Category Archive


Ken and Dani’s loft: quirky-chic with a dash of nerd

I invaded another home: Dani’s a designer/crafter/trash-TV fan, and Ken’s a zen taxman. Come in and see what “quirky chic” is.

Victoria’s English garden summer studio/occasional shop

Victoria started posting her sweet little backyard studio shed in the Offbeat Home Flickr pool. And with each photo, I fell a little bit more in love with her space. Come along on a tour!

Rachel and Jared’s three bedroom art collection in a college neighborhood

I invaded Rachel’s house and gave myself a tour. When I showed up I sort of said, “How ’bout I just take photos and we’ll see where this goes?”

It went awesome. You’ll love it here.

Dee and Nathan’s very orange mod collection in a warm industrial loft

Hardwood factory floors, hugely-high ceilings and 18-foot windows set the stage for Dee and Nathan’s home/pop-up vintage shop. Come in a take a tour of their loft, covet their art and scope Dee’s lunchbox collection/filing system.

Adam Wallacavage’s high drama light fixtures with Hello Kitty, octopus, and deer

You’ve probably seen Adam Wallacavage’s octopus chandeliers floating around the ‘net before — photos of them have made the rounds for a while now. I was happy to stumble over his other sculptures this week — and I kind of love them even more.

Battle of the blands: making the most of boring spaces

There are elaborate romanticized dreams about how young and creative people live — but very few of us are in gorgeous abandoned industrial spaces. We can’t all afford the luxuries of gentrified quirky spaces, and most of us have to make the most of what we’ve got.

Australian anti-minimalist 1970s house that will bring you to colorgasm

These folks have curated their vintage object collection, and their house is filled with so much cool stuff from the ’70s that you’ll give the decade of bell bottoms a second chance.

A potter/truck driver’s deep-heartland, renovated retro geodesic dome

Ever driven past a geodesic dome house and wondered what it’s like to live there? Becky can tell you: it’s hard to figure out where to put the furniture.