August heat is still steaming up the city, and the student-digs decorating season is nigh, so let's investigate the possibilities of that ultimate toilet accessory, the hip shower curtain. (Bet you didn't know that even shower curtains can be hip. Keep up, would you?!)
We know you're not that smart, and are still trying to read your comic books in the shower. But this way you can gaze at your Roy Lichtensteinesque comix bubbles without the soggy newsprint (1, Urban Outfitters, 235 Yonge, 416-214-1466, $41).
If you feel like a little hula action would put a wiggle in your day, set your sights on these Hawaii honeys (2, Urban Mode, 389 Queen West, 416-591-8834, $39.98).
We always pretend to squint when we're at the eye doctor so he'll give us glasses and we can affect some York U poli-sci undergrad chic, but you can test your eyesight yourself every morning with this retro medical eye exam board (3, Red Pegasus, 628 College, 416-536-3872, $36).
Horny as well as dirty? Then jump in the shower with your doll de jour and take some pointers from this handy shower curtain boinking guide. Please note: if you try these positions at home it is not our fault if you strain... something (4, Red Pegasus, $36). Afterwards, calm down with a serene fishy scene (5, Urban Mode, $49.95) or the classic swirly flowers (6, Ma Zone, 473 Church, 416-934-9400, $40).
Who hasn't imagined Anthony Perkins sneaking up and going all clockers on you while you're innocently rinsing? Now you can do away with the suspense and put up your own permanent Psycho scene (7, Urban Outfitters, $41). Then, after you're dead, hang up some lovely decorative geometric squares to comfort those left behind (8, Urban Mode, $39.98). If you're into that sailor vibe, go for a light blue porthole curtain -- hand sold separately (9, Ardyz, 777 Queen West, 416-703-0008, $36.99).
With files from Joy Kittredge