"Lips" iconography is having a resurgence in fashion and home design.
Lips first got loud in the 1970s. Gufram of Italy released the now-iconic "Marilyn" lip couch (named after you-know-who) at the start of the decade.
At the same time, Yves Saint Laurent created his often-reinterpreted "Hot Lips" print, which Helmut Newton instantly immortalized in 1971 when he shot a model wearing a lip-print blouse on the cover of British mag Nova.
Also in 1970, Robert Altman introduced us to "Hot Lips" O'Houlihan, the pouty-mouthed nurse played by Sally Kellerman in the film M*A*S*H. (The character was inspired by real-life head nurse "Hot Lips" Hammerly who served in the Korean War).
In 1972, we met "Hot Lips" again, this time on the small screen. The character was renamed "Hot Lips" Houlihan (sans the "O"), and the role was reprised by Loretta Swit who appeared in 232 episodes over a span of 11 years.
1975 brought The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
It may be 30-plus years later, but you don't have to go back in time (or watch re-runs) to get your fix. There are a slew of new treasures you can get right now.
Find an updated version of the "Marilyn" couch -- called the Bocca -- at Retromodern.com.
$900 at Retromodern.com
Or, get off the couch and go glam with this snakeskin clutch from Lulu Guinness (also in metallic silver).
About $400 at LuluGuinness.com
You can even go crazy and carry your clutch with this dress from Tuleh (now hear this: matchy-matchy is so wrong it's right, particularly when done with irreverent self-awareness)
Ensure sweet (and sexy) dreams with these pillowcases from Kitson.
$25 at Kitson.com
Get him in on the action with Fornasetti sterling silver "Kiss" cuff links.
$485 at Barneys.com
Kisses can by comfy, like this sweatshirt by artist Tara McPherson for Kid Robot.
$150 at KidRobot.com
Goldfinger is sooo 40 years ago.
Jules Smith Kiss Kiss Necklace, $247 at Shopbop.com
Kiss it and make it better.
Adhesive bandages, $8 at FredFlare.com
New Year's Resolution: Have your feet kissed every day.
KVD sneakers, $40, available January 1st at Vans.com
Now this is lip service.
Hot Lips phone, $26.60 at CircuitCity.com
And now, the bad news: Christian Louboutin's limited edition lip wedges at Net-A-Porter are already sold out.
I'm keeping a stiff upper lip.