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.
Price: $55 (Buy Now)
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.
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If you’re confused, sorry. In English it means, “There’s no place like localhost.” See, if you’re using a loopback interface… ah, nevermind. Measuring 2′ x 3′, this door/floor mat with the phrase “There’s No Place Like 127.0.0.1″ ($40) is perfect for use either indoors or out. Just be careful, because if you put this outside your apartment door, your neighbors might start coming to you with all of their computer questions. And then you’ll have to get a new one that says: “RTFM, dudes.”
Price: $40 (Buy Now)
We at She Likes Brains believe that all couches become more awesome with Pacman pillow cushions. Even a hand-me-down couch whose teal corduroy upholstery is disguised by an awkwardly draped bed sheet. An Etsy shop called Star Gallery offers the pair: Pacman ($80; pictured here) and Ghost ($80). These hand-crafted pillows are made from synthetic velvet fabric and are stuffed with polyester filling. Pacman and Ghost are sold separately, although they belong together on your couch.
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What in the wide, wide world of sports? From L. Delaney Miniatures comes an incredibly detailed, heart-stopping, lust-worthy labor of love: The Miniature Library of Forgotten Books ($975). With over 400 moveable pieces, this one-of-a-kind set is designed to be infinitely rearrange-able. It includes velvet curtains, over 300 books, an antique bust of Queen Victoria, parchments, blueprints, a ladder, wooden crates, and a candelabra. The bookshelf measures 9.5 inches across and 7.5 inches tall.
Price: $975 (Buy Now)
J.R.R. Tolkien reportedly remarked that the octagonal Radcliffe Camera, a famous Oxford landmark and a wondrous library, bears a resemblance to Sauron’s temple to Morgoth on Numenor. Architectural model-maker Timothy Richards used copies of the building’s original plans to create The Radcliffe Camera Bookends ($480). Weighing around 11 pounds and standing nearly a foot tall, this beautiful piece would be an awesome addition to a serious home library. [Via]
Price: $480 (Buy Now)
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There are three secrets to the perfect after-work soak. First, someone else should draw the bath for you – someone who has the capacity to balance the temperature just so. Second, you must be able to enter the tub without getting your hands wet. And third, you must have the essentials on-hand and dry: a book, a cup of tea or glass of wine, and perhaps a candle. For the third part, a custom-made Wood Bath Caddy ($125 CAD; Approximately $125 USD) from Etsy store Blisscraft & Blazen will do the job with class. The woodworker will discuss reclaimed wood options and how to measure your tub for the perfect fit. Now go and enjoy – it’s okay to be selfish for a little while each day.
Price: $125 (Buy Now)
Where tea lights can afford to be minimalistic and designer scents do well in a jar, a hefty candlestick practically demands a dramatic platform, does it not? And this pair of Lovecraft-inspired Tentacle Candlestick Holders ($140) are sure to do the job. They measure 10 inches tall and complement Baroque interior design.
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Of course you can send an emoticon in a text message, but how much more fun would a hand-made emotive robot be? A southeast Michigan-based art teacher named Jessica Cooper makes these small clay robots for her Happy Robot Sad Robot Etsy store. Featured here is the largest size of her Made to Order Robot ($14) offering. It stands about two inches tall, and you pick the symbol, symbol color, eyes, and mouth. Says Cooper, “There’s something so ironic about the idea of sending a robot (especially a cute one) representing a set emotion, especially because we all experience our emotions differently.”
Price: $14 (Buy Now)