Pinterest is great for inspiration when creating interior design for the home, but it also has a lot to answer for. Because some people take their creative ideas way too far, and end up with monstrosities as you'll find below.

This list, collected by a popular Instagram account called Please Hate These Things, is yet another example of the seemingly endless world of crappy design. These particular examples come from people's homes - so at least the rest of us are spared from their crappiness.

Scroll down below to check these terrible home design ideas out for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!

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#1

I Stubbed My Toe Just Looking At This

I Stubbed My Toe Just Looking At This

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

Unpractical because of the risk of toe stubbing but it looks aesthetically pleasing.

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So we've seen the consequences of bad design, so what makes for good design? There are a few basic principles to stick to if you want to make sure your home design is practical, relevant and makes sense!

According to Dieter Rams, a German industrial designer who was responsible for the design of Braun’s consumer products for many years, there are 10 principles on avoiding design fails, also known as the '10 commandments.' Even though they were written long ago and technology has advanced beyond his wildest dreams, Dieter's principles still apply today!

#2

I’m Choking I’m Laughing So Hard

I’m Choking I’m Laughing So Hard

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Theodore Theodora
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1 year ago

A mini barn door over a regular door! This is hilarious and meta. (Possibly by accident but still.)

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#3

I’ll Take Swollen Vulvas For $600, Alex

I’ll Take Swollen Vulvas For $600, Alex

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

Bahahaha, omg.

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Furniture designers Vitsoe have worked closely with Dieter Rams for decades, and helpfully summarize his founding principles of good design with the following explanations:

Good design is innovative The possibilities for innovation are not, by any means, exhausted. Technological development is always offering new opportunities for innovative design. But innovative design always develops in tandem with innovative technology, and can never be an end in itself.

Good design makes a product useful: A product is bought to be used. It has to satisfy certain criteria, not only functional, but also psychological and aesthetic. Good design emphasizes the usefulness of a product whilst disregarding anything that could possibly detract from it.

Good design is aesthetic: The aesthetic quality of a product is integral to its usefulness because products we use every day affect our person and our well-being. But only well-executed objects can be beautiful.

#4

Someone Looked At This House And Said “Yknow What This Needs? A Rapunzel Tower And A High Dive Platform. Then It’ll Be Perfect”

Someone Looked At This House And Said “Yknow What This Needs? A Rapunzel Tower And A High Dive Platform. Then It’ll Be Perfect”

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

I don’t mind it, I would say that the tower part is the staircase for all the floors.

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#5

When You Want A Kitchen Island But You Also Want A Place To Do The 6 O’clock News From

When You Want A Kitchen Island But You Also Want A Place To Do The 6 O’clock News From

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

Unusually shaped area, just bizarre and so much wasted space.

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Good design makes a product understandable: It clarifies the product’s structure. Better still, it can make the product talk. At best, it is self-explanatory.

Good design is unobtrusive: Products fulfilling a purpose are like tools. They are neither decorative objects nor works of art. Their design should therefore be both neutral and restrained, to leave room for the user’s self-expression.

Good design is honest: It does not make a product more innovative, powerful or valuable than it really is. It does not attempt to manipulate the consumer with promises that cannot be kept.

#6

Big 80s Hair Metal Fan. Huge

Big 80s Hair Metal Fan. Huge

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh hell no, that’s awful.

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#7

Tgiwtf

Tgiwtf

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

That can’t be accidental.

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Good design is thorough down to the last detail: Nothing must be arbitrary or left to chance. Care and accuracy in the design process show respect towards the user.

Good design is environmentally-friendly: Design makes an important contribution to the preservation of the environment. It conserves resources and minimizes physical and visual pollution throughout the lifecycle of the product.

Good design is as little design as possible: Less, but better – because it concentrates on the essential aspects, and the products are not burdened with non-essentials. Back to purity, back to simplicity.

So three you have it, pretty simple right? If you are tasked with designing something and want to avoid the hilarious mistakes found in this list, check these principles off first and you should succeed!

#8

Congratulations On Your Leather Penis Island Legs

Congratulations On Your Leather Penis Island Legs

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

I don’t mind a bit of quirkiness like the stairs for example but not the kind of quirk in the kitchen. And what about the ceiling above the stairs, what is with that.

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#9

Feel Like You Could Put A Nice Dent In The National Debt By Auctioning Off Access To Those 13 Comments. I Need To Know

Feel Like You Could Put A Nice Dent In The National Debt By Auctioning Off Access To Those 13 Comments. I Need To Know

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

Can someone please explain to me why in the world would ANYONE think it’s a good idea to put a power point in a sink.

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#10

Takes 1 Decorative Painting Class At Michaels

Takes 1 Decorative Painting Class At Michaels

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

There is such thing as TOO much. Case in point.

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#11

Before You Get Hung Up On The Elephant, Let Your Mind Wander To What Kind Of Activities Require A Fully Tiled Bedroom

Before You Get Hung Up On The Elephant, Let Your Mind Wander To What Kind Of Activities Require A Fully Tiled Bedroom

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 year ago

A fully tiled bedroom, you say? Is that a waterbed, then?

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#12

Stop Telling Me What To Do

Stop Telling Me What To Do

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 year ago

The instructions are redundant, are they not?

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#13

This Would Be An Amazing Very Fancy Cat House If It Wasn’t An Actual Real Life House For Tacky People

This Would Be An Amazing Very Fancy Cat House If It Wasn’t An Actual Real Life House For Tacky People

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

Absolutely awful colour.

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#14

Time To Watch My Soaps!

Time To Watch My Soaps!

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Bertie Last Name
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1 year ago

Al least there is no wasted space.

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#15

Not Quite

Not Quite

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

That would annoy the fuck out of me.

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#16

My Big Fat Totally Unassuming House

My Big Fat Totally Unassuming House

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 year ago

Isn't that the house from "My Big Fat Greek Wedding"?

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#17

But How Will People Know We’re Fancy Unless We Etch The Lamborghini Into The Window?

But How Will People Know We’re Fancy Unless We Etch The Lamborghini Into The Window?

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 year ago

Nevermind the Lamborghini, what are those figures in the other windows, Bond girls?

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#18

What Is This Bed?!

What Is This Bed?!

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ZombieGirl
Community Member
1 year ago

That looks cozy as hell though

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#19

It’s The End Of Days

It’s The End Of Days

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Aaron W
Community Member
1 year ago

why

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#20

Seems Super Practical

Seems Super Practical

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

No, no, no, no, no. Carpet should never ever be in the toilet or bathroom.

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#21

Covering All The Bases

Covering All The Bases

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

Well, ummm this is interesting and not in a good way.

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#22

Who Do We Talk To About Shutting Down Pinterest?

Who Do We Talk To About Shutting Down Pinterest?

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Bertie Last Name
Community Member
1 year ago

I wonder if there's anything beyond that door on the ceiling

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#23

Custom Af

Custom Af

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Dave P
Community Member
1 year ago

This is smart, still have the rug without covering the vent, the idiot is who put that vent there

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#24

“Decorating” Is Different In Wisconsin

“Decorating” Is Different In Wisconsin

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 year ago

Someone certainly loves his/her ice fishing. I also noticed the nature theme of the shower curtain.

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#25

Susan Just Could Not Say No To A Good Rug Deal

Susan Just Could Not Say No To A Good Rug Deal

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Daria Z
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow so much space! Good for yoga classes.

Beans
Community Member
1 year ago

And dance parties

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JuJu
Community Member
1 year ago

It's fabulous! I see a pool, a kicker table, and a bloody vikings' ship!!!

A B C
Community Member
1 year ago

Don't forget the arcades behind the stairs!

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Molly A. Block
Community Member
1 year ago

What is that thing on the carpet near the bottom of the stairs though? Is that a dog turd?

Sivi
Community Member
1 year ago

I am just looking at the viking ship they painted on the wall.

Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Hah hah, I noticed that too- really goes well with the traditional Turkish rugs. Then I was drawn to the retro video game machines and to the very tiny lap pool and what appears to be a sauna. Ummm, there’s aloooooooot going on here.

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Tim Douglass
Community Member
1 year ago

All that wood floor, high ceilings, and glass looked great - then they discovered echoes. I bet that room rings like a bell without the rugs.

Vilkas
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like they're living in an airplane hanger.

Lady Laura
Community Member
1 year ago

At least one of these must fly right?

EM
Community Member
1 year ago

That was actually on sale a few months ago near me.

mntryjoseph
Community Member
1 year ago

Is that a pool in the background?

Emily Ashcraft
Community Member
1 year ago

black friday spree?

Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
1 year ago

Estate agent: It will be easy to keep warm in the winter.

Bettye McKee
Community Member
1 year ago

Well, yeah, it's a greenhouse.

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Lemon Garnished Potato
Community Member
1 year ago

that looks like a house I made on the sims.

Anna Ledwońska
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Some ppl doesn't even realize how awesome space they have lived there all their life. I was helping in interior design in some house which had an Olympic sized gym inside - about 5 meters high and so big you could play soccer in it, it had so many rooms that 1/3 was just used for keeping not used things. It had 4 floors and some rooms were not visited for more than 20 years. I was constantly shocked when I was measuring it, which took more than two weeks for me and our team and it was hard work...

Thunder
Community Member
1 year ago

It’s so nice! Only the many carpets are disgusting.

Kathy Baylis
Community Member
1 year ago

Persian rugs next to an indoor lap pool. As bad as carpet in a bathroom. Plus, the added bonus of completely effing up your wood floor.

Anne
Community Member
1 year ago

What is this place.. rebuilt of a barn?

The Cute Cat
Community Member
1 year ago

Definitely where Charlotte's web is a thing. Look like the director put rug on everything afterward

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Noel Benavente
Community Member
2 months ago

"Call now and you will get not only the regular size but..."

BananaAnna
Community Member
3 months ago

This looks like a community center or lodge where all floor must be protected.

David Kim
Community Member
7 months ago

This is actually really nice with all this space

David Kim
Community Member
8 months ago

Nice space, though.

Fred and George Weasley
Community Member
11 months ago

thats a damn nice house

Julie cohn
Community Member
11 months ago

No time to buy a decent sized dining table with all of these magnificent vintage rugs I need to instagram god damnit Karen break out the mimosas & call tell the maid to buy 17 vacuums because brunch is about to be one hell of a hoot

Sandra Simpson
Community Member
1 year ago

It looks like it used to be a green house...

JillVille
Community Member
1 year ago

It's ok Susan, I'm here for you. I bought 24 rugs/runners when we bought our new flooring so it wouldn't get ruined. Hubby says I wasted his money for the new floor if I was just going to cover it with rugs... well the parts you can see are pretty, I'm saving the rest for later.

Id row
Community Member
1 year ago

I'd be super psyched if that was my house.

Pixie Pianoplayer
Community Member
1 year ago

Isn't this what they bought themselves at the end of " Ready Player One" ?

Oaklynn Emberly
Community Member
1 year ago

That’s one nice house!

Amaranthim Talon
Community Member
1 year ago

Maybe is a commercial space? Looks huge for a home

Lucy Lou
Community Member
1 year ago

Are they 4sale?

Juliana Bromley-Barkwith
Community Member
1 year ago

Not cosy

Gaye Thomas Eppley
Community Member
1 year ago

Or a window salesman.

Turtleturleturtle
Community Member
1 year ago

This is good! 🤩 I really like this!

The cation
Community Member
1 year ago

This house is so open! I would love to live here, but scare my self to death in the night.

Viv Hart
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow! This has possibilities!

Judy Rofe
Community Member
1 year ago

She couldn't decide which rug to choose while on her trip to Persia.

okpkpkp
Community Member
1 year ago

It'd make a nice grow house.

Slune
Community Member
1 year ago

Former indoor tennis player?

Mónica Elisabeth Sacco
Community Member
1 year ago

Susan's carpet showroom!

mermaidgirl960
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow, such a big house, I mean yes there are a lot of big houses but when mostly empty, they just look so spacious

Jennifer Crompton
Community Member
1 year ago

Just get carpeting already

Arenite
Community Member
1 year ago

Indoor pool? Sign me up!

David Cumberland
Community Member
1 year ago

It actually looks like fitted carpet under the rugs in all the rest of the room. Hardwood looks only at the bottom of the stair area.

Ruth Beaty
Community Member
1 year ago

Damn, Susan, just put in wall to wall and get it over with!

Paul Aasajärv
Community Member
1 year ago

Exhibition of Persian carpets?

Jane W.
Community Member
1 year ago

And that's just the DINING Room!

Penny Jones
Community Member
1 year ago

How do you decorate a room that size?? This should be a restaurant. The area rugs are no doubt worth a lot of bucks.

Sharon Vaughn
Community Member
1 year ago

I like the carpets.

Pamela Scott
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow they couldn't decide so she got them all!

Hafida
Community Member
1 year ago

Oooooh love this space

Toujin C'Thlu
Community Member
1 year ago

I'd love a place like this

LuckyCorgi
Community Member
1 year ago

Nice house, bad rug

OffKeySinger
Community Member
1 year ago

I think this is a house in Portland/Beaverton area I've been to. If it's the same house, the upstairs also looks like a hacienda on the inside. Unique house

Zelda Blue
Community Member
1 year ago

If you wanted it carpeted why didn't you? What a waste of hardwood floors.,

Tina Hugh
Community Member
1 year ago

Enough with the “Susan” insult. It’s incel lingo

John C
Community Member
1 year ago

Those rugs really tie the room together, man.

Paula Swanson
Community Member
1 year ago

The pool in the corner...love it

Elsker
Community Member
1 year ago

Don't mind the rugs. Me wanna live there!

William Morris
Community Member
1 year ago

If you don't fill that place with rugs it'll echo like a cave.

TrashPandaru
Community Member
1 year ago

This is an incredible place, I love it

YoutubePanda
Community Member
1 year ago

that is a nice house... without those rugs

Hilu
Community Member
1 year ago

What is that space even?

Susan Gardner
Community Member
1 year ago

I doubt this is a private home

Luka Hamer
Community Member
1 year ago

those ceilings alone make me feel dizzy just looking at em

Mewton’s Third Paw
Community Member
1 year ago

Someone just doesn’t understand persian culture lol

Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
1 year ago

The house is a gymnasium.

Donna Reynolds
Community Member
1 year ago

That room looks like it deserves a swimming pool.

Max L.
Community Member
1 year ago

With so many incredible ideas to realize in such a huge space

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#26

That First Step Might Getcha Tho

That First Step Might Getcha Tho

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Bertie Last Name
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1 year ago

There must have been plans for a balcony.

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#27

You Are Killing This Styling Game

You Are Killing This Styling Game

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Holosexual
Community Member
1 year ago

Creepy af

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#28

Damn How Many Years They Wait To Make That Moana Sequel?

Damn How Many Years They Wait To Make That Moana Sequel?

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

The first thing I would do is paint over that mural.

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#29

If It Doesn’t Spark Joy Are You Allowed To Just Turn It Into A Window Treatment?

If It Doesn’t Spark Joy Are You Allowed To Just Turn It Into A Window Treatment?

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YoyoSthlm
Community Member
1 year ago

That isn't even a mirror!!

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#30

Who Turned My Caboodle Into A Bathroom?

Who Turned My Caboodle Into A Bathroom?

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

Reminds me of the tv show “saved by the bell”.

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#31

Rise And Shine! Time For Some Tetanus

Rise And Shine! Time For Some Tetanus

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Jenn Canuel
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1 year ago

It would be cool with lights

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#32

Oh Thank God! Felt Like I Was Gonna Sleep Way Too Soundly Tonight

Oh Thank God! Felt Like I Was Gonna Sleep Way Too Soundly Tonight

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

What an atrocity.

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#33

Not Pictured: Skin Suit

Not Pictured: Skin Suit

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Pittsburgh rare
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1 year ago

Upvoted for the caption

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#34

What Is This Schizophrenic Nonsense?

What Is This Schizophrenic Nonsense?

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Emerald Joanna
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1 year ago

Realllllly not loving the title on this one...

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#35

Nobody Puts Bessie In A Corner.

Nobody Puts Bessie In A Corner.

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Jo Choto
Community Member
1 year ago

Don't make decorating decisions when you are drunk.

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#36

Did You Discover Dna? Otherwise, No

Did You Discover Dna? Otherwise, No

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

Oooh, that’s actually cool and interesting.

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#37

Approaching Epidemic Levels

Approaching Epidemic Levels

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John Montgomery
Community Member
1 year ago

Well I mean if it's a close family or friends the farts are probably going to happen. Either that or Peter Griffin surprised Meg when she moved into her first house.

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#38

That Thing Better Be A Portal To The Matrix Otherwise Wtf Are You Doing???

That Thing Better Be A Portal To The Matrix Otherwise Wtf Are You Doing???

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Sian Edwards
Community Member
1 year ago

My dad had a sofa just like this!

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#39

Never Has Instagram’s Pinch To Zoom Feature Been More Necessary

Never Has Instagram’s Pinch To Zoom Feature Been More Necessary

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

Can never have too much yellow.

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#40

Hmm...yes It Was Missing Something. Like The Ability To Actually See Yourself In The Mirror. But That’s Been Fixed Now, Thx

Hmm...yes It Was Missing Something. Like The Ability To Actually See Yourself In The Mirror. But That’s Been Fixed Now, Thx

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 year ago

Why did the designer feel the need to work that mantlepiece into the decor?

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