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"Finders, keepers"? Really? I can't believe some of the comments I'm reading on here. Do you also think that if you cover your eyes with your hands other people can't see you?

Of course the new owners should make a good-faith effort to contact the previous owner. With international moves, there's often a period of time when you are without your stuff -- it's stuck in customs or storage. He may not have noticed yet that the prints are gone and may be heartbroken to discover they're not there. Regardless, IT'S THE RIGHT THING TO DO.

Look! Artwork Found in the Basement
2/10/11 12:35 PM

The Denyse Schmidt quilts are $110 - $250 PER SQUARE FOOT. In other words, a queen size quilt, which is about 86" by 93", costs about SIX GRAND. Six thousand. $6000.00

Slight difference.

Spring Bedding Refresh: 10 Dreamy Beds Roundup | Apartment Therapy Boston
5/4/10 06:13 PM

Nice stuff.

But can the writers on this site stop using the Domino and Lucky favorite words "curated" (as in "well-curated") and "edited" (as in "tightly-edited) to describe the merchandise in a store? Please. It's so pretentious. These are *stores*, people, not museums. It's just *stuff you can buy*, not precious cultural artifacts.

It's bad enough when Domino and Lucky do it but at least I can brace myself before I open them.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Tancredi Morgen
8/16/08 03:10 AM

Who did the painting that's hanging in the stairwell? It's fantastic. Please tell us the name of the artist!

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | House Tour: Eric and Christine's Spacious Pad Los Angeles
8/2/08 01:24 AM

I think it might be a carpet beetle.


Apartment Therapy New York | Good Questions: What Are These Bugs? New York
7/28/08 09:36 AM

Very French, very Cote Ouest!

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Look! DIY Pergola in Echo Park
6/24/08 11:16 PM

Just wave at her and say hello! I have an elderly neighbor who likes to sit out on her porch almost every day. For quite a while she would often turn her chair around and watch me gardening -- as though I were a TV show! It didn't bother me and in fact one day I waved and said hello. She went, "HMPH!" in a very offended way, turned her chair around, and now won't look at me at all! Pretty funny, if you ask me!!

Also, things could be much worse. At my last place, one male tenant, who'd moved in years after I did, took some sort of dislike to me. His windows overlooked the building's back yard, which I had turned into a garden. So one afternoon, I guess he got his girlfriend in on his "randomly hate on the neighbor" action. And I do mean action . . . they were going at it near the living room window complete with her moaning and screaming like a porn star. I guess they were trying to make me feel uncomfortable. It definitely worked. I really felt weird about maintaining the garden after that, which kind of broke my heart as I'd put a lot of work into it.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | LA Good Question: Dealing With Nosy Neighbors?
6/24/08 06:58 AM

I think it's fabulous-looking -- though since plenty of Colonial-style houses are charcoal with white trim, hardly a revolutionary concept -- but would hold off on making any pronouncements about energy usage until I could look at detailed studies about excess heat in summer vs. passive solar benefits in winter. Remember also that deciduous shade trees, other landscaping choices, and even size and placement of windows can make a huge difference. Dark neutrals are actually good choices when it comes to garden design. As Thomas Hobbs points out, designing a planting for a white house is like gardening around a big old refrigerator.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Look! Black House
5/29/08 12:18 PM

As Linnealoves says, peanut butter. Also butter, Crisco, any type of cooking oil . . . basically anything oily is the quickest, and much less toxic than solvents.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | How To: Clean Glue or Tape Residue from Glass
5/29/08 12:06 PM

Before Miele #1 I spent ages vacuuming cat hair out of my sofa and area rugs with a crappy little vacuum. With Miele #1, all clean in way less time and, due to being really deeply clean, stayed that way much longer. Miele #1 is still going strong at my brother's new house. Miele #2 is a Best Parkett model (we currently live in Europe; yes they are relatively less expensive here -- and you should see all the other cool stuff at the Miele showroom!) and this apartment has never been cleaner. Meanwhile, my mom has had the same Miele for 10 years now and it's still working perfectly. My only regret . . . when we move back this one won't run on 120V current!

Apartment Therapy New York | Best Products: Miele Vacuums
5/28/08 12:06 AM

if i never see that "woods" wallpaper again it will be too soon.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Shadow PlaySF Chronicle: 05.18.08
5/27/08 11:52 PM

Very, very cute place . . . how exciting to be moving in and starting fresh! I love the gray and agree that you should move in first. I think your camel sofa would look great with some charcoal gray pillows. The floor, too, is in excellent shape (look at that shine!) and reads very warm, so orange/ persimmon may make a perfect accent color. You could try it out with a decorative bowl of oranges to start. proceed slowly . . . you will thank yourself!

Apartment Therapy New York | NY Good Questions: How Can I Brighten This Place Up?
5/27/08 09:00 AM

hmm . . . time to get a feng shui expert in??

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Kaufmann House Million Dollar Sale Derailed!Desert Sun 05.25.08
5/27/08 08:52 AM

Whatever color you go with (I favor the orange and red suggestions), remember that it's absolutely crucial to start with a good primer. I have painted dark cabinets white and highly recommend Zinsser 1-2-3. It's a big job so it's important to do it right! I also recommend using a small sponge roller, rather than a brush, because the paint will level better resulting in a more professional finish. Good luck!

Apartment Therapy New York | NY Good Questions: Paint Color For My Cabinets?
5/21/08 02:24 PM

WOW! Creative, ingenious, individual, and needless to say an absolutely stunning result. You rock, sir.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Readers' Rooms: Keith's Glass Closet Doors
5/20/08 10:20 AM

bepsf, sara -- yeah, or that quaint, old-fashioned device called the Yellow Pages. It's not as though San Francisco is exactly short of shopping opportunities, including one of the better-known fabric stores in the country. (That would be Britex, for those without access to phone, internet, or other reality interface device.)

Frankly, some of the question-posters here (not singling anyone out) don't seem to be regular AT readers; they remind me of those kids in high school who were always begging to copy other people's homework.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | SF Good Questions: Help My Old Red Couch?
5/19/08 12:08 PM

50s. I base this mostly on the style of the furniture and the fabric used for the drapes.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Guess the Decade: Orange Green Lounge
5/16/08 11:52 PM

It's absolutely gorgeous, but wouldn't it be a little . . . *bright*? I live in a (rented) place with white walls and a white floor and apart from being hard to keep looking clean, some mornings the light feels like it's drilling into the back of my brain. And it's not all lacquered like this!

Apartment Therapy New York | White Lacquer Apartment New York Magazine 5.19.08
5/14/08 06:29 AM

This entry is why I read AT and why I look at the Small Cool entries. It celebrates creativity and individuality. I'm smitten.

Apartment Therapy New York | East #37: Doreen's TI(NY) Living
4/25/08 11:50 PM

Predictable. I'm sure a lot of thought went into this but unfortunately the thought was probably mostly predicated on the idea that Domino is the ultimate arbiter of "good taste." It's well-executed but bland and impersonal.

Apartment Therapy New York | East #36: Colleen's Petite Pad
4/25/08 11:46 PM