possibly laptop appliques and sleeves, contributing some flare to the device that theoretically should allow you to not actually move to Austin from anywhere!