A pink room in Russia on January 1 and a hot pot of stewing bison meat in this week’s reader photos #Reader Round-up#Asia#desk#foraging#Japan#pink#wild food January 9 | Cat Rocketship HELLO, HOMIES! I've missed you over the weekend! Let's get the week going with a look at what's been going on with photos from the Offbeat Home Flickr pool and things we've pinned via the Offbeat Home Pinterest account. aauumm_ru's New Year's corner, featuring her low-to-the-ground bed, floor-sitting computer desk, and PINKNESS! Kisså made a bison chili kitchen-sink stew thing, simmering away on her stove. Qousqous spotted this multi-eaved house in Japan. Anyone have an explanation? Theresa made BBQ shredded jackfruit. For those of you with jackfruit around -- you thought of foraging it? I've heard this treatment is goooood. The hole left behind by Ariel's Big Pink Chair LOVE Sabrina's pink-goth desk here. HOT. OKAY! Let's do Clicky Links! Did you see that last week was Offbeat Bride's 5th anniversary? NO? Go read! Every damn week we get people stumbling here looking for "stuff to put in the toilet before you poop." If you're one of those Googlers: AVAST! Poo-Pourri! Are you still in love with the house from Up? Get more familiar with this LOVELY, detailed photoshoot from The Goodness. Ah! Ah! Ah! Colleen sent me a link to the gorgeous house built inside a school bus. Finally, thanks to Ang for this incredible video of how 3D mapping can create an infinite living room. The Future! 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 Customized organic lipbalm for your lips' happiness from Kustom Kissers NEXT Tricks for storing holiday decorations so you can actually use them again Show/Hide comments [ 14 ] I think the multi-eaved house in Japan is a way to ward off ghosts. I think I read that in an article somewhere a long time ago and a galaxy far, far away. 1 agrees Reply In a bit of a pink mood, are we? Trust OBH to brighten up January. 😉 Googling "stuff to put in the toilet before you poop" – eh? Pourquoi? Reply Great question! Lots of people apparently do it. Reply My want to paint my bedroom grows with each week's Monday Montage. DAMN YOU SALAZAR! Reply From my daugher-of-a-contractor viewpoint, the Japanese eaves look like a massive DIY effort — notice that they're all more-or-less over windows or doors? If they were having massive rainwater rushing off the roof or issues with their overhang not being long enough, this could be their fix. The nesting effect could be because each piece wasn't quite long enough to cover what they needed (the peaks look pre-fab). It also looks like there's some foam insulation tacked on beneath them. …can you imagine how AMAZING it looks with water rushing over it? Reply Every Monday I wish I had taken pics of my place to share, but we're already gearing up for an early spring move. Alas, next time. Love that pink table 😀 Reply Ha! I like that sentiment, though. Looking forward to seeing your photos once you get settled. Reply LOL Yeah, lots of pink! That bison… you know I would love that, Cat! Reply Love that pink desk and the room is just so dreamy! It looks so summery to. Just what I need while its so grey outside. My first thought on the eaves is that it could be to encourage birds like swallows to nest? But what Amy said sounds more likely. Really want to try bison. It looks very tasty. Reply Did an offbeat reader get the chair? I saw that there was some interest in that on the comments of the pink chair post! Reply Poo-Pourri is fantastic! My sensitive nose can't handle the sprays and whatnot that people typically use to get rid of bathroom smells, but Poo-Pourri uses essential oils so it's totally okay! I'm only familiar with the original, citrusy-scented one. Reply Oh, and when I was a kid I used to imagine converting my school bus into a home (and my school into a giant mansion)! I daydreamed a lot. Reply I can't help wanting to see the pink chair being replaced, that empty space is calling out (to me) that it needs filling. Also, that Up house is fantastic! Reply amazing photos ))) BTW, aauumm is from Ukraine, not Russia ))) 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.