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Display Name: beevee
Member Since: 3/5/08

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that is one creepy picture. i'm more worried about that than getting the flu.

How Do You Keep Your Household Healthy? | Apartment Therapy Boston
1/26/10 04:19 PM

um, where do you put all your office stuff when you have your office folded up and put away?

FLKS Instant Office Workspace | Apartment Therapy New York
1/20/10 05:47 PM

i second rapunzel's fabric suggestion!

have you ever considered using cotton drop cloths from you local hardward store? they come in varying thickness, are reasonably priced for them actual amount of fabric you get, are neutral colored (though they are very easily dyed) and hold up well to multiple washings.

good luck!

Staying Warm in a Concrete Cement Building? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy New York
1/7/10 02:15 PM

um, this post was lifted from the New Yorker. they did a story on Rockwell recently.

AT where has your originality gone?

Photographs by Norman Rockwell | Apartment Therapy New York
12/10/09 05:51 PM

thelittlemonster: i also have plant eating cats! i have had great luck with my jade plant and another that grow straight up. i think the latter is nicknamed "mother-in-laws-tongue.

i also use art tack to "stick" my potted plants and flower vases down.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | 8 Stylist's Tricks That Really Work
10/20/09 04:53 PM

i like the original room better. more organic and very soothing.

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Green Style: Before After Bedroom Transformation
10/15/09 03:32 PM

i have six black, equilateral triangular tables with wrought iron legs and some type of waterproof top that not only stack, they also can be made into a bigger *coffee table* if i need one. all i have to do is arrange the triangles!

they work great when i have friends over because i can perch one near each person for drinks or plates (or feet). turns out they can also double as stools if need be!

i was unaware that there were rules for this sort of thing...

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Living Rooms Without a Coffee Table
8/26/09 04:38 PM

um, no thanks.

i think this idea completely misses the entire concept of camping. generally there's more to it than just sleeping in a tent: outdoors...wildlife...scenery...the ability to step away from *it all*...quiet...darkness...nice smells...

AT, you get *excited* about everything you copy and paste from some other source. i miss the old AT that was more of an innovative resource and less of a collection of other peoples' published information and ideas. what happened to the house tours from ingenious people living in tiny spaces? actual reader contributions? cool things created out of necessity? if i want to buy something off etsy, i can go find it myself.

i feel more sad each time i visit.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Vertical Urban Camping: Crazy or Convenient?
7/9/09 01:58 PM

what if you laid them on their sides and treated them like wine bottles? you know, kind of like a pyramid....

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Good Questions: Stackable Mason Jar Drinking Glasses?
5/21/09 05:30 PM

i was looking at the BoConcept catalog recently and saw a "hearth" made of glass. what i mean is that they (whoever they are, the designers, i suppose) put down an actual piece of glass in front of the fireplace.

i guess it would keep any embers off the floor, but i could help think how impractical it was. it seems breakage would be imminent!

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Good Questions: Hearth for My Fireplace?
9/23/08 02:04 PM

Well, i guess i live in "Mann," though I have never once heard that name. As a matter of fact, if I said Mann I don't think anyone would know what I was talking about!

Nice to see that my 'hood actually has a name besides "the northern part of the Central District with a Madison Park zip code" or "that area east of Capital Hill and not quite down in Madison Valley."

Speaking of, where's Madison Valley on this map? There's a whole neighborhood center down there full of renowned shops and restaurants: Voila!, Rovers, City Peoples, and Cafe Flora, to name a few.

By the way, the name between Loyal Heights and Greenwood says Whittier Heights. I believe there is an elementary(?) school in that neighborhood that bears the same name.

And, speaking potentially fabricated neighborhood names, when I was house shopping, my Realtor told me that the name Madison Valley, itself, was an industry creation meant to help soften the perceived "edge" of the Central District.

Here's to living in a city full of distinct neighborhoods!

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Ork Posters' Seattle Design Open for Feedback
9/23/08 01:53 PM

you can find it in a BoConcept catalog or store.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Good Questions: Ottoman/Folding Bed?
9/17/08 03:28 PM

so you buy biodegradable bags that have been made somewhere (possibly quite far away, in china maybe?) and shipped to somewhere nearby (a distributor) and then shipped to you or your local pet supply store. after you remove them from their (possibly) not biodegradable packaging, you head out for your walk or to the nearest dog park.

then you use them and drop the "package" into the nearest trashcan which is probably not lined with a biodegradable trash bag. in a better scenario you find a dumpster, traditionally sans liner altogether.

how is this any better than reusing a plastic grocery bag, a used produce bag or a newspaper bag?

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Biodegradable Poop Bags
9/3/08 12:08 PM

i think that both nature's miracle and the original version, now called "petastic," both offer limited success(es) when fighting pet odor problems. plus, you can get really tired of the "fragrance!"

one to consider is a natural zeolite clay product called "hero" ( it has no smell, is not a wet product, and could be mixed right in with the sand. is available online.

they make both an odor remover and a litter additive, as well as a host of other products, and their website and 800 number are VERY helpful!

good luck!

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | How To: Remove Urine from Dirt
8/7/08 11:53 AM

in my small kitchen the ceiling follows the roof line and slopes downward toward the fridge. i have the typical cabinet above the fridge, but even it is just dead space - with doors! i'm not sure i even know what is in there!

i have been thinking of removing the cabinet and installing a pot rack.

it would be a bit of task to get the pots and pans off the rack, but when i think about how often i am actually home to cook it starts to look like an even better idea! plus, it would free up and entire cabinet under the counter top.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Good Question: Space Above the Fridge?Los Angeles
7/29/08 04:54 PM

if it was only a few inches too tall, why didn't you just replace those big wheels with smaller ones? same lines, just a bit lower and smaller.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | French Industrial Series at Wisteria
7/24/08 10:01 AM

hmmm, what about some velcro, particularly if there were some kind of long piece that could be wrapped around itself.

zip ties would be cheap and easily removed and replaced!

Apartment Therapy New York | NY Good Questions: How Can I Keep These 2 Pieces Together?
7/16/08 01:24 PM

they are beautiful and very visually interesting!

if you're ever seattle, visit the (relatively) new public library downtown; they used end-grain flooring!

Apartment Therapy New York | End Grain Wood Floors by Kaswell
7/9/08 06:04 PM

the comment made above by aerie9 reminded me of an outdoor railing at my first apartment here in seattle: it was made entirely out of copper piping, curves and all.

maybe a silver-toned version of this, painted to match the metal of your staircase, if need be? pipe fittings can be assembled to fit almost any angle, and it will give your hand something solid to grasp.

just a thought, good luck!

Apartment Therapy New York | Close-Up: How Should Robert and Wowa Finish This Scary Staircase?Krakow, Poland
7/1/08 03:22 PM

i used to live outside boulder, co in a teeny apartment attached to a aluminum-clad riding arena. needless to say, with only a few small windows and no AC, it got hot, hot, hot under the constant colorado sun.

i would like to echo the advice of bigcityboy2: open all the windows at night to capture the (relatively) cooler air and keep them closed up during the heat of the day. if you can use heavy drapes to keep out the light, you might find it actually bearable. aside from blocking the sun, such a shady interior just makes your feel cooler.

it took me 2 years to figure this out and, despite seeming counterintuitive, it made a huge difference!

after hearing about the heatwave(s) back east, i'm finding new ways to appreciate seattle's coldest june on record!

Apartment Therapy New York | NY Good Questions: How Can We Cool Down Our Apt.?
6/13/08 10:50 AM