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we had a ebony coloured wooden floor in our previous bedroom and i wouldn't do it again because of every little crumble of dust you can see on it...It looked good though, for five minutes after cleaning!


Floor Show: Ebonized Dark Wood Floors
9/12/11 02:19 PM

i also think it's great when people have the courage to do their own thing, especially if it's as over the top romantically as these.
Sehr schön...


There's Always One Crazy House On The Block
Flickr Find

6/10/11 05:35 PM

i also liked the before tiles better. Such a pity to have them replaced by something that maybe fashionable for now, but will be passé in a few years.


Before & After: Bathroom Renovation by Frission Design
Professional Project

2/7/11 02:18 PM

@olderworker
Europeans don't re-use expired medicine. We bring it back to the pharmacist for recycling not for re-using.


Day 18: Declutter Medicine Cabinet
The 20/20 Home Cure

11/12/10 06:00 AM

I also was a bit shocked by the pharmacist advising to throw away old medication. I guess it's a European measure to get thoses old chemicals back to the pharmacist for proper recycling.
Doesn't that sound so much more obvious than mixing it with coffee grinds, or do Americans get the jitters from such rules?


Day 18: Declutter Medicine Cabinet
The 20/20 Home Cure

11/10/10 04:23 PM

oh no, don't want to throw away books! Okay, every once in a while we go through our collection and get rid of the ones that have no value to neither of us, but i could never let 25% get to leave the house. I actually read a book to my boys this evening that my mum used to read to me when I was a child.


Day 13: Declutter Books or Media
The 20/20 Home Cure

11/3/10 06:48 PM

I like the fall cure, but couldn't disagree more with the cut flower posts. You have to choose between an ecological cure without the cut flowers or stop the hypocracy and don't mention thoses eco cleaners.

here's what re-nest says about cut flowers:
"As we wrote about in this post, On Flowers: What You Should Know Before You Buy, most cut flowers are sprayed with pesticides and preservatives to keep them fresh and then shipped from Africa and South America. Many are also grown in greenhouses by staff working in substandard conditions."

"the floriculture industry is one of the heaviest pesticide users of all the agricultural sectors"

"In view of all that, it's not very surprising that pesticide residues are still present when we receive our flowers many miles and days later"

If youre still in doubt, here's some interesting articles on the topic:
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1525/is_4_86/ai_76285337/
http://www.laborrights.org/creating-a-sweatfree-world/fairness-in-flowers
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=environmental-price-of-flowers
http://www.theecologist.org/green_green_living/behind_the_label/302429/behind_the_label_cut_flowers.html
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2006/06/maybe_we_wont_s_1.php


Day 12: Buy Flowers
The 20/20 Home Cure

11/2/10 04:00 PM

Please don't paint: go for a fifties look with accents in typical blue, yellow, red pastels and keep it simple with white and wood.


Should We Go Super Kitschy in Wood Paneled Room?
Good Questions

11/1/10 06:57 PM

what nonsense: those flowers aren't fresh, they're dead.
Everything is so wrong about buying cut flowers: it's bad for the planet, it's bad for the poor people producing them,...I know you can say that of a lot of things, but buying flowers and throwing them away after a week is really too much decadence.


Day 2: Buy Fresh Flowers
The 20/20 Home Cure

10/20/10 06:21 PM

how can pinning socks together possibly be timesaving. Crazy Americans :-D


6 Ways To Reuse Bread Tags
Whole Living

9/2/10 08:57 AM

the decadence!


10 Pools That Make a Statement Inspiration Roundup | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
6/2/10 03:54 PM

my two boys of 4 & 2y have their own top floor with three rooms, but prefer to sleep in the same room. They used to sleep each in another room, but snuggled into each others beds. Now they sleep together in one bunk bed which we had for older kids staying overnight. So, it's rather the opposite over here.


Survey: Failed Shared Rooms | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
5/27/10 03:52 PM

I used my bike during my pregnancies and can't see anything wrong with that. Okay, I stopped when I was in the last weeks, but really, there's nothing to it.
I'm 30 and have no driving license, although the social pressure gets higher every year, I really don't miss it. It's a question of habit.
Combining trips: if you go to work with your bike and stop on the way for groceries, you can buy yourself some extra chocolates because you have also had your daily moment of physical exercise:-D


Refresher Course: Reduce Your Carbon Footprint Treehugger | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest
3/5/10 05:07 PM