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13 More Marvelous Star Wars Home Goods

We love geeky home designs and based on our site traffic, so do our fans -which is why our most popular article of all time covered an array of great Star Wars furniture. With that in mind, there's plenty more great ways to bring a little touch of the Force into your home -and here are a few of our favorites.

R2-D2 Coffee Maker

You might never be able to own a drink-serving R2-D2 like Jabba did when he was in possession of the little guy, but you can have him help you make a fine cup of java with this handy Instructable by Iminthebathroom.

Boba Fett Stand Mixer

KitchenAid mixers are a handy tool for anyone who likes to do a lot of cooking at home, but you don't have to just accept the generic one-color paint job they come with. DeviantArtist Tommy Filth proves that a little bit of paint applied in just the right pattern can make a basic mixer into something you'll be proud to display on your counter.

Star Wars Vinyl Clock

There are plenty of people who make upcycled clocks from carved vinyl, but few are as intricate and just downright impressive as this great design by Creative Time Studio.

Han Solo In Carbonite Coffee Table

He's no good to me dead -but as a coffee table, he's perfect. This impressive coffee table was made in limited quantities by R-9 and comes in three versions - basic, with side panel and (the one pictured here) with a lighted side panel.

Boba Fett Stained Glass Light

Deviant Artist McLane's Memories has a gift when it comes to working with stained glass. Luckily for the geeks out there, he applies his talents to creating uniquely nerdy windows and Tiffany-styled lamps like this Boba Fett design.

R2-D2 Aquarium

Everyone's favorite little bleep-filled droid is here again and though he may not have fallen victim of the Dagobah swamps, he is filled with water and ready to help you take care of your beloved fish friends.

Darth Vader Toaster

Expose your toast to the Dark Side with this awesome toaster available from ThinkGeek. It not only looks awesome, but it even brands your toast with the franchise's famous logo.

Han Solo in Carbonite Cabinet Pulls

If you're feeling crafty and don't have a lot of cash to spend on Star Wars home goodies, you can always try making your own Han Solo cabinet pulls with this handy tutorial from the fine folks at Our Nerd Home.

Millennium Falcon Mirror

Hopefully staring in this mirror won't make someone exclaim "She may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts, kid," but even if it does, you can rest assured this hunk of junk by Etsy seller funkymirrors is the coolest mirror in the galaxy.

R2-D2 Planetarium

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away might be hard to imagine, but this R2-D2 planetarium helps bring that world to life by projecting an image of the night sky right onto your ceiling.

Darth Vader Fridge

Created by artist Tom Sachs, this charmingly imposing beer fridge is even equipped with a vodka fountain so you can really kick back and let the booze flow through you as you imagine Darth proclaiming "Luke, I am your bartender."

Via Geekologie

Star Wars Touch Lamp

Just a little touch is all you need to turn this light on or off, but no matter how many times you hit the power, you'll never turn off the coolness it emits.

Han and Leia Hand Towels

His and her towels are a bit played out and cheesy, but when you add a delightful Star Wars twist to them, you end up with something any nerd couple would be happy to display.

Still can't get enough geeky home goods? Then don't miss these geeky doormats, organization tips, duvet covers, home theaters and nurseries.

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Great Ball of Pebbles: Dark Planet Garden Sphere by David Harber

Lots of gardens have pebbles, but not many have this: a giant ball of pebbles made by UK sculptor and artist David Harber.

Harber, an award winning designer, started making contemporary and traditional sundials in 1992 and have expanded to create water features and garden sculptures like the "Dark Planet" sculptures profiled in this post.

Harber's Dark Planet garden sculptures are made from hundreds if not thousands of black puddle stones perfectly arranged into perfect spheres. Some spheres are wired to illuminate from within, whereas others are turned into water features, with bubbling water emanating from the top of the spheres.

For more on the Dark Planet garden spheres, visit David Harber's official website.

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10 More Brilliant Space Savers For Small Homes

Last year we brought you 18 space saving ideas and the article quickly became our second most popular piece of all time. Since that article succeeded so well, we knew you could use another 10 handy ideas to make the most of the space you have.

Lid Organizer

Tired of having lids fall all over the floor whenever you open your cabinet to grab a pan? Then try using a curtain rod to store your lids on the side of your cabinet or even along the back wall of your kitchen.Instructables user trebuchet03 has the instructions you need to do it yourself.

Stepladder Chair

Practically everyone can use a step ladder in their home, but what about those people who don't have anywhere to store it while it's not in use? Resource Furniture has the perfect solution with their Scala Zero -a chair that can unfold into a step ladder.

Foldable Laundry Basket

Some people like to use their laundry baskets as a hamper so it's only make sense to leave it out all the time in order to collect all the clothes as they get dirty. But for those who prefer a dedicated laundry basket, UnHampered is the way to go. When you need it, it's there for you, complete with four handles, a removable divider and a compartment to hold laundry soap. When you don't need it, it folds up so you can tuck it away until your next laundry day.

All-In-One Magazine and Toilet Paper Holder

There are a whole lot of people out there that enjoy reading a magazine while they do their business. It can be hard to find a place to store your magazines if you have a tiny bathroom though. With the Read and Roll though, you can store your reading material and wiping material together in one organized space.

Corner Spice Rack

Two common problems in small kitchens are too little cabinet space and too little counter space. This makes storing things like spices particularly problematic. With this Linus Stadium organizer, you can take advantage of that often underused corner space on your counter, keeping your cupboards and counters freed up.

Pantry Spice Shelf

Alternatively, if you have tall shelves in your cupboards or pantry, this DIY from Family Handyman can show you how to make the most of that extra space with a small shelf that's perfect for storing spices on.

Corner Dish Rack

Again, taking advantage of your corners is a great way to make the most of your space and this corner dish rack helps ensure you can leave your dishes to dry while still leaving you counter space to work with.

Under-Cabinet Knife Drawer

You almost never hear someone complain that their cabinets are too close to their counters and that's a good sign that almost everyone can take advantage of the space just under their cabinets. American Woodworker has a handy tutorial for anyone interested in adding a handy knife drawer to the bottom of their cabinets.

Magnetic Stickers

Adding magnets to things is a great way to store extra kitchen goodies on your fridge, but what about your bathroom or work areas, where you don't have a giant, magnet-friendly surface to attach things to? Instead, try adding these cute stickers where you want to store stuff and then use them to hold up those metal objects you regularly need -like tweezers and nail clippers.

Command Hook Your Baskets

Chances are you have extra space under the sink and in your cabinets that's just not on the bottom where you items all sit. So grab some 3M Command Hooks and some wire baskets and get hanging like I Heart Organizing has done here in her under-sink space.

And don't miss our storage and organization category for even more clever storage solutions.

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15 Romantic Hotel Bathtubs We're Dying to Soak In

Valentine's Day is almost here and while we previously covered the most romantic beds you could hope to share with your sweetie, now it's time to explore some sweet, sexy spaces where you and your partner can relax and clean up a little before you get busy getting dirty.

GoldenEye Jamaica's 007 Suite

Jamacia's Fleming Villa is named after the famed author of the James Bond series, who owned this coastal property and wrote most of his early novels in the villa. Bob Marley was a future owner of the estate and while the 007 Suite is named after Fleming's legendary character, the outdoor bathtub on the garden patio will help you channel the spirit of Marley as you feel "One Love" with the gorgeous natural surroundings.

Atlantis Dubai's Poseidon Suite

The Atlantis' Palm offers amazing underwater suites, including a luxurious underwater bathroom where you can relax in a rounded soaking tub while looking at stingrays, sharks and other underwater fauna.

Angely Hotel's Diamond Lover's Suite

Made for romance, the Diamond Lover's Suite in the Angely Hotel features dreamy cloud-like lights above the bed and a beaded curtain around the massive tea cup bathtub. It's perfect for swinging parties and romantic couple's nights alike.

Hotel Tragara's Artsuite

The 700 square foot Artsuite in Hotel Tragara is adorned with both modern and classic artworks, but when you're ready to relax and take in the sights, the tub might just be the most attractive feature in the room. Of course, that's not just because the tub is beautiful and modern, it's also because the tub happens to be placed right beside a window that is open to an amazing view of the Faraglioni rocks on the Capri coast.

Matakuri Lodge's Deluxe Suite

Talk about a room with a view, the deluxe suite of the Matakuri Lodge features a floor to ceiling window in the bathroom. The tub is conveniently set beside the massive viewing area so you can soak, relax and take in the view of Lake Wakatipu and the glorious snow-capped mountains in the background. 

St. Regis Doha's Presidential Suite

Qatar's St. Regis hotel has a lot of great features, but the Presidential Suite offers something truly spectacular in the master bathroom -a marble, freestanding bathtub positioned next to two massive windows that offer amazing views of the Persian Gulf outside the hotel.

Mandarin Oriental's Presidential Suite

A solid marble bathroom is nice, but a view of the Tokyo skyline? Now that's amazing -of course, be prepared to spend a pretty penny at the Mandarin Oriental given that this is a city where even coffin-sized pods go for more per night than most American hotel rooms.

Hotel Original Paris

Take a soak in this wonderful hotel and on one side of your claw foot tub, you'll have a stunning view of the romantic Paris skyline, and on the other side you'll enjoy the striking rainbow of colors that reflect off of an iridescent tile wall. Any way you look at it, you'll be exploring the vivid colors that the City of Lights is known for in a fittingly luxurious setting.

Boulders Lodge

Sometimes you feel like a dip in the pool and sometimes you want to soak in the tub, but in this South African resort, you can do either overlooking the Sand River in a private reserve. The luxurious tub is set beside full length windows, offering an uninterrupted view of the tub and the scenery beyond.

Sabora Tented Camp

Operated by the same company as the Boulders Lodge, the Tanzanian Sabora Tented Camp seamlessly blends glamour into the outdoors. Their open-air tents even feature lavish porcelain tubs that offer an incredible view of the African savanna.

Mio Buenos Aires

Voted the best hotel in Buenos Aires, Mio has a lot going for it, including oversized tub carved from a native Argentine wood called caldén.

Buddha-Bar Hotel's Gagny Suite

What could be more romantic than a cozy fireplace? How about an amazing Japanese-styled soaking tub beside a beautiful fireplace filled with glowing white candles? The Gagny Suite in this Parisian hotel is perhaps one of the most romantic hotels in one of the most romantic cities on earth.

Viceroy Abu Dhabi's Presidential Suite

The custom-designed tub in the Viceroy fits two people comfortably and is equipped with all you need for a romantic night in, including rose petals. It's a perfect place to relax and soak after you've enjoyed the hotel's Formula One track, as well as the suite's personal steam room, sauna and lap pool.


Just on  the edge of Krabi Marine National Park, Rayavadee's rooms feature elevated circular bathtubs sitting atop a pebble and bamboo base that allow for slight runoff if you and your partner splash a little too much in the tub. And, of course, postcard-perfect views of the amazing natural scenery certainly don't hurt the experience.

Ponta Dos Ganchos

Step out of the sauna in Ponta Dos Ganchos and step into a window-lined room with a glass roof, a cocoonish tub that seats two and a view that spans across the private peninsula of the Emerald Coast.

For a more romantic experience in your own home, don't miss this article featuring another 12 great bathtubs or this amazing hammock-style tub.

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