Hi, Homies. Here’s the deal: I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day, but I do love to tell people that I love them. So what better way to “celebrate” Valentine’s Day than by sharing some of my favorite offbeat, heart-shaped home goods with the readers I love so much? I found virtual gifts for all my wonderful Homies — bad-ass shower curtains, adorable pillows, cooking utensils, pint glasses, geeky lunch boxes, science-y art prints, cross stitch-themed bedding, and goth throw pillows.
I want to make out with all of you today, but I can’t. So let’s virtually make out with sexy shower curtains, tea towels, and the rest of these sweet home goods…
Happy Valentine’s Day, Homies. We love you and all your little offbeat homes and lives.
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I love that this is what qualifies as heartsy-fartsy for y’all: anatomical hearts, video game references, skulls, and tattoo designs. I need that Da Vinci print in my LIFE. Hell, anything in this post would be more than welcome in my apartment.
I wish there was a way for me to indulge my great great love of Valentines Day puns in this post, but alas, most of them don’t translate without pictures. Let’s just say, Happy Valentines Day to my favorite website!
Did ya expect any less from me? 😉
Happy Valentine’s Day!!!
I need a new shower curtain…and I think the tattooed hearts one is PERFECT! I also love the Da Vinci print and skull pillow. Thank you for sharing! Happy Val Day everyone!
Aww, we love you too, Megan!
I’m also in the not-really-into-Valentine’s-Day camp, although I like telling people I love them, and I like hearts the rest of the year… There’s just something about V-Day that I’m not a big fan of. Maybe it just seems to be more about infatuation than other kinds of love. That might be it…
My boyfriend gave me the best box of chocolates ever. It’s your usual heart shape, but it says Star Wars on it and has Darth Vader on it, and if you press a button the Star Wars words flash red. When he gave me that, I felt bad for not getting him anything.
Also not into Valentine’s for myself, but I love, love, LOVE anything with hearts. That cake is twisting my melon, I can’t see the join… *stares some more*.
it might be something along these lines…http://www.sheknows.com/food-and-recipes/articles/975551/pumpkin-pound-cake
You can also buy that cake pan at Michaels or other craft stores… It’s made by Wilton. They also make a pan for a crazy checkerboard-pattern cake. I’m eyeing a few items in the baking section right now… There’s a kit to bake a rainbow cake (all the dyes in one box!) and a pan to make a cake in the shape of a giant marshmallow Peep! O_o;;
We just got the bird key chains! Still have to mount on the wall. I really do want the Le Creuset casserole dish though. Love that stuff!
Does anyone else think the bamboo spoon looks like cardiac and more, um, phallic? I just see balls and a shaft is all I’m saying. Am I alone in this boat? hello? hello?
Love the Da Vinci tea towel of the anatomical heart.
I immediately thought “butt.” Which then made me wonder if there was a correlation between this weird shape that for some reason is called a heart and butts.
How did that shape end up representing hearts?
I thought “tits”, probably because that exact shape is what I see whenever I look downwards. I reckon everything just looks like everything else.
I was told that the heart shape was some kind of Scandinavian rune for love, but that sounds like balls to me. I’ve seen a bit of Viking grafitti in my time and it was altogether more angular. I could have googled in the time it took to write that. But I want to hold whoever gave me that information accountable in a tiny and futile way, so I’ll leave it.
On the grounds that it was giong to irritate me if I didn’t check, I Wikipeed it and Computer says “1400s mainland Europe” for the symbol/love connection and that the history of the three-way association of anatomical heart/heart symbol/love is still all just theories, so no joy.
I did find this neat factoid though: “Inverted heart symbols have been used in heraldry as stylized testicles (coglioni in Italian) as in the canting arms of the Colleoni family of Milan”. Because who wouldn’t want a nutsack on their coat of arms?
…but that sounds like balls to me.
That’s funny bc hearts LOOK like balls to me.
Seriously, nothing gives me a brain boner like the history of the world regarding one solitary item. And, as a result, Iain Gately’s writing.
“The story of how the ♥, the heart, and love came together is a romantic tale. Indeed, beyond Courtly Love and Sacred Hearts, the palaces of princes and the cells of nuns, pagan notions persisted in folk culture of what love was, and of what the ♥ meant. […It] was a symbol of fertility and coition. It evoked breasts, buttocks and genitalia, and when they came across its likeness their minds turned to sex. In Shakespearean England, for instance, the plackett—a heart shaped apron for women with a pocket for the hands below the waist was also the slang name for a vagina..”
(And: thank you for the Valentine day present – the Iain Gately article tickles my brain)
Thank you, Sunny. Plackett is now the new word for my lady-parts.
I didn’t see the phallic imagery, but the first thing that popped into my head when I saw that spoon was definitely “spanking tool.” Think of all the cute little heart-shaped marks it would leave!
I should probably just go ahead an buy that cake pan, right? You can totally make that effect without a special pan, but golly that pan would make things so. much. easier.
And eeee I just noticed that the little birds in the keyholder can be used as whistles! Buying a house so I can use this brb.
This post may be Megan’s valentine to y’all, but this is mine:
I JUST CAN’T BEAR IT IF UR NOT MY VALENTINE
I’m now trying to decide if I am slightly disturbed by the sexualization of a beloved childhood cartoon or just want to unzip the cosplay Ms. Tenderheart.
This comment trail just makes me love this site so much harder than I already do. Ariel and Megan, will you make me the happiest quad polyamorous wife ever? (Disclaimer: I have not yet cleared this with my husband, but he doesn’t have a choice at this point).