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I have my subwoofer on a really old chair. I know it's supposed to be on the floor for optimum sound but it works in my room. I'm a big fan of this idea.


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Extra Chairs, Extra Storage and Display Spots
9/15/09 11:36 AM

I used the ones from Costco recently - one for strawberry lemonade and one for regular lemonade, both of which I made and there was lots of pulp. The strawberry one clogged immediately - we had to use a ladle - and the lemonade one was eventually pouring extremely slowly because of pulp in the spout. Since lemonade is such a summer beverage, it's hard to figure why they make the spouts so small and easily cloggable. I am tempted by the acrylic but that spout looks like the same problem waiting to happen. Also the mold thing is horrifying.


Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Picnic Season: Acrylic Drink Dispensers from Pottery Barn
6/3/09 09:54 AM

I second the FLOR idea. I have Toy Poodle in Lala Lime and just last night spilled Tang on it, in addition to mud from shoes when people sit on the sofa. Both have cleaned off exceptionally well, and it's only specified for medium traffic.


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Good Questions: Rug Suggestions for High Traffic Room?
3/19/09 05:55 PM

@carinagardner: I can vouch for the nickability - we just installed some in a kitchen and the person installing the bar top dropped his drill on the counter and put a nice nick in it. That said, it doesn't bother me, because it's not polished shiny like granite or quartz, and it doesn't look quite so much like a mistake.

I went into it knowing that, over time, it will look scratched and worn with the muted patina of mineral oil rubbing. I like that contrast against some very modern cherry cabinets and a quartz island. It is incredibly, incredibly gorgeous. I'm thrilled.


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Look: Dorado Soapstone of Texas Austin
3/18/09 12:08 PM

I just bought the bird & floral pattern in maize and it was 15% off free shipping. With tax it was $272, though it won't ship until the beginning of March, apparently.

I don't call that cheap, but I also don't call it overpriced, so I hope it's as cute as the photo. Thanks for the tip, AT.


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Roundup: Patterned Upholstered Chairs from Target
2/15/09 09:06 AM

I love the idea but in my bathroom it would always be covered with clothes and, if a male lived there, wet towels. Maybe something not upholstered would be the best choice.

And can I just die over that floor for a minute?


Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Bathroom Seating
11/20/08 08:56 PM

I adore the symmetry and the lamps so wonderful. And I love that color of gray - if abchao checks in, could you tell what color you used?


Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Look! abchao's Wall of Plates
11/11/08 03:09 PM

If I could curl up on that bed and take a nap with that sunlight streaming in, the waves breaking through the open window, I think I could die happy. What a gem!


Apartment Therapy Boston | 89 Year Old Woman Shares Her Seaside Cottage with AT!
10/28/08 10:20 AM

That wall color is wonderful, and it is overall a cozy place. I love your blue chairs. Well done!

Do you have a DVR or a DVD player? How is that all hooked up/stored with the easel? Do you have cord-wrangling problems? It's such an interesting idea.


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Recipe for Style: Newell Turner's Dining/Living Combo
10/23/08 07:51 AM

Thanks, jjanul. I didn't click all the way through. More love here.


Apartment Therapy New York | East #55: Elizabeth and Kevin's Cool Shades
10/15/08 08:44 AM

This is one of my favorites so far. I think you have some really beautiful pieces and a great eye for scale and appropriate grouping of objects.

I am crazy about those crystal or glass candlesticks on the coffee table.

I would love more if the photos were turned the right way (hint).


Apartment Therapy New York | East #55: Elizabeth and Kevin's Cool Shades
10/15/08 08:22 AM

MyDesignSecrets, I totally considered that fixture for a recent wall sconce need. I love it.

I also looked at these from Forecast, which could be good mounted vertically for a skinny space. I don't know the kind of light they cast, but they are lovely.


Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Good Questions: Lighting for Our Bathroom?
10/13/08 07:15 PM

Oh, lovely. My favorite so far.

I am a sucker for the plate arrangement - so well-done! And it is a great example of editing to me - just the right amount of dark and light pieces, and not too much overwhelming color but what's there really pops.


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Southwest #19: Cassell's Fredericksburg Feng Shui
10/13/08 07:07 PM

I am also crazy about the fireplace and the angles of the furniture. (Also, LOVE the show. This was a nice memory.)


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | On The Set: Sydney Bristow's Apartment on Alias
9/23/08 12:59 PM

My suggestion would be to do a carpet/rug through the whole room (leaving maybe a 6 - 12" border) with Flor tiles, even following the angle of the fireplace by cutting them on the diagonal; I just got a sample of Martha Stewart Needlepoint and though it wasn't the right colors for my room, I really liked how it looked. From a cursory glance at internet colors, Camellia might be a good choice, combined with one of the Toy Poodle colors if you wanted to do a blocky colors & stripes rug.

And then I would definitely do something with the green for throw pillows. I don't know if you like needlepoint or embroidery style (clearly I do) but something like this from etsy would be cute. I have a similar-colored couch and I really like using the greens like your lamp with it.

And not to go crazy with the vintage, but I have this vision of different-colored plates above your mantle in a cool pattern. I am totally inspired by this post AT did awhile ago on Lisa Congdon's fantastic wall of plates.

I don't know what to tell you about drapes, but that window definitely needs fabric over blinds, I think.


Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Good Questions: Color Inspiration for Our Living Room?
9/18/08 11:11 AM

Looks way flimsy to me. And stiffly uncomfortable.


Apartment Therapy New York | Hot or Not? Fold Lounge Chair by Tom Frencken
8/25/08 06:28 AM

Or just turn the a/c up, because if you live in a super-humid climate, turning it off entirely can leave your house feeling very hot and damp and it can damage books, etc.

If I turned the a/c off in North Carolina in July, when I got home, it would need to run the fan constantly for hours to even get the house back to a de-humidified and comfortable temperature.

Of course I am sensitive to the conservation of energy, but I've been told it's a very non-efficient way for the unit (mine is whole-house forced air) to run; keeping it on (at, say, 78 degrees) while away will help it run more effectively and prolong its life.

That might not true for every climate, though. The drier areas might be fine. And I do love the memory of the Amelia Bedelia books.


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Simple Green: Draw the Drapes
7/7/08 01:49 PM

I am with you. I could load a dishwasher all day but I HATE unloading it. Ugh.


Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Most Hated House Chores
5/29/08 01:25 PM

That is a really beautiful quilt.

This will show my ignorance re: radiators, but is there any fire risk with textiles being that close to a radiator? I'm honestly wondering.


Apartment Therapy New York | How-To: Hang a Quilt ArtisticallyAT Boston
5/23/08 06:06 AM

I definitely want to get these for my Mac-loving co-worker for his birthday. He is converting us all slowly . . . I like that they're funny and pretty aesthetically-pleasing.


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Command Prints from My Little Underground
5/15/08 01:06 PM