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Whisking milk in a heated saucepan with a fine mesh grease ladle works too. (but don't let the milk come to a boil.) Learned that trick from a Norwegian cook at an art residency in Spain. A ladle like this:

How to Make Milk Foam (Without a Frother or a Machine!) Kitchen Hacks
3/5/14 04:33 PM

My karate chopping list includes flat design compositions using the same matchy-matchy (rather than coordinating) 2 or 3 colors with all walls, accessories and fabrics; the impersonal off-the-rack look ie "Domino (mag) Effect" that stinks of a newly bought elephant or (zebra rug) in the room; furniture pushed up against the perimeter of rooms for "space".

Ew, I Can't Stand That! Design Allergies
6/25/12 03:23 PM

The house has such soulful, understated charm. A curious mix of quiet AND joyous at the same time. Love.

Shiva's Eclectic, Romantic Modern Ranch House Tour
3/5/12 01:29 PM

"Not-Abode" aside, that is the cutest man-cave plus landscaping ever!

Joey's Small and Spacious Modern Abode Tech Tour
3/5/12 01:16 PM

So, so useful. Love!

How To: Upgrade a Wall Outlet to USB Functionality
2/6/12 02:56 PM

It's a comforting and heartfelt tradition that should definitely go way beyond that first week. New parents are pretty tired weeks/months after birth. A very lovely gift indeed. One that even non-new parents would love to receive, in my opinion.

Birthday Boeuf Bourguignon
5/19/11 05:36 PM

Congrats on the new book. The homes are getting better and better.

Look! The Big Book of Small, Cool Spaces Party | Apartment Therapy New York
5/24/10 08:38 PM

I forget the name, but I love that shop that has the polar bear. It has some really unusual and macabre stuff.

The Spring Cure: The Thick Of It Week 5 - Intro | Apartment Therapy New York
4/14/10 02:54 AM

I have shelf envy!

Monika's Evolving Experiment House Tour | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
3/9/10 07:55 PM

Jenn-Air is the "big fish" for Whirlpool (Rpoole11). They also have this 72" (reg. 69") cabinet depth unit:

Tip: "Cabinet Depth" = 25" deep not including door, but including bulk of plug in a pocket outlet.

"Built-In" is completely flush to depth of cabinets.

French-Door Refrigerators: 10 Models From High to Low | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
3/4/10 10:45 AM

The kitchen re-do is great! Love the prep island.

What's going on with that huge duct running through the house, though?

Also, I think the scale of furnishings to available volumes of space is a bit wierd. The pieces/compositions seem too small and clustered together in some of the rooms. Maybe you'll grow into the size of the house over time.

Don't mind the bitter-bettys. Someone's always going to be richer or poorer than the next guy. You are where you are. Enjoy yourselves and the house.

Eric and Christine's Vintage Modern Mecca House Tour | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
2/22/10 02:03 AM

Miele actually has a new vacuum made especially for Cat & Dog. Available through Amazon:

They are pricey, but so worth it! I love mine.

4 words of awesome-ness:
Powerful. Quiet. Attachments. Colors.

How To (Almost) Allergy-Proof Your Home Home Hacks | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
2/22/10 01:43 AM