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Most of these spite houses are bigger than those built recently within the "Tiny House" movement. I lived in 234 square feet for 11 years, so they seem generously proportioned to me, though the views and squished locations are clearly weird. I want to see inside, too!

Spite Houses Are Exactly What They Sound Like
7/25/14 10:34 PM

I think the idea from norahl is brilliant! Such a creative way to make the green pop without going overboard.

19th Century Style Cabinet: Should We Paint It Green? Good Questions
7/23/14 05:01 PM

OMG, this house is quite spectacular, we MUST see more, pleeeeeeease!

Janine's Beautiful Baltimore Home House Call
7/3/14 02:47 AM

Fascinating! These robots are pretty darn gentle in their precision, even though they are clearly gargantuan.

The only thing I'm left wondering is whether this pace will dramatically subside once tablet books make their growing cultural dent in reading habits. I just sold 3 of my own bookcases, but of course there are always endless tchotchkes to display ;-)

The Making of an IKEA Billy Bookcase Factory Tour
6/30/14 12:51 PM

Once I caught onto the the "less stuff" secret and made it a reality instead of a daydream, wow! what a difference. I love not having to step around corner-ized jumbles, too.

Dirty Little Secrets of Tidy Families
6/5/14 01:01 AM

Quite spectacular, and seems impossibly bigger than it is. Having lived in 234 square feet for 11 years (I've since moved), I really get this!

Brian's Off the Grid Home Small Cool Contest
5/29/14 04:36 AM

After two seasons with a similar unit, I got rid of mine. Noise, window venting problem (I have older windows too, so had to leave open and the city soot came in.) and excessive electricity costs were not worth it. Not a I have a series of fans strategically placed. Much softer sound, less cost, and windows can remain shut.

NewAir AC-14000E Air Conditioner
Unplggd Test Lab

5/9/14 12:14 PM

Yay, no pink! This is lovely and warm and serene.

Avery's Room of Forest Friends My Room
4/25/14 12:55 AM

… maybe it's one shoe per square foot? Kinda fun ;-)

Small Space Style: 10 Inspiring San Francisco Small Spaces
4/21/14 03:57 PM

Beautiful! Would love to the the room it lives in, too, since your taste is so artistic.

Before & After: A Cheery, Spring-Like Vintage Vanity Chair Rescue
4/19/14 02:14 PM

Makes my minimalist heart sing ;-)

Before & After: A Vintage Bathroom Gets a Charming New Look
4/15/14 01:42 AM

Fab and groovy!

Before & After: Alexa's Affordable Stenciled Vinyl Bathroom Floor Makeover
4/5/14 03:53 PM

I'm all for exposed brick, but gosh, in the bedroom it looks like it's about to crumble completely and harbors mucho dust in the cracks. Maybe some fresh grout to finesse this look?

Before & After: A Dramatic Small Space Makeover... and What Makes it Work Lonny
4/3/14 10:44 AM


New Generation of Appliances Targets Small Space Renters
4/1/14 03:28 PM

Dog spelled backwards may signal deities in training, and their smiles beguile, including this demure sweetie. Yet cats embody divinity so completely that they mirror entire universes in their merest glance. This mystic emerald-eyed beauty had me at meow. A fun contest, thx!

Congrats Team Cat!
4/1/14 02:17 AM

Wow, wow, wow! Really fabulous.

Before & After: Out With the Mice, In With the Nice
3/20/14 12:46 PM

Ok, I'll vote: I'm a fan of shoes inside, having grown up in Boston where it's customary. It's the default custom here in LA, too.

Naturally, I change out of wet or dirty shoes/boots at home, and offer to remove them if I visit someone else's.

Was invited as a weekend guest by former shoes-are-ok-inside friends who did not warn me that they had converted to becoming a "no shoes" house when they moved to a Northern California college town. No salt or mud to deal with, but they did own a dog who, like any normal dog, was into naked paws inside and out. I used my own socks to wear inside, since no house slippers were provided, changing to a fresh pair each day. I was stunned at how filthy my house socks got, so I changed into clean ones to put my shoes on when going out, and I threw my house socks out when I got back home. Yuck.

As for my own Southern California city-ish home, I sweep my wooden floors once or twice daily since city dust, filters in from busy street traffic. I would never consider bare feet or anything less than hard-soled slippers at home, to keep my feet and socks clean.

Zero Tolerance: Do You Have a Strict \"Shoes Off\" House?
3/14/14 12:52 PM

Remarkable! And the varying widths in the mosaic effect remind me of handmade cloisonné. Bravo.

Before & After: $30 IKEA Table Gets Milo Baughman Makeover
3/14/14 09:38 AM

Stunning. Simply stunning.

Robin and Jeff's Light-Filled Home in Georgetown House Tour
3/13/14 02:21 AM

Now I want to see the full house tour! Must be fun to be a kid in this family ;-)

Before & After: Meredith's Blinds Get a Beautiful, Budget Makeover
3/7/14 11:34 AM