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I actually really like Violetrose's notion here.

When I was a kid, my parents did a remodel on my childhood home, and they put in a huge built-in entertainment unit. Of course for the first five years or so, the thing looked big and empty. Twenty years later, it is full of photos and books, and art and items they picked up on their travels. It's as full as their lives.

Your mantel will fill along with your life.

But... I would still ditch the symmetry.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | LA Good Questions: What Would You Put On This Mantle?
2/28/08 10:26 AM

Yes, please!

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | LA Thursday Giveaway: 02.28.08
2/28/08 10:00 AM

Very sweet. I think there was a post back in December about a holiday wreath of succulents, and I really liked that too.

I think I'm inspired to work on a mini succulent garden arrangement for my porch.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | One Succulent Valentine
2/5/08 12:40 PM

A lot of great, thoughtful opinions and personal experiences here. I don't think there's a right or wrong answer (like most of the opinions shared on this site), I think it all comes down to what is going to work for you. I like the companionship of having a roommate, and after a year of living together, we have managed to work through our differences without drama.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | You're Gonna Make it After All: Roommates or Living Single?
2/5/08 12:37 PM

Beautiful post. Made me smile and think about my secret Los Angeles.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | LA's Pedestrian Secrets
2/5/08 12:06 PM

While I respect the pursuit of aesthetic perfection, I think this is a little over the top. The idea of having to transfer shampoo, conditioner, and bath gel into separate bottles or containers on a semi-regular basis seems like a waste of time and energy to me.

Additionally, guests would require instruction in order to use our encoded bathroom products (since, I do actually live in a small apartment, there's no guest bath).

So, what is so wrong with labels? As long as your products are well organized and not scattered about the shower/bath, I think it can look rather nice. In the photo from yesterday's entry the product was arranged by color in a very pleasing set. So what's the big deal?

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Best Tips for a Label Free Shower
2/1/08 01:03 PM

Thank you, Mr. Dangerous. Very apropos of this thread too, A Room With a View

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Northwest #9: Abigail's Headboard/Wall Treatment
1/30/08 03:46 PM

Wait just a minute... did we lose an entire window with a beautiful view? Do we get explanation for that?

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Northwest #9: Abigail's Headboard/Wall Treatment
1/30/08 03:23 PM

I like the changes quite a bit, however, I agree with sparkle that the potted plant deserves to be returned to its place and the star lamp should go. Then you'll have the complete clean and elegant look. And bonus - you'll have room to turn the bin to fit properly.

Apartment Therapy New York | East #14: CapitolHille's Bathroom Re-Do
1/30/08 03:16 PM

It reminds me of something out of Alice and Wonderland. Like one of them should be labeled "Drink Me."

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Jonathan Adler's Giving Out Drugs: Druggist Collection
1/30/08 03:08 PM

Yeah, I'm with the no-go camp on this idea. It makes me think of all the travel toiletry bags I've had and how gunky they get when one of the tubes bursts in flight, and then how impossible it is to feel like it's clean.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Clear Hanging Shoe Organizer in the bathroom?
1/30/08 10:24 AM

I like the idea of that, and the color choice is fantastic, but it actually looks a little hard and uncomfortable. To be a good reading space, it seems like it would need back and corner cushions.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Flickr Finds: Ramonah's Refunctioned Cabinet
1/28/08 09:05 AM

I am not useful or pretty.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | "I Am Not A Paper Cup"
1/25/08 11:19 AM

I don't really understand why one would (or should) feel guilty about hiring a maid. Hiring someone to clean your home is not the same thing as saying that you're too good to clean your own messes. If you live like a pig and then expect someone to come and clean it up for you, then perhaps you need lessons in civility. But living a normal lifestyle, and appreciating the help of having someone wash your sheets and bleach your bathtub twice a month doesn't seem unreasonable to me.

If your main reason for not hiring a maid is because you feel uncomfortable with the idea of it, as if by hiring someone to do your "dirty" work is taking advantage of someone, just keep in mind that you could be employing that person at a decent rate for work they are willing and wanting to do for you. Providing someone with a reasonable hourly income is not exploitive and does not make you any less liberal.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | On Hiring Cleaning Ladies...
1/18/08 01:48 PM

Among the many things that are wrong with this idea for actual practical usage, styrofoam squeaks, even, I imagine, with a slipcover.

Recycling is great and all, but let's not go crazy, eh?

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Styro-Home? The Stryofoam Couch
1/18/08 10:24 AM

I'm not into it. Looks like a wedding cake topper from the seventies.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Crochet Pendant Lamps
1/15/08 10:12 AM

...but it looks horribly uncomfortable. No?

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Look: File Cabinet Bed
1/14/08 10:09 AM

Wow - that ottoman brought back a powerful memory of my childhood visits to my aunt and uncle's cabin.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | The Tooled Leather Spanish Elegance Leather Ottoman from Novica
12/7/07 07:09 AM

Thanks for the suggestion, Chatoyante. I'll have to test that out. Although, I think I need something a little more boring than This American Life. That show will just suck me right in.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Noise Pollution: Chainsaw at Midnight? Oh no, he didn't!
12/5/07 09:06 AM

The walls in my apartment complex are insanely thin. My bedroom wall is shared with my neighbor's bedroom - they happen to be musicians - and while they don't play in their apartment, which is very kind of them, they do keep odd hours. Last week at 4AM they were simply having a conversation in their bedroom that woke me up. I could hear everything, nearly word for word.

Since it's really the fault of the thin walls, I couldn't bring myself to go over and ask them to be quiet. They were just having a conversation, which seems fair, even at 4AM. But that talking kept me up until 6AM.

Anyone have a solution to that? Is it worth a polite conversation with the neighbors? Or should I just accept that occasionally, they will have a conversation in the wee hours that will wake me up?

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Noise Pollution: Chainsaw at Midnight? Oh no, he didn't!
12/4/07 03:40 PM