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More Home Decor Straight from Middle-Earth

"...though there was still some store of weapons in the Shire, these were used mostly as trophies, hanging above hearths or on walls, or gathered into the museum at Michel Delving.  The Mathom-house it was called; for anything that Hobbits had no immediate use for, but were unwilling to throw away, they caled a mathom."
--Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
I have found many things worth hanging above the hearth and on walls at the Mithril and Mathoms Etsy shop (formerly known as the tiedyejedi Etsy shop).  You might remember Mithril and Mathom's colorful, ironic, and, as always, exquisite Middle-Earth themed accoutrements from this post in April last year.
Well, the owner of Mithril and Mathoms is at it again with a completely redrawn Elvish Map of Middle-Earth.  If you are looking to impress your fellow mathom-collectors out there, you might need to have this particular map, since all the place names have been drawn in Tengwar - the Elvish script.  The best part is you…

"Interstellar": The Most Realistic Film about Space Travel You Have Ever Seen

The typical space odyssey throws mankind into the arena either with a much more intelligent and evolved species whose involvement is meant to guide us, or with any number of extraterrestrial adversaries, truly "alien" in both their appearances and their ways.  The Enterprise took us on a tour of colorful worlds full of humanoid beings who could teach us more about ourselves and more about peace.  The Obelisk showed up to nudge us toward technological advancement and progress, for worse or for better.  Then the Xenomorph burst onto the scene (forgive the pun), but unfortunately, "In space, no one can hear you scream."  Then we borrowed the tall, blue-skinned physical forms of the Na'vi with which to have all manner of adventures among the gorgeous phosphorescent plant life.