Reader photos of unicorn ransoms, ways to display collections, and a hipstery parade

July 4 |

Hello, Homies, and happy Monday! Let's take a look at what's going on in the Offbeat Home Flickr group. Let's go summer crazy!

after the cake
So NOT cool's post-cake evening photograph is very…calming. I imagine hunting fireflies outside after this.

Unicorn Response
Chahuahuas had a unicorn painting. It was stolen and ransomed -- so she responded with this sign.
Kite festival
Ariel's fam took in a kite festival in Oregon.
wall rails
We've talked a lot about cool ways to store various collections -- especially action figures. ooh_food shared this designer idea.
wooden fruit + beer crates
Jodi is spending 2011 documenting 365 family heirlooms and thrifted goods -- here: crates, books, and boots.
F1000007
Carl Heindl got a parade on film. If you've got 4th of July parades today, fill your candy buckets to the brim.
Melty
Joker Venom had a punk rock BBQ. You can see how that went.

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  1. Oh that bathroom would be such a delight to my cats. "And I knock you off, and I knock you off, and I knock you off…"

    That rainy day haven looks a-MAY-zing.

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    • My cats too! They would systematically knock them down every time they need something from me. It would be a disaster, but it is really pretty!

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    • That would be my cat. In the morning. "Oh hey, you need to wake up now, or I'll keep making noises."
      I don't know about you guys, but when my cat is feeling bratty he knocks something off a surface, looks at me, waits, and then knocks more stuff off while locking eyes with me.

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      • My cat looks at you in the eyes while it flicks cards off a stack, one by one. Which is especially problematic if they are expensive Magic the Gathering cards, carefully stacked in decks around the house.

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    • hahaha that was my first thought too. I'm still trying to figure out a way to display things on shelves without them being instantly destroyed in feline rage.

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  2. YAAAAY! I made it on the montage after all, even without my unicorn painting!!!

    Now I need to take a picture of the replacement painting I was given by a particularly offbeat neighbor…

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  3. hi and thanks again!
    i'm loving the display idea in the bathroom! it's perfect!

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    • Iiiiii think there had been a photo in the Montage I must have swapped out at the last edit — without changing the title of the post. Thanks for the heads up. ;)

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  4. OH MY GAWD SOMEONE JUST EGGED OUR HOUSE AND SCARED THE S*** OUT OF US. My door has been kicked in before so we did not know WHAT hit our house (it hit our window so it made quite the noise.) I wonder if it had anything to do with my refusing to pay the ransom? :-/ This is getting weird.

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  5. i would looove one of these super creative people to help me with my apartment! lol.

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  6. a) LOVE the rainy day retreat!
    b) I have shredding scissors (not sure if it's the same kind; I clicked the MoMa link and it told me the link was not there) and would be willing to mail them to you if you want them that badly – I personally find they don't really work very well. If you don't mind cutting only a half inch at a time, they work fine. Last time I used them was for herbs, which worked better (they have been washed since), but on paper? Not so great.

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