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Display Name: AnnieStuart
Member Since: 3/5/10

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i picture myself falling asleep on the couch with my face smooshed into one of these, and the heinous imprint it would make.... aaargh. Gratuitous pillow decorations FTL.

Handmade Embellishments for Throw Pillows | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
5/6/10 02:53 PM

@ Dodie: have you tried Seventh Generation or Sun & Earth? I get good results with those. I think it also depends on what kind of water you have, also.

The Big Clean Share: Send Us Your Best Cleaning Tips! Presented by method | Apartment Therapy New York
5/6/10 02:48 PM

We actually just put our little craftsman house in Southern Maine on the market a few weeks ago. It closely resembles a Sears & Roebuck "Twilight" craftsman-style bungalow. It's not as fancy as any of these by any account, but it is lovely and bright and cozy and has beautiful vintage wood details.

Shameless plug for anybody who wants to live in Maine:

@ Tobi: we furnished our house with an eclectic mix of old and new, with a lot of mission style furniture, glass, and vintage prints we scored in flea markets. Wasn't very expensive at all. Though i have to say that a lot of midcentury modern stuff and ikea contemporary doesn't really jive with the whole stone and wood craftsman vibe.

Getting to Know a Craftsman Home | Apartment Therapy New York
5/6/10 02:44 PM

I dress like a total scrub when i'm in my studio, cleaning the house, or digging in the garden. And then i lounge around in the afternoon eating bonbons, har har. But when my husband gets home i do a quick change into something cute and put on the lipstick and pretend to be just finishing the dishes or swiffering; works like a charm ;)

Do You Dress Up to Clean the House? | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
5/5/10 09:55 PM

livc : "[Thoreau] was never home, he was always hanging out in the woods around Walden, going fishing, growing food, etc."

I grew up a stone's throw away from Walden, near Concord, MA (my woods were pretty much Thoreau's woods). As much as he loved to write about his idealized version of living in a cabin in the forest, he actually spent most of his time hanging out in town and pestering the other transcendentalists. And he was a surveyor by trade, and no great shakes as gardener! But your point is correct, if you lived in a cabin that small you'd probably go stir crazy and want to go out all the time. Or become a crazy philosopher dude, LOL.

A Return to Reason? | Apartment Therapy New York
4/16/10 09:32 PM

We bought a 1927 craftsman bungalow a few years ago- great bones, really cozy- and it's about half the size of the new homes being built in the area. Even still, with a finished basement and attic, we barely use 2/3 of our house. I realized this when i walked into the downstairs guest room and realized I hadn't been in there in two months!!!

next week we're moving into a 4 room 700 sq.ft. condo, LOL.

A Return to Reason? | Apartment Therapy New York
4/16/10 07:05 PM

stylish & cozy < watching nature shows on a BIG screen in high-def!! LOL!

I am also a big fan of credenzas. My husband insists it is a word i made up, along with "chaise" and "duvet". But credenzas are real, and infinitely useful.

Suggestions for a TV Stand Bookcase Combo? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
4/15/10 06:51 PM

Ooh, that is a very shexay paintbrush. But is it as good as a Purdy or Corona? Egonomic is well and good but if i have to go around again and fix everything...... yargh.

A Better, Greener Paint Brush: Green Toad | Apartment Therapy New York
4/15/10 03:39 PM

I really really like this. I wonder why i nevr thought of it before.

Oh, that's right, because all my CD's are in a box in the basement, LOL. I'll be dragging those suckers out asap!

File Under Good Idea: CD Cases as Photo Frames Sunset Magazine | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
4/15/10 03:32 PM

Gosh, i love this so much. I love the fridge-wall and the buddha and the soft, antique-y lighting. I also love the chairs in front of the bed, it makes it seem like a little nook to escape into. I don't mind it being "crowded" because it's so beautifully put together, like an elegant little nest.

Small Cool 2010: Louise's Cocoon Teeny Tiny Division #11 | Apartment Therapy New York
4/14/10 06:44 PM

I adore the retro glass counter, the buddha heads, and the Federal style dome mirror in the 1st pic. Awesome combo.

This post brings to mind an old episode of the Brit-com "Keeping Up Appearances" I just saw. Mrs. Bucket (that's Booo-quaaay!) and her beleaguered husband move into an apartment in a mansion in the posh English countryside. She makes a big to-do about how illustrious their new address is, as they climb and climb and climb the increasingly small and steep stairs. Their apartment is RIDICULOUSLY cramped, but oh such a fancy locale!

These apartments are way the heck better, I must say :)

Small Awesome Attic Spaces | Apartment Therapy New York
4/14/10 01:56 PM

This is just obnoxious.

Large Canvas, Small Art | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
4/14/10 10:34 AM

Oh my gosh, the wall in the photo is like my paint-chip hoarding wet dream. I guess i am just a color fiend, I've even thought about covering a wall with my collection.

My color advice? Don't take anybody else's color advice. :P

Color Mistakes and How to Avoid ThemSunset | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
4/13/10 08:17 PM

"[bunnies] are just as time-consuming as dogs"

I seriously beg to differ. Rabbits don't need constant attention and/or daily "walkies", can easily hang out in a cage for most of the day or night, and can be litter trained in a snap. Their poop is FAR less gross and smelly than that of cats and dogs, and can easily be swept up or vacuumed in case of an accident. Just dump it out in your garden and your plants will be happy! And they're incredibly cheap to feed, just hay, pellets, and leftover veggies from the fridge. We put cord protectors on our electrical wires which takes all of 30 mins to do, and if you give them plenty of daily affection & toys for chewing they won't act out and chew up your stuff.

Seriously, rabbits are awesome.

Landlord Friendly Pet Options | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
4/13/10 07:36 PM

@ SherryBinNH- I'm curious about this "trouble and expense" your house rabbits have given you. Ours have nary nibbled nor ruined a thing in the house, excepting their designated chew toys. And the vet bills have been no worse than our cat's. They do get into some antics, but nothing tough to clean up again. Finn the Lop does kick his timothy hay around the floor a bit, i suppose :)

Landlord Friendly Pet Options | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
4/13/10 04:53 PM

I can't believe there are so few mentions of Rabbits! We've lived with two house-rabbits and they make fantastic apartment pets. They are sweet and clever and sociable, and can easily be trained to use a litterbox. They are easy to feed and their poo doesn't smell- actually, it's fantastic fertilizer for your garden! They will happily stay in their cage if you are going to be busy, but also do very well free roaming the house if you do some simple chew-proofing first.

Our Finnegan is a Holland Lop and has the happiest little personality. He's great company and follows me everywhere during the day, and is very snuggly and gregarious. He's the boss of the house, haha. He's quite smart, too, and has learned some basic commands and a few tricks.

Landlord Friendly Pet Options | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
4/13/10 04:42 PM

Okay, i know this makes me a weirdo, but every time i look at that first picture, the two pieces of framed art look like eyes and the couch looks like a mouth. That livingroom is smiling back at me! I like it!

Small Cool 2010: Jessica's Dramatic Beautiful Books Little Division # 9 | Apartment Therapy Boston
4/13/10 04:30 PM

Find a dive motel in the midwest and and steal one? heehee.

I love these chairs. My parents and i did a cross country road trip the summer i turned twelve, and i remember them being in front of ever motel between Nevada and Pennsylvania. Shoulda stole one when i had the chance. ;)

Where Can I Find Inexpensive Hoop Chairs?Good Questions | Apartment Therapy Boston
4/13/10 12:17 PM

My husband and I are both artists and shameless hoarders of vintage "ephemera"; he particularly deals in vintage baseball cards and old Popular Mechanics from the fifties. I love pin up girls and old fruit crate labels and ads. As a crafty experiment, he collaged some of his old baseball cards onto the top of a Lack and sealed it with a clear coat of resin. It currently lives in his guy-lair with all of his other fun stuff. Since then he's accepted a few commissions for other tables and we make other decoupaged stuff, too. Shameless plug!

15 Ways to Customize an IKEA Lack Table | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
4/13/10 12:01 PM

Is my perspective just wonky or are those chrome chairs kind of short for the kitchen counter/ bar? Otherwise i like it. Concrete floors are lovely.

Small Cool 2010: Colin's Patience for Quality Small Division #4 | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
4/8/10 07:09 PM