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An Astroturf House For The Mini-Golf Fanatic

Isn’t it sad when the grass on your house is greener than the grass in your yard? This “Beetlejuice”-esque house in Austria features Escher-style staircases to nowhere and an exterior covered entirely in astroturf. Whatever makes you happy. [If It's Hip It's Here] Keep reading »

Turn On The Light By Blowing In This Ear

OK, this is weird. If you really, really hate The Clapper, you will probably love Turn Me On, a light switch created by designer Chris Haines. Instead of flipping a wall switch, you saunter over to this molded, wall-mounted ear, blow in it, and the lights are turned on (or off). Personally, we find this particular light switch to be totally freaky. It looks like it wants you to whisper sweet nothings in its ear. Or the wall wants to know all your secret fantasies. Or your apartment is listening in on your conversations. [NOTCOT] Keep reading »

Vote On Apartment Therapy’s 2009 Colors Contest

Similar to their annual Smallest, Coolest Home Contest, Apartment Therapy, the awesome home design blog, is holding its fifth annual Colors Contest. Finalists for the “most colorful, beautiful room on the planet” have been selected and readers can vote for their favorites through Oct. 29 when the final four will be selected. Up for grabs is more than $4,500 in prizes, including a design shopping weekend in NYC. “Colorful rooms are the heart of great homes,” Apartment Therapy explains, “and adding color is the most affordable way to change a room, but few feel comfortable using it.” The finalists for the 2009 Colors Contest will inspire many to explore how color can give their apartments an instant face-lift. I’m particularly loving this “Pumpkin Patch and Citrus Blast” room. Hmm … I wonder if I can get my husband to embrace raspberry pink in our bedroom? Keep reading »

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