Out-of-this-world home decor
Need inspiration? Look up. The night sky holds mystery and majesty that we earthlings can only dream about. The Greeks referred to this well-ordered system of stars and celestial bodies as the “kosmos”—the opposite of chaos. But you don’t have to wait ’til nighttime to capture some celestial calm. With far-out decorative touches, bring a little of the cosmos down to earth at any hour. Light up your living quarters with these home goods in the shapes, colors and patterns of the night sky.
The crowd roars from the stands. The pitcher winds up, and heaves the ball over the plate, screaming past the batter. Strike one! The excitement of baseball—a game as American as peanuts and Crackerjack. But the sport has serious cross-cultural cachet as well. Take pitcher Masahiro Tanaka. After throwing fastballs and splitters for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles for six seasons, Tanaka and his legendary arm now wear Yankees pinstripes. In honor of this East-meets-West alliance, here is a collection of border-bending clothes and accessories.
All systems are go. The rockets fire. The ground beneath the spacecraft shakes. A little voice rings out from the makeshift space shuttle in your living room: “Houston, we have liftoff!” Sheets and pillows go flying. If your little dreamers have the spirit of Buzz Aldrin—or Buzz Lightyear—keep their high-flying fantasies alive with slick spacesuits, retro rockets and tools for stargazing. Let this space-inspired collection take any kid to infinity and beyond.
Give the lipstick cover a twist. The shade that emerges: perfect for a spring day at the beach. Now twist it down and replace its shimmering rainbow lid, printed with “Proenza Schouler.” It’s part of a new limited-edition collection—a collaboration between the elite fashion designer duo and the makeup mavens at MAC. Call these confident cosmetics, in hues with names like Pink Fringe, Thimbleweed and Black Ice. Get them while they last, with this MAC-nificent makeup collection.
Longer days. Warmer sun. Summer is drawing near. So is the classic family road trip. Hitch a home-away-from-home to your bumper, and get driving. That silver streak you’re hauling may look like shimmering mirage, but it’s really an Airstream trailer. Park beside a quiet river or at the base of an imposing mountain, and you’ve got car camping with all the perks. So look forward to roughing it outdoors—only with a comfortable bed and hot meals. We’ve got a vintage collection of rolling relaxation for the high season.
You know the drill. High boots. Gold buttons. Long coats with insignias. These military-inspired pieces may take style cues from different armies and eras. But they’re allied around a common cause: dressing to impress. It’s hard not to command attention in a fur-trimmed cape or camouflage pants. Here’s all the ammunition you need to be on the front lines of fashion this fall.
Cluttered counters. Clashing colors. You can live without them. And with the right furnishings, living with less is no sacrifice. Classic designs are classic for a reason. They combine functionality with a simple aesthetic. Natural colors that make any space seem spacious and clean. The first step to living a peaceful life is to live somewhere peaceful. Embrace the basics with this collection of minimalist home furnishings.
The “Swoosh.” One of the most iconic brand logos in the world, its name is the sound of speed and dexterity. Dodging defenders as you drive toward the basket, shoes squeaking on the wood. Or breaking away from the pack in a dead run, the finish line in sight. But even if you just wear them for a quiet stroll—or leave them pristine on the shelf—this collection of legendary Nike sneakers will give you a real rush.
The theater is crowded with the hubbub of children. Whispers. Hushed laughter. Gasps of anticipation. The lights dim as the lively tune of the Marines’ Hymn begins to play. Images of bright-eyed soldiers appear onscreen, while an announcer praises our boys’ feats in booming tones. Everyone feels uplifted and inspired by the brave men fighting Over There for our freedom over here. Nowadays WWII is long over and won, but you can recapture a bit of the bravery with this collection of military memorabilia.
Blazing heat. Searing sand. After a long hike over dunes and through dry riverbeds, you watch the sun slip below the horizon, and set up camp for the night. A blanket on the sand is all the bed you need. Tomorrow brings more promise, more vistas, more adventure. Friendly new faces await in a small desert town. Get on your own way, with a little help from these expeditionary supplies.
Gemstones don’t just gleam and glimmer. They reflect moments of time—and have been used for far more than fashion for eons. Take the ancient Romans. Their soldiers regularly rubbed a red stone called hematite on their bodies before going into battle. And not out of vanity—they believed the mineral would make them invisible to their foes. These gems won’t grant you magical invisibility, but putting a little sparkle in your life might help you smile through the day’s little battles. Take a shine to this gem of a collection, and add some dazzle to your den.
Open the blinds. The sun is finally peeking out from those spring clouds. Lean out the window and feel the warmth on your skin. That’s right: summer’s coming—bright times are ahead. So make sure you’ve got the right eyewear. A century ago, movie stars began wearing them to shield their eyes from fans and flashbulbs, and lent dark lenses a cool cachet. Now you can borrow a dash of their glamour, all while protecting your peepers from harsh sunlight. Have it made in the shade, with this collection of hot sunglasses.
They tuck their little ones in for the night. With a bedtime story and a kiss on the forehead. Then parents around the world lie in their beds, hoping: may our children be smart, curious little creatures. Luckily, making learning fun takes only the tiniest bit of imagination. Get the wee ones stoked on science at a young age. Chemistry, biology, whatever—make it fun and engaging and that inspiration can last a lifetime. Start your junior geologists rocking with this cool collection of minerals and more.
Ruby. Sapphire. Tourmaline. Their names sparkle almost as brightly as the actual stones. The deep and captivating complexities of colored stones, faceted and gleaming. Gems like these get passed down from grandmother to granddaughter. Bold pendants hung from ropy silver chains. Teardrops winking from earlobes. And costume pieces kept in the bottom of jewelry boxes, a special treat on dress-up days. While some believe clear diamonds are a girl’s best friend, this colorful gem of a collection will have you thinking otherwise.
Deer tracks mark the soft earth. Water from a winding creek trickles over moss-covered rocks. Sunlight pierces the canopy of trees, warming patches of cool, foggy air. It looks magical—enchanting, even. Spaces between the trees glow as if they were touched by something otherworldly. This is Muir Woods: home to one of the largest living things on earth, the majestic redwood. Awe-inspiring at 300-feet. Nature at its most breathtaking, there for you to discover. So today, trek into the magnificent Muir Woods with these accessories and goods.
Going off-roading? We’ve got just the Thing. The Volkswagen 181 was Germany’s answer to the Jeep, and it quickly left behind boring paved roads for the adventure of dirt ones. Crossing streams and tackling rocky slopes in search of the next horizon. For a generation of daring drivers, this was more than a simple automobile…it was The Thing. So rev your engine and kick the tires on a collection of Things that will take your driving experience off the beaten path.
Smooth rings on a polished slice of oak tree. Thin ridges jut out like record grooves along the surface of a table. Across the room, the flat planes of a crystal lamp play off the roughness of a raw bark sculpture. Even in a simple modern home, the eye looks for a soft place to rest. Nature’s shapes and textures provide it. Warm wood, cool geometry, and a touch of something wild make up this collection of home goods that beg to be touched.
Get out of the big-box stores. It’s time to shop smarter—and craftier. Without a touch of unique charm, a house just isn’t a home. And you can’t mass-produce character. Pieces fashioned slowly, lovingly, to every taste. Designs you can’t find in the catalogs. Opt for the authentic. You’ll have a beautiful object to show for it. With a history all its own, and some new memories to make. See what your home’s been missing with this collection of handmade wooden furniture.
Pow! Ouch. The last person you want to meet in a darkened alley? That would be Jopling, Dmitri’s henchman. Armed with skull-shaped brass knuckles, he is likely to leave an impression not to be forgotten. That is, if you survive. Merciless and cold, the only thing that really gets this cruel man’s blood going is a good chase—on his motorcycle, on skis, or even through an art museum. Poor Kovacs. Get moving and get lost with this collection.