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Display Name: nloewen1
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Can we just agree to use price? Either "price point" means the price at which there is enough demand to satisfy the manufacturer, according to Wikipedia ("Price points are prices at which demand for a given product stays relatively high."), or it means nothing ("I’ve studied economics for the past seven years (and counting) and have been exposed to a whole range of topics at four different universities, one of which happens to be the London School of Economics. Never, and I repeat never, have I heard a professor of economics juxtapose the words “price” and “point.” And you know why? Because it’s meaningless.") Source:

Apartment Therapy New York | Redeploy Rug by Rebekah RauserDesign Showcase 2009
8/25/09 05:01 PM

Price points are prices at which demand for a given product stays relatively high.
It's essentially the highest sellers can go before people stop paying for it.
It's an actual economics term, but people like to bandy it about as if it meant price...

Apartment Therapy New York | TYLOSAND Sofa Bed from IKEA Sofa Sleeper of the Week
8/19/09 02:23 PM

That's an Urban Outfitter coffee table, no? How is the quality? Do you folks like it? I feel like I've heard sketchy reports about UO furniture...

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Small Cool 2009: Brenden & Shannon's Charm & Character Tiny Division #19
5/8/09 11:08 AM

I bought this a while ago, not from UO (Where you can buy $30 thrift store shirts), and it works fine. You etch the line, then heat it with a candle, then quickly get ice on it, and then repeat. Then sand it with finer and finer sand paper. It works perfectly well and isn't that much of a pain. I used Sol bottles, too, to make nice little glasses (since the label is in the glass, not glued on), and I have made tumblers of narrow bottles with wider bottels to fit over the top as a cap and a glass to drink from.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Bottle Cutter Kit at Urban Outfitters
2/6/09 01:34 PM

I am renting my house (out in Brookland) to the parents of a friend of a friend. Since we are a mile from the metro and grocery and since they are somewhat "friends", I rented to them for $700 a night. Otherwise, I would have gone higher.

Apartment Therapy DC | Open Thread 8 Washington, DC#comments#comments#comments
12/11/08 12:04 PM

What do they have in common? Whales!

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Close Up: The Sydney Opera House Sydney#comments
12/2/08 12:19 PM

Answers to a couple of things:
Good used furniture on 14th st NW, near S--Hunted House and others. As well, Millenium is nice. Also in Catonsville is an awesome store called Home Anthology.
Art--Corcoran Museum is having their student/staff works for sale soon. Also, there are a number of galleries in 14th/U NW area to check out.
Renting for Inauguration- I am doing it, though with a friend of the family's family. So, yes, real actual people are doing it~!
Mirrors--Have you tried the Brass Knob? Also, maybe Community Forklift in Hyattsville?

Apartment Therapy DC | Open Thread 7 Washington, DC#comments#comments
11/25/08 11:52 AM

Hit me with the flask, Stanley!

Apartment Therapy New York | Thursday Giveaway: DWR Tools For Living Selection
9/25/08 08:38 AM

MissLauren--I didn't know it's the whole state; I thought it was just MoCo, where the 7th Day Adventists used to wield mad power and pased that law. There's also a ridiculous markup on alcohol in MoCo, so just go over the line to pay less. The tax on the county is something like 35%!

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Supermarket Wines Review: Top Wine Picks from Trader Joe's Wine Store in New York City
9/17/08 06:14 AM

Are these stain-able?

Apartment Therapy New York | IKEA 2009 Catalog: LINNARP Pine Coffee Table
8/5/08 11:59 AM


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | How To: Make a Centerpiece Into a Conversation Piece on the Cheap, Part II
7/25/08 03:06 PM

Don't I have to have this before I submit my house for a tour? Yes!

Apartment Therapy New York | Thursday Giveaway: Eames Molded Plywood Lounge Chair in Red
7/11/08 01:59 AM

Brookland Hardware!

Apartment Therapy New York | Frager´s HardwareWashington DC#comments#comments#comments#comments
7/8/08 04:40 AM

Another old-style and personable neighborhood hardware store is in my neck of the woods--Northeast. Nrookland Hardware is great--people are super-nice and helpful and the place is chockfull of things.

Apartment Therapy New York | Frager´s HardwareWashington DC#comments#comments#comments#comments
7/8/08 04:40 AM

I loved living in the Inner Richmond (4th and Clement). Lots of Chinese grocers, run downstairs for some dimsum, hit the Irish bars for pints, and grocery stores and Hamburger Hamlet and parks all nearby. Now, that was years ago, so I don't know if Hamburger Hamlet is still there....

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | AT on... Finding the Ideal Neighborhood
6/13/08 07:54 AM

Build a deck!

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Home Improvements: What's on Your DIY Summer List?
6/10/08 06:57 AM

Someone should write up Home Anthology, up in Catonsville. It's terrific and the couple who own it are super cool, too.
Plus, it's gamut, not gambit. :)

Apartment Therapy New York | The Old Lucketts Antique StoreWashington, DC
6/9/08 08:09 AM

I like the look, but my god, it'd be easy to make and for a lot less.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Affordable Modern Furniture: Andy Lee Furniture
6/3/08 04:19 PM

I have several hundred of lps, housed in two Ikea Besta units, along with hundreds of cds and a cd player, a tape deck, an amp/receiver, and a turntable, all in my bedroom. (Like others, I had to put my big old A/R speakers out of sight and got smaller speakers to make room for us people.) While I hate them whenever I move, I love lps for several reasons. First, with a good turntable, stylus, and record, you can hear the difference between a record and a cd. That's clear. Second, as others have noted, there is an aesthetic experience with records which involves handling them carefully (and thus valuing them, unlike cds and especially mp3s almost like artifacts), enjoying the liner notes and cover art and history, and taking time to listen to the music, not treating it as background filler. "High Fidelity" got this aspect of records just right. But I have an iPod, too, I have music on my computers; there's definitely something to be said for portability and convenience at times.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | AT on... A Space for Music
5/29/08 04:09 AM

Man, my mom lives in a Sears bungalow in Takoma Park, in Maryland on the other side of the Potomac. It is so much smaller than this one. I wonder if the original bungalow has been exploded at some point to get more space. Mom's house is essentially 3 BR, but one is about 9 by 9 and another is upstairs and has slanted ceilings due to being in an attic-type space. I wonder if Arlington's historic laws were laxer; I know TP is super-vigilant about codes and historicity.

Apartment Therapy New York | DC House Tour: Keeping Up With the Joneses*
5/23/08 06:30 AM