A retro-striped wall, starting succulents, and bubbling brewing wine in this week's reader photos #Reader Round-up#California#dogs#gardening#health#homebrew#Los Angeles#retro/vintage April 9 | Cat Rocketship Good Monday, Homies! Here's a quick trip through the Offbeat Home Flickr pool to get us all up and at 'em for the week. le papillon vert is getting the garden ready. We spent a late night session starting these jugs of dandelion wine. We're not optimistic, but they're bubbling away! Kara gets a gold star for her use of gold leaf on this dresser redo! Le papillon vert again, starting some succulents. Whosjaja wishes us all a happy spring with her lovely, gently dyed Easter eggs. LOVING this loft, showcased by Damz. Notice the stripes painted on the walls? Clicky Links! Los Angeles is, notoriously, a city without a focal point. Now, several groups are trying to workshop improvements to their city. What does it take to change the atmosphere of the second largest city in the US? Core 77 explores. How to burn down your house (and why). How to build a small game survival snare — it might come in handy one day! The weight recorder is less scale, more infographic producer. It draws your weight! ᔥ The Jocundist. Did you know Frank Lloyd Wright once sent a young boy custom designs for his dog house? ᔥ NotCot If you're homeless on purpose (something Offbeat Mama has certainly explored, are you really homeless, or are you just camping? ᔥ NeatoRama As always, we want your stories and pictures! Share them with us! 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 A Tokyo apartment building with removable units straight outta The Fifth Element NEXT How musical is your home? Toggle comments [ 15 ] Ms. Rocketship- you appear to have typed 'phtoos' instead of 'photos' in your title. (consider this a "You have spinach in your teeth" or "your fly is unzippered"). 😀 2 agree Reply I think we should all ues the word phtoos from now on for the monday montage. I have this wonderful vision of the editors literally spitting awesome pictures at us… "PHTOO!" 1 agrees Reply OH I AM SO EMBARRASSED! >_< (Thanks!) Reply Reminder: The Editz button is awesome for reporting this kind of thing! Reply Q: Does it work even if we don't have an Editz account? I'm never sure if they actually go through… Reply Dandelion wine? Explain how. Reply http://offbeathome.com/2011/05/make-dandelion-wine Reply WOW you are ON it! Reply The before & after dresser is amazing! Wow!! Reply Sweet, two photos in a post! I have a confession to make… my propagation exercise wasn't very successful. I am going to redo the project, but that'll teach me about posting before results are in! Hey, it's all a learning experience, right? Reply I'm loving the dresser refurb! Reply Sigh! It's okay — my seed starters have been started THREE TIMES now. Reply That suuuuuuuuuuucks. >:( We didn't attempt seedlings this year but we do have some tomato plants coming out of the compost. Reply Oh, that's how we died the eggs this year! They came out great, and my stepmom was so excited to reveal each one. Reply hmm…. i have spares of both succulent-bits and toilet paper rolls…. i could make them into plants….. 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.