Whether you’re a student of anatomy or a lover of the macabre, a Baton Rouge-based company specializing in quirky vintage print reproductions may come in handy when you’re searching for wall decor. Pictured here is the Vintage Anatomy Pull Down Chart Reproduction: Brains ($50). The pull-down aspect is fake (or: faux), although the 14″ x 17.5″ poster is printed on textured canvas and the trim is made of dark-stained wood. No framing is required – all you need to display this on your wall is a nail or hook.
Price: $50 (Buy Now)
Like the idea of book earrings but want a more streamlined design? So did we. And then we found Aroha Silhouettes’ Hardcover Silhouette Earrings ($55). Made from stainless steel with a matte black powder finish, these sleek earrings measure 1.2 x 1.4 inches at their widest points, yet they are given the perception of depth by optical illusion. Proudly display your love for books even when you’re wearing a cocktail dress.
Price: $55 (Buy Now)
There’s a little company based in New York called Out of Print Clothing, and their mission is to spread the joy of reading through t-shirts, phone cases, tote bags, and other accessories. Featuring iconic – and often out of print – book covers, their products caught our eye and we dallied around their website and decided we really, really liked this group of book nerds. Their website even has a bookshelf page, offering a peek at what their staff is currently reading, plans to read next, and has just completed reading. Pictured here are the Slaughterhouse Five T-Shirt ($28, above left) featuring a first edition dust jacket design by Paul Bacon, and the Atlas Shrugged T-Shirt ($28, above right) from the first edition cover by George Salter. We know more than one bibliophile who will be delighted to see this.
Price: $28 (Buy Now)
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If the (slightly) nerdy girl in your life loves science and likes to cook – or at least is in dire need of something other than a plate on which to dice the occasional onion – look no further than the Periodic Table Engraved Wood Cutting Board ($55). Measuring 11.5 x 15.5 inches and available in maple, white oak, walnut, and beech, this cutting board is shipped already gift-wrapped in poly lined “kraft” paper and bound with twine. And here’s a fun, nerdy bit: you get to personalize the 118th element Ununoctium, if it pleases you. Be sure to give yourself a little lead time when ordering as these are crafted to order.
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One can tell a great deal about a person by the books kept in their bedroom. Oh, the home library may be filled with delicious reference books, requisite classics, and the best modern writing available, but the books that get to live in the bedroom are generally the books closest to the reader’s heart. Display those in style with the American Drew Tribecca Queen Bookcase Bed ($1,370). Accent lighting, sliding doors, and a design drawing heavily on Art Deco and Asian influences work together to create a stylish bibliophile’s resting place. We suppose you could put a lot of statues and vases on the shelves like the promotional photo, but we’d put way more books.
Price: $1,370 (Buy Now)
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And now the die-hard Whovian in your life can own a $75 shower curtain. Okay, there’s a reason the Police Box Shower Curtain ($75) bears a heftier price tag than the understated print curtain currently adorning your tub. It’s hand-painted. Yes folks, this must-have design is hand-painted onto a standard-sized, waterproof, mildew-resistant, 100% polyester fabric — with the usual 12 shower curtain holes. Also, customization is available. We think shower curtain silhouettes are cool in a sort of spooky, are-you-my-mummy kind of way, because there’s nothing quite like being startled with soap in your eyes because you forgot there was a silhouette on your shower curtain.
Price: $75 (Buy Now)
We’re screaming around the corner straight into a white-hot summer, so here are a few Star Wars-inspired tank tops to gleefully take the edge off: Stormtrooper Tank Top ($16, above left) and R2-D2 Tank Top ($16, above right). The shirts are available in unisex sizes S, M, L, and XL.
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The editorial review process for She Likes Brains is sometimes a groaning, laborious one. However, this Cthulhu’s Lantern Block Print ($20) immediately jumped out as a wonderful, wonderful, WONDERFUL – and underpriced! – must-have for the (slightly) nerdy people we know. This print is part of a limited edition run originally available only through the RAW Artists Nashville Event last October, and the artist is selling the handful of remaining prints on Etsy. The print features a hand-carved and hand-painted design on 12.5 x 19 inch cover stock. Get it while it’s hot – they’re almost gone.
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Enjoying the recent availability of The West Wing for streaming on Netflix? You may want to make two purchases right away: First – if you don’t already own one – your very own copy of the U.S. Constitution. And second, this signed and numbered limited edition two-color Bartlet for President Screen Print ($65). A fan in the UK made 100 of these prints on high quality, acid-free 220 gsm Fabriano Rosaspina art stock. Measuring approximately 20″ x 28″, the print will serve as a great conversation piece when you’re not busy working your way through the 156 episodes of awesome now at your beck and call.
Price: $65 (Buy Now)