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Display Name: Usbek de Perse
Member Since: 10/31/07

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Motors are fine, but can I control the shades from anywhere on earth with my iPhone?

The Home Tech Upgrade You Didn't Know You Can't Live Without Décorview
7/15/14 02:29 PM

Maybe they have battery backup.

The Home Tech Upgrade You Didn't Know You Can't Live Without Décorview
7/15/14 02:27 PM

The picture of Freia sleeping is precious. Welcome to Berkeley, Freia!

Freia's Cozy, Colorful Corner in the Master Bedroom Nursery Tour
7/14/14 03:19 PM

Glad the Hoover carpet cleaning machine is not on this list. One thing I can tell you is that it is not very effective. I mean, yes it does clean a little, but not completely. And, and, and, it does a poor job of picking up water. No matter how hard you try, you end up with a mildew smell for a few days to a week.

3 Tips for Refreshing Old Carpet Renters Solutions
7/14/14 12:51 PM

I don't think I will be able to afford the Nordstrom Tower. I guess I'll have to wait for the Target Tower.

Midtown's Nordstrom Tower Will Be World's Tallest Residential Building Design News
7/11/14 11:42 AM

Does that make them essential or superfluous?

Don't Fall for It: 5 Things You Really DON'T Need At Home
7/11/14 11:40 AM

How about a glass of wine with arsenic?

Positive Ways To Deal with Other People’s Negative Opinions
(About Your Home)

7/10/14 06:08 PM

I hope the park has a lot of light and dark.

Caravaggio Gets Funerary Park Design News
7/10/14 06:04 PM

1. Frenched pork chops are fantastic.
2. citerio packages (fine meats with cheese)
3. Greek yogurt (strawberry and honey)
4. Sourdough bread (loaves)
5. Their ersatz Carr crackers
6. They sell St. Andre and Délice de Bourgogne
7. Their fizzy water at a good price
8. Their jams, jellies and mamalades
9. Their peanut butter
10. Their laundry detergent

17 Favorite Trader Joe's Products That Our Readers Love The Kitchn Goes Grocery Shopping
7/9/14 06:14 PM

I thought it would be a double mirror with NSA agents behind.

Can You Guess What Secret this DIY Mirror is Hiding? Home Story
7/8/14 01:10 PM

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house ...thy neighbour's wife ... nor his ass... nor his artfully designed closet, nor his vintage Eames chair, nor his wainscoting.... nor....

oh bugger...

Now in Print: Covet Garden Home
7/3/14 12:25 PM

You can always get the look for less by buying cheap knock-offs. There are ersatz Louis Vuitton bags in Chinatown and fake Eames chairs aplenty. Good luck to you.

The Look for Less: Kim and Kyle's Dining Room
7/1/14 05:55 PM

very nifty. I really like the chairs, but in a space that needs to be versatile, easily moved chairs would be preferable.

What Makes It Work: A Seriously Stylish Studio Apartment Tom Delavan
7/1/14 03:47 PM

You all go away and let me win it.

Win: A Customized Chair from Joybird Giveaway
6/30/14 07:55 PM

Can I buy it and make it completely anti-racist and invite all kinds of weirdos to freak out the general population?

Can I change the name to "Armpit"?

Buy a Whole South Dakota Town for $399K Design News
6/30/14 07:49 PM

I'll be flying there as soon as I can get these feathers to stick in this candlewax.

Elena's Crete Cave House Call
6/27/14 12:21 PM

I am not in a position to comment as to whether or not I am the buyer of this work of art.

Monet's Water Lilies Fetches $54 Million at Auction Design News
6/25/14 11:56 AM

It reminds me of Elvis in his young years transformed into Elvis in his sequined dotage.

What happened to the map of Italy?

Before & After: A Secondhand Stage Gets a Global-Inspired Update
6/25/14 11:53 AM

oh geeze....I had to go ahead and read this. Now I guess I need to find a burr grinder. Does it really make a diff in the way coffee tastes? I usually drink Peet's Aged Sumatra.

What's the Difference Between a Burr Grinder and Blade Grinder? Smart Coffee for Regular Joes
6/24/14 04:27 PM

The cat is very cool. So is the apartment. Diane doesn't have enough shoes.

Diane's Charming Details Small Cool Contest
6/11/14 05:42 PM