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Home palettes based on nerdy fandoms: Would you choose carpet that matches Worf's hair?

I do love Adventure Time, Cartoon Network's bizarro young adult show about a boy adventurer in the Land of Ooo. When I found Dan Toth's episodic color palettes, I was inspired! Taking colors from TV shows to apply to — what, rooms? Spray paint craft projects? Reupholstery? GENIUS! I used Colour Lovers to do the same with a few other nerdy loves: Star Trek, Harry Potter, and Doctor Who.

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I'm a grownup who loves kid decor

Circo? Is that a kid's brand? It had some circus-y merchandise around it, sure, but certainly I didn't buy something aimed at kids again, did I? Yep, that's my burden. To search the world for elephant-shaped mugs and eyepatch-wearing bird art. Hi. I'm Superman, and I buy children's decor but have no children (that I know about).

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A home hearth, a colorful living room YAHOO!, and lots of Trekkie goodness in this week's reader photos

Start your week with our collection of interesting articles on the web and photos from our readers. This week: see LEGO portraits, and the USS Enterprise is in trouble! In these Clicky Links you'll find lots of sites to waste a little time on — and help you start your gardens.

Click through, too, to find our links on submitting YOUR stuff to Offbeat Home!

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So you have $1000 to spend. WHERE DOES IT GO?

This doesn't happen often, but sometimes we have some extra money to spend on the house. A few hundred bucks for new speakers, or a grand for a couch. Each time we have a windfall we can put into our home, we stall with anxiety. Scott and I have been living together a long time, and out of our parents' homes for a decade, and just like most people in their late twenties, money like this needs to be used carefully. We can't just whittle it away on hookers and beer — we'd like a sensible piece of furniture good for a lifetime.

But that anxiety! What if we choose a couch we hate or our car breaks down the week after we paint the living room and then we wish we hadn't dropped $400 on the job?