Small Architecture Now!

Great things come in small packages. No, it’s true. What..have girls been lying to me? Oh good lord, no! *buries head in hands* Okay, well, when it comes to small architecture, the movement has gained momentum. We can live quite grand in simple quarters if we choose. That can also go for the stores we shop in and other community destinations. Small Architecture Now! collects great examples of this type of architecture and will give anyone interested in the movement some inspiration.

Use the Fork, Luke. The Star Wars Lightsaber Barbecue Fork

Soon, Star Wars will arrive. What’s the over/under on people sleeping outside waiting for the premiere? We guess 7 days. While in line, they can set up a grill, cook some weenies and put this Star Wars Darth Vader Lightsaber BBQ Fork ($25) to good use. Stab them weenies with it and serve them to a friend up to 20″ away (the length of the lightsaber). They’ve made this officially-licensed product out of stainless steel, so it can also double as protection from line cutters.

Mega Hammock, Mega Fun

A pleasure shared is a pleasured doubled. Install this hammock and watch your pleasure 3. Nevertheless, imagine swinging lazily on this Mega Hammock designed by Hummingbird Hammocks. They’ve handmade these hammocks from nylon and an FAA certified parachute rigger designed them, so you know they’ll withstand some weight. Choose from four colors, order one and make the most of the rest of the summer.

Star Trek Original Phaser Universal Remote Control

Set your phasers on HBO? You won’t vaporize any aliens with this Star Trek phaser, but you will change some channels. It’s the Star Trek Original Phaser Remote Control. Boring product name aside, this thing looks just like the real thing. Take control of your TV, iPod, or other electronically controlled device. The manufacturer 3D scanned an actual Star Trek phaser prop, so the dimensions on this exactly replicate the one used in the movies and TV shows. What sound will your phaser make?

Under-Desk Hammock

Swing those tootsies from an under-desk hammock. Intrigued? Read on. It’s an, uhh, under-desk hammock ($30). You strap it onto your desk and slide those sweaty dogs into a comfortable, swaying bed that’ll lull you into a very comfortable place. So much so that you can actually put up with your cubicle neighbor’s too-loud conversations.

Shed Nation Helps You Declutter

Even though you’re not a hoarder, you still have a lot of stuff. The garage can’t take anymore so it’s time to think of other options. Try building your own shed. Shed Nation ($14) by Popular Mechanics shows you blueprints for big and small sheds to suit any overflow. Unless you like being a hoarder.

Steven Spielberg Director’s Collection

Steven Spielberg. Love him or hate him, the guy has a golden touch. More hits than Derek Jeter, Spielberg’s canon goes from Jaws to Schindler’s List. Amazing. The new Steven Spielberg Director’s Collection on Blu-ray collects his films from Universal Studios, including E.T., Jurassic Park and his first ever feature film, Duel, among others. The special commentary on this just might replace film school for some. Support America and buy this now.

R-KAID-R Gaming Console Emulator

Give the Playstations and Xboxes of this world a retro companion. Kinda like having a veteran in the locker room to lead the rookies. Sign Love Hultèn’s R-Kaid-R to a lifetime contract. This retro arcade console folds out to reveal an 8″ LCD screen and custom-made joystick. Emulation unlocks the console worlds of Neo Geo, Playstation 1, Atari 2600, Super Nintendo and so many more. Don’t worry about running out of juice, since the battery provides 8 hours of gaming euphoria. They’ll only produce 50 so get this into your gaming locker room now.