there are certain items in our home that no matter how hard we try and hide them, they stick out like a sore thumb. work-out equipment is one of those categories that has odd shaped items; think exercise balls, yoga mats and weights. not only are they awkward, they’re usually ugly to boot. one solution—work out at the gym. or hide the lot at the bottom of the nearest closet. but my favorite idea—incorporate weights like the menu dumbbells (pictured) that are not only functional, they’re pretty to look at. use them as a door stop, work of art or mantelpiece decoration. whatever you use them for, i think it’s a safe bet that you won’t find them stored away—which might just inspire you to use them.