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I've already commented here, but I found it interesting that so many people say that money is a big part of the decision not to garden. I'm pretty sure that gardening is a way to SAVE money. I mean a bumper crop of zucchini and tomatoes from a few pennies worth of seeds is not exactly expensive.

Where Are the Gen X & Y Gardeners? The Gardenist
5/2/12 02:21 PM

I found this post really interesting. I'm Gen Y and I garden (balcony style). I'm not great- but I try my best. I think I'm most inspired by that organic, overgrown, natural, layered, and effortless gardening. Is there an adjective for it? I'm not sure. It's similar to eclectic layered apartments- it takes an eye to arrange things in that way. But I agree that terrain nails in on the head.

In Boston we have Pemberton's which is very pretty (but small) with a great market attached. I think the hardest thing about gardening for our generation is that the style I find most appealing is one that is very hard to achieve. Its hard for a novice to know the plants and style a planter in an effortless way. For me, I'm lucky if I can get a windowbox of geraniums to stay alive for the summer. I think that a lot of information is in books- but Gen Y doesn't read books. And so until the generations before us start putting their knowledge on the internet- there is going to be a gap.

But i'm going to keep trying! And I definitely have found a lot of inspiration on Apartment Therapy!

Where Are the Gen X and Gen Y Gardeners? The Gardenist
5/2/12 11:55 AM

so funny! I just did a post on handpainted walls on my blog today!
Either way, this one is particularly gorgeous! I'm loving the gold and grey combo.

Meticulous Mastery: Hand-Painted Walls

4/26/12 09:54 AM

This is a great space! I love your aesthetic- I totally am redoing my kitties area to make it more homey :)

Kristen's Fit Everything In Small Cool Contest
4/25/12 07:19 PM

the plan of this apartment makes the engineer in me cringe inside. That being said- the completely amazing decor and color scheme completely makes up for it!

Caitlin's Art of Layering Small Cool Contest
4/25/12 10:39 AM

I agree these rents are nuts! I live in downtown boston in a 1 bedroom (albeit- a large one) for $2400/month- that doesn't even include the parking or heat. So yea...I'd say the average listed in the article was probably spot on. When we were looking our "high" was 2500 without parking and low was 1900- although I'd love to pay less, below that you either give up space or location and i'm not willing to do either!
I've actually seen 350 sqft apartments with awful lofted beds on the market for 1800.

What's the Highest & Lowest Rent You'd Pay in Your City? Survey
3/13/12 03:16 PM

I think I would LOVE to live in a hovel as well!

Rutger's "Charming Hovel" in London House Tour
3/9/12 03:41 PM

worse. worse. man, being frustrated really ruins my proofreading abilities!

Introducing The World's Ugliest Condo Renovation Diary
3/7/12 02:43 PM

my god people! what is this the cnn politics comments section?
yes, there are some crack houses and halfway homes that look a hell of a lot better than this place. But if you really think that apartment therapy has no room for a little hyperbole please just leave and let the rest of us laugh about how tasteless and dated the decor is!

cant wait for updates! Although I'm hoping to see an attempt to at least TRY to reuse some of the stuff. starting from complete scratch is almost too much like cheating.

Introducing The World's Ugliest Condo Renovation Diary
3/7/12 02:42 PM

I crocheted myself a blue and white blanket one summer. And by one summer i mean the ENTIRE summer. The end result is gorgeous, but its quite an undertaking!

Crochet Cozy for Modern Spaces: Granny Squares
1/26/12 05:13 PM

1)grocery store/ pharmacy
2) work (sad but true) + I like meditating on my walk
3) park w ample running routes
4) public transportation
5) movie theatre/ restaurant

another consideration... doctor because it is horrible to schlep somewhere when you are sick.

I live in Boston which is considered "the walking city"... that makes it pretty easy to get everything I want close by :)

Apartment Must Haves: Within Walking Distance
Reader Survey

8/22/11 07:44 PM

I hate to judge bc the house is beautiful.. But is that a paper mâché pregnant belly on the wall in the nursery?

Aiden & Charlie's Artistic Modern Farmhouse
House Tour

4/3/11 08:47 PM

is that a bathtub in the bedroom?

Interior Design Remix by Randy Kaufman
Professional Project

2/25/11 12:32 PM

you have to imagine more than one person sitting on the sofa.... IMO its better to have one large cushion rather than two which creates that seam that no one likes sitting on!

after that I would pick whichever is more comfortable.

Which Of These Couches Should I Choose?
Good Questions

2/20/11 06:31 PM

the model reminds me of Eschers infinite staircase.

Shelf Pod: House of Storage in Japan

2/18/11 08:41 PM