blogwatch: where we’ve been clicking this week

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We want to go to there: the only-in-Texas offbeat El Cosmico Hotel, where you can spend a night in a restored vintage trailer for a song. Or in a tee-pee! Via Casa Sugar.

We’ve caught a serious case of table envy over Greta’s super-cool new dining table, complete with vintage booth seating, at Picnics in the Park.

Design*Sponge’s recent portable fire pit tutorialmay be the indoor-appropriate, affordable, and modern solution for the fireplaceless.

This “reader redesign” house tour at Young House Loveoffers boatloads of stealable and thrifty ideas, like using painter’s drop cloths as curtains, (they look better than you might think).

How to make your own candy blood slides a la “Dexter”, from Forkable. Eww… and somehow still, mmmm…

High Fidelity meets high style in this DIY mid-century styled wireless audio system, from the ever-lovely Whorange.

Apparently, eating bugs is all the rage, according to this article at Planet Green. And we’re not talking escargot, either. Wasps and rice. Really.

When actual penny tiles are just too popular (or too affordable), it’s time to make a change to nickel tile floors, over at Craft. Is the four-fold increase in cost worth the look?

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If you want to stay in your choice of vintage trailers, I highly recommend the Shady Dell in Bisbee, Arizona. So fun! Bisbee itself is fun, too…art cars, hiking, and the Copper Queen mine tour. Check it out: (And no, I don’t work for the Bisbee tourism board…just a tourist who likes to find offbeat adventures!).