See a pastel mod apartment and use your scanner to make art #Reader Round-up#art#colorful#living room#maps#murals#toys August 22 | Cat Rocketship Hellllllllo, Offbeat Homies! Let's get the week going with a look at what's been going on in the world of our readers, taken from the Offbeat Home Flickr group. I know some of y'all are Blythe doll fans, so when I found Janie's photo of her Blythe-y throw pillows and leafy wallpaper, I knew we needed it. I'm hunting down Peggy to convince her to give us a tour of her pastel Mondrian apartment. Wiggly, wiggly earthworm! He narrowly avoided my trowel in the garden last week. LolliePatchouli's chandelier is customizable -- these leaflets came from an old atlas, and are picture perfect. SMART art idea from LeahMedia. Scan your hand -- or cat, or whatever -- print it out and slip it in a document frame. Didn't someone out there mention they have a thing for Playmobil? These belong to Lynn-Anne Bruns. So NOT cool's post cracked me up when it slipped into my stream last week. The post was simply captioned, This has become less like a household journal and more of a tomato blog. I hear you. BAM goes the summer mural by Mareike Scharmer. Come on, click ze links We have a new blog! Last week, Ariel launched the Offbeat Empire business blorg, all about running a niche lifestyle blogging network. Mosquitoes are jerks. Offbeat Mama can teach you how to make a not-gross mosquito repellent. A little birdy told me a documentary about Star Wars toys is in the works, and coming out soon. Elisa sent in a must-not-miss house tour from Apartment Therapy: a fuchsia and yellow condo in Massachusetts . What does your cat say behind your back? Modern Cat knows. Overkill? Or I won't be complete until I own one? Park & Bond's toothpaste squeezer via NotCot. How to baby-proof a room — Thanks, Lifehacker. I assume I'm not the only one who panics when a baby comes to visit. If the kid doesn't find a half-drunk beer and down it, I'd call it a successful babyproofing. Got something to share? See your options on our Submissions page. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Cat Rocketship I was the Managing Editor of Offbeat Home for a year and a half. I have a rich Internet life and also a pretty good real life. Hobbies include D&D, Twitter, and working on making our household more self-reliant. I also draw things. PREVIOUS What new homeowners must have as they launch a fresh life NEXT We used stripes to turn our garage into a beachy Mexican backdrop to the patio Toggle comments [ 5 ] Loooove those pillows. Awesome links; thanks! 0 agree Reply Earth worms are great and I don't get squeamish easily, but I gotta say… that .gif skeeves me out just the tiniest bit! 0 agree Reply Why I love Offbeat Home: every single image in this post is 100% inspiration for me! 0 agree Reply Much easier/cheaper toothpaste squeezer: When you get the tube, make sure to start at the bottom. When you get a bit of space, use a binder clip to hold the bottom and make sure you get as much out of the tube as possible. Not as pretty, but definitely practical, and chances are you have a binder clip lying around. Works for other things in squeezy-tubes too (Neosporin, acne cream, etc). 0 agree Reply The playmobil mentioning person may well be me! I am obsessed with playmobil with a crazy huge collection of it. I am flat hunting right now and I intend on putting playmobil figures on doorframes as well as having a clear space to play with them. I have several of those figures actually. This makes me smile. 0 agree Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.