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All of these pools pale in comparision to the pools at Celine Dion's new home in Jupiter, FL. I'd love to see a House Tour of this new home on Apartment Therapy.

Celebrity Pools Elle Decor | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
6/18/10 05:18 PM

This is just One TOO Many Roundup Posts about Cleaning/Cleaners for me from Apartment Therapy for me.

There must be a better way for All of us who work for Apartment Therapy and All of us who read the Apartment Therapy posts everyday/week, to come together and put in one place a compilation of DIY formulas and DIY techniques to clean ourselves and all of the materials and surfaces in our homes.

Dear Apartment Therapy, when it comes to DIY Housecleaning, I feel like I am constantly circling the drain.

Please, can you create on your website a reference library of DIY formulas and also Tips and Techniques regarding How to Effectively Clean that - toilet, mini-blind, mirror or Whatever.

Please Let Us Stop "sharing" the same old, same old information.

I realize that many companies continue to come out with "new" cleaning products, but, when it comes to DIY cleaning products based upon vinegar, baking soda, wahing soda, ammonia, and Water, etc.

Please - no more new Roundups. Just one reference source/post about DIY Cleaning products. And then let the Comments begin.

Thanks for listening.

DIY Cleaning Products Roundup | Apartment Therapy Boston
5/7/10 09:54 PM

I really liked every photo. I like the composition of each photo and all of the items in the photos. The popping colors were very well done. The different bright colors seemed to balance one another well against the white background and bright light from the windows. The scale of all the furniture and accessories was also well balanced. I think I would enjoy spending time in this apartment very much.

Brian's Light & Bright With Pops of Color House Call | Apartment Therapy New York
5/5/10 11:48 AM

The Kitchn is recycling too many non-useful posts with pretty pictures with this entry.

Skip the Microwave: Lunches That Don't Need Reheating | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
4/17/10 11:52 AM

The first two photos are of a system which is still available. They use "tension" or "compression" poles which mount floor to ceiling and then the brackets and shelves are mounted behind the poles, i.e., between the poles and the walls. Nothing is screwed into the walls, floors or ceilings - no holes are made.
I bought my system in the early 1980's and it was very sturdy and moved easily from apartment to apartment. It was called the "Omni Pole" system then.
Today you can find the same or a very similar system at ISS Designs.

Hanging Shelf Solutions in Mid-Century Homes Small Space Solutions | Apartment Therapy Boston
4/11/10 04:11 AM

Mollie Katzen Videos are a Major Disappoint!!!
Too short, Too simple, Too Contrived.
(Did I mention the grilled cheese segment in which Mollie does NOT appear? My guess is that she was too embarassed to appear and that is why Mollie's "friends" demonstrate how to make a grilled cheese sandwhich.)
Let me phrase this another way. . . Beginner Cooks of All Ages need Quality Videos which are better structured towards some stated goals of mastering how to cook basic foods. These basic cooking lessons can then build to create meals which can be shared with family/friends.
Mollie Katzen's latest video shorts are geared towards the sale of her latest cookbook - nothing more and so very much less.

Get Cooking with Mollie Katzen: New Videos Online! | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
3/27/10 12:45 PM

Approx. 2 years ago I bought the Tramontina based upon the recommendation of Cook's Illustrated aka America's Test Kitchen. I bought online at Walmart had it delivered for free to the Walmart near me. It's been a true work horse.
The upper edge of the pot and the underside lip of lid are not enamelled. The lid fits perfectly flat on the pot.
I bought an add-on recommended by Cook's Illustrated. I replaced the phenolic knob on the lid with a stainless steel knob by LeCreuset (from so that I could use the Dutch Oven in a high heat oven in order to bake no-knead bread. I had to purchase a longer screw for the knob at Lowe's in order to attach the metal knob to the lid. Cook's Illustrated stated that would be necessary in their add-on article.
I love my Tramontina. I've done the no-knead breads, so many wonderful soups and Jamie Oliver's milk-lemon chicken which is to die for.
In your case, I would return the dutch oven you purchased because the lid does not fit flat and securely on the pot. I also like the straight sides and large diameter bottom rather than the sloped sides I saw in the photos of the one you purchased. Then I would go out and buy a Tramontina or Chefmate (both made in China) or Lodge. I lust after Le Creuset products, but I cannot justify the extra expense for myself at this time.

Should I Keep My Cheap Berndes Dutch Oven? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
2/6/10 11:31 AM

"Mushroom" - - I had the privilege to work with a wonderful designer/real estate agent for several years and she always described it as "mushroom" and she always pointed out the lovely contrast of the "white" molding. I think that mushroom covers a myriad of beiges/taupes/camels and their possible lighter colored moldings in a more traditional style home quite well. I like what was selected in this posting and as a renter, I appreciate that the landlord allowed the tenants to "invest" in their new rental home. Sounds like things are off to a good start for everyone. I hope things work out well for all of them.

Anna's "After After" Paint Job | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
1/14/10 11:44 PM

Every once and awhile you see, hear, experience something you never would have imagined.
Thank you for sharing this artist's amazing work. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Final Frame Sound Sculptures & Installations | Apartment Therapy Unplggd
12/16/09 10:57 PM