Holiday shoppers, stop stressing: Offbeat Home has gotchu covered this year. All this week we'll be bringing you helpful Homie shopping guides. First up: gifts for people you like but don't know that well. This can be co-workers, perhaps a couple of in-laws, what about your trainer or tutor? These things will please EVERYONE, and make you look like you give a shit about 'ol what's-his-name.
I'm a huge fan of Kat Von D, but love her or hate her, I think we can all agree her house is awesome. She posted this short tour of the weird and wonderful pieces in her home — all handmade by Etsy shop owners and her artist friends — and the objects are rad as hell. William Morris said: "Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful," and Kat seems to agree.
Who knows a good use for fresh sage? The reason I ask is that it is the PERMA-plant that will not die. Every other herb I planted last spring has long since given up the ghost and the sage is still GOING STRONG! Need some crowdsourcing on this one!
We already talked about ways to hide your sex toys in plain sight by using household objects and even exercise equipment. This is great advice… except for if you're living with parents or roommates and you don't want to repurpose stuff they use! Living together will mean we know where things are, but we'll still want to hide our very-obviously-for-sex equipment. Let's take a look at some options for discreet and designated stashing!
Where can I find really nice geeky holiday cards? I want to order them in bulk to send out to my whole address list, but most of what I find on Etsy is photo cards (which my partner begged me not to make him do, at least until we have kids) or single cards that are $3.50/piece.
So you love the Steampunk aesthetic, and you want to encorporate it into your home, but DON'T want it to look like a movie set. I feel ya. I'm a fan of subculture-inspired home design. This is why I've rounded up my favorite Steampunk-y home goods, featuring sneaky, mad scientist-y objects that transform from one piece of furniture into another.
We've all been there some time or other: you and your partner have been together for several years and things in the hay have begun to take the backseat to more "important" things like work, hobbies, hanging out with friends, cleaning the house etc. Maybe the relationship itself is great, with long conversations, cuddles and whatever floats your boats, but sex is something you save for Saturdays and New Year's Eve. So how do you get the intimate part of your relationship back?