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Display Name: Bennemans
Member Since: 5/31/10

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After reading all the comments, just a little summary:
- almost everybody seriously hates the fact that AT wants to "expand their horizon" with relationship advise
- some readers think people are outraged because it's about porn (errm, NO!)
- a couple of parents are pissed because their children read this blog as well
- this blog is no longer SFW, and people will actually have to do their job instead of scrolling through the bazillion AT posts
- a lot of people have noticed the declining quality in posts in at least the last year or two
- plenty of people have given links to alternative websites

Well... I just replaced the little AT in my taskbar with a DS for DesignSponge... I hope this site will actually go back to reflect the original mission statement [small spaces and low budget], so I will check in once in a while, but you lost another loyal follower.

Thanks for all the great advice, tips, and not to mention the community for the past years Maxwell! I hope you come to your senses and remember why you started this website to begin with.

Why Does My Partner Watch Porn?
Answers to all the questions you've ever wanted to ask about your relationships

5/12/12 06:38 PM

You are completely right, but you are SERIOUSLY missing the point! (most) People aren't outraged by the porn, but about the fact that an interior design blog suddenly decides to give relationship advise!

Why Does My Partner Watch Porn?
Answers to all the questions you've ever wanted to ask about your relationships

5/12/12 10:58 AM

wait... don't you have a team of DOZENS sitting on their Eames chairs behind their iMacs? And you're telling me that none, NONE of those people said at the last meeting;
"Hey gang! I've got a brilliant idea! Let's give our readers relationship advise! We'll start with porn!"
"errm, Max? Honey? Sweetie? I'm not really sure our readers -who come to our website for space saving and low budget home decorating tips- actually want relationship advise from us..."

Why Does My Partner Watch Porn?
Answers to all the questions you've ever wanted to ask about your relationships

5/12/12 10:46 AM

Sure, I like to be green like most people... but you know what I could really use from this wonderful interior design-blog? Relationship advise! Especially of it includes pr0n

Eco-Rehabbing: Resources for Green Kitchen & Bath Renovations
5/12/12 10:30 AM

dear lord... that is one gorgeous hunk o' man!

Poke Acupuncture's New Spot On Melrose Office Tour
4/23/12 01:08 PM


Charlotte's Decorative Arrangement Small Cool Contest
4/11/12 05:46 PM

Marry me!

Rich's Wondering Mind Small Cool Contest
4/10/12 05:03 PM

Old tips are old
Giant room is giant

Small Space Lessons from a John Pawson-Designed Yacht Bedroom
4/2/12 05:10 PM

@SWINGNCOCOA: BUUUUUUUURN! ^_^ I totally agree with you; humor is great for every room!

Cheeky, Snarky & Downright Fun Bedding
3/29/12 01:26 PM


Before & After: Battered Dresser Goes from Drab to Fab
551 East Furniture Design

11/20/11 12:58 PM

Why are you people panicking about company coming over?? Stop trying to make everything look perfect en just enjoy your friends/family! Holy crapoly, you guys are obsessed with what other people might think.
"hmmm, you have dirty dishes in the sink and I smell a candle... clearly you are not worthy of my company. Good day, sir. I SAID GOOD DAY!"

5 Things to Do 5 Minutes Before Company Arrives
11/7/11 07:51 PM

blank matt lacquer. done!

How To Finish Recycled Wood Table?
Good Questions

8/15/11 06:03 PM

How DARE you not live up to my expectations?! You paint that thing glossy white right NAO, like everyone/thing else on here! Your creativity has no place here! </troll>

Damn, that thing is gorgeous! I'm glad to see some true creativity here! Kudoos!

Before & After: A Major China Hutch Makeover
Visual Vocabulary

8/15/11 05:58 PM

I don't care for this style at all, but everything about this little loft just screams cozy! It looks even habitable! (a lot of house tours are way too staged!) Brava Shelby, Brava!

Shelby's Sophisticated Studio Loft
House Tour

8/8/11 12:45 PM

I'm one of the rollers-up as well. Went to New York for 2 weeks, and only took one very small suitcase! Works like a charm!

Most of the clothes I take with me on trips are always items I planned on donating/throwing out, so I don't have to lug them all the way back, but simply throw them out/donate when I'm heading back. This way I can stuff my tiny suitcase with items purchased on vacation! And I keep one great outfit in my carry-on.
Same goes for toiletries; I only take some leftovers with me so I can throw away the (nearly) empty bottles/tubes at the end of the trip.
Oh, and I only take clothing with me that I can mix and match.

The Organized Traveler: Packing Tips
7/28/11 07:00 PM

Ooh! I've got a great idea! Let us all bash this world renowned designer from the fifties's house, because it isn't "our thing"! And, as we all know, "my style" is the ONLY style that looks good, damnit!

Industrial Designer Dieter Rams' Home

7/19/11 03:06 PM

A! No doubt about it!

Kitchen Layout To Highlight Windows?
Good Questions

7/13/11 08:49 AM

I luuurv tripod lamps! Some of these are friggin' gorgeous! The Pacific Coast Lighting one especially!
Just one little pet peeve thingy: if it has more or less than 3 legs, it's NOT a tripod! (tripod = "three-footed") ... So this includes the one shown in the main picture.

Roundup of Tripod Floor Lamps (Part Two)
7/13/11 08:47 AM

Yup, wash 'm and put 'm in the dryer with a couple of tennis balls.

Should I Wash My Feather Pillows?
Good Questions

7/12/11 01:48 PM

Derrrrrrrrrp, how on earth is this suitable for a conversation between 3 people, as suggested? You'll be looking at the back of someones head the entire time, or the three of you will have to twist your necks in straining and painful ways.

Three's Company: The Axel Three-Seater
7/12/11 10:57 AM