Vanilla Ice headed to the Design District?

Rapper-turned-home-improvement-guru Vanilla Ice once had an extreme sporting good store in Miami Beach, but he eventually left to pursue “other opportunities” in Broward and Palm Beach counties. Now, the Miami native is saying he could soon be back in these parts as a business owner, maybe in the Design District. The star of a DIY Network home rehab show is branching out into the furniture business, and his online-only sales are through the roof, he said.“We make our own tables and beds right here in South Florida by hand, one by one,” the star said of his collaboration with Eclectic Design International. “They are selling like hotcakes, so I’m planning to open a few stores, at least one in Miami.” Ice’s company started when he and friends took to designing their own stuff. Now, he sells 50-plus items, including beds and bathtubs he describes as modern, contemporary and simple and tweeted about the venture recently. “I actually studied design online when I was in Miami 18 years ago,” he said. “It wasn’t a cool thing to do, so I didn’t tell anyone. It’s coming in pretty handy now.”