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Trend Alert: Ombre Bookcases
7/28/14 01:59 PM

When a trend appears in a red state, it is time to write it off.


How Do You Know a Trend is Officially \"Over?\"
7/25/14 11:55 AM

I'd like to put an end to the Sapien bookcase and taxidermied anything. And owls.


How Do You Know a Trend is Officially \"Over?\"
7/24/14 03:06 PM

Witchcraft!


Before & After: From TV Armoire to Built-in Banquette Bench
7/22/14 06:50 PM

Annually, just about $400 for $100,000 coverage. One bedroom apartment in Baltimore, Murderland.


How Much Did Your Renters Insurance Cost? Reader Intelligence Request
7/15/14 03:43 PM

No fair sneaking those porcupines in.


Tips For Negotiating a Lease with Exotic Pets
7/11/14 01:44 PM

Great shapes and textures, modern and primitive. Love every lamp and table and pillow ...


Abigail Ahern's Dark and Dramatic East London Home House Tour
7/11/14 01:42 PM

I was once told my apartment resembled the "home of a serial killer" because I have an ancient portrait of Rasputin in the dining room. I then countered with the nuclear option "... and your house smells like cat pee." Sticks and stones.


Positive Ways To Deal with Other People’s Negative Opinions
(About Your Home)

7/10/14 02:35 PM

I've always decorated my homes "tastefully", minimally and conservatively. When I hit 50, it's been all about color, modern art ... and a hint of shocking vulgarity or a punk aesthetic can make me happy. Modern isn't so modern any more. Andy Warhol would be 86 this year! Have a little fun.


Forget Fear! Have Faith, Take a Deep Breath and Leap Comment of the Day
6/15/14 11:06 PM

Those kitchen colors conjure ancient memories of Howard Johnson's for me. Google it.


Jamie's Wild Blue Yonder House Tour
6/3/14 06:49 PM

I've been buying stuff from Posteritati for years now. They have a fantastic collection and a great site (and a cool storefront). Yes, you'll find that most of their inventory is a bit on the pricey side ... often way too rich for my blood even allowing for their frequent sales.
I really love Japanese, Belgian, Czech and Polish posters because they make U.S. designs look dull and uninspired. Some of French posters are large and can make a modern and striking statement. If you purchase an expensive movie poster (or any paper print for that matter) make sure to frame them under UV glass to prevent fading. You can also have your posters mounted on linen to remove every single wrinkle and fold.
It's time to take down that stupid Pulp Fiction poster held over from your old dorm room and swap it out with a nice Antonioni!


Godard Breathless Film Poster from Greece
5/30/14 04:49 PM

At this moment, the crack design team at Restoration Hardware is working double time to knock off a "gothic altar fragment" replica. You can bet on it.


Tim's Cabinet of Curiosities House Tour
5/22/14 05:20 PM

Great floors, walls and stairs ... and that gold teeth sign is EVERYTHING! Nice job.


Jose & Oliver's Lofty Living in London House Tour
5/19/14 01:37 PM

Pillow inserts! Seriously, you people never replace your old flat pillow inserts with nice new firm ones ... and while you're at it, clean your shams and pillow covers more frequently. I mean, your big, sloppy heads have been all over 'em!


Bad House Day? 5 Awesome Pick-Me-Ups Under $15
5/16/14 11:58 AM

Don't invite them back.

I dined at a restaurant with my sister, who was so absorbed in her iPhone that she hadn't realized she was served her meal. The rest of our dinner party left her at the restaurant where she remained oblivious to everything but her phone. This boorish behavior is no small thing, people. I leave my phone in the car.

This weekend I attended a film festival, sandwiched between two strangers who thought it okay to check their messages halfway through the movie. Unacceptable.


5 Ways to Deal With Dinner Party Guests Who Won't Put Down Their Phones
5/12/14 03:26 PM

NEVER feel guilty about buying art because it's the best thing about your home. I once lived in a ritzy neighborhood where the locals furnished their homes with prints from Ikea or blow-ups of their wedding photos. Okay, so some people just don't "get" art. Highbrow and lowbrow art can coexist in the same space. Ancient, ethnic and modern play together nicely. The ratty old print of Karl Marx or Richard Nixon will look just fine in the dining room with your Richard Prince or Shepard Fairey. If you hang an Ikea print (unironically), everyone will know that YOU ARE NOT COOL. Kids art or yard sale art can function okay. Also, not every space needs a "Keep Calm and Carry On" print.


Tell Us: What's the Most You've Ever Spent on Artwork?
5/9/14 12:55 PM

I left my last last apartment due to a bad roof and a leaking ceiling ... a five year battle and the landlords did absolutely nothing. So many of my priceless belongings were destroyed, including great furniture, Asian art (including a 400 year old carved Chinese door) and even an original Richard Prince painting. Since that time, I'm in a new apartment and it's happening all over again. Indifferent landlords, even my lawyers don't seem to care. Meanwhile, buckets everywhere.


What's an Annoying Thing About Your Home?
3/30/14 07:16 PM

In my estimation, landlords can be less ethical than the mice! I have found the absolute best ever mouse bait that'll lure 'em out of every nook and cranny — marshmallow fluff. They just can't resist the sweet smell and they try to chew and lick every gooey bit out of the traps. I, too, am a bleeding heart when it comes to humanely stopping these little beasts but I'm not exactly Morrissey. Now I use a combo of humane and traditional traps ... just to give them a fighting chance. If they live, I've been known to drive 'em over the state line to be released (sorry, Delaware).


Help! Mice Are Falling from My Ceiling! Good Questions
3/20/14 05:43 PM