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Display Name: lorieS
Member Since: 3/26/08

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It's that Winston Flowers look. Although I think Winston's is on to the gathered-bunches-in-square-glass-vases look.

Apartment Therapy Boston | Look!: Submerged Flowers
10/4/08 07:50 AM

Hasn't there been one of these at Cedar Point for 40 or 50 years? I wonder if that old lady is still in her rocking chair hanging from the ceiling.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | The Upside Down House
9/17/08 04:18 AM

Was that as awkward to write as it was to read? Do you share your desk, your chair, your lunch, and your crumbs with someone? Is anyone else getting annoyed with the AT royal "we"?

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Zen And the Art of Desk Maintenance
8/5/08 04:05 AM

A sausage dog (we call 'em wiener dogs) is great in a small space. And it's the ideal small dog for big dog people, because they think they are big and invincible. (One of ours stole a ball from a pit bull and wouldn't give it back.) Dachshunds may not be good neighbors in spaces with thin walls, as their bark is very loud. But they are delightful and humorous love sponges!

Although I like the fluorescent aspect of the leash, that handle would get old in a hurry, and it's not clear that it's flexible enough to comfortably short-leash while walking city streets. Simple leather or nylon leashes with a loop handle at the top are best.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Light Up Your Dog's World: Hi-Brite Dog Leash
7/20/08 06:49 AM

She who dies with the most fabric wins.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | How Long Do You Keep Fabric?
7/13/08 05:04 AM

Also, mark the contents and destination room with a Sharpie on _all_ sides of the boxes. They never get stacked in the same direction you packed them in. Makes it easier to find things when you can't unpack all at once.

Apartment Therapy New York | How To: Move SuccessfullyBoston
5/28/08 03:38 PM

The other option is to spend the money on movers instead of the forfeited security deposit. I've had Gentle Giant move me twice now. The first time I moved the boxes myself and had them just move the furniture. The second time I didn't have time to move myself bit by bit, so I hired them for the whole thing. They worked so fast it didn't cost much more than the first move. And it was worth it! (And they pull all the parking permits for you!)

I, too, use newspaper for wrapping dishes.

I also avoid Storrow Dr in my CAR on Aug 31 and Sept 1. There's always someone who doesn't believe that "cars only" applies to their gigantic moving truck! (If you've never seen a panel truck with the top open like a sardine can, find yourself a pedestrian bridge over Storrow, bring a lawn chair, and enjoy the show.)

Apartment Therapy New York | How To: Move SuccessfullyBoston
5/28/08 03:36 PM

Luca, you shoulda won first!

Beautiful use of space.

Apartment Therapy New York | Small Cool 2008: Third Place
5/16/08 04:02 PM

Paint. It. White.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | CHI Good Questions: Stain or Paint this Chair?
5/16/08 03:57 PM

I was disappointed with Zimmans. Maybe it was just the mildew smell, but for me, mildew and fabrics don't mix.

Apartment Therapy New York | AT Boston: Zimman’s Fabric - An Affair to Remember
5/6/08 06:24 PM

Your first glance was correct. Definitely too tacky.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Pottery Barn's Nautical Entryway Cabinet
5/1/08 02:42 PM

It is very beautiful, yet it seems completely impersonal, like a high-end condo hotel with the luggage is still in the hallway. It is possible to personalize a home without cluttering it.

Apartment Therapy New York | East #36: Colleen's Petite Pad
4/27/08 04:59 PM

I never ever check a bag - even for 2 weeks in Europe!

1. Pick a color scheme (black or brown) and match everything to it. That way, you only need one pair of shoes for work, and one pair (perhaps) for workout. I usually wear pants and a blazer and pack a skirt, a wrap dress, lightweight knit tops and several scarves. If you're travelling for more than a week, have the hotel send your laundry out or find a place to do laundry.
2. Use clear plastic ziplock bags to organize chargers and cables.
3. Liquids aren't really a problem - you don't need as much as you think. Hotels have shampoo and lotion, and there are small "travel" sizes of makeup and deodorant and toothpaste.
4. If you need a laptop and a purse, consider a laptop sleeve that can slide into your carry-on or a tote than can do double duty as laptop bag and purse.
5. I picked up an envirosac my last trip to SF. VERY useful!

I second the pre-pack. I travel a lot, and my liquids bag is always in my carryon, along with workout shoes & socks. I replenish the bag when I get home from a trip, so I don't have to think about it the next time. Other makeup, hairbrush, extra laptop powercord, etc, stay in the bag.

Also, a bag that is one big space will allow you to take more than one with a bunch of little compartments, as tempting as little compartments can be!

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Business Class: Only a Carry-On?
4/24/08 06:21 PM

Simply beautiful. Wonderful contrasts: the blue davenport against the butter yellow walls, victorian and rustic and those wonderful chandeliers by the bed! The only contrast that really didn't work as well for me was the kitchen. My guess is the kitchen was there when you moved in, and all the rest is your exquisite taste.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Midwest #31: Suzi's L.E.S. Meets Le Marais
4/24/08 05:17 PM

I would:
1. Paint the door a contrast color (something from the room the hallway leads to, or a dark grey perhaps).
2. Add a row of small paintings or b&w photos at eye level along one wall, with picture lighting.
3. Add a long mirror hung horizontally at eye level on the other wall to open it a bit and reflect the light from the picture lights.

If you own, consider opening it up by installing french doors between the hallway and the room on the left. Even if that room is a bedroom, you could hang thin white drapery over the glass and let some light into the hallway even with the doors closed.

Apartment Therapy New York | Good Questions: How Can I Liven Up My Hallway?
3/26/08 09:33 AM