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Before and After: From Road Find Dresser to Stunning Desk Manhattan Nest | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
7/13/10 08:29 PM

This is actually kokedama and it's kinda like bonsai in that the plant will stay small. Pretty sure this holds up for a few years with care.

String Gardens for Summer | Apartment Therapy Chicago
7/12/10 04:01 PM

I love those hanging planters but 70-90 dollars? It looks like someone cut a water/soda bottle on an angle, painted it and added some wire to hang it. I'm unsure why it would cost almost a 100 dollars for such a thing.

Container Gardening: New Planters Pots Roundup | Apartment Therapy New York
6/30/10 10:30 PM

Love that The Smiths poster, where is it from?

Kim's Personalized Mount Pleasant Flat | Apartment Therapy DC
6/24/10 01:41 PM

""anyone got any 4-1-1 on those fantastic sofas!???"

Considering, as mentioned and linked in the post, that it's a photo for an Australian furniture manufacturer...."


I followed the link and it's actually a wood flooring manufacturer and not a furniture manufacturer so there's no information on the sofas to be found in the inaccurate original post.

Inspiration: Flooring on the Ceiling | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
6/23/10 07:08 PM

That's a sea slater or aka a sea roach. It's a crustacean and not an insect. They are completely disgusting and it's really, really weird to put it in a glass jar as a memento of the beach.

Thrift Store Glass Brought to Life | Apartment Therapy Chicago
6/22/10 11:36 AM

Very cool but "awestruck for hours" seems like a bit much.

Seaside Inspiration: Driftwood Decor | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
6/15/10 09:53 AM

Somebody has been watching way too much Gossip Girl if they think this could ever be possible!

Marcela's Simple, Chic Dorm Room | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
1/6/10 04:22 PM

I did this with an old picnic basket I found in my garage about a week ago. Plopped a blanket in and propped up the lid. The cat loves it and it's adorable and took oh, I'd say, two minutes. I have an extra one I can send if anyone wants to give me 30 bucks (20 dollar discount for no legs or casters in case you are really put out by not being able to roll your cat's suitcase bed around).

Upcycled Suitcase Pet Bed | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
1/4/10 04:44 PM

I recently discovered the show "Hoarders" on A&E/online and nothing has motivated me to clean more than that. I'll pause it about half way and freak out and organize the pantry or something like that.

How To: Motivate Yourself to Clean | Apartment Therapy Chicago
12/24/09 01:23 PM

@ aychihuahua - I'm from South Texas and we do not always put chorizo in the migas! I actually prefer it without.

It's kind of funny to read "I never would have thought of Salsa on eggs!" That's pretty much the only way I'd eat scrambled eggs.

But I have to say, I don't think adding salsa to eggs really counts as migas. It's a short cut but the better way, I think is to have the tomatoes, jalapenos, onions and cilantro are generally freshly diced and then lightly sauteed before adding the egg to the pan.

Recipe: Tex-Mex Migas | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
12/7/09 01:16 PM

Definitely hire independent over something like merry maids and I agree about suggesting reading Nickle and Dimed.

I wanted to just add that I've had some friends and relatives who worked as as cleaners and they have some really heartbreaking stories about how they were mistreated in other people's homes. A friend told me about how she was scrubbing a bathtub when the man she was hired by came in with his wife and said "Look what I got you! Happy Birthday, honey!" as if she was an object to be bought and sold - she said she finished the job and cried all the way home and never went back. Another thing that happens is they began overloading her with more and more tasks but did not compensate her for the extra work they expected her to do. So basically, please be conscious of how you are treating people you have hired to do your dirty work as they are PEOPLE.

Apartment Therapy Boston | 'Escape' from Cleaning by Hiring a Housekeeper? Good Questions
7/28/09 06:41 PM

I was wondering the same thing, how does this soften your clothes? Also, lavender is awfully expensive and from my experience loses it's fragrance quite quickly. it seems like you would have to be buying boatloads of it if you were going to be throwing it in a dryer.

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | DIY Dryer Sheets
2/4/09 04:04 PM

Baking soda and water in a crock pot with the lid off and on low for a few hours REALLY works. My house retains food smells like crazy and I use this trick all the time.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | How To: Eliminate Cooking Smells From A Studio Apartment
1/13/09 08:58 PM

I love these, the extra wide brush really gets everything clean and it's true that they last for an extra long time. I clean mine in some hydrogen peroxide and it looks and performs great even after about a year!

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Radius Toothbrush: Now in Flax and Recycled Currency
1/6/09 02:21 PM



Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Reader Tip: Affordable "Eames" Style Desk Chair
5/12/08 01:34 PM

"If you do not know the difference between a lisenced reproduction and a cheep knock off you are hopeless.
posted by pcraine on 2008-05-09 07:33:29"

It's licensed and cheap, not "lisenced" and "cheep". Methinks you ought to study basic typing and grammar skills rather than reading so much about chair designers.

Perhaps people who live in glass houses, albeit, a FLW house, should not throw stones.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Reader Tip: Affordable "Eames" Style Desk Chair
5/11/08 05:57 PM

I've been using a tea tree oil mix in a spray bottle as an all purpose cleaner and even air freshener and I am really happy with it.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | SF Survey: What Kind of Cleaning Products Do You Use?
5/9/08 06:54 PM

How much of that $65 does the cleaning person/s earn? Hiring a maid service seems so utterly bourgeois and classist.

Apartment Therapy New York | Ameno Housekeeping: Cleaning Service
5/9/08 06:50 PM

I tried this a few months ago and it SORT of worked... but it's true, it gave off horrible chemical burning plastic death fumes.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Basket Case Study ReadyMade 09/10.2007
5/7/08 05:20 PM