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Make nerdy coasters with Magic: the Gathering cards

We host a gaggle of nerds for a monthly Magic: the Gathering gathering, and they consume a lot of liquid. We needed coasters and got creative. Magic card coasters for our Magic weekends? Perfect.

A backyard suit of armor, a Hello Kitty house, and a Portal cake platter

Come with me this Monday morning and tiptoe through the Offbeat Home Flickr Group to enjoy uploads from our readers. Another fantasy-land photo from whoisjaja’s backyard, a pretty little table setting, and dreamy photos from a drizzly Seattle day.

Weird and funny doormats as cool as the rest of your home

They greet our friends, catch our stuff and clean our shoes. Dorms, apartments, houses — I’ve seen doormats at them all.

A surprisingly colorful science geek bathroom and a buncha little collections

I gathered up photos featuring collections from the Flickr group — we’ve got lovely rocks, matching gardening containers, vinyl art and more.

Space Invaders and Tetris on the walls of a pink and green video game apartment

Forthesun has the best landlords ever — they helped turn a new apartment into a gamer-perfect rental. Get your inspo on and dig the bright video game walls.

Your wall of glass blocks is screaming to become a Tetris homage

A glass black partial wall becomes a eight foot tall video game art piece.

The best ways to display your action figure collection

Collections: awesome to cultivate — hell to decorate. But, you guys have worked your ass off to collect these things, you should totally work ’em into your decor and show ’em off! Here are some (hopefully) inspirational options…

Carrie Anne’s thrifted paradise in cookie-cutter suburbia

Carrie Anne’s family found themselves deep in suburbia trackland, but her thrifting skills have netted them a super-stylish, sometimes viking-inspired, art-filled kitty cat haven that looks completely unsuburban and didn’t cost a boatload.