DESIGN, MEET FUNCTION

Multifunctional accessories are all the rage now. Your car can send text messages. Your fridge can send you pictures of your groceries. Your lipgloss is also your blush, and your bracelet is actually a hair tie. Heck, universal remote controls will work on almost ANYTHING. The future is now!

And the future this faux leather Betsey Johnson purse inhabits is one that lets you make phone calls with your phone bag. How’s that for multifunctional! The purse looks like a retro rotary phone, with an actual, tiny phone receiver strapped to the handle that really works. The receiver has its own volume control and a classic coiled phone cord with a standard audio jack at the end. Just detach it from the handle, plug it into your cell phone (as long as it still has an audio jack), and chat away! Just be forewarned, the appliqué rotary-style dial on the front will not actually dial your phone for you though (we’ve tried… a lot). Still looks nifty though! The front flap features a magnetic snap closure, and lifts to reveal rosebud-printed lining with a zipper pocket and two slip pockets – not to mention a loop to secure the phone cord! So feel free to take your work on the run with you, because this bag is made for a busy person who is definitely expecting a call.

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Kitchen Nightmares!

On a dark, haunted night, a Russian oligarch dares a circle of international chefs to play the samurai game of 100 Candles--where each storyteller spins a terrifying tale of ghosts, demons and unspeakable beings--and prays to survive the challenge.

Inspired by the Japanese Edo period game of Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai, Hungry Ghosts reimagines the classic stories of yokai, yorei, and obake, all tainted with the common thread of food.

First course: With bad consequence, a ramen chef refuses to help a beggar, and a band of pirates get more (and less) than they were bargaining for after their encounter with a drowning woman turns ghastly.

Hungry Ghosts is cooked up by the infamous author and chef, Anthony Bourdain (Kitchen Confidential, Emmy-Award winning TV star of Parts Unknown) and acclaimed novelist Joel Rose (Kill, Kill, Faster, Faster, back again from their New York Times #1 best seller, Get Jiro!). Joining them this issue are stellar artists Alberto Ponticelli and Vanesa Del Rey, with amazing color by Jose Villarrubia, and a drop-dead cover by Paul Pope

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2019 ThinkGeek Despair Wall Calendar – Exclusive

We’ve teamed up with the geniuses at Despair, Inc. again to bring you a totally demotivating and hilarious calendar. You’ll get a different Demotivator each month (see below) as well as important dates in geek history. Impress your friends with your geeky trivia knowledge! Never forget Talk Like A Pirate Day again! Send @neilhimself a Happy Birthday tweet right on time! The superpowers you will gain from having this calendar cannot possibly fit in one paragraph. Keep it for yourself or give it to that geek in your life who has everything but still finds stuff to complain about. (They’ll love it but pretend to hate it. That’s just how they roll.) 

Harry Potter Hand-Controlled Candle

The image of all those floating candles in the Great Hall at Hogwarts is a memorable one. We like the books, too, but we’re very glad the movies exist if just to burn that breathtaking picture into our minds. 

Harry Potter Levitating Broom Pen

Be the envy of everyone around with the fastest writing implement around: the Nimbus 2000! This tiny version looks just like the on-screen one, but when you pull the head off this broom, it magically transforms into a pen!