Get away from it all (and be ready for your impending eviction) with your very own Tepee ($2,200). Created by Dave Ellis for Design Within Reach, this 15' tall by 12' around tepee is made from tightly woven Army Duck canvas with a Sunforger baked-in process to make the canvas mildew and flame resistant as well as water repellent. It's also got a sewn-in floor liner, proper ventilation, reinforced stress points, and Montana pine poles.
If you've ever spent a winter with ice and snow, you know the treacherous task it is to walk about in the mess — and how ugly shoes meant for the journey can be. With the Yaktrax Pro ($20), both problems can be alleviated. They fit right over the bottom of your existing shoes, and their unique design offers 360º of traction with every step.