If, like Adam Sandler, you’ve refused to take down that beloved Cheryl Tiegs poster from 1978, it might be time for some decor updating, now that you’re 43 and all. OpenFrame ($35+) lets you go from Playmate pinups to Picasso prints in a handful of seconds thanks to the custom frames and strong earth magnets that hold whatever you want in place. No Picasso? A ketchup-stained paper towel will do in a pinch.
Home By on Mar 29, 2013
Home By on Feb 28, 2013
German designer Natascha Harra-Frischkorn has created Chuck, a flexible shelving system that will always respond to your questions with an easygoing “Whatever you want man.” The 4 mm thick planks of wood are totally flexible, letting you get creative with what you hold and how you hold it. “Hey Chuck, can you hold these books?” “Whatever you want man.” “How about my collection of rare butterfly kidneys?” “Whatever you want man.” “Chuck, you’re the greatest. Have you ever thought about being with me… ya know… in that way?” “Whatever… you… w-w-want… mm-mm-man.”
Home By on Feb 20, 2013
One of the worst things about an office job is the dreary smell of homogenized air. ::sniff:: What is that Kimberly Clark paper towels? Get outta here with that. Turn your sterile cubicle into a place worthy of your manliness with Archer Distillery Air Fresheners ($14 per bottle). Just a quick spray and you’ll be aromatically whisked away to the cockpit of a European sports car, distillery, or hunting lodge with worn leather, excessive horsepower and a hint of aftershave. Plus as a bonus, if you’re dating a blind girl, a few spritzes of European sports car will totally dupe her into thinking your ’02 Neon is a 458 Spider.
Home By on Sep 5, 2012
Click & Grow Smartpots ($60) are perfect for the man whose thumb was only green that one time he got fresh with a leprechaun. This simple kit includes everything you need to grow and maintain some no-hassle vegetation in your place. Plant seeds, nutrients and software are all taken care of. Just add batteries and mind the water levels occasionally and poof! You are now a bonafide gardener.
Home By on Aug 1, 2012
Your living space may be modest, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the raw eroticism of a fresh tomato plant in your home. IKEA’s SOCKER Greenhouse ($19.99) is compact enough for an apartment, yet expansive enough to grow flowers, veggies, or herbs in. It opens at the top so you can easily access your plants, and the lil’ greenhouse’s roof vents can be set to bring in air if things need to cool down a bit. And things probably will need to calm down, what with that sexy tomato plant and all.
Home By on Jul 31, 2012
The ceiling-high stack of PBR cans in your apartment no longer impresses the ladies the way it used to. These days broads wanna see that you drink wine. Show ‘em with the Stact Modular Wine Wall ($95 and up), a chic way to display your vino, featuring a high-quality wood veneer exterior and two wall brackets that let you easily mount as many of these things as you want next to each other. Now if only those aforementioned ladies were mounted as easily.
Home By on Jun 18, 2012
Now this is a ceiling fan. No, seriously, this is a ceiling fan. Sure, it’s also a kickass Hughes/MD 500 remote control helicopter, but it’s also going to keep your room cool with more style than InStyle magazine (full disclosure: I’ve never read a copy). With the shiny black carbon fiber blades and aluminum base, this thing would look cool even if it wasn’t something Ahnold would yell at you to get to.
Home By on Jun 13, 2012
How do you plan your vacations? Around the beach? Exotic locales? Cougar-to-dude ratio? Some of us plan our trips by which city has the most breweries, and finally there’s a map to help us pinpoint these travel targets. The Breweries of the United States Map ($30) highlights the locations of more than 1,000 U.S. breweries, including zoom-ins on the big beer centers like Boston, New York, Denver and Seattle. Now if they’d just make a Beef Jerky Factories of the United States map we’ll be set for our summer hiatus.