If you can't laugh at home, then where? Add a chuckle or two with these quirky pieces.

- Joy Deangdeelert Cho

Sound asleep

Yesterday's technology? Nope, today's bed linens. The Mix Tape Pillowcase Set ($24) may bring back tuneful memories. Available at Urban Outfitters stores and www.urbanoutfitters.com.

Handlebar stash

Keep those keys in check with this debonaire Mustache Key Holder ($30). Available at www.curiosityshoppeonline.com.

Note to self

Jot those important reminders on Ben Floeter's Don't Forget Chalkboard ($40). Available at www.curiosityshoppeonline.com.

Manual transmission

Harry Allen's wall-mounted Vase/Candle Stick Holder ($110) hands over a decorative touch. Available at Matthew Izzo, 1109 Walnut St., and www.matthewizzo.com.

Glade runner

Keep pens, pencils and other small supplies in the plastic blades of the Grassy Organizer ($9.50). Available at Foster's Homeware, 399 Market St., and www.shopfosters.com.

Exposed bulbs

Lamp/Lamp ($39) makes you look twice/twice at its fanciful double-socket design. Available at www.gnr8.biz.

His master's MP3

Attach your iPod to Tristan Zimmermann's Phonofone II ($500) and crank up the sound the really-old-school way (well, almost). Available at www.charlesandmarie.com.


Joy Deangdeelert Cho is a Philadelphia textile and graphic designer.

Visit her design blog, Oh Joy!, at www.ohjoy.blogs.com.EndText