While it might not be the most fashionable thing to wear around the house, The Slanket ($45) is cool (or warm) enough to be billed as "the best blanket ever." Made from super-soft polyester microfiber and sporting two oversized sleeves, the Slanket is certainly a wonder. The sleeves allow for much greater motion than a normal blanket - think flipping through a magazine, changing channels, or grabbing another Oreo from underneath the covers - and a large, 95"x60" footprint makes sure you stay cozy, no matter what you're doing. [Thanks, Kirsten]
Bring the pin-up girl into the 21st century — and into your bathroom — with Tattoo Pin-Up Girl Towels ($30 each). Choose from one of three designs by Uncrate fav. Kathy Steig, and wow your guests with the ultimate anti-rubber ducky bathroom decor.
It's not always easy to find good-looking, organically-inspired bedding — especially in brown. Himmei Bed Linens ($90-$120) combine a fantastic pattern — based on a classic photo negative design by Maija Isola of Merimekko fame — with soft, 270-thread-count cotton to create a warm, inviting look that should please guys and gals alike.
Not all quilts have to look like they came from an arts and crafts fair. The Bangover Quilt from Quiltsryche ($700-$2000) is one of several kick-ass, handmade quilts by Boo Davis. Because of the made-to-order, piece-by-piece construction, the quilts can take several months to receive — but we think staying warm while rocking out is well worth the wait. [via]
For a guy-approved bed covering, check out this Animal Damask Duvet Cover ($60) printed with deer, peacocks and other forest friends. Designed by Dirty Linens, the duvet also includes a zippered pillow sham.
No one likes the smell of poo, period. Now you can keep your bathrooms smelling clean for your houseguests with Ritual Nature Calls Deodorizer ($9). This plant extract-derived serum eliminates stinky sewer interactions with just a few drops in the water before you do your business. Trust us, even if you don't think you need this, you can rest assured that your significant other will feel otherwise.
Candles are a great way to create a relaxing, intimate mood, but unfortunately most of them smell so girly that it's practically not worth the effort. Enter the Tocca 007 Candle ($36/10.6 oz). Inspired by James Bond, the scent evokes the aromas of a dry martini and the interior of a vintage leather-clad Aston Martin. Plus, at 10.6 oz, it should last through quite a few "assignments." Take that, Yankee Candle.
Let's face it — stainless steel is normally stylish, piles of dirty clothes are not. The Blomus Slice Laundry Bin ($190) keeps your master suite tidy and stylish with a stainless steel body that rides on five casters for easy movement and features a striking black wood top. Slits in the side keep the funk from your "whites" at reasonable levels both inside and outside the container, and that's always a good thing.
We're mainly shower takers here at Uncrate, but everyone likes a soak in the tub every once in a while. The Bellazura Atlantis Tub ($3400) looks like a great place to do just that, with sleek, modern looks and a freestanding design that will go perfectly with a couple of similar sinks. The biggest problem? Making sure not to stay in too long.
Bring a little of today's automated restrooms home with this Hands Free Soap Dispenser ($40). An infrared sensor detects when your dirty mitts are under the nozzle, and then dispenses an amount of soap that you set via a switch. Its stainless steel body will look great in almost any bathroom, and you won't have to be constantly refilling: it holds up to 7 1/2 oz. of soap.
We've covered some cool faucets and sinks before, but we've never found a way to spruce up your existing setup with this much ease. The Blue Faucet Light ($15) installs quickly on most normal faucets, adding a cool blue color to the stream of water coming out the end. Although it won't make your tap water taste any better, at least it will look better coming out.
We all know that from time to time it seems way easier to toss our clothes into a pile in the closet than into a hamper, and this product helps our theory. The Laundry Rug ($29) is a stylish floor pad that is designed for throwing your clothes on top of, and then using the built-in handles, grab the pile up and head for the washer, without ever having to toss "the whites" into a bin. Laziness can be good sometimes.