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Angel wings float: an epic, overwrought product review

I got a free FUNBOY Angel Wings float to review, so I took it out to a friend’s place on Lake Washington and did some very thorough testing of the product. Here are my thoughts…

What the float!? Pool sharks and other amazing rafts

Last year ’round summer time, I introduced you to my favorite pool float of all time — the inexplicable pretzel float. This year we have a new winner — the pool shark! Just gaze upon it, in all it’s sea-through, metallic-bespotted, adorableness. You know how much I love all things shark, so clearly I couldn’t resist sharing it with mah Homies. But that’s not where the amazing floaty things end. Here are some more rafts that’ll make you say WTF (what the float)?

How to decorate and de-boring an above-ground pool

Remember my parent’s house in Maui? This summer their home improvement project was to install an above-ground pool — so very much more cost-effective than a below-ground pool, and just as refreshing. Though it may be just as refreshing, an above-ground pool is not just as attractive. So here’s how we made the outside of this pool as pleasant as the inside…

Stop what you’re doing and check out this pretzel-shaped pool float

Holy crap, guys. I can’t even get over that this is a thing that exists in the world. If you’re looking for the perfect pool accessory, or wanting to stand out on your trip to the lake this summer, Mr Floaty Pretzel here is sure to be a conversation starter.

Create a “built in” dog pool just in time for summer

I love how Amazon user Martin Owen created this “built in” dog pool in his Florida backyard. I’m thinking this could be as easy as getting some bricks, and setting the Bone Pool inside of ’em. Boom: you have one cool, wet, and happy dog on your hands this summer.

Wright-designed adobe home with interior canal

Offbeat Homie Colleen passed along a link to this awesome home in Santa Fe, New Mexico known as the “Pottery House.” It’s apparently the ONLY adobe structure ever designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, and it’s for sale for a measly $4,750,000. Let’s check it out, shall we?

Vintage circular home in Illinois

We’ve seen geodesic domes, yurts, and yomes on Offbeat Home, but I think this is our first circular home. This house has been contemporarily restored on the inside, but it still has the unique distinction of being built completely around a pool with a retractable roof. Yeah, it’s pretty awesome. See for yourself…