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Dance of the Burning Men: A Medieval Costume Tragedy Retrospect | Apartment Therapy New York
12/4/09 01:44 AM

I had an excellent experience with Schoenbauer and second the recommendation.

Apartment Therapy DC | Furniture Repair for Danish Modern Furniture? Good Questions
9/24/09 02:25 PM

OK- I'm flirting with becoming ATDC's crackpot "what about bedbugs" poster. I'll make the sacrifice and heartily advise against bringing one's own pillows and other bedding to hotels. It is also best to keep your possessions under wraps to the extent that that's possible. I speak from unhappy experience. It pays to be careful.

Apartment Therapy DC | Setting Up Home: In a Hotel Room
8/24/09 01:36 PM

I found the prices too high and the pieces too large.

Apartment Therapy DC | Theodores: Modern Home Furniture
8/11/09 11:47 PM

I've got nothing to compete with dead cat parts under the stove.

Apartment Therapy DC | Pity Points: What's Your Worst New Home Nightmare?
8/11/09 11:44 PM

I haven't had good luck with these. I had hoped to use them for long-term storage for space reasons and because I'm neurotic about the faint specter of bugs. Sadly, the seals on my Space Bags have always opened up over the course of a few months, even when they're undisturbed on closet shelves.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Space For Packing. Space for Storing.
7/23/09 06:32 PM

I saw this in the Post today. I think the end product is lovely, but I'm always (on principle) troubled by substantial alteration of original details. On the other hand, people in old properties not subject to preservation restrictions have a right to create the homes they want...

It just makes my inner preservationist a little sad.

Apartment Therapy DC | Loi Thai's Calm, Neutral Home The Washington Post
7/23/09 06:23 PM

j i, I'm a DCPS parent.

You may wish to ask about schools on the DC Urban Moms list or boards.

Apartment Therapy DC | DC, Maryland Virginia: Do You Prefer City or Suburbs?
7/14/09 12:01 AM

See, I think the store would be a welcome addition to 14th St. I also think this would be an excellent redevelopment plan for the street-deadening Central Union Mission building. But-- and maybe this says more about my own post-traumatic stress issues than anything else-- I would have some reservations about bringing merchandise into my home after it has been in a building that was recently a homeless shelter. Let's hope they gut the interior aggressively, because I don't know how much thought they'll put into chasing out bedbugs!

I thought they considered and rejected the Adams Morgan location some time ago. It is closer to me, but the scale of the building is more appropriate for the smaller (and very nice) businesses there currently.

Apartment Therapy DC | Hot or Not? CB2 Coming to DC
7/8/09 11:48 PM

I don't think anyone needs to be afraid of Mall events. I have always found the "crowds" reasonable. Just avoid the very nearest Metro stations after the fireworks.

Apartment Therapy DC | July 4th Festivities: Staying Home or Braving the Crowds?
7/3/09 12:54 PM

Yeah, that's typically UpperNW, alright. But how can AT, in good conscience, link to an article claiming that "with a new baby, the family neeeeeeded more room" than their 2-bedroom Georgetown condo.

Apartment Therapy DC | FOX News Anchor Bret Baier's DC House The Washington Post
6/26/09 10:58 AM

I heart Vivi.

Apartment Therapy DC | Vivi
6/23/09 04:56 PM

Hooray! I understand the concerns of independent furniture businesses, but upper 14th street still has a ways to go and could use an anchor. Plus I'm an R&B fan.

Apartment Therapy DC | It's Official: Room Board Coming to 14th and T Streets
6/15/09 02:52 PM

I thought the Watergate was a co-op... maybe just part of it?

Apartment Therapy DC | Living in The Watergate: Balconies with Potomac River Views
6/5/09 12:07 AM

I think it's gorgeous... but I could never bear to rip out period details in the Wyoming. I live in a nearby but more modest co-op from the same period and fantasize about filling apartments in the neighborhood's shmancier buildings with modern furniture to contrast old with new and ornate with simple. I'd likely kill for a fraction of the period ornamentation these guys must have removed, but it wouldn't be authentic in my more humble space.

Apartment Therapy DC | House Tour: Ra'ed David's Contemporary Surprise Washington, DC
5/28/09 11:54 PM

Sorry, I meant to insert a plus sign in that generally inarticulate comment!

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Scavenger: Room Board Calvin Office Armoire for $300 San Francisco
5/8/09 12:44 PM

I love my Calvin Armoire! Form function...

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Scavenger: Room Board Calvin Office Armoire for $300 San Francisco
5/8/09 12:43 PM

I love it precisely because it looks a little austere.

Apartment Therapy DC | Small Cool 2009: memerika's Restrained Palette International Division #18
4/13/09 06:56 PM

"Still looking" for a location?

Apartment Therapy DC | Open Thread 9 Washington, DC
1/12/09 01:02 PM

I'm jealous that Room and Board didn't contact me! I should email them to support the choice of location.

Apartment Therapy DC | Open Thread 9 Washington, DC
1/5/09 04:52 PM