Interesting ways to display a pencil collection, organize snacks, and show off cowboy boots #Reader Round-up#art#collections#fireplaces May 9 2011 | Cat Rocketship On Mondays, we like to ease into the week with photos from the Offbeat Home Flickr group. Some of them are decor porn and others are just interesting things y'all are up to at home. I hope it makes your Monday a little nicer! Chris' toaster art piece is now a lamp -- not a breakfast appliance -- but it is RAD. Helena showcases super-pointy cowboy boots on her mantle -- over an amplifier in the fireplace? This is Evita's praying mantis egg sack -- part of her practice of using beneficial predators in her garden. Just Katety set up a non-working dishwasher as a party snack vending machine. No, it does not keep the sodas cold. Mod Mischief takes the concept of arranging books by color a step further by moving over to record albums. Sungazing has a pencil collection. Do you have a weird collection? How do you display it? Share it with us! Aw yeah, Obajoo's nerd needlepoint. Clicky Links! Thanks to Ruby for sending in this story on Dan Phillips, who makes homes out of landfill waste in Texas. Ang sent me Mitch Steinmetz' giant photo album coffee table. Check it out: five things maybe you didn't know you could do on Offbeat Empire sites. Stephanie on Offbeat Mama wrote up super helpful tips for thrifting. Pull up a chair and practice your writing in this backyard/writing classroom. LUFF-ly DIY outdoor decor — pom pom vines. Offbeat Home wants your shots! Upload your photographs to our Flickr pool and we'll alllllll look at them. If you want a nudge, take a look at these tips for photographing your home. You can also submit stories, tours, how-tos, questions, and clicky links. Check out the submissions page for all the information. 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 Maternity photos featuring knee-high boots and day-glo glam NEXT Dee and Nathans very orange mod collection in a warm industrial loft Show/Hide comments [ 5 ] Dude I checked all three sites not 15 minutes ago and no new articles and suddenly facebook alerts me to a new post. That toaster is ridiculously awesome and I love the idea of the dishwasher-as-a-snack-cupboard. And the nerdy needlepoint. All awesome. Edited to add: I see kitty paws above the snack cupboard! Reply Awesome kitty find! Reply Love the pencil collection. So colorful. I've seen photos where people use paint chip samples as art. I love that sort of thing. Little colorful things that add up to a big thing when you group it all together purposefully. Reply I should try the paint chip thing, I love collecting them for some reason… Reply What a great use for a dishwasher! I love Dan Phillips' philosophy– here's a video about him too. He seems quite the character: Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Subscribe me to your mailing list 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.