This Cube-Shaped Pillow Helps Your Neck Get a Good Night's Rest

Pillow Cube
Pillow Cube

Getting a good night's rest isn’t just about finding the right mattress and sheets—it's also about having a well-designed pillow. Pillow Cube, now raising money on Kickstarter, promises to act like a bed ... but for your head.

woman in bed with head resting on pillow cube
Pillow Cube

The cube shape isn’t just for the sake of having a unique design—it's aimed to fit the space between your head and shoulders perfectly. Since that space is basically a square, the Pillow Cube can fit right in. Pillow Cube claims to properly support your head while keeping your spine in alignment, while rounder pillows tend to bend people’s necks, making it uncomfortable to rest.

Designed with high-rebound foam, hypoallergenic and antimicrobial material, and a silky cover to top it all off, the Pillow Cube doesn’t necessarily have to be used just during bed time. In fact, it's great for traveling and meditating. Plus, it isn’t designed just for your head—Pillow Cube can be used between your legs, within your arms, or as a seat cushion.

guy sleeping on pillow cube in air plane
Pillow Cube

The pillow comes in two different sizes, so you can take your pick: There’s the 7-inch Pillow Cube, recommended for people with broader shoulders, and the 5-inch Pillow Cube, for people with narrower shoulders.

With 21 days left in its campaign, the Pillow Cube has already exceeded its goal of $10,000, raising over $14,000 as of July 11. By pledging $50 or more, you can get your 5-inch pillow ($55 or more for 7-inch) on KickStarter. Shipping is scheduled for October.

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Salvador Dalí's Tarot Card Deck Is Coming Back, Courtesy of TASCHEN

TASCHEN
TASCHEN

Looking for a tarot deck with a little surreal flair? You’re in luck: Beginning in November, art publisher TASCHEN will sell a set of tarot cards drawn by Salvador Dalí, the Spanish artist famous for his paintings of melting clocks.

Dalí was originally commissioned by producer Albert R. Broccoli to design a set of tarot cards for the 1973 James Bond movie Live and Let Die, Smith Journal reports (Jane Seymour’s character, a fortune teller, used them in the film). But the arrangement fell apart when Dalí reportedly requested a much higher sum than Broccoli was prepared to pay. Broccoli later turned to artist Fergus Hall to create the tarot cards that were eventually shown in the film, but Dalí was far enough into the project that he finished all 78 cards.

Each of the cards in the finished deck shows off Dalí’s distinctive style—the Queen of Cups, for example, has a blue mustache and goatee, and the Death card shows a skull floating in a cypress tree. At least two of the cards (the Magician and the King of Pentacles) are self-portraits. The deck was originally published in a 1984 limited edition, but it’s since been re-released on a few occasions.

The latest edition is scheduled for release on November 15. The full set, including all 78 cards and a companion book, costs $60 and can be purchased here.

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Golden Girls Prayer Candles Are a Great Way to Say 'Thank You for Being a Friend'

Amazon
Amazon

Golden Girls fans have a new piece of kitschy memorabilia to add to their collections. These prayer candles, featuring all four of the leading ladies, make the perfect gift for devoted followers of the show.

The set comes with four candles depicting each of the Girls: Blanche, Rose, Dorothy, and Sophia. Standing 8 inches tall, they come with enough wax to burn for 100 hours. The pack of four is available for a total price of $60 on Amazon.

Shopping for the Golden Girls fan in your life should be easy this holiday season. If pop culture prayer candles aren't their thing, you could buy them Golden Girls Monopoly, socks, or even Funko Pops inspired by the beloved sitcom. And if they'd appreciate something even more offbeat, this Halloween-themed "Golden Ghouls" shirt should do the trick.

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