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Depending on the frame there are a few things that museums do to secure their frames. If the strainer on the back is wood, they would install d-rings on both sides and pinch close the hook that the d-ring would hang on. For additional security you can put museum wax at each corner of the frame underneath to make sure it doesn't jostle when a quake hits. There are also mirror hangers that secure frames to the wall. Both types of hardware are available at your local hardware store.

Other option is more expensive. There are art frames that have beveled strainers on the back. The frames would hang off a similar beveled cleat that screws to the wall (also known as a french cleat). This is absolutely secure since the entire weight of the frame is supported by the cleat and one would have to lift the frame up and then out to remove it from the wall. The company I used to work for made these frames.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Earthquake-Safe Art for Above the Bed?
7/18/09 05:18 PM

I miss Veronica Mars!!! Oh, rumor has it that Rob Thomas is writing a movie! YIPPY! I was wondering the same thing about this image but thought it may be a Alexander Rodchenko print because of the weird angle. But yes, early 20th century modernism is a great start.

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1/26/09 09:20 PM

Love the real tree...can't beat the smell and it's lively branches. Plastic isn't the same. I have the same theory about fake flowers...has to be real or no deal!

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12/12/08 08:40 PM

Saskia is correct. Museum display standards for kimono installation recommends low light, low humidity and to wrap the dowel/rod with an inert material prior to hanging it. The acidic issue mentioned is also key in preserving it when it not displayed (acid free tissue/archival box, silica packets, etc). Tyvek is great but maybe harder to get for you but plain muslin (no dye) would be easier to get from a fabric store. Then you just need hardware (curtain hangers) to hold the dowel up and slightly away from the wall. Make sure the dowel has enough girth to hold the weight of the kimono and also to give it enough support on the arms. To have the sides displayed flared out, you can stitch velcro at key points and affix it to the wall.

Apartment Therapy New York | Good Questions: Displaying a Vintage Kimono?
12/9/08 02:34 PM

What does art signify to you? Interior design or something more. The fact that there are so many strong opinions out there on this topic really reflects our feelings about what we consider meaningful in the way we organize our personal space and what it says about us. It's your space, do what you want.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Inspiration: Bringing Famous Art Into Your Home On A Budget
12/1/08 05:40 PM

Paint the walls. It's perhaps your most affordable option. Love the tile in the fireplace, perhaps you can use that as a guide. A dusty power blue/green/grey, very muted, but in a shade is lighter than tiles and that act as a neutral. Especially with the architectural details you can even highlight one detail being a different color than the rest. As for the couch, it seems too big for the space. Since it looks like a sectional, maybe you can move a part of it elsewhere, and then find a couch cover in a neutral mocha? Visually so much black in a small space will always draw your eye there first no matter what.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Good Questions: How Do We Add Color to a Drab Living Room?
8/4/08 11:21 AM

He is a very established and recognizable artist who just happens to make functional pieces. However you have to think of him as a fine craft artist. His pieces will only go up in value over time as with any artwork. I currently travel the exhibition "Craft in America" and a piece of his is included in the national tour.

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6/26/08 12:36 PM

I think he approaches architecture in a very conceptual artistic way that may not be the most practical way. But it seems to fit with his personality and reflect his sensibilities. I think it's is really bold to live in a space that embodies so much of who a person is, especially when it is so unconventional. I like his experimental nature but it maybe a bit extreme for the masses.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | David Ling's Loft
6/25/08 04:32 PM

Love Lambrusco! The light bubbles are so nice and I can drink it easier than champagne.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Lambrusco is the New Rosé
6/6/08 11:47 AM

Does anyone use a steam cleaner? I would think that it will work to lift most household grim and bathroom stuff. Just don't use it on wood pieces?

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5/23/08 12:05 PM

I love Pimms! It's really great with cucumber and apples. Gotta have the apple wedges.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Straight Up: Pimm's Cup for the English Gardener
5/16/08 03:58 PM

I agree with the more egg yolks the creamier ice cream bit. I followed a vanilla bean recipe that had 6 egg yolks. It turned out fabulous! Before that, all my other attempts created rock hard ice creams.

Here's the recipe

Apartment Therapy The Kitchen | Good Question: How Can I Make Creamier Ice Cream?
4/14/08 10:08 AM

Kudos for living with style in such a small space!

Apartment Therapy New York | East #9: Roxy's Room to Grow
4/7/08 03:33 PM

Hmmm, wouldn't chopsticks in a glass do the same thing? I usually prop a few chopsticks in my dishrack and hang the bags on that.

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4/1/08 11:04 AM

Why not a chandelier with candles, would that be against code?

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Nate Berkus: A Chandelier in the Bathroom
3/13/08 02:16 PM

Silver reacts with the sulfur in the environment and humidity accelerates the tarnish. The key is to keep it airtight and to have something absorb the moisture or the sulfur, which is how most silver cloths and silica work. Having had to maintain pieces of silver as an art registrar, I am recommending this site for more information. It's really handy since it discuss how and why different anti-tarnish products work and where to buy the products. Not all are chemically based.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | How To: Keep Silver Tarnish-Free
3/6/08 08:48 AM

This is a lot bigger but it's close to your price range.

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1/3/08 08:38 AM

I'm in!

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12/19/07 10:29 AM

Love the color...

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