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Under A Microscope2 of 18
Share news of your latest discovery or send a thoughtful note to your sci-fi-loving friend with this microscope-themed note card by Girls Can Tell.
SHOP NOW: Microscope Diagram Blank Note Card, from $4
Natural History3 of 18
Exhibit your favorite discoveries and small treasures in these museum-style glass display domes.
SHOP NOW: Glass Domes, from $45
It's Alive4 of 18
These lifelike resin hand casts are both humorous and practical, serving as a coat hook or key holder when wall-mounted.
SHOP NOW: Harry Allen Cmere Hand Hook, $75
Botany 1015 of 18
Fill these beaker-style vessels with fresh flowers for an instant study in botanical beauty.
SHOP NOW: Roost Pasteur collection glass beaker, $16
Sleep On it6 of 18
These colorful pillows—inspired by vintage science graphics—can add a punch of color to a couch or bed.
SHOP NOW: Science Pillow, from $65
Bioluminescence7 of 18
Whether used for intimate dinner party lighting or simple console or bookcase adornment, these magical Wonderland candleholders, made of 100 percent recycled aluminum, come with the Mad Scientist's signature touches: fantasy, humor and sophistication.
SHOP NOW: Wonderland Candleholders by Stephen Johnson, from $98
Inventive Lighting8 of 18
When concentrating on your work deadlines, go easy on the eyes with the right lighting from this stylish Thomas Edison replica.
SHOP NOW: Utility Chartreuse Pendant Lamp, from $40
Timing Is Everything9 of 18
This compact piece is a sleek and smart way to keep track of time.
SHOP NOW: Hourglass Desk Clock, $45
A Cut Above10 of 18
Slicing and dicing has never been so fun as with this cutting board featuring human anatomy.
SHOP NOW: Cutting Board Man, $20
X-ray Vision11 of 18
Edgy and graphic, this hand-screened cotton skeleton throw is a great layer for a sofa or your favorite armchair.
SHOP NOW: Thomas Paul Skeleton Throw, $60
The Alchemist12 of 18
Deep in his laboratory, the Mad Scientist mixes and matches and finally concocts a perfectly unusual pairing: bright, vibrant color and zebra print in the form of this Jonathan Adler hand-loomed llama's wool rug. Create your own home decor alchemy by customizing rugs in a favorite color.
SHOP NOW: Jonathan Adler Zebra Rugs, from $995
Measure Up13 of 18
No Mad Scientist's experiment is exact without the perfect measuring stick, especially when it can save valuable data with the built-in USB.
SHOP NOW: Ruler USB Key, $40
Every Second Counts14 of 18
Make a timeless design statement by displaying these hand-blown hourglasses on a side table.
SHOP NOW: 30-Minute Tall Modern Glass Timer, $21
By The Book15 of 18
Hide your valuables in this book box—complete with scientific French literature scrolling along the inside—while giving your shelves a touch of old-world Parisian flair.
SHOP NOW: Vintage Blue Boxes, $116 for set of three
Genius Idea16 of 18
Add a little wit to your kitchen with these tea towels, or give them as a hostess gift the next time a brainiac invites you over for dinner.
SHOP NOW: Anatomical Brain Floursack Tea Towels, $24 for set of two
How Evolved17 of 18
Functioning as decorative ceramic bottle toppers, these stylish Darwinian specimens lend an air of simplicity and fun when entertaining, or can serve as a great hostess gift for the nature lover.
SHOP NOW: Island Specimen Wine Stoppers, from $22
Chem Lab18 of 18
Brighten up your laboratory—or kitchen, if you're feeling kitschy—with this silkscreened poster.
SHOP NOW: Science Poster, $20
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