Over the years I've created a number of different things you can buy. Some of them, like posters and placemats, I sell directly, while others are sold by publishers I work with. I've tried to collect all of them here. Products you can order directly from me have prices and an Add to Cart button. Products you get elsewhere have links to where you can buy them (e.g. Amazon or the App Store)..
These come broadly divided into Print, App, and Stitched worlds.
NEW! Reactions Book Now Available!
My latest book, Reactions: An Illustrated Exploration of Elements, Molecules, and Change in the Universe, is finished, printed, and available to order! If you liked any of my other books, you should definitely take a look at this one. Together with Elements and Molecules it forms a trilogy that covers all of chemistry in three volumes. They look great together on a shelf, by the way.
You can get Reactions from any bookstore or online seller. My publisher has a page with links to lots of places that sell Reactions. Or you can order it from me, in which case you'll get an autographed copy.
In celebration of the completion of the long-planned trilogy—The Elements, Molecules, and Reactions—we are offering a special deal: All three books wrapped up in periodic table wrapping paper, for a special price. In case you need a gift for someone over the next few months, this is it! You really don't need to consider anything else, do you?
This is it: The best book about elements ever, and I'm not just saying that because I wrote it. I'm saying that because I wrote it and my ego is out of control. But seriously, this book has sold over a million copies in 23 languages, and has been downloaded even more than that in iPad App form. People like it. Your nephew who is into science will like it. Anyone who gets this book as a gift will think you're just the most amazing person for having found them such a lovely and unexpectedly delightful item. If you don't believe me, just check out my Amazon reviews: 275 five-star reviews as of this moment. Which I guess does raise the point that you can order this book from Amazon, or any other online bookseller, instead of buying it here. In fact, it's cheaper from anyone else, and you'll probably get it faster too. The only reason to buy it directly from me is if you want an autographed copy. (Especially for international orders you can probably get it much cheaper elsewhere.)
(For amusement, feel free to check out my three one-star reviews. Two of them complain that their paperback edition fell apart (I sell only the hardcover on my site), and one complains that I have a liberal agenda because apparently I said something about global warming.)
Molecules is the sequel to the best-selling The Elements. It continues the story of chemistry by showing what happens when you link elements into molecules.
Like The Elements, Molecules is filled with big beautiful photographs (taken by my long-time collaborator Nick Mann, who took most of the photos in The Elements as well). And like The Elements, it's also filled with stories about the many objects shown. If you liked The Elements, you will definitely like Molecules!
Order here if you want an autographed copy directly from me. If you just want the book fast and cheap, you're probably better off ordering it from one of the online booksellers.
Theodore Gray's Completely Mad Science, (autographed copy). This is a combined volume that includes everything from both Mad Science and Mad Science 2, plus new articles that don't appear in either of those books. This is the book you want to get if you want to learn about all kinds of things that you shouldn't do (plus a few that are fine even for kids). A stern warnings section tries to make clear which is which, warning about real dangers without knee-jerk over-warning just because vinegar is involved (as you so often see with this sort of book).
Order here if you want an autographed copy directly from me. If you just want the book fast and cheap, you're probably better off ordering it from an online bookseller.
This iconic periodic table poster can be found in school, universities, homes, libraries, and even television shows (Hannah Montana, MythBusters, NUMB3RS, The Ellen Degeneres Show, etc). The 27" x 53" (68cm x 134cm) size is huge, laminated, and double-sided (the back side includes more data about each element, but a smaller photo). The 20" x 40" (50cm x 100cm) is closer to the size of a normal poster, and is only single-sided (but still laminated). All versions are printed in Pennsylvania on top-quality paper with high-resolution printing methods.
A two-pack of the large size is available at a special price in case you want to hang both sides facing out.
PLEASE NOTE: The 27" x 53" size has been updated to include all the most recently named elements. All elements from 1 to 118 now have final, approved names, so this is it, there will be no more changes to the standard periodic table. (The 20" x 40" size remains un-updated until we run out of stock, sorry.)
We offer two kinds of photo periodic table placemats. The Laminated version is printed on top-quality paper and then laminated with a heavy, completely waterproof coating that is sealed around the edges. The lenticular 3D version is made entirely of plastic and is thus inherently waterproof. Both cost the same, and both are available individually or in 3- or 6-packs.
PLEASE NOTE: The lenticular 3D placemats have been updated to include all the most recently named elements. All elements from 1 to 118 now have final, approved names, so this is it, there will be no more changes to the standard periodic table. (The 2D laminated placemat remains un-updated until stock runs out, sorry.)
A fabulously nerdy quilt for an irrationally low price: $133.13 (the fourth root of pi) for a 46" square version and $314.15 for the full Queen size (94" square)! This beautiful, warm, puffy quilt displays over a hundred digits of pi rendered entirely in stitches for a gorgeous sculptural look. 100% cotton top and back fabric with 100% polyester batting. There is a choice of fabric and thread colors, but we strongly recommend unbleached cotton with natural unbleached thread. This allows the texture to really stand out.
This quilt contains an infinite number of digits of pi...at least conceptually. In practice only about the first 5800 are actually readable, and after about 10,000 they have gotten so small that they are less than one stitch wide. The last infinity digits are represented by a single stitch. The purest form of this quilt is round, but we also have a square version (same circular design, but with the corners filled in with a simple pattern).
Unlike most of our other quilts, this one is made with wool batting, so it is thinner and drapes more like a traditional quilt.
These clever Fibonacci Sequins quilts are perfect for fans of perfection in nature, and puns. The Fibonacci spiral is found everywhere in nature, including famously in sunflowers and chambered nautilus shells. It’s based on the Fibonacci sequence, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, and so on, with each number in the sequence equal to the sum of the two numbers before it. The shiny sequins hand-stitched along the main spiral are there just to be funny. Fibonacci sequence / Fibonacci sequins, get it? Sorry.
Cotton Fabric, polyester batting, polyester thread, cotton twill binding
This animated quilt consist of twelve frames of Eadweard Muybridge's 1878 photographic study of the horse in motion. The quilt as a whole presents all twelve frames as a 94" square high-loft quilt. Display it on a wall or use it on a queen- or king-sized bed. It doesn't actually move!
Each horse is rendered with a different beautiful batik fabric thorough a reverse appliqué process. The quilt is stitched with individual layers of batik for each horse, covered by a layer of black fabric over everything. After stitching is complete the black fabric covering the area of each horse is cut away, revealing the batik underneath. The thread color of the pattern surrounding each horse beautifully reflects the unique colors in each horse.
This quilt is technically machine washable, but raw-edge applique is delicate so please don't wash it too often - and dry clean only if you want to make sure it doesn't shrink or pucker.
We can make a quilt out of any set of words you like! We'll even do naughty words, if that's what you want. When you place your order you'll have a chance to specify which words specifically you want. Keep in mind that the fewer words there are, the better they will look: 10-30 words maximum is a good target. "Happy Birthday Bob"? The sky's the limit on quilted word cleverness.
Reverse appliqué letters (which means different color fabric for the letters) is available for an extra charge. (If you know what reverse appliqué is and are willing to do your own cutting out of the letters, you can order at the regular price and ask add a comment that you'd like double fabric so you can cut our your letters: No extra charge for that.)
Include special requests for fabric color or layout in the form you will get on checkout and we'll get back to you if there's any trouble with your choices.
The $1000 quilt is an intricately stitched nearly 8-foot wide interpretation of the 1934 bill bearing the likeness of Grover Cleveland. It is available strictly at face value.