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The Bird Machine aka Jay Ryan. I have several of his posters that are currently awaiting a frame. I love his hand-written type and often humourous illustrations.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Rock Art Posters at Flatstock 18 Seattle
9/3/08 01:27 PM

We're doing this at home already for water and juice. We've just been thoroughly washing the plastic lids that come with the milk when purchased and then reuse them. Seems to work just fine for us.

Do your bottles come with lids when you buy them?

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Good Question: How To Top Milk Bottles?
9/3/08 11:15 AM

There is a great French/Asian fusion recipe for edamame and french green beans in Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything Vegetarian. We made this last week with our CSA veggies and it was gone very quickly.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Look! Fresh, Just-Picked Edamame
9/3/08 06:45 AM

Paper grocery bags (handles removed). These don't make it home very often, but once every few months or so they do, and it provides hours of entertainment.

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Best Cat Toys That Cost Nothing
9/2/08 09:41 AM

Plaid Ninja - I agree that it is a bit of a pain to wash, but because it takes a while to cool down it's not usually an issue by the time I'm ready to wash it. Regarding the cold spot in the middle of the burners, that's another reason to use the pan in the oven instead of the stove. You get much more even heat distribution that way.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | From The Email: A Few Toys for Barbecuers
8/29/08 09:39 AM

Those double burner grill/griddle pans are really great. They are perfect for the apartment dweller without access to or space for an outdoor grill. I picked up one several years ago and make good use of it. I actually use mine more often in the oven than on the stove, which seems to control any smoking that occurs during cooking.

As someone who lives in Minnesota, they're also handy for grilling things up in the dead of winter.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | From The Email: A Few Toys for Barbecuers
8/29/08 06:41 AM

Also in Minneapolis the Soap Factory.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Help Us Make An Art Gallery Listing
8/14/08 05:02 PM

Loads of vegetables from our weekly CSA box of course!

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Thursday Giveaway: Lodge Pro Logic Square Grill Pan
7/31/08 09:12 AM

Wow! What a classic piece that would be great in my living room.

Apartment Therapy New York | Thursday Giveaway: Eames Molded Plywood Lounge Chair in Red
7/10/08 09:14 AM

I too preferred the black background, but what really bothers me now is the giant white AT logo block which seems to be occupying way more screen real estate than it needs to be (given its function). I'm sure some of that has to do with balancing against the size of the ad, but it just looks a little too "Web 1995" as we say at work.

Apartment Therapy New York | Survey: How Bad Does Our Gallery Suck?
5/28/08 09:34 AM

Saw the pic, and the first thought that came to mind was "Chamber of Secrets". Has the heir of Slytherin returned?

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Spiders in the Shower
4/29/08 04:51 PM

I will second the recommendation of the Electrolux Oxygen3 model. We were able to pick one up at Sears for around $425. It takes down cat hair without a second thought, and manages to get around our furniture without being to awkward in the hands. Not sure how it does on the laser test, but it's got to be better than the cheap Hoover we had before (and at nearly half the price of the Miele I'd call it a better buy.)

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Miele Canister Vacuum: Callisto S5280 Canister Vacuum In the Test Lab
4/29/08 04:46 PM

I would highly recommend Mark Bittman's new How to Cook Everything Vegetarian book. It really is a one stop reference for all things vegetarian and was a great gateway book for my wife and I when we transitioned into vegetarians this past December. Honestly, I don't think we've come across a bad recipe yet. I'm sure you could check it out from the library, but it is well worth purchasing and really a steal for how many recipes you get.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchen | Good Question: Resources for Going Vegetarian?
3/4/08 02:13 PM

I second kennjamin's advice. I just read about tinted paste wax this past weekend in a woodworking magazine as a method to tint wood furniture to more closely match finishes. Plus wax is way less work than the sand/stain solution.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | SF Good Questions: How Do I Darken My Oak Desk?
2/27/08 11:52 AM

Scrabble is great, but our new fav is Carcassonne.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Board, But Never Bored: Rainy Day Boardgames
2/7/08 04:23 PM

I would also add to that list the Cal State Long Beach art dept, which does have student art sales during the year. I always seemed to miss the sales when we lived there, but enjoyed much of the art displayed in the student galleries.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | LA Good Question: Affordable Art School Art in LA?
1/29/08 10:14 AM

I too am a sucker for the Endangered Species Extreme Dark. I also enjoy some of the darker varieties of Green & Black's chocolate as well.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchen | Survey: What Is Your Favorite Chocolate?
1/27/08 12:09 PM

I say skip the expedit, and build your own a la Shannon & Emmett's house tour (on AT:Chicago). I've built this same sort of shelving unit for books using 10ft 2x10's. You could easily buy 16ft 2x10's, pipe, and fittings to assemble a long wall's worth of storage that is super sturdy. Pick a nice stain or use Danish oil for a nice finished look.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Good Questions: Shelving Records?
1/24/08 08:34 AM

I'm a fan of the Electrolux Oxygen3 canister vacuum. It makes even our crappy rental apartment carpet look brand new. Pet hair comes up like a charm, and we don't have to spend an hour vacuuming the same room like we did with our old Hoover vacuum.

Apartment Therapy New York | Best Vacuum Roundup: Dyson, Miele, Electrolux, Airider...
1/11/08 04:32 PM

Thinly sliced grilled zucchini with fresh mozzarella on ciabatta bread. Yum.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchen | Holiday Gift Bag 2007: Win a Le Creuset Panini Press and Skillet Set
12/5/07 07:19 PM