Star Trek Rugs Add a Little Space to Your Floor

From 1998 to 2008, the Las Vegas Hilton featured an attraction called Star Trek: The Experience. I remember going to it during a Vegas vacation, and it was quite cheesy- but in a good way. But if you have fond memories of it, or just want to bring a little bit of Trek into your home, check this out.

It turns out that after the attraction closed, they sold off a bunch of never-used carpet remnants, and someone has turned these into sweet space-themed area rugs. The custom-made carpeting features a repeating pattern of a starship’s windows looking out into space, and would look great in any geeky living space. As a bonus, since the carpet was designed for use in a casino, they’re made for high-traffic wear, and should last a very long time.

Etsy seller YourHouseWins is selling the area rugs in sizes ranging from 2×2′ up to 6×9′, with prices starting at $175 for a single space window, up to $995 for the biggest area rug. So set your wallet to stun, and head over to Etsy if you want to add a cool piece of Star Trek memorabilia to your room.

 

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Made by Animi Causa, these Pasta Monster serving spoons actually will turn any food you serve into a monster, but they look best sitting in a big bowl of spaghetti or linguine. The pair includes one noodle-draining spoon, and one regular spoon, so I suppose you could use them individually to make some kind of serving cyclops.

They’re made of BPA-free, dishwasher safe plastic, and are guaranteed to give your guests a laugh when you put your serving bowl down on the dining table. You can grab the Pasta Monsters set over at Animi Causa for just $19.99.

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Tetris Lamp: Stack ‘Em If You Got ‘Em

Full disclosure: as much as people loved Tetris, I sucked at the game. Every time the blocks started falling from the sky, I’d survive for about two minutes before I got overwhelmed, and they hit the top and my game was over. Another quarter down the drain until my pockets were empty. At least with this Tetris lamp, I never have to worry about that.

This fun USB-powered lamp comes with 53 stackable Tetromino blocks for you to stack and arrange however you want. Just start humming the Tetris theme song to yourself, and you’re all set. The blocks won’t automatically disappear when you complete a row, but they will look cool sitting there on your desk or bookshelf.

Best of all you can stack the blocks any way you want. Challenge yourself, and if you can make them look like Mario or Pac-Man or a Space Invader. The Tetris lamp is available from I Want One of Those for $25.99.

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