September 21, 2012

Five Household Uses for a TARDIS

The internet keeps showing me that it is practical to own a TARDIS. I'm using that as rationalization to eventually build one of my own. It might be miniature or made of LEGO bricks, but it still counts. I could get ambitious though - well, ambitious and a lot more adept with power tools and building stuff - and make a full size TARDIS to use for storage. I've seen people do creative things with blue boxes of all sizes and shapes. Here are five of my favorites:

Yes, that is an outdoor TARDIS shower. I don't know if I'd build one for myself, but I can tell you that if I were looking to book a cabin or house rental that I'd be instantly sold if the property came with one of these. Read all about the progress from the designer and builder at

This miniature TARDIS chocolate or trinket box is way too cute. The impressive part to me is that it's made almost completely from paper materials. The crafter used cardboard, cereal boxes, card stock, etc to create this mini space ship that actually is bigger on the inside. Read more about it here.

If you can't use a TARDIS to travel through time, you can use it for storage. When you use it to hold books, well, you can travel to other worlds and time periods through those books - so it's perfect! I've seen many iterations of the blue box as a bookshelf, but I dig this design with five shelves.

I had to include the TARDIS bathroom of The Way Station Bar in Brooklyn. You may not think there's a reason to have one of these in your house, but it could fit right in. Alternatively, you could just remodel your current bathroom.

Confession: I don't like complete darkness and use a nightlight. I think this handmade TARDIS nightlight would emit a soft and cozy glow and make me feel safe. The Etsy seller seems to be sold out of them right now, but keep an eye on his shop in case they come back.

Finally, if it's time to add a little TARDIS into your life, here's a detailed tutorial on making a small TARDIS bookshelf.


  1. Love that bookshelf and the nightlight! My TARDIS is also a USB hub. :)

    1. I'd love to have a blue box bookshelf one of these days!

  2. Great list Amy. I hope that TARDIS bathroom is bigger on the inside because it looks kind of cramped.

    1. One of these days I will visit The Way Station and see just how big that bathroom is!


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