I know a LOT of you Homies are interested in local and/or sustainable food choices, but why not spread that ideal over to the tools you use to prepare said food. When you buy a handmade knife from our newest sponsor Ben from Nafzger Forge you are putting your money towards supporting a domestic small business, and more of the profit is going directly to the producer! Y'all know that I'm no chef (seriously, MY knives are shaped like animals), but Ben's work is making me want to change my ways… or at least purchase a knife that'll make me FEEL like a pro. Check out this sexy knife action…
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Over on Pinterest I've been curating some dark and gothic home decor. To me, this means mostly black, sometimes Victorian, and lots of skulls. My strategy for incorporating these elements in my own home is to limit it to accessories, linens, and art. This sets the tone without being overbearing or feeling too much like Halloween decorations. I found lots of great products for your kitchen, but many of these examples can be used in other rooms, too. If you want to brighten up your kitchen with some darkness, follow me…
We love creating a family of offbeat sponsors. Some of you may remember the gorgeous ketubah (pictured above) when it was featured in a wedding on Offbeat Bride a few years ago. Readers went nuts over the artwork in the comments, and it turns out it was created by the bride's mother, Wendy Blevins. Since then, Wendy has branched out and is now offering her artistic talents to everyone via her business Little Fly Studios.
Let's all look at some custom artwork examples (including a portrait of Ariel!), and support a creative family member of an Offbeat Empire reader while getting a special discount.
Hangers are so freaking boring, and they're something I have to mess about with on the daily. Why not jazz up my closet space with a funky hangers? And mustaches make a great shape as your clothes won't go slipping off these guys, what with the curled up ends!
Vice Merchants has got your love of erotic art covered with these covers: bedding with pin-ups and hot cowboys. From afar, the patterns can pass as ordinary but pretty. But on closer inspection…
My husband and I have been trying to make our home more green lately. Here are the five eco-friendly items we have started using and are absolutely obsessed with. It will take a little bit of an initial investment to furnish your home with all these items, but once you have them they can be reused for years and in the long run you will actually end up spending less, looking chic, being healthier, and helping the planet!
There's nothing wrong with being loud, but when you want to be quiet, you can never quite pass that message along to the bed frame. Metal and wood both conspire to let everyone know what you're up to. No matter how well you bite into the pillow, a stray thunk from a headboard or the incessant creaking of a frame will give up all your secrets in an instant. Is there a bed frame that won't betray the frantic motions on the mattress above? Does such a frame exist?