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Auction house odds and ends — emphasis on the odd!

Come in!

I’ve been curating my household of oddities, antiques, and collectibles — largely from my job at an auction house in San Francisco, and also fed by my love of local sales and thrifting. I think my finds add a charm to my home that was otherwise missing.

This is my house, where I keep all my Things and make my art.

How can I display my collection of anthropological souvenirs?

I’m an anthropologist. I have collected a bunch of ridiculous souvenirs that, at the time, seemed like a good idea to lug back home. Some of my challenges include a Masai spear and a delicately beaded belt.

Check out this glow in the dark dino display

Start your week with our collection of interesting articles on the web and photos from our readers. In these Clicky Links you’ll find lots of sites to waste a little time on — all about setting up photo booths, mealworm ice cream, and pizza-shaped sleeping bags.

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

Needles, teeth, and photos of dead people: the macabre home of Emilia

Emilia has this organically creepy home, and it’s right up my alley: all bones, x-rays, and glass containers. Turns out deep down I just want to live in a natural history museum. This is a total fantasy home for me.

Someday you’ll find it, a rainbow collection

This collection proves you can make nerdy work, even in the dining room. So if you’ve got a burgeoning vinyl toy collection, get in here and see how it’s done.

Reader photos of unicorn ransoms, ways to display collections, and a hipstery parade

Hello, Homies, and happy Monday! Let’s take a look at what’s going on in the Offbeat Home Flickr group.

In this edition we explore front porches, post-party kitchens, and Clicky Links about hampers, scissors, and scary ingredients.

Interesting ways to display a pencil collection, organize snacks, and show off cowboy boots

Our readers got crafty and came up with intriguing new ways to show off their stuff. Just WAIT until you see what one girl did to make her broke-down dishwasher useful.

A bright and happy retro-styled Sunshine Coast apartment, filled with Blythe dolls

You won’t believe the quick work Nicole and Greg made in decorating their new apartment: they just moved in six weeks ago and already it’s full of thrifted funky goodness.