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Display Name: Gene1
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This is beyond stupid. We should instead require everyone to fart into a plastic baggie and seal it up real fast lest the methane gets into the atmosphere. Remember, methane is 20 times more potent than CO2 in its greenhouse impact! Better yet, we should connect everyone's rear to their nostrils via a tube so that they be required to inhale all the methane they produce. Now that's what I call sustainability!


Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Cash for Plasmas? California Talks About Banning Energy Sucking TVs
9/2/09 03:38 PM

Ahh, i should learn to read more carefully... the owner did many renovations. Awesome place.


Apartment Therapy New York | House Tour: Nina's Elegant Modern Pre-War New York
4/23/09 01:05 PM

she should have entered it in smallest coolest. she would have won. btw, how is this a sublet? i mean, it looks like she added massive numbers of custom touches. Or was the bathroom and kitchen that cool to begin with?


Apartment Therapy New York | House Tour: Nina's Elegant Modern Pre-War New York
4/23/09 01:05 PM

Jeff and Rachael,

Thanks for the great comments! Hope to see you guys again soon.

Ms. B,

Yes, overall, I like the couch and think it is now quite comfortable. I would have to say that after about two years, the bed part became uncomfortable as the foam pushed through the mechanism and the webbing on the bottom. But, the couch comes with a 5 year warranty and if you get it through an authorized reseller like Room & Board or Scott Jordan (if you're in NYC), they will replace it for free. I got mine through Scott Jordan and after a few innocent snafoos, they replaced it no questions asked. And it now is very very comfortable to sleep on again, almost like a real bed (and if you like your bed more firm, this is ideal).


Apartment Therapy New York | Small Cool 2009: mobius's Sophisticated Studio Teeny-tiny Division #23
4/18/09 12:58 AM

This is how you do it if you own. Just wow.


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Small Cool 2009: Nreaves' Custom Style Little Division #44
4/17/09 05:49 PM

Oh, and glad you're just big enough that you got bumped up to Tiny category and didn't have to compete against me in Teeny-Tiny! :-)


Apartment Therapy New York | Small Cool 2009: Meg's Collections & Memorabilia Tiny Division #55
4/17/09 05:47 PM

Wow, this isn't just beautiful, but obnoxiously so! Amazing for an apartment this small. Fortunately, your apartment has a nice floorplan with lots of wall space that allows for that kind of separation. Still, I'm incredibly envious. Thumbs up!


Apartment Therapy New York | Small Cool 2009: Meg's Collections & Memorabilia Tiny Division #55
4/17/09 05:47 PM

Hey Liuba--

Thanks for the kind words! I hope to have you guys over again soon. Make Roman vote for me!

Charliee--

Actually the Macbook is right next to the iMac in a black case sitting atop the storage containers. :-)


Apartment Therapy New York | Small Cool 2009: mobius's Sophisticated Studio Teeny-tiny Division #23
4/17/09 09:09 AM

Hi Alisaan,

The two pillows are from West Elm. I think they were called something like Colorblock Pillow, but I am fairly certain that was the only season West Elm carried them since I got them on closeout.

The pillows on the sofa, what kind would you suggest? Should I maybe go with a different color? Shape? Maybe rest them on the arms rather than the cushions?


Apartment Therapy New York | Small Cool 2009: mobius's Sophisticated Studio Teeny-tiny Division #23
4/16/09 10:39 PM

SweetRosieBrown,

Thanks so much for the thoughtful critique! My girlfriend made the same exact criticism too! The issue is that to properly sleep on the sofa, I need to flip the back pillows up, which already nearly touch that shelf. Perhaps you're right about the black and white stretched canvas piece to the left of the sofa. I'll have to experiment with placement.


Apartment Therapy New York | Small Cool 2009: mobius's Sophisticated Studio Teeny-tiny Division #23
4/16/09 08:29 PM

Thanks for all the comments! The door is the door to the Walk-in-closet and when it needs opening, I just move the chairs. Same goes for the stove. I have a very difficult space as there is no physical separation of the kitchen from the living space. So things do get moved around for various purposes when guests come for just some wine, or there is a dinner party, or I'm just sleeping.

The blue color is a low-VOC paint by Gilden called Freedom Blue, which is a great bargain at Home Depot.


Apartment Therapy New York | Small Cool 2009: mobius's Sophisticated Studio Teeny-tiny Division #23
4/16/09 08:14 PM

I absolutely love this apartment. Major apartment envy. Having said that, however, what are we evaluating here? Is it whether the people were able to afford an apartment that had nice fixtures put in by the builder? Or is it that they were able to use a challenging space to make it much more livable. Again, I think this apartment is gorgeous and the owners certainly did a great job to make it warmer and more inviting than all that glass would otherwise indicate. But, let's step back and evaluate it in the context of the amazing floorplan (which was, I assume, the builder's decision), the top of the line and beautiful appliances, and the stunning windows that allow for amazing views and terrific sunlight.


Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Small Cool 2009: Argelia & Rodrigo's Clean Lines Little Division #05
4/6/09 03:11 PM

Landlords are going to see a comeuppance in this environment and for good reason. They're raising rents, causing businesses to close, but in this environment, they'll get nothing. I can't imagine who would rent that space for $14K a month. Good luck to the landlord, but he just made a really really dumb move. After RMBS, CMBS will be the next shoe to fall and commercial lease landlords are going to feel some serious, serious pain.


Apartment Therapy New York | Openings/Closings: Depression Modern RIP
1/6/09 08:53 AM

I own an American Upholstery/Leather (Room and Board sells their sofas under the name "Comfort Sleeper", and in NYC, go to Scott Jordan) Comfort Sleeper and use it as my regular bed for every night. For the first year or so, it was fantastic. Amazingly comfortable and no bars that I could feel. Afterwards, however, the high density foam got pushed through the slats underneath that make up the bed fold-up mechanism and the bed became unbearable to sleep on. Having said that, there is a 5 year warranty and Scott Jordan (the licensed reseller) has agreed to replace the bed portion of it for me free of charge, under the warranty. I would say buy, but be careful. Buy only from a licensed reseller (Scott Jordan is great) and keep all receipts.

Also, one important point. I live in a small NYC studio with small door frames. The sofa arrives from the store disassembled into pieces and it is super-easy to put it together, which the nice people from Scott Jordan did for me. No need to saw the sofa in half, break off the arms, etc. which is the common trick used to get the sofas from Room and Board, etc. into NYC apartments. These techniques often invalidate the warranties, whereas in this case, it does not as I believe the sofa already arrives from the manufacturer, disassembled. Just thought useful for people to know.


Apartment Therapy New York | Top 10: Sleeper Sofas / Sofa Beds
12/23/08 04:15 PM

I love how all of the choices in the poll assume that EVERYONE agrees with your basic premises (consumerism is bad). Because no one intelligent would EVER be one of those gross obese consumerist neanderthals from the suburbs. Like, eww.


Apartment Therapy Boston | Survey: Does Eco Guilt Stop You From Shopping at Ikea?
9/24/08 11:54 AM

Ok, this is what I don't get about the obnoxiously expensive "space-saving" furniture. Why not just spend that money on rent for a bigger apartment?

As for "knocking off," while I do agree with fueledbycoffee to some extent, on another level, I have to say that these ligne rosset, et al. themselves knock off other designers. Look at a lot of mid-century danish pieces that we now consider great works of design. Even they were highly derivative from other designers. Jalk, Juhl, Vodder, and Risom all borrowed (to put it loosely) from each other to a great extent. While I do believe in originality and don't think that EVERYTHING is derivative, a lot of things are and so when I ikea or cb2 "copy" something, they might not even be copying an "original."


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Knockoff Wishlist: F2 Folding Table by Ligne Roset
9/8/08 09:13 PM

The Scape armchair looks like the Kodawood Clam Chairs by Finn Juhl.

http://www.artnewyork.com/interior/vintage/html/finn_1.htm


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Close up on Featherston Melbourne
8/27/08 05:19 PM

Sorry, meant to say, "just not sure what these are supposed to say about them".


Apartment Therapy Chicago | From the Desks of the Candidates
8/27/08 02:07 PM

Perhaps this is a function of Obama only having been Senator for 4 years, while McCain for, what, 20?

Sorry, just not sure what either is supposed to say about the other one. Once Obama is in office for 20 years or so, I'm sure we'll see plenty of pictures of him with the Jerry Falwells of the left. Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, etc.


Apartment Therapy Chicago | From the Desks of the Candidates
8/27/08 02:06 PM

Rent Stabilized stuido UWS, doorman, half a block from subway and Central Park, a couple of blocks from Museum of Natural History, 300 sq ft., WIC, $1550. In my building, newly renovated studios are being rented out for $2000-2100. One bedrooms are going for $3000.


Apartment Therapy New York | Good Questions: What's Your NYC Rent?
8/25/08 10:43 AM