Teenage Mutant Ninja Duvets

Being a parent is awesome, especially when your offspring like the same stuff that you enjoyed at their age. In this case, my seven year old LOVES the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Sadly this isn’t the 80’s animated version from my youth, but rather the 2012 update.

No matter though, his love for TMNT grants me a special connection that extends to everything – even to pillow cases and duvets! After upgrading the theme in my son’s room, we bought him lovely new bedding featuring his favourite half-shell heroes. He was happy, but I couldn’t help feel a little annoyed about the lack of choice we had.

Could we only purchase items depicting the modern interpretation of the characters? Thankfully not! Official channels are a little lacking in retro Turtle, but if you look further afield, you can find some totally bodacious fan-made and vintage bedding.

Here are a few items that I’d like to see in my room

Vintage Sheet, over on Etsy, hopefully not soiled in the 90’s

In the market for some vintage pillow cases? Etsy again has you (ahem) covered!

Need a cushion? Made from an old T-Shirt? or hand-made from vintage fabric?

There are hundreds of items like these on sites like Etsy, but in my opinion the really good stuff can be found with the Print-on-demand online retails like RedBubble and Society6.

How about some duvet covers from Society6?

And to finish off the room, why not grab a good looking clock from RedBubble?

I could easily add another 50 images, covering everything from curtains to canvas prints, floor rugs to lamp shades, and beyond. But the purpose of this post is to open your eyes to the possibilities!

And if you can’t find what you’re looking for? Go create your own designs, upload them and buy your own products! The duvet cover at the start of this post is one of mine. I didn’t create the pixel design, that one is from Konami’s arcade TMNT game, but I did a little processing work and added some colour, and now I can sleep in pixelated style!

Cowabunga Dudes!

Add some 8-bit Magic to Bath Time with the Super Shower Time Retro Gaming Shower Curtain

Are you a retro video game fan who has saturated you home with vintage gaming accouterments? Don’t think you could add one more thing to your home to complete the game geek experience? Well tear down that old shower curtain because ThinkGeek has a new retro shower curtain that is both humorous and thematically pleasing, the “Retro Gaming Shower Curtain”.

Shower old-school style with this Retro Gaming Shower Curtain without having to worry about getting water in the cartridges. Its see-thru panel lets you be the star of Super Shower Time, instead of one of those stupid plumbers. Although that sort of works now that we think about it. Plumbers. Shower. Anyhow, lather up with your Cleantendo – now you’re sudsing with power!

I don’t know about you, but I have always wanted to be the star of my own NES game and while I never thought that non-8-bit partial nudity would be a possibility (I always assumed true 8-but nudity would be a core part of the game), but if that is the way it has to be, so be it.


The Super Shower Time Curtain is currently available on ThinkGeek and will run you $24.99. For all the enjoyment you will get out of it, I think that is a bargain.

The Wicker Living Room

I am posting this photo to warn people about why they should not own a Wicker living room. First, let’s assume that everything is cyclical, even home decoration. If so, than we are really overdue for wicker to make a comeback.

While wicker can be attractive and it a breeze to rearrange, it has its downsides. If you have kids, they will wreck the stuff. Between the jumping and constant picking, it just won’t hold up.

Plus, and I think this is most important, wicker is noisy. Sitting on it or lay down on it and you will hear the wicker rubbing against each other. It makes it difficult to take a couch nap or enjoy a quiet conversation.

So please just enjoy this photo of wicker and if you decide to give it a whirl, don’t say you weren’t warned.

Some Early Eighties Modern Furniture

I clipped these out of an ad for a store that sold modern furniture around 1983. That glass top table seemed the height of fancy when I was a kid, but I could never understand how more of them didn’t break (being a kid, I thought all glass was fragile). The rest of the stuff I could take or leave, but I love that blue reclining lounger. If I owned that in the eighties, I would lay on it in my big city penthouse after a hard day of being a wall street tycoon. Then I would put on my headphones, pop in a Memorex tape and listen to “Ride of the Valkyries” until my butler brought me my hourly ham sandwich with Grey Poupon mustard.