Products to Make Continued Self-Isolation Moderately Tolerable

Friday, April 17th, 2020

By now, we’re all getting used to being locked in our house and staying six feet away from everyone. While officials are discussing reopening America, experts warn that the coronavirus will be around a lot longer than we’d all like. Indeed, even if you can go back to the office in the next month or two, bars, clubs, social gatherings and more are likely to remain closed to encourage social distancing for the foreseeable future. These products are a great way to help keep your spirits up through what will likely be the first year without a summer since 1816. As a bonus, since they’re all sold through Etsy, you’ll be helping to support small businesses, artisans and crafters who can all use a little boost right now.

Coronavirus Crochet Plushie

coronavirus crochet plushie

While no one really wants to cuddle with Covid-19, if you are feeling some severe anxiety about the global pandemic, cuddling with a cute and cuddly coronavirus crochet plushie like this one by Skyz Wonders might help you feel a little more comfortable with our current situation.

Quarantine Dreams Painting

Quarantine Dreams Painting

With our reality changing so dramatically in so little time, it’s only natural that many of us have been having some strange dreams as of late. Stir Crazy Folk Art did an amazing job expressing some of these strange feelings with this charmingly strange quarantine dreams painting.

A Quarantine Birthday Party Banner

quarantine birthday party banner

Ain’t no party like a quarantine birthday party because a quarantine birthday party isn’t really a birthday party at all but an exercise in fighting of the horrendous loneliness we’re all feeling right now. Yeah, sorry about that birthday boys and girls, but if you want to try to get your spirits up despite the isolation, this quarantine birthday party banner by A Banner Boutique is a great place to start.

Stay the Fuck Home Candle

stay the fuck at home candle

There’s no better way to relax after a hard day than a nice scented candle and this one is here to remind you that you’re doing your part by staying the fuck home. Of course, a trip to Costco right now will make you long to come home and light up this stay the fuck at home candle by Baum Design Shop.

Luxurious, Botanical-Filled Hand Sanitizer

luxurious, botanical-filled hand sanitizer

These days, everyone needs hand sanitizer wherever they go. But why settle for something that ravages your hands, when you could instead get luxurious, botanical-filled hand sanitizer that still meets the CDC’s minimum requirements for 60% ethanol alcohol? This pink lemonade hand sanitizer is moisturizing and still kills 99.9% of germs according to seller Love Amour Propre.

Dr. Fauci Prayer Candle

Dr. Fauci Prayer Candle

We all need some higher power to believe in right now and many people are finding no better source of comfort than Dr. Fauci. You can send your prayers his way with this charming Dr. Fauci prayer candle by Alternative Waxx.

Leather Cthluhu Tentacle Mask

Leather Cthulhu Tentacle face mask

Since you’re no longer supposed to leave your house without a face mask these days, you may as well get one that you’re proud to wear. This leather cthulhu tentacles face mask by Uchronictime also helps you with social distancing.

I Washed My Hands Before Writing This Card

I washed my hands before writing this card

It’s more important than ever to shorten the distance between you and your loved ones (from a metaphorical standpoint while always staying at least six feet away). With that in mind reach across the divide with this lovely card by The New Aesthetic that clarifies “I washed my hands before writing this card.”

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7 Classy Geek Gifts for the Tasteful Nerd in Your Life

Sunday, December 15th, 2019

We love geek goodies, but the reality is that many pop culture gifts are fun, but they don’t always look great with a put together outfit or stylish home decor. These special handmade gifts actually meet the definition of “geek chic.”

Batman Whiskey Decanter

For the caped crusader in your life, it’s hard to beat this gorgeous engraved decanter set the comes in its own box. You can even have custom etching added to both the box and the glassware for free. Like the set, but not buying for a Batman fan? Luxurious Gift Shop also sells sets with Star Wars, Game of Thrones and plenty of other geek favorites.

Groot Minnie Mouse Ears Headband

Yes, there are probably thousands of ways people can customize Minnie Mouse ear headbands, but this Groot headband by BlondeAutumns is both adorable and tastefully-nature inspired.

Toothless Night Fury Ring

This Toothless ring by AF Jewelry Studio is just subtle enough to fit in with most outfits while still adding a touch of geek flair to any outfit.

Glacier Pokemon Terrarium

Whether used to decorate your desk at work or your mantle at home, this Pokemon glacier terrarium by Pallet Crafts by Xev has the beauty of a snowglobe and crystal light fused in one cute and striking accessory.

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Carved Xenomorph Alien Poster

We all have the friend who thinks posters are something you should have outgrown in college, but still wants nerdy artwork for his walls. This Alien carving by Engraver’s Dungeon Art is simply stunning and miles away from the type of thing you’d expect to see in a dorm room. The seller also sells artworks based on Star Wars, It, True Detective and more.

D20 Tie Clip

Sometimes wearing a zany tie is overkill, but a man still wants to share his nerdy side. That’s where this tasteful D20 tie clip by Doctor Gus comes in.

The Eiffel TARDIS Painting

There’s nothing quite like an original painting to brighten up a room, but why settle for a painting without a little Whovian touch when you can have one that subtly features the TARDIS in a notably appropriate scene. Kat Martin also sells works with Groot, Rick and Morty characters and more.

For more great gift ideas, be sure to check out this Etsy gift guide with goodies that are all under $30.

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Celebrate Halloween With These Cool Spooky Pins

Saturday, October 12th, 2019

It’s Halloween time again (finally) and if you like to wear your love for the holiday on your sleeve, or chest, or hat, you’ll want to check out these cool skull pins from Santos Demonios.

Want something a little more adorable, but still a touch scary? Then you might just love this adorable Muppet-style monster. It comes in all kinds of colors, including the purple and green ones pictured, as well as blue, orange and red.

Each cool, spooky pin is laboriously casted, sanded and hand painted, meaning your pin will be entirely one-of-a-kind. You can even reach out to the seller if you have a custom color combination you’re just dying to make into a reality.



Revel in the Dumpster Fire of Modern Life With a Dumpster Fire Candle

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019
dumpster fire candles

Dumpster fire is such a commonly used term these days that it was even added to Merriam-Webster in 2018. But it’s one thing to say you’re surrounded by dumpster fires and another thing to illustrate your point actually surround yourself with burning dumpsters. Unfortunately, that isn’t only impractical to do in most apartments, it’s also a fire hazard and rather stinky. Not to worry though, because Dumpster Fire Candles has you covered with tiny dumpsters in an array of colors and scents that look and smell a lot better than the real thing. In fact, some of the scents sound pretty yummy, like You Ruined Christmas, which smells like “cedar wood, fir and shitty gifts” or Resting Beach Face that features “ocean, orchid and judgment.”

dumpster fire candles

Looking for something that maybe doesn’t look like a dumpster fire, but actually smells like one? Don’t worry, Wilderness Road Wicks has just what you’re looking for with their White House Dumpster Fire candle, which smells of “smells like the embers of the Constitution, festering piles of fresh hell, and schemes of peculation.” Alternatively, you can buy some Trump Repellent which the listing reads is “for when you want to chase away all the covfefe and Make America America Again. We promise this candle contains no artificial orange colorants or alternative fact additives.”

It’s all enough to make you need to be Heavily Medicated!




13 Over-the-Top Scary Halloween Decorations

Monday, September 30th, 2019

Some people like to put up a few cobwebs and fake crows around their house to make it ready for Halloween, but there are others who really want kids to earn their candy by facing their fears as they fearfully creep up the walkway to the front door. If you fall in the second category, then you know it’s time to start decorating because horrific haunts won’t build themselves. While you’re planning this year’s spooky spectacular, here are a few delightfully dark decorations you might want to add to your scream scene.

Rotting Corpses

There are almost as many ways for people to create spooky rotting corpses as there are ways for corpses to disintegrate after death. Ultimately, the decision on which technique to use should come down to your budget, your time constraints and which end result you prefer for your spooky setting. Here are a few methods you might want to look into: Instructables user BeautyandBeast’s method involves liquid latex, panty hose and craft paint;  Instructables user Spyridoula Nemesis suggests using plastic tarps, a heat gun and wood stain; and Yard Haunt uses cheese cloth, wood stain, spray adhesive and spray paint.

If you’re not that crafty or just don’t have the time to invest, you can always buy a precorpsed skeleton like this creepy cat one by Junebugsjunktique on Etsy. Just do a search for “corpsed skeleton.”

Grave Grabber

What’s better than a creepy corpse? How about one that moves, leaving it to eternally attempt to crawl from the grave into our mortal world? This tutorial by Yard Haunt can show you how to really creep out the kiddos this year.

Deadly Spider Web

Here’s another idea for fake skeletons -create a creepy spider web complete with the remains of its human victims. Hector Turner’s creation process seems fairly simple as it involves little more than plastic wrap, cotton batting, glue and fake spider webs. You can also do this on a corpsified skeleton to make a really chilling scene.

Skeleton Wreath

Admittedly, this skeletal wreath by Mommy With No Money is cool, but not terrifying in its current form. If you corpsify your skeleton before bundling it into a wreath though, it’s easy to imagine that this greeting piece could become downright ghastly.

Alternatively, if you prefer to buy a wreath rather than make your own, while most of the designs on Etsy are cutesy, this one by Anastasia Artifacts is pretty cool, though again, it could have been way scarier if the bones were corpsed first.

Dead Body In A Bag

You don’t always have to go full gore to set a scene. In fact, sometimes showing less can be even more scary, like this dead body wrapped up in plastic. Best of all, since all you need to make this prop is newspapers, trash bags, string and duct tape, the whole thing costs about $3 in supplies.

The Creepy Well from The Ring

Even those that didn’t like The Ring still agreed that the well-dwelling little girl was totally terrifying. Lothar’s Lair has a tutorial to make one of your very own and, best of all, it’s motorized so your guests can howl in fear as they see the monstrous girl climbing from your stone well.

The Grim Reaper

Wire, wood, PVC, drywall mud, latex and burlap can be amazingly spooky when put together just right. In fact, Halloween Forum user jimmyzdc used these materials to create a uniquely creepy version of the Grim Reaper and he was even kind enough to include all the steps so you can create your own.

Dead & Breakfast

If you want to go with an overall theme but are tired of graveyards and horror flicks, this idea by Better Homes and Gardens is refreshingly different. Their “Dead & Breakfast” is both creepy and charming -just like some real B&Bs. Their layout has some truly wonderful details and we particularly love the welcome sign and the lonely bride.

If you love the dead and breakfast idea and want a sign to really help sell the theme, Etsy has a huge array of Dead and Breakfast signs that feature a wide variety of fonts, sizes, imagery and hanging styles. We’re big fans of this Sleepy Hollow Dead and Breakfast sign by KatydidCraftsShop.

Spooky Scarecrow

Here’s another scarecrow idea sure to scare the pants of your Halloween guests. It’s truly amazing how nightmarish a skull covered in wet burlap can look. Add some sticks for the arms, a hat and a coat and you’ll have people getting goose bumps before they even get to your doorbell.

Talking Mirror

This cool video technique by Instructables user davidandora can work for either a dark fairy tale or a haunting depending on the set up. The trick is to create a custom mirror frame that can hold (and hide) a flat screen monitor so you can show a ghostly image trapped inside the mirror.

Singing Pumpkins

Fans of Disney’s Haunted Mansion will immediately recognize this singing pumpkin illusion by Instructables user davidandora as the same one used on the singing busts in the graveyard scene. While the materials needed for this project aren’t cheap, if you already have access to a good projector, you might want to try this cool illusion at your house. The effect is particularly powerful when you surround your singers with regular carved Jack-o-lanterns. Just don’t be surprised when little ones get upset because they don’t know how those pumpkins have come to life.

Pepper’s Ghost

Granted, the LEGO images used to illustrate this tutorial by DIY Hacks and How Tos isn’t particularly scary, but if you successfully incorporate this classic trick into your Halloween decorations, people are bound to be creeped out by the moving, translucent “ghost” you created.

Haunted Soul Tree

Anyone who has ever wandered through the forest alone at night knows how eerie trees can be. This animated haunted soul tree by Instructables user dionicia12 is a great way to take advantage of those natural human fears. Even if you don’t quite have the skills to make the tree come alive, the basic design is pretty chilling even without movement.

Have any creepy Halloween decorations you’re particularly proud of? Share them with us in the comments!



The Best Geek-Themed Baby Nurseries And Nursery Decorations

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

It’s only natural for parents to hope their children follow in their footsteps and for geeks, that means getting their youngster to love sci fi, fantasy, video games and the like. These geek-themed nurseries and accessories are perfect for sparking a lifetime of geek fascination in any little one, and to find the best nursery furniture, such as comfortable rocking chairs for nursery which are great for many rooms.

Star Wars Baby Nurseries

When it comes to creating a nursery with a full Star Wars theme, this room featured on Apartment Therapy is perhaps the most impressive as it features lightsaber sconce nightlights, a wampa skin rug, Star Wars crib sheets, a starship mobile, a Boba Fett lamp and quote from the movie on the wall and pillow. Little Rocky M Olsen III  is sure one lucky geek.

If you just want the Star Wars crib sheets, you can make your own from Star Wars cloth, or you can order a custom set like this one made just for your crib courtesy of Etsy seller Pam and Ander.

A rocking horse is fun, but a rocking AT-AT, like this one by Epbot, is something every future nerd baby needs to pass their days away. Granted, only the Dark Side tends to use AT-ATs, but letting your little one rock away on any great Star Wars toy is a great one to get them started on the path to geekness.

Custom mobiles are always cool, but when they figure in some of the most iconic starships in the universe and the Death Star, they are hard to beat. If your little babe wants to sleep under the stars and dream of blowing up Empire ships, you’ll want to check out this one by Etsy seller ARCre8.

Mario-Themed Baby Nursery Decorations

Sweet dreams are made of 1-ups. Or, at least, they can be if your little one falls asleep below this fantastic Mario mobile by Etsy seller IFeltinLoveBaby.

For those that like to go the DIY route, it’s hard to beat the Mario nursery by the bloggers at Blueberry W. They not only put up these adorable vinyl decals in their baby’s room, but also made their own Mario mobile from small plush toys.

Every little one needs something to cuddle with and whether your babe is a princess or a plumber (or even a gorilla named “Donkey”), Etsy seller GeekUnique has you covered with their adorable 8-bit, game-inspired baby quilts.

Superhero Baby Nursery Designs

Every parent wants their baby to be super, but if you really want to get them started off on the right path, why not put him or her to bed in a cozy superhero nursery like this one by The Diary of A Dame. With a super color scheme, Superman’s logo on the quilt and curtains and superhero paintings on the walls, the room is a clean and fitting tribute to the iconic heroes of both Marvel and DC.

So what do you hang over your baby’s superhero crib? How about this custom mobile by Etsy seller dropsofcolorshop? The seller will even customize the mobile with your choice of characters so you can make sure your little one grows up aspiring to be the right kind of hero, not just any old comic book character.

Finally, when you need to swaddle your babe up in a cozy heroic quilt, you wrap up your little one in this great superhero baby quilt by Yoderby Design.

Lost TV Show Nursery Design

A lot of people were disappointed with the ending of Lost, but those of us who watched the series know just how fascinating the show was during the first few seasons. For those little innocents who still haven’t seen the end of the show though, it still has the glimmer of promise and potential –which is why even those disillusioned by Lost can still enjoy this fantastic nursery based on the show by M&J Collection. The collection not only features the Lost bedding and décor you’d expect, but even Dharma Initiative baby food and an airplane mural.

Game of Thrones Nursey Decor

You might not actually want your babe watching or reading the sex and violence in Game of Thrones until he or she is much, much older, but there’s no harm in letting them enjoy an adorable wall mural, like this one by Tumblr user Somepointless, featuring cartoon versions of all the house sigils.

Once you have a mural, you might as well add a matching mobile and Etsy seller VosKiss Store has just the thing you need when it comes to preparing your babe for the horror and excitement of the Red Wedding and the Battle of the Bastards.

If you like geek home décor, don’t miss our other articles on nerdy home theaters and amazing Star Wars furniture.

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The Sexiest Cosplays at the 2019 SDCC

Friday, July 26th, 2019

We always like to round up hotties at the San Diego Comic Con and this year was no exception although our list is shorter than most years. Even so, here are the sexiest cosplays at the 2019 SDCC.

sexy sdcc cosplayers
Twinsy hotties!
busty buzz lightyear
Check out this gorgeous and busty Buzz Lightyear!
sexy sdcc cosplays 2019
These girls look like they could kick your ass while still looking sexy as hell
nearly naked babes at comic con 2019
Who can say no to a little devil?
foxy sdcc cosplayer
She may be fully clothed, but there’s no denying this girl has a gorgeous figure.
sparkley mermaid man
And here’s a little something for the ladies.


50+ Killer Cosplays from the 2019 San Diego Comic Con

Thursday, July 25th, 2019

There’s always great costumes at the SDCC and this year was no exception. Here are some of our favorite cosplays from the 2019 San Diego Comic Con.

Comics

sdcc constantine cosplay
This Constantine looked spot-on. He even had a bag of tools for the job.
Aquaman lady sdcc
This one is cosplayed by Maggie Marvelous, who is an absolute sweetheart.
Tony loves you 3000
The perfect response to the Christian protesters at the convention. The other side of his sign said “Tony loves you 3000.”
The Batman Joker cosplay
Technically this Joker is from the The Batman animated series, but since he was originally a comic book character, here we are.
Taskmaster and Deadpool
Here’s Taskmaster and Deadpool having a bit of fun.
venom cosplay 2019
Venom sure looks scary with those massive teeth!
juggernaut cosplay
It’s not easy to pull off a good Juggernaut cosplay, but this guy sure did.
female riddler costume
Oddly both Riddlers I saw at the convention were female.

Movies

beetlejuice family
Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice family cosplay!
Harry Potter cosplay
This young wizard has a promising future.
chewbacca and lady han solo
You can’t have a convention without Star Wars cosplay.
sparkly stormtrooper
It doesn’t get more fabulous than this stormtrooper.
BB-8 dress
Speaking of fabulous, it’s hard not to love this great BB-8 dress.
free throat hugs vader
We already mentioned those Christian protesters, but this Vader is the forgiving type, offering them free throat hugs.
Mad Hatter woman
We’re all mad here, or at least you become crazy after dealing with the crowds.
red queen alice head on pike
When the Queen says “off with her head, she means it!”
escape from la cosplay
Looks like someone escaped from L.A. only to come to sunny San Diego.

Cartoons

steampunk tinkerbelle
Steampunk Tinkerbelle? Yes, please!
Megara from Hercules cosplay
Meg’s dress looked even better here than it did in the movie.
Monster high costumes
I have seen far too few Monster High cosplays.
rainbow brite
There simply aren’t enough Rainbow Brite costumes in this world.
over the garden wall cosplay
This couple looked adorable as the characters from Over the Garden Wall.
troll cosplayers
Don’t have a costume but have a lot of hair spray? Consider going as a Troll doll.

TV Shows

Scoops Ahoy
Easily one of the most popular costumes this year was the Scoop’s Ahoy uniform.
star trek costumes
What do you call a Klingon and Ferengi who go on vacation together? Just another cosplaying couple at the 2019 San Diego Comic Con!
SDCC 2019 game of thones group
Game of Thrones may be over, but there were still tons of cosplayers fighting for the Iron Throne.
Game of thrones gals
These three beauties looked fabulous in their Game of Thrones costumes.
HyperFlesh Prison Mike
Ultra realistic mask-makers HyperFlesh were here to promote their creations with Prison Mike and Dwight masks

Video Games

Minute Man cosplay
I’ve never seen a Minute Man at Comic Con
mass effect
This Mass Effect makeup looked fantastic!
Street Fighter
There’s always a few Chun Lis at the con, but it’s always nice to see a group cosplay.
Kingdom hearts costumes
This is certainly a cute take on the Kingdom Hearts game.
Bowser
All bow down to Queen Boswer!
Pikachu girl
Pikachu is always adorable and this is no exception.

Others and Groups

Hamilton sdcc 2019 cosplay
Never thought I’d see the day when Broadway made its way to Comic Con, but anything can happen during a 50th anniversary I guess.
Xena and She-Ra
She-Ra and Xena sure look great together, even if they don’t quite fit together in the same universe.
Bob Ross or Bob Ross Pool
How can anyone be sad with Bob Ross around? Especially when he’s decked out for the con with a little Rocket Racoon on his shoulder and a Deadpool mask in his pocket.
Steven Universe and Dude Jedi
Steven Universe and the Jedi Dude certainly look good together.
Prince cosplay
It’s always good to see Prince. RIP.

Unknown

Here’s your turn to identify all the cosplays from the 2019 San Diego Comic Con that I don’t actually recognize!

cosplays from the 2019 San Diego Comic Con dragon
This dragon is awesome, but what is he from?
Gregorian dress
Is this Gregorian dress up from something in particular or just another delightful anachronistic dress?
unknown cosplays from the 2019 San Diego Comic Con
I love all the incredible details in this costume -even the ruffles are adorned with skulls, sadly, I don’t know where it’s from!
It cosplay  2019 sdcc
Yes the character on the right is Pennywise, but who is the character on the left with a Joker fish, Thor’s hammer and a Pikachu hat?
unknown genderswap cosplay
This is a fun genderswapped cosplay, but who is he dressed as?
Freddy Mercury and red floral dress
That’s certainly Freddy Mercury on the right, but who is the woman on the left portraying with that gorgeous floral dress and headpiece?
Female Shazaam and pirate
We’ve obviously got a female Shazaam on the left, but I’m not sure about the decidedly pirate-looking lass on the right.
Master Roshi
Many people will undoubtedly recognize Master Roshi from Dragon Ball, but who is the awesomely armored guy beside him?
Dracula and unknown 2019 sdcc
One final group where I recognize one but not the other. We have Bram Stoker’s Dracula on the left, but who is the woman on the right?
Fish lady costume?
She’s got a spear and gills, those should be some big clues!
unkown sdcc 2019 costume
If you like a girl with a big gun, you’ll enjoy this cosplay, but do you recognize it?
glowing monster costume
This costume is seriously epic with its light-up details, but I regret I don’t recognize it.
Cool She-Ra?
This kind of looks like a modern take on She-Ra, but I’m not sure. Can you confirm or deny this?
Cute wizard girl
I love this magical wizard costume, but I don’t recognize it, do you?
BMX cosplay
I’ve been told these two are from a BMX movie, but I don’t know which one. How about you?

Like these cosplays from the 2019 San Diego Comic Con? Then check out our past cosplay pictures from Comic Cons in 200820092010201120122013201420152016, 2017 and 2018 as well as hot ladies at Comic Con from 201620142013201220112010 and 2008, the hot guys from20162012 and 2011 (there just aren’t as many most years) and both genders from 2015, 2017 and 2018. I also have pictures from WonderCon 2014 and 2013.



8 Sci-Fi Rooms That Are Out of This World

Friday, June 28th, 2019

Love geeky stuff? How about a whole room? Here are some of the most mind-blowingly geektastic rooms, apartments and houses you could ever hope for.

Star Trek Federation Apartment, Engage

This is actually a bit of a sad story, as Tony Alleyne spent ten years converting his apartment to look like a shuttle craft from Star Trek: The Next Generation. All in all, he estimated it would have cost around $140,000 in parts and labor to hire a contractor to do the work.

Unfortunately, Tony’s wife, who he separated from when he started working on the apartment, owned the property. When the couple finally filed for divorce in 2012, she decided the apartment would be worth more without the Star Trek theme, so she gutted the work done and now this marvelous tribute to one of the world’s most popular sci-fi franchises is no more than a memory. At least we can still enjoy the pictures and remember what once was.

Allons-Y With the TARDIS Control Room

The interior of the TARDIS may change with every reincarnation of The Doctor, but the heart of the ship remains the same. And a lot of heart is precisely what makes this amazing TARDIS control room by JP Fox so fantastic.

JP did all the electrical, lighting, design, painting and construction himself within one ear. He was able to do it on a fairly tight budget as well, since he already owned all the timber and works at a factory with random spare parts that worked perfectly to decorate the console.

Basement to Bridge

For those who aren’t sure about converting their entire home into a tribute to their favorite tribble-filled sci fi program, the basement is a great place to start. Trekie Line Rainville, spent $30,000 renovating hers to look like a ship Captain Kirk could walk into at any minute. The Canadian social worker re-created parts of the transporter room, recreation room, observation deck, Spock’s quarters, and, of course, the bridge.

Originally, the idea was to just make a home theater where Line could relax, but once she started, she soon became obsessed and couldn’t stop until the whole basement was completed.

The Home Theater You’re Looking For

When you think about Hawaii, you probably don’t imagine any of the sets or characters from Star Wars, but if you visit this stunning mansion in Honolulu, you might. That’s because tucked in the massive space is quite possibly the best home theater dedicated to Star Wars in the entire galaxy.

The ceiling features a 3D fiber optic starscape and the door is motorized to look and operate the same way as those on Disney’s Star Tours. Inside the theater are life-size replicas of R2-D2 and C-3P0 that talk to the audience while the film isn’t playing.

The ceiling features a 3D fiber optic starscape and the door is motorized to look and operate the same way as those on Disney’s Star Tours. Inside the theater are life-size replicas of R2-D2 and C-3P0 that talk to the audience while the film isn’t playing.

Drink With The Dark Side

This mansion in Carmel, IN has its own bar complete with a Star Wars theme. Unfortunately, the owners opted not to replicate the Mos Eisley Cantina, but getting to show Darth and The Emperor your billiard skills while staring at the stars of a distant galaxy is still pretty fantastic. Best of all, this home can be yours at the cool price of $4.5 million.

Where No Theater Has Gone Before

This fan-made home theater was made primarily with lumber, dry wall and love.  The home owner, Gary Reighn, converted a corner of his unfinished basement into the theater. The great thing about this project is that it shows that you don’t need to be a millionaire just to have a home theater, even one with an amazing theme. You just need some creativity, time and imagination to make it work.

The Painting on the Walls

Star Wars Murals traditional

If you really want an amazing sci fi room, the walls are a great place to start and Tony of Walls of Art in Minneapolis has quite the skills when it comes to turning an ordinary white wall into an epic Star Wars scene. Here are just a few examples of his amazing artwork that manage to take a pretty typical room into a science fiction themed masterpiece in no time.

Open the Stargate

Despite their popularity, anyone who has even basic knowledge of geek culture knows that Star Wars, Star Trek and Doctor who are far from the only worthwhile sci fi franchises out there. And when it comes to home design, this Stargate theater might just be the most beautiful sci fi room out there.

The ceiling reveals a night sky filled with stars and swirling comets that appear at 30 to 60 second intervals. It can even be adjusted for different effects such as clouds. The 96 inch screen is located within the legendary Stargate itself, which is made from fiberboard adorned with the glyphs that are backlit with Christmas lights. The circle within the Stargate can light up blue so it even looks like the Stargate does before transport.

Most people might not have the time, energy or money to dedicate to converting part or all of their living space into a shrine to their favorite sci fi franchise. But even for those who would never consider doing so, these great designs provide some great inspiration for minor home redecorations –especially when you’re looking to make your house feel a little more futuristic.



Wonderful Vases Perfect for Mother’s Day

Monday, May 6th, 2019

If you’re looking to get your mom a little something beyond the standard bouquet this Mother’s Day, you may consider a beautiful vase that she can hold onto long after her flowers have wilted away. No matter what kind of mom you are lucky enough to have, there is certain to be one piece in this list that will fit right in with her home decor.

Serpentine Wood

This unique vase looks different from every angle. With sweeping wood shapes flowing around a standard glass form, art-lovers are sure to love this creation by EvensensProductions.

St. Germain

This elderflower liquor has a legion of fans and a uniquely beautiful look. If your mother has joined the cult of St. Germain, she’ll love this stunning vase by BottlesNWood made from one of the brand’s iconic and crystal-like bottles.

Tall Iris

Delicate and graceful, this vase sold by AndreasAntiquesFinds is a lot like the flower it is meant to depict.

Photo-Filled

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then this personalized vase that can be filled of images that show Mom what she means to you is absolutely priceless. Etsy seller Jenny Gaynor will also leave a note and a special date on the base of the vase to add even more significance to the piece.

Test Tubes

This striking test tub vase set by Etsy seller JupiterCarpentry is perfect for those who simply love science, as well as those who want to display their blooms in an all new way.

Customized Birch

Etsy seller PartySparkles customizes lovely wood vases so you can engrave them with your mother’s initials, you and your siblings initials or a message that reads “ILU.”

Anatomical Heart

Is your mom more of a Morticia Addams than a Martha Stewart? Then rather than going with something pretty, make her go batty over one of these fascinating anatomical heart vases by Etsy seller Dellamorteco. Available in redblackpewter or transparent with veins, they’re the perfect way to say “I love you even just the bloody way you are.”

2D Made 3D

If your mother loves drawings over sculptures then she just might prefer this great illusionary vase from CraftPrintsByV that looks like a drawing made real.

Puzzle Pieces

A perfect fit for any puzzle-fanatics, this cool 3D wall sconce by SJPuzzles is made up of beautifully painted jigsaw pieces.

Caterpillar-Inspired

Why settle for one bouquet when you can share many? The caterpillar vase by RiversEdgeRelics displays six different bundles of blooms at a time in a fun, bubbly line.

Deer Head

Ideal for an animal-loving mother, this clever design by DobrCeramics lets you replace antlers with beautiful floral displays or even plain branches.

If you think your mom might want something besides a vase, Etsy also has tons of handmade creations she’s sure to love. Whatever you get your mom this holiday, Happy Mother’s Day.