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big NO for me as well.

i'm not shy or introverted by any means. i have no problem chatting it up with strangers at social functions. but playing games at a wedding? WHY?


Wedding Reception Games: Ice Breakers, Kiss-Makers and More
6/24/13 02:30 PM

also, what's the flooring material in your living room? so cool and unusual.
HOUSE TOUR PLEASE!! :)


Carmen's Small Space in Singapore Small Cool Contest
6/5/13 11:26 PM

are you kidding me with this?? this is unbelievably amazing. i did a double take when i saw the first photo, thinking it was a green house garden of some sort. LOVE!!


Carmen's Small Space in Singapore Small Cool Contest
6/5/13 11:23 PM

this looks delicious! but doesn't the lemon need to be halved before being inserted into the chicken?


Easy Dinner Recipe: Viking Chicken Recipes from The Kitchn
1/8/13 04:12 PM

i say go for it! but i'd be very picky about finding the right shade of pink. maybe don't even call it pink, but rather search for "dusty rose" or "mauve"? mauve can be just as much of a neutral color i think. and you can always go the opposite way and accent(or tone down) your pink couch with black white or gray pillows/throws.


Will I Regret a Pink Sofa?
10/18/12 10:10 PM

i'm currently going through a difficult breakup and the idea of burning sage - or anything that's believed to cleanse or calm, whether physically through the smell or mentally through the very act of doing it, sounds amazing. and i'm not "spiritual" or superstitious by any means.


Moving On: Post-Breakup Apartment Therapy
10/5/12 04:20 PM

i'm currently going through a difficult breakup and the idea of burning sage - or anything that's believed to cleanse or calm, whether physically through the smell or mentally through the very act of doing it, sounds amazing. and i'm not "spiritual" or superstitious by any means.
as for a breakup shower... the idea is just absurd to me. the last thing on my mind when going through a breakup is what household items i'm going to try and get friends/loved ones to buy for me. do i want to be surrounded by friends for support, for shoulders to cry on, for therapy sessions? absolutely. but asking them to bring gifts? what??


Breakup Shower: Would You Throw One?
Would You Want One?

10/5/12 04:16 PM

i recently got this mid century modern style couch from Urban Outfitters. took forever for it to get here(LONG, frustrating story). but once it was here i loved it. only thing is, because the fabric is tweed, it's turned out to be one giant scratch post for my cats :(


Picking The Perfect Couch: A Timeline of Couches That Didn't Last
8/30/12 01:26 AM

love the simplicity of the space with the colorful accents. and LOVE the pipe shelves!!


Natalie and Kevin's Perfect Parkdale Perch House Tour
8/29/12 09:33 PM

this is amazing.. definitely one of the best before/afters ever!!


Before & After: A Dresser Refresh Design *Sponge
8/26/12 12:10 PM

have to agree with HINMELB, i liked the before too. i probably would've finished it with a clear glossy coat and put on some matte chrome drawer pulls to go with the decayed-urban look.


Before & After: Rescuing a Dumpster Dive Dresser Art is Beauty
8/26/12 12:08 PM

i love the little dog in the pen as part of the remodeling process :)


Kitchen Transformation: Photos of a Step-by-Step Renovation Process
5/24/12 02:22 PM

i use my IKEA bag as laundry bag and it works great(city living = no washer dryer in the apartment). i've actually gotten quite a few "why didn't i think of that" from people at the laundromat.


IKEA Goes Blue Bag Loco
5/24/12 01:36 PM

i'm sure most couples will appreciate having extra rooms/areas in their home where they can retreat to when they want some alone time. but if the person i'm in a relationship with feels they need so much personal space that they require a separate address, i would be wondering why they wanted to be with me in the first place.


Autonomous and Committed: Living Apart Together
4/26/12 08:37 PM

LOVE YOUR PLACE! i'm not a huge fan of having my sleeping quarters out in the open either but after seeing your post i now think i could be persuaded :) your art collection is impressive and well-edited, the placement and choice of furniture speaks volume about your style. i also love how you made the space your own, not confining to each room and its intended purposes. thanks for the inspiration!


Matt's Well Curated Collection Small Cool Contest
4/21/12 01:46 PM

for a client's save-the-date magnets, i tea-stained the magnet sheets to create a rustic look to go with their wine country wedding. they turned out gorgeous!


Tea Staining at the Table: We're Talking Linens, Not Teeth
2/20/12 12:03 AM

andy & andrew? how cute is that?? (i'm sure you get it all the time...)
love your home! my favorite room has got to be the dining room, so seemingly simple, laid-back yet sophisticated. the lamp shade caught my eye, and of course it's from Anthropologie :)
thanks for sharing!


Andy & Andrew's Vintage Modern
House Tour

2/14/12 10:27 PM

i agree with deweydefeatstruman96, i personally much prefer the rustic charm of the exteriors before the transformation - though i can understand the reasoning behind the bright and cheerful makeover.
LOVE the coca cola crate rolling table(i want one now!!) and the planters made of recycled plastic bottles. what beautiful, resourceful, and educational additions!


Before & After: A Colorful Eco-Friendly Renovation for a Family of 29
2/11/12 01:11 PM

i'm with everyone else here. love the look, scratching my head about the rock climbing stairs. in any case beautiful space!


Loft with a View: Small Style At Its Best
The Diversion Project

2/9/12 10:19 AM

one of the best before & after's! simple updates for a huge impact. love it!


Before & After: Jill's Dresser Goes Tall, Dark & Handsome
Junky Vagabond

2/9/12 10:08 AM