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One of the most interesting things about minimalism is how completely original it is. There is no other style of art and architecture I can recall in any culture that is so devoid of ornament. The most important influences on minimalism strike me as japanese art and architecture and (the misinterpretation of) greek antiquity.

Color, Chromophobia, and Colonialism: Some Historical Thoughts
9/29/13 09:46 PM

I agree 110%. Even the Greek statues we think of being entirely white were once painted and colorful. I find this thesis ahistorical.

Color, Chromophobia, and Colonialism: Some Historical Thoughts
9/29/13 09:27 PM

Take a reupholstery class at a local community college or whatever is in your area. Make this your class project. :) Learn something new and save a ton of cash!

Restore Grandma's Chair or Let It Go? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
2/1/10 08:56 PM

Next time disembowel the pomegranate in a bowl of water. Much less messy. The water traps the squirts.

How To: Make a Pomegranate Votive | Apartment Therapy Chicago
12/7/09 09:37 PM

How comfortable is the headboard? Can you lean against it without crushing the details eventually?

Michael Anna's Rustic Modern Loft House Tour | Apartment Therapy Chicago
12/7/09 09:31 PM

What is the chest at the end of the bed? I love it.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Bedroom Tips from Design Team Nickey Kehoe
1/17/09 01:42 AM

The whole issue was awful.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | First Look: Kelly Wearstler's New Style, Rita Konig's Small Space and Three Fashion HQs Domino 10.08
9/25/08 07:15 PM

Where are the bed linens from? I love them.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Color Combo: Lilac, Red and White
9/10/08 05:11 PM

I love those little deer. Where are they from?

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Inexplicable Design Items
5/27/08 07:26 PM

I must have missed the non-existent nostalgia for slavery in the above post.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Thomas Jefferson's Alcove Bed
4/8/08 02:59 PM

Ummm... am I the only person horrified at the thought of leaving a front loading washer's door open with kids in the house? These washers are not well-constructed or safe if they do not come with an automatic feature or some type of slot that allows the inner compartment to dry out. This is a colossal lawsuit waiting to happen.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Mold and mildew in the washer?OC Register 4.4.08
4/7/08 05:47 PM

I must be the only person on the planet who finds the current plastic bags reusable. I keep them for collecting trash in my car then just toss one when I get gas. Or I take one with me on a trip to put my dirty laundry in so my laundry is in my bag but separated from any clean stuff. They are awesome for when you have to move and are wrapping your dishes up. To grow my winter bulbs this year I put the pots in plastic bags then stuck them in my fridge for however long the bulbs needed to be cooled. I always keep them and always have a use for them. Right now I have a stack of junk mail (credit card offers, etc) I'm taking to work to drop in the industrial shedder. I've stuffed it all in a plastic bag I'll just carry inside with me. I also use them to put wet or muddy shoes on... and have been known to put moldy things from my fridge inside them...

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Look! IKEA to Ditch Plastic or Paper Bags Completely!
4/7/08 05:29 PM

I agree with ripping out the bookcase completely and letting the fireplace breathe. I'd love to see that fireplace with marble instead of the current yucky brick. Definitely resurface it.

At this point, it looks like Strawberry Shortcake lives in your house with the pink bookcase and scalloped trim.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | CHI Good Questions: Covering Up this Scalloped Detail?
4/7/08 05:13 PM

Does anyone have any comments on the actual quality of Charles P Rogers beds? I am having a torrid love affair with their Campaign style bed.

I have also wondered about the quality of their linens.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | SF Good Questions: Charles P. Rogers Iron Beds/Iron Beds in San Francisco?
4/3/08 04:36 PM

Put the baby in the basement.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | SF Good Questions: How Can Our Family Survive in a Small Apartment?
4/3/08 04:32 PM

Has anyone compared the Oral B versus the Sonicare? The OralB is just so much cheaper. Are you really paying for much of a difference in quality?

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Reader Poll: Manual or Electric Toothbrush?
3/17/08 01:49 PM

I would definitely keep the fish and the toile.

There is something about the orange flowers that is very cartoon-y to me. I expect Murakami characters hidden among the flowers.

What is the architecture of the flower room like? Is is possible to keep maybe just a wall with the orange flowers? Those flowers would be fantastic in a closet.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Look! Vintage Bathroom Wallpaper
3/11/08 02:43 PM

What about the yellow and white towels in the picture above the bathmat? Do you have a link for those?

Apartment Therapy Chicago | A Yellow Bathroom
3/11/08 02:25 PM

I have always thought the best looking historical homes look better with clean lines next to the older decorative details such as molding, etc. Not that I would put a bunch of mid-century modern in there, but something less busy would be nice. It would also accentuate the decorative elements like the molding, etc. I also hate most curtains so those would be the first things to go in exchange for something more diaphanous or no curtains at all.

What is that hideous red room? A theatre? It looks like the secret White House Bordello. VILE. Ain't no historical society gonna make me live with head-to-toe red velvet. There is such a thing as human rights. They may as well write "Belle Watling was here" on the wall.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | President's Day Mini House Tour: The White House
2/18/08 06:54 PM

These are so beautiful I want to lick them.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchen | Holiday Gift Bag 2007: Win a Peugeot Red Lacquer Salt and Pepper Mill Set
12/3/07 02:10 PM