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Display Name: spacedman
Member Since: 3/9/10

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If you think its going to appreciate, buy two - one to sit in, wear out, spill coffee on - and one to wrap in plastic and keep in storage for forty years. Think what that will be worth then. Factor in the cost of storage, of course.

Do Designer Chairs Made Today Appreciate in Value?
Good Questions

10/28/10 01:31 PM

Yeah, I love those infinitesimally thin, invisible hinges.

This'll never work...

Grand Central Table

10/7/10 06:59 AM

In my bedroom I put back a small victorian fireplace (replacing an ugly sheet of hardboard). Its just for decoration, so the chimney isn't open. I left some coins of the year I did it behind the fireplace.

Messages Left Behind in Old Homes
8/11/10 09:41 AM

A wise man once said all you need is WD40 and duct tape - WD40 to take apart things that are stuck together and duct tape to stick together things that are coming apart.

10 "Must Have" Supplies for the Home | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
5/25/10 02:45 PM

In France, it's illegal to make TV shows for children under 3. Does the French app store have iPhone apps for babies?

Smartphones as Babysitters | Apartment Therapy Chicago
5/4/10 03:29 AM

Never mind the vintage mechanical parts and fraying cords - I want to keep all my fingers intact. Most of those seen above look extremely dangerous.

Retro Cool Table Fans | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
5/3/10 03:17 PM

eeyuck. that's an awful visualisation. the "squares" are different sizes for different groups, the numbers round the outside require constant lookups to the index, and of course things on the left are the opposite way round to things on the right.

it's a rectangular table. make it a rectangular table. label the rows with emotions, the columns with regions.

trying too hard.

Information Is Beautiful: Not Your Typical Pie-Chart | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
4/29/10 04:29 PM

If it's a really small kitchen, you are going to curse every time you bump your shin, knee or hip (depending on your height) onto a door or drawer knob. There's probably a reason there's no pointy bits on the kitchen.

I'm hoping to do my kitchen this year, and the absence of knobs and handles on the cabinets is just about my only must-have. So, if you don't like them - can I have your cabinets? :)

Style of Drawer Pulls for My Kitchen Cabinets?Good Questions | Apartment Therapy Chicago
4/20/10 06:06 PM

invisible hinges? how do they do it?

A Corner Table That Unfolds into a Full Table Sanna Lindström and Sigrid Strömgren | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
4/15/10 11:13 AM

The poster with all the words on it is a destination roll from a bus, or possibly a tram, from Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the UK! The driver turned a handle that rotated two drums that moved the new destination into the window on the front of the bus. I'm explaining this because I imagine some people reading this blog have only ever seen digital displays on buses!

How did that get to California? It looks like an original piece, given by the curled edges. Love it!

Small Cool 2010: Kara's Shades of Gray Small Division # 11 | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
4/14/10 03:02 AM

Non-right-angled rooms are tricky. You can measure the lengths of four walls but without a known angle you can't be sure of the shape!

Do what surveyors do - triangles! If you know all three side lengths of a triangle then you've got a fixed shape, so for skewy rooms, measure across the diagonal. Create two triangles in SketchUp and put them together. This also works for non-four-sided rooms. Break it up into triangles.

Or just eyeball it! It might be close enough!

I don't think there's one right angle or two parallel walls in my house!

How To Make A Digital Floorplan With SketchUp | Apartment Therapy New York
4/5/10 11:42 AM

Yellow? I just painted my living room in 'Taxi' yellow, except for one wall which I discovered had timber panelling hidden under hardboard (and six layers of grimy 100-year-old varnish). Three weeks sanding later and a coat of new varnish and the yellow walls and darker wood really work. Go on, be bold, paint it very yellow!

Paint to Brighten a Room With Dark Woodwork? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy New York
3/22/10 08:27 AM