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Display Name: KinkiBallinki
Member Since: 4/30/10

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The office looks like a cool, relaxed, beautiful place to work and nothing inspires creativeness like serenity and nice design. :)

I've been to Aberdeen as a kid. I remember the beach and that round Catherine Wheel type candy from the market there. I always thought it was a relaxed, creative city.

Martin's Granite City Home Office

3/14/11 03:18 PM

I grew up in Europe as well and didn't know anyone who had a dryer. Still don't. Washing machines yes, dryers not so much. Everyone just dries clothing on racks or old fashioned pulleys or outside on a line. I've never had a problem with stiff or itchy clothing though, things are perfectly soft dried naturally. Plus they just seem fresher. And it doesn't cost a fortune to air dry anything!

Now I use the dryer in my communal laundry room in my apartment building and I don't like it at all. Stuff shrinks ridiculously and never smells fresh no matter what you put in there. Give me air drying any day, or at least a day when it isn't minus twenty out... :)

5 Tips for Living Life Without a Dryer
1/14/11 08:37 AM

Can you pass all those roses and sunflowers on to me because I love them, but then I'm a 'tacky person'. I wouldn't however, serve take out to my dinner guests so I guess it evens out, right?

Muuto's Four Flower Vase
Perfect Vase for the Busy Host

11/3/10 04:37 PM

I'd give these a try! I wouldn't expect them to work as well as ice though.

And for those spoiled idiots griping about Europe in a ridiculously generalizing manner, I'd rather buy a drink that was already cold and get a full drink than a glass half filled with crushed ice and a half amount of beverage. And I grew up in the UK and I can tell you that free refills do happen in a lot of places there, just as there are lots of places here in the U.S. that do not offer them.

Swedish Base Rock Never Tasted So Good
8/17/10 12:13 AM

Wow, MrFoof. EVEN the secretary? That's awesome. Because you know, secretaries aren't nearly as valid as people as the rest of you or anything. WTH?

Sorry, I don't mean to be mean but really, that sort of thing is just ridiculous. I used to work secretarial jobs myself and believe me, we need a comfortable chair just as much as you do.

Having said that, $900 for a CHAIR? Really?

Solid Chairs for Working Inside Man | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
6/23/10 01:30 PM

I just love all of these, they really add a nice "different" dimension to a room. Plus I'm all for a little color.

Also, unrelated, but is it just me or is there a REALLY ANNOYING ad over the comment box? I can't get rid of it at all. I don't know if it's a browser thing or just a deliberate annoyance but it's really peeing me off.

Modern Mobiles | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
6/23/10 01:00 PM

Tough luck, Kit. Some of us are actually IN Europe. Now you know what it's like when 99% of everything on here is shipped from the US at extortionate prices.

Some of these films are beautiful!

15 Modern Window Films | Apartment Therapy Boston
6/22/10 11:42 PM

I think landlords should only be entitled to know if you are working (can pay for the apartment/house) and if you've rented a place before and that you paid promptly.

All I ever gave landlords was my name, my employers' name, a letter from my employer if necessary, my last address and a landlord reference for that address. That's it. I NEVER give anyone my SS number or bank information unless it's for my taxes or the like and I've never handed over a credit report either, which was worrying me because I have a bankruptcy due to medical bills in the past. I've still managed to rent fairly easily though with just the landlord's reference and employee info.

I hope your sister gets this sorted out with as little pain as possible.

Can You Protect Personal Information While Apartment Hunting? | Apartment Therapy DC
6/9/10 06:55 PM

I love everything about this house. So retro, so modern at the same time, so colorful and so funky. I wouldn't change a thing. It's young and lively and beautiful.

Seth Rebecca's El Parrot-Iso Island Home House Call | Apartment Therapy New York
6/4/10 12:04 AM

Love the pillow, so cheerful and lovely and I think very stylish.

Hate the "we". It makes me cringe. Next you'll be referring to yourself as "one". One is peed off with the "we".

Keep An Eye Out For: Bargello Pillows | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
5/16/10 09:41 PM

Mice have as much right to live as anything else so if you can get rid of them humanely, I believe you should try to, before resorting to killing them. No one wants them in their house but there's no need to be needlessly cruel either.

Humane Rodent Control | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
5/6/10 01:06 AM

I hang my own paintings strategically in my home - I think it's a great way to personalize. I mean what says "Me" more than my own work? Nothing represents my taste more. Plus when I want something original that fits my color scheme, I can choose a painting of my own that fits without spending a fortune obtaining something no one else has.

I'm another person who doesn't get the editorial "we" thing. It sounds pretentious and outdated. What's wrong with having a singular opinion? I thought only the Queen of England used the royal "we".

Painting Rosetta's Melbourne Home | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
4/30/10 03:10 PM