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Saturday’s episode of Doctor Who (Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS) was my favorite of the season so far. As the title would indicate, we got to explore a bit more of the inside of the TARDIS, and included in that is a grand library with a few fun items. I personally would love to incorporate the feel of that library and these items into my own home decor!
Gallifreyan encylopedias house verbal stories and facts in bottles, and they look amazing on a shelf. This forum is currently discussing the bottles and where to get them to make your own encyclopedia. If you don’t care if it’s the same bottle, then just get enough of the same bottle to fill your shelf, print out your own labels, and stick them on with some spray adhesive or rubber cement. You can go above and beyond by sticking a small recording device in the top of some of the bottles: when you remove the top and press “play” your own recorded history can begin spouting out, just with less purple smoke.
I fell in love with this grand book and book stand when I saw it. Although we can’t purchase the book (yet–give it time, I’m sure it’ll be made), we can take the idea of putting our books on display and run with it. Find an old book that means something to you, and find an area of your house where you can display it prominently on a stand. Can’t find a giant gold book stand like the one in the episode? Look for cookbook holders. They’re often intricate, pretty, fairly inexpensive, and just take up a bit of room on a countertop. I have an antique one I bought a few years back, but Amazon.com has some antique-looking ones available for under $30 each. I recommend this one and this one.
Really want the look of the Time War book? Etch the shape and designs into clay, bake it, then adhere it to a fake leather-bound journal. Voila!
What elements of Doctor Who and the TARDIS would you incorporate into your home?
It’s Friday! Here’s the roundup of favorites from this past week!
Favorite Tech Product: TARDIS Laptop Case
I posted about the Doctor Who Home Goods earlier this week, but what I want most is this TARDIS laptop case. It’s perhaps the only thing that can be bigger on the inside, since it’s carrying the entire internet!
Favorite Web Comic: Broodhollow
I’ve been loving Broodhollow for a while, and encourage you all to read it if you haven’t already. I picked up the Society of the Skull and Shovels pin at PAX East and was the moron that wore it upside down because I thought it was supposed to be right-side up. Don’t be like me.
Favorite Treat: Cool Ranch Dorito Locos Tacos
I had a lovely time at the Cool Ranch Dorito “Ranch for the Stars” Taco Meetup at PAX East, and I hear rumor that the gathering of people and eating Taco Bell will become a new PAX tradition. Watch for it. Anyway, I didn’t think I’d love Cool Ranch Doritos because I don’t like Ranch, but I found out that they’re less “ranch-y” than I expected. They’re fairly subtle. I mean, as far as tacos made out a Dorito can be. Not bad!
Favorite Activity: Sleep
Can I just put “sleep” down? Cause it’s amazing. Especially coming off of a con, a trip, and a subsequent sickness. I’d recommend it to anyone.
Favorite Piece of Jewelry: Raw Crystal Pendant
I just got this necklace in the mail from JewelMint, and I can’t wait to wear it. I’ve been looking for a nice chunky rock pendant for a while, and I’ve always loved JewelMint for their long pendant necklaces. It was meant to be when they came out with the Raw Crystal Pendant Necklace!
Doctor Who is coming back on Saturday, so clearly the return is the perfect excuse to re-do your kitchen. (Or am I the only one to think that way?)
Here are some of my fave pieces from the BBC Who Home Collection:
Teapot Dalek Orange: It may not say “WOULD YOU CARE FOR SOME TEEEEEAAA?” but it is one step closer to me getting a Dalek teapot…
Espresso cups and Saucers, Set of 4: I’m surprised the BBC called these “Espresso cups” instead of tea cups. They must know they’re catering to us folks in the states. I love the bright colors and modern look of this set.
Dalek Oven Glove: The Dalek’s already part egg beater, so it makes sense that they would be at home in the kitchen.
Cyberman Apron: Become a Cyberman in this awesome apron that would work for any member of your home!
Teatowels, TARDIS and Multimonster Double Pack: These teatowels would compliment most kitchens nicely and throw in just the perfect amount of geekiness.
You can find all of these and more at the BBC Doctor Who Home store.
Whew! I don’t know about you, but I’m still a bit tired from the time traveling we did over the weekend. If one hour wears me out, I can’t believe what a trip in the TARDIS would do to me! Talk about jet lag. All I want to do is cozy up in a nice, giant robe. And maybe drink some tea. And watch some Doctor Who.
Halloweencostumes.com wants to get you cozy and warm by giving away a sweet TARDIS robe. And, being Whovians themselves, they want to make sure you’re dressed in style by the time the new season of Doctor Who comes back on March 30th! What are you waiting for, enter below!
ThinkGeek is having a “Hoth Winter Sale” featuring many of their warmest, coziest items. In addition to things I’d highly recommend like a heated blanket and an electric kettle, they’ve got a great selection of mugs starting at $3.49 each. Replace your old, cracked mugs with something a bit cooler or grab something a bit more eye-catching to keep on your desk. I’m loving the four featured above!
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Surprise your sweetie with some vintage altered teacups from Etsy shop Geekdetails. The ones featured above would make a perfect Valentine’s Day gift or wedding present, but the shop has cups that work for multiple occasions. Relax with an episode of Doctor Who and the Don’t Blink or Timelord cups, or let a frenemy or roommate know your true feelings with some of the other options. I can’t picture a better way to take my tea.
Teacups and sets, $18-64 at Etsy.com.
You thought you were a Doctor Who fan? Check out Chris-Rachael Oseland. Her unauthorized Doctor Who cookbook, “Dining With The Doctor,” has a different recipe based on each episode of the first six seasons of the reboot (starting in 2005). The recipes vary from a cocktail served in an episode, to a cutesy snack in the form of a Dalek, all the way to full entrees. Your entire day’s meals could be Doctor Who-themed! It even has an entire 16-page chapter on various Fish Fingers and Custards. Another bonus: The cookbook includes US and UK-based measurements, so all Whovians can use it without trouble.
This cookbook can help you put together the perfect Doctor Who feast before the next episode comes out, and with 2-day shipping or the Kindle version, you can still get it in time for the Christmas special!
I foresee a Doctor Who brunch in my future. It’ll include Slitheen eggs, the Family of Blood(y Mary), and a Cinnamon Pull-Apart Crack in the Wall. Delicious!
Dining with the Doctor: The Unauthorized Whovian Cookbook, $19.99 for Paperback, $7.99 for Kindle edition at Amazon.com.
A pdf copy of Dining with the Doctor was provided to me to review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Show your love of the Doctor with these bright and cozy socks. I’m personally a fan of the TARDIS design myself–it would go perfectly with my TARDIS dress from BlackMilk! Here’s hoping they make a Silence design next. When people look away from you, they’ll think you’re wearing nothing at all.
Doctor Who Over The Knee Socks, $13.99 each at ThinkGeek.com.
(Thanks to @Jorge_Z for sending this my way!)