3 ways to survive as an offbeat employee in an onbeat job

In honor of Labor Day, I figured I’d veer a little bit from our usual in-home content to talk about some outside-the-home career realities. I spent five years working in corporate staffing, so this sort of thing is oddly near ‘n’ dear to my heart.

Ethereal and dreamy artist’s studio in New Zealand

WOW — here’s the dreamy white and blue studio of Jinx in the Sky, filled with high-shine glass and vintage accoutrements. Enjoy!

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.