Take your notes into the third dimension with Origami Sticky Notes ($4). Each pad of notes has printed instructions on each sheet, letting you (or your co-workers) build one of ten different origami shapes. Just the way to battle post-holiday dullness at the office.
The ultimate geek pin-up calendar is back for the third year in a row. The Nerdcore 2009 Calendar ($25) includes plenty more oversized adult sci-fi-themed photography, along with plenty of important dates, including both regular holidays and nerdy events like Comic-Con, movie releases, anniversaries for major franchises, and more.
Crafted from pure European flax, the Parachute Coal Linen Venice Set gives you the casual look of linen in a dramatic dark hue. The fabric is spun in a region of northern Portugal by a family-owned factory. From there, each piece is garment dyed and washed in small batches, creating a unique grey color and soft texture that is free of harsh chemicals and synthetics. The set includes a fitted sheet, duvet cover, and pillowcases. No, there's not a top sheet, but who uses that anyway? Along with a great looking bed, you'll also get the added benefit of knowing that with every purchase a malaria-prevention bed net is donated to the United Nations' Nothing But Nets campaign.
Presented by Parachute Home.
We spend on average 7.5 hours a day staring at a screen, and our eyes are slowly paying the consequences. Founded by former analysts, Felix Gray makes the best of the situation. Available in non-Rx and reading options, their clear lens filters the most harmful wavelengths of blue light and eliminates glare to combat eyestrain and headaches. They offer multiple frames handcrafted from premium Italian acetate to suit all face shapes and personal styles.
Presented by Felix Gray.
From the makers of the badass, retina-scorching SureFire flashlights comes the SureFire Pen ($125). It sports a body made from hard anodized aerospace-grade aluminum with stainless steel on the tip, pocket clip, and the tailcap, which itself features a rounded window breaker — handy! It also comes with a Schmidt Technology easyFLOW ink cartridge, but can use nearly any ink cartridge with a simple adjustment. A virtually indestructible pen that performs great and breaks glass: What more could you ask for?
Need a whole lotta storage for your home office or network? The WD ShareSpace ($700-$1000) is here to help, with capacities ranging from 2TB-4TB, Gigabit Ethernet, built-in Microsoft Active Directory and iTunes server support, easily-swapped drives, support for multiple RAID configurations, and a front-mounted USB 2.0 port for one-touch transfer from other drives. It's a silver cube of power.