A surprisingly colorful science geek bathroom and a buncha little collections #Reader Round-up#collections#geeky#kitchens#retro/vintage April 25 2011 | Cat Rocketship This Monday, let's look at some of the quirky pieces our homies have collected, brought to us by the Offbeat Home Flickr Group: Ariel introduced me to this photo of John 'Halcyon' Styn. He's a perfect example of how important the PEOPLE are in making a home offbeat. Miranda perfectly matched a Periodic Table shower curtain with watercolor paintings of bacteria. Slick! Love the jug built into the wall of this earthen hut. Photo by gioselthaiz. Music geeks, take note (ha!): Misty shared her set of six hand-painted vinyl records. Cheap, lovely art! This is just one snap of Joanna's baroque-y room with ornate flocked wallpaper and a dark wood writing desk. Panda Face has so many bikes -- there are three more stashed around the apartment. I have serious mineral envy over Allison Chains' rock collection. Zneppi crafted a '50s kitchen in Austria. Revel in the simple prettiness of whoisjaja's garden in matched containers. Clicky Links! Megan turned me on to Bitchin' Kitchen. Need offbeat cooking? It's still garden-prep season, so thanks to Jessica for this post on how to build a vertical gutter garden. Thanks to Stephanie for this crazy amazing ice house. This mushroom bedding is TO DIE FOR cute. Nerd alert: here's a slick new keyboard based on Atari aesthetics. Bride ran a fanTAStic window kaleidoscope tutorial last week. 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 and questions. 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 You oughta know it by now: Turtle Love Co. has eco-friendly rocks that rock NEXT Use these room planning tools to test ideas before committing to a zebra-striped dance den Show/Hide comments [ 10 ] I have serious garden envy, whosjaja! 1 agrees Reply I'm really digging the hand painted vinyl art! <3 Reply A friend did some for me really simply – freehanded a stencil, cut it out and did a blast of spraypaint. Spray a coat of sealant over the top and voila! Reply Oh my god, that's almost exactly how my rock collection was arranged, including being in front of a mirror on an old dresser! Mine is mostly smaller pieces though, so jealous of the awesome geodes! I love the vinyl art too. Very tempted to try something like that. Reply Can I get a hells yah for bitchin kitchen!!!! Love that show!!! 1 agrees Reply That rock collection IS pretty cool, but I am also envying the dresser underneath it 😀 pretty nifty! Reply I have that same shower curtain! And those bacteria paintings are a really awesome idea for matching decor that I might have to steal. Reply we also have that shower curtain! and our whole bathroom (come to think of it, our whole apartment) is geek-tastic. =) 1 agrees Reply Just wanted to say….i love love love these monday montages, makes my mondays so much nicer – thank you! 🙂 Reply Wow what an amazing concept! I think if I tried to make some, it might be disasterous! 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. 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.