Seeing that Comic Con and Halloween are just a few weeks away, why not prepare with some of these fanboy favorites? All under $35.99.
The Star Trek Spok oven mitt seems like a clever replacement for the ubiquitous foam finger at sports events, although it probably won’t protect you from the wrath of a confused alpha male. Or you could just use it for baking cookies, I suppose.
ThinkGeek Star Trek Spock Oven Mitt, $14.99
As if the Spok Mitt weren’t enough, get a load of this iPhone case from Retroplanet. It’s all the fun of having Spok ears without the commitment.
Male Ears iPhone Case, $12
Welcome to the future: The Snuggie is now cosplay-friendly. I love how the faces in this Amazon customer image are pixelated to avoid maximum humiliation. Choose from Batman, Superman (the cheapest one, why?), and Wonder Woman to keep you nice and cozy this winter. Nerd.
DC Comic Adult Comfy Throw with Sleeves by The Northwest Company, $10-26
Contemplating The Club for your Batmobile? Who needs it when you could have this convincing Star Wars sunshade on your dashboard!
Plasticolor 003700R01 Star Wars Accordion Sunshade , $21
How about a Slutty Dalek costume for Halloween? You can even sort of get away with wearing this Doctor Who dress on normal days.
Doctor Who Blue Dalek costume Dress from eBay (other sizes available), $35.99
Sometimes the finer things in life are really just simple things done right. Everything you see here under $20.
Owning this umbrella would make braving the rain much less stressful. In fact, I’d look FORWARD to a dreary day if I were the owner of this umbrella.
FUCK THE RAIN UMBRELLA, $17.60
For the person who has every candle, this candle-in-a-mug from Anthropologie puts a spin on things. Bonus cute mug when you run out of candle.
Enamelware Candle Tin,
The cake candelabra from Urban Outfitters takes the cake for best birthday candle presentation.
Feeling a case of the ol’ artist’s block? Grab one of these Andy Warhol quote pencils for some inspiration. Imagine the possibilities when you’re reminded that “Art is what you can get away with.”
Andy Warhol Philosophy Pencil – Pack Of 8,
A fashionable soap dish with excellent drainage capability is a huge improvement in a small package.
Wire Soap Dish, $18.00
Tired of seeing gray skies and brittle trees every time you look out your window? Hang this bag planter on your fire escape, maybe you’ll fool yourself into feeling like it’s actually Spring.
HANGING BAG PLANTER, $39
For all you christmas light maniacs out there, here’s a grown-up version to cozify the room you’ve been holing up in. Silver or gold.
STARRY STRING LIGHTS – AMBER LIGHTS ON COPPER WIRE, $15-99
There’s no better way to start getting psyched for the summer than getting a donut pool float far in advance. Inflate it and use it as furniture until you can bring it to the pool.
Donut Pool Float, $18
If this smiley face tissue box doesn’t make you smile every time you reach for a tissue, move on to the next item.
Smiley Face Tissue Box, $9.99 + int’l shipping
When all else fails, hide your pale, dry skin behind this unicorn mask until the sun comes out.
Fred Flare Magic Unicorn Mask, $34
If you’re a fan of Jonathan Adler, his latest book “100 Ways to Happy Chic Your Life” is a must have. The title says it all, really. 100 Ways, complete with bonus craft projects that anyone can do, guides everyone from the completely lost to the dabbling designers. Adler’s aesthetic makes us smile, reminding us that a happy home is the foundation for a happy lifestyle. This is truly a self-help guide for the house.
Some tips to get you started…
100 Ways is full of tips that I bet you never thought of, like this one. A heavy curtain behind the bed adds sexiness in a flash.
These days, every bookshelf on earth is suddenly beautifully curated, as if it came out of the box that way. Mr. Adler breaks down the mystique with inspirational tips like “create a hippie-dippie love moment.”
Jonathan Adler reminds us to pay attention to the small spaces, it’s one of the most commonly overlooked design opportunities. You won’t believe how giving a boost to that sad hallway or neglected nook can boost the design-worthiness of your abode.
Embrace Irreverance, he suggests. Channel your inner Bansky and suddenly it’s hard to ignore those cheesy dime a dozen paintings you see at the flea market.
The best way to upgrade a bathroom fast is by replacing the standard medicine cabinet. Often overlooked, the medicine cabinet is the first thing bathroom-goers see when they enter the W.C., and admiring their reflection is the last thing they do before leaving. Here are some options to get started.
The Broan Metro’s oversized build is perfect for product junkies. Or, recreate Damien Hirst’s pill cabinet art piece, pill bottles not included.
Broan Oversized Series Classic, $225
Add glam and perfect bathroom lighting in a cinch with this mirrored medicine cabinet, which comes equipped with its own light bulbs.
Nutone Tri-View Frameless Medicine Cabinet with 5 Lights, $220
Or, try the Broan with a built in top light for a more masculine effect.
Broan Surface Mounted Cabinets w/ Built-In Top Light, $137
This beveled model is a perfect addition for a retro bathroom.
Nutone Single Door Recessed Medicine Cabinet, $123
The Commodore is a classic storage cabinet for those bored of the normal medicine cabinet look. Or, mount on a side wall for extra storage.
Nutone Commodore, Storage Cabinet, $114
For a mid-century bathroom, the Kingston Solid Wood Medicine Cabinet is an excellent finishing touch.
Kingston Solid Wood Medicine Cabinet in Oak, $121