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 Show/Hide comments [ 5 ] Loooove those pillows. Awesome links; thanks! 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! Reply Why I love Offbeat Home: every single image in this post is 100% inspiration for me! 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). 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. 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.