A backyard suit of armor, a Hello Kitty house, and a Portal cake platter

May 16 |

Come with me this Monday and tiptoe through the Offbeat Home Flickr Group to enjoy uploads from our readers. Y'all did us PROUD this week!

Another appearance of whoisjaja's outdoor day bed. I'm continuing to fantasize about my dream afternoon there. (And psst: there's a link to a tour of a fort she built for her kiddo in the Clicky Links!)
Amanda, of No Tengo Miedo Clay, tweeted her successful Portal cake stand.

Welcome home!
Psychojunglerat's suit of armor, negotiated for in her house's purchase contract.
frame
Beth took dreamy smartphone photos on a rainy Seattle afternoon.
uli in the garden
Elka's kiddo Uli makes good use of what looks like a very pleasant and secluded backyard garden. Nice start to the summer!
Tea party!
Ariel primped her table for a tea party!
Living room
And I am intrigued by Allison's brick interiors, eclectic STUFF, and... is that a stainless steel countertop?

Enough with the decor porn! Let's see those Clicky Links

  1. I am in LOVE with the outdoor day bed. But I have so many questions! What if it rains? How do you deal with the dust/pollen/other detritus that must get all over it?

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    • hi victoria, the part above the bed is roofed, so i don't need to get in panic if it rains. the bed consists of selfmade benches, which can be arranged as sitting options or like a daybed. i didn't have problems with the polen or foliage so far, we're not allergic to them. i think in fall the benches will go under the other terrace that have a firplace and is also completely roofed without plants.
      here is a picture of the same place as sitting corner. http://www.flickr.com/photos/whosjaja/5560895772/in/photostream/
      let me know if you have more questions
      xoxo
      claudia

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  2. That's my stainless steel countertop! My guy housemates found it buried in the ground and when they pulled it out it was full of bees. Totally worth it though…

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    • That would have scared me to bits. I would have dubbed it the "Bee counter", constantly quoted Eric Idle, and always been just a teensy bit scared to use it. I'd have the irrational fear that a stray super-bee would be left behind to seek revenge.
      Bravo to you for being more rational than I am.

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  3. Hey, that's my suit of armor! It makes me very happy to see it here!

    And I also need more logistical information about the outdoor bed!

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    • hi jenny, cute armor suit! :-)
      to the daybed i just answered it to victoria, so i will just copy if you don't mind:
      the part above the bed is roofed, so i don't need to get in panic if it rains. the bed consists of selfmade benches, which can be arranged as sitting options or like a daybed. i didn't have problems with the polen or foliage so far, we're not allergic to them. i think in fall the benches will go under the other terrace that have a firplace and is also completely roofed without plants.
      here is a picture of the same place as sitting corner. http://www.flickr.com/photos/whosjaja/5560895772/in/photostream/
      xoxo
      claudia/whosjaja

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  4. I'd love an outdoor bed but down here in Australia we get some pretty funky spiders that i'm sure would enjoy the bed too!

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  5. I really love the look of stainless counters/things with more rustic looking kitchens. We have a 70's-ish kitchen, and really like the way that our stainless appliances make it look modern but loved-in, and can't wait to get our stainless island to complete the look. Thanks for posting some inspiration for us!

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