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Display Name: melanie
Member Since: 3/23/07

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I predict a lot of broken laptops and/or dinner plates if this concept becomes reality...

David Sieren Dual-Sided Work Dining Surface Lifework | Apartment Therapy Unplggd
7/16/10 05:50 PM

Hate to be a grammar granny, but the first paragraph is so riddled with typos that it's almost impossible to read.

5 Handmade Corn Brooms For Your Kitchen | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
5/10/10 03:26 PM

One thing I'm surprised nobody's mentioned (maybe I missed it) is that becoming a cook can really change the way you take in food.

For me, I found that not overeating at dinner became way, way, easier when I was actually making dinner. I get to see all the horrible things I put in it ("ohmigaw I cannot believe I just used a whole stick of butter"), preventing me from lying to myself about how many calories it really has.

Even better than that, though, is the naturally-occurring appetite suppression that seems to come from smelling all of the ingredients, taking little tastes... Instead of sitting on the couch smelling all these tasty smells and getting MEGA-RAVENOUS, I'm in there standing up, walking around, tasting... by the time I get the meal plated, I'm pretty much over it. It's a lot easier to just serve up what I need to eat, instead of trying to push my sensory-overload buttons... they already got pushed while I was cooking!

How Does a Food-Lover Maintain a Healthy Weight? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
5/6/10 03:39 PM

Yeah, those look like IKEA Solar cabinets. WANT.

Before After: A Cellist's Beautiful Kitchen | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
4/28/10 07:20 PM

I have nothing to add except an anecdote: when I was a kid, whenever we'd be served something with a parsley garnish on it, my Papoo (grandpa) would say:

"That stuff kills rabbits, you know!"

Every time. Every single time. So whenever I see parsley on a plate, I silently think to myself, "That stuff kills rabbits, you know!"

...But does it?

What's the Deal with Garnish? | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
4/23/10 02:24 PM

I'm on the ice cube team! I never, ever, ever remember to defrost my big tupperware containers of stock, but ice cubes melt so quickly that I don't have to. Plus, it's a lot easier for me to add just a little bit, so the stock gets used in a lot more recipes than just soups and sauces.

What Are the Best Containers for Freezing Liquids? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
3/29/10 01:33 PM

If that was my bathroom, I would TOTALLY put this print in it, framed:

I mean, COME ON. It's perfect, even down to the blue backgrounds in the beard-portraits.

I can't believe I'm actually wishing for a blue sink!

Before After: A Haberdashery Bathroom | Apartment Therapy New York
2/25/10 05:48 PM


Seriously, that's amazing. I want to move in right now. Oh, why wasn't I born a musical genius?

Wayne Coyne's "Strange, Futuristic Bathroom" | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
2/17/10 06:14 PM

This is cool, but it would be way cooler with a bunch of different old-timey Edison bulbs.

Ikea Hemma Chandelier Hack | Apartment Therapy Unplggd
2/3/10 01:24 PM

I predict with the rise of the "stiletto stoners" everyone's blogging about, combined with the sexiness of Mad-Men style smoking in a cigarette-unfriendly age, we'll start to see swanky, houndstooth-lined head shops with vintage lighters, ashtrays, and long cigarette holders adapted to hold roach clips.

Well, I'm -hoping- anyway.

Collections: Scott's Tabletop Cigarette Lighters | Apartment Therapy DC
1/14/10 06:38 PM

looks like someone forgot to close a bold tag! ;)

November: Most Popular Home Theater Setups Best of 2009 | Apartment Therapy Unplggd
1/13/10 12:13 PM

Uh, really, jmorey? What, you're in the market for one and can't Google "4500 yen in dollars?"

Geez, get a life.

Oxygen Tanks Go to the Dogs | Apartment Therapy Unplggd
1/13/10 11:33 AM

I don't know the artist, but the room is by Wary Meyers - perhaps you could drop them a line?

Source or Artist of Bear Artwork? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy New York
11/13/09 01:35 PM

I disagree - I haven't liked some of the other ones featured, but I liked this one. And not everyone is a longtime visitor. There are like 60 posts that go up on AT every day, if three of them cover a similar topic in a different way in the space of a few months, I'm not bothered.

Keep on keepin' on!

IKEA Hack: Creating a Bench Seat | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
11/10/09 02:25 PM

Oh yes, certainly... I love my gold For Like Ever poster, but I cringe whenever I see it in a House Tour.

But then I remind myself that everyone I know shops for furniture at Walmart so.... no big.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | How To Use Trends In Your Home
11/4/09 05:44 PM

Really, Joan? I went looking but all I can find is the Encore sofa, which is $899.

Apartment Therapy New York | Flat Out Sofa Sleeper by Blu Dot Sofa Sleeper of the Week
10/28/09 01:36 PM

I snorted a little coffee up when I read the title. Awesome. I think Ikea's missing the boat by not inventing awesome click-lock herringbone laminate.

Apartment Therapy New York | Herringboner: Hot for Hardwood
10/22/09 02:04 PM

*backs away very slowly, avoiding eye contact*

Apartment Therapy New York | Update Our Bathroom Around This Corner Tub? Good Questions
10/2/09 03:32 PM

Another vote for the Sony PRS-505 - make sure you look for the 505 specifically! It's the one with no backlight, and it really does make a huge difference (the backlight makes the e-ink look washed-out and crappy).

The Kindle is nice, but I want to own the books I buy. And if Amazon goes out of business, that will be a very expensive paperweight. The Sony reader will continue to take any PDF you can feed it until the end of time.

Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Are You Wondering Which Ebook Reader to Get?
9/30/09 04:44 PM

Just to add to the great ideas here - adding a couple accents in a shade somewhere between sea-green and barely-teal in both rooms will help make *all* the colors in your home seem a little more modern and a little less McDonald's. Something like a translucent green-glass vase, that's the color I'm thinking of.

Apartment Therapy Boston | Color Guidance for New Apartment! Good Questions
9/11/09 07:24 PM