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Coco, I love radiators, and not all of them are ugly. In fact, water/steam heat are so much healthier than forced-air. When I lived in my condo (90s built), I was sick all the time with respiratory infections, headaches, and allergies. When I moved mack to a house with radiators, I became so much healthier, even with all of the typical old house issues.


10 Clever DIY Projects to Hide Household Eyesores
4/3/14 12:48 PM

I also like the high tub faucet, but the (gorgeous, and I'm really not a modern girl) showerhead appears so low that I doubt anyone above 5' 7" or so would be able to stand under it.


Fresh Bathroom Decorating Ideas:
Beautiful Black Fixtures

11/4/13 01:58 PM

This might just be the most beautiful sofa I have ever seen. Well done.


Before & After: This Sofa Goes Ticky Ticky Boom!
10/10/13 08:10 PM

I want to cook it right now, it looks so yum.


Chef ‚ÄčEinat Admony's Sukkot Celebration Expert Interview & Cookbook Recipe
9/28/13 01:54 AM

Flip the crib and bed with a queen size iron bed, and I'm ready to move in. I love it!


Martina and Lola's Sweet Shared Space Nursery Tour
9/3/13 04:07 PM

I can only add additional praise, John. I am in awe and in love with the beautiful after. The color is perfect, too. Well done.


Before & After: John's Craigslist Miracle
8/29/13 04:15 PM

I think I'll stick with the name chocolate chex mix...but it looks good.


Party Recipe: Dark Chocolate & Nutella Puppy Chow Recipes from The Kitchn
8/20/13 06:37 PM

You make some good points, but kindles are for when you're queued up somewhere or traveling. Books are not the same as an e-reader - they are something that is not categorizable. E-readers are convenient. Real books are non-negotiable. As someone else mentioned, you can pry my books out of my cold, dead hands.


12 Things You Probably Own Too Many Of
7/30/13 04:37 AM

There is always one item that I fall in love with in the catalogue (like the stool with the lace pattern on top a few years ago) that is never available, no matter how I try to acquire it. Otherwise, except for storage need, Ikea is mostly just fun to explore


IKEA 2014 Catalog Sneak Peek:
Stylists Ideas Worth Stealing

7/18/13 04:20 AM

State College is "very large?" I don't think it took into account any of my answers. I've been to State College; I have friends and family who have attended. It's a lovely college town but not a place for me.


Where-To-Live Quizzes: Have You Taken One? Did You Follow Its Advice?
4/9/13 06:25 PM

I don't understand how Ursula can be so grown up...and I love the treehouse.
The platform isn't that high...I agree with seeing what happens. I have fallen from higher than that with railings, incidentally (and I've never broken anything but my head).


How To Make a Simple Tree House Apartment Therapy Tutorials
3/25/13 05:27 PM

Sadly, not much.
Too quiet makes it worse, so I need some noise, like music. And I need just enough light to see if I wake up (if I get to sleep) in the middle of the night, as I get disoriented.
If I have any kind of worry or stress, it's worse.
My biggest issue is that my head never shuts off, and yes, I've tried yoga, meditation, and probably everything else.
I guess it's good that I can function on little or no sleep, and this has been true since I was a toddler.


What Helps You Sleep?
3/22/13 05:52 PM

As my Italian father says, "authentic" or "traditional" really means the way your mother/grandmother/great-grandmother makes/made it.

I can't wait to try this recipe; thanks, Dana.


How to Make Easy Irish Soda Bread Cooking Lessons from the Kitchn
3/17/13 11:51 PM

leslie_g, I do find that, for some things, like my preferred brand of kitty litter or my Dove Clinical Protection, Target is cheaper than the grocery store, even ShopRite, but you are correct about most of it.


It's the Little Things:
5 Ways to Spend Less & Reduce Clutter

1/23/13 02:49 PM

Wear "it," not "i."

And brittanybreslin, would keeping your tights in one of those scarf hanger things with the holes help you?


Decluttering Tips: Shedding Clothes from Your Closet
1/20/13 11:58 AM

I wear what fits me and what I like. Personally, I don't care what's trendy. If it looks good on me and it fits properly, why shouldn't I wear i? I look a hell of a lot better and feel better than trying to keep up with ridiculous fashion rules.
Anything that doesn't fit this criteria (and I'm hard to fit, as I'm over 6' and have huge feet, obviously) gets donated if I can manage it.


Decluttering Tips: Shedding Clothes from Your Closet
1/20/13 11:56 AM

I rarely buy furniture at Ikea (too modern and put-together for my taste, although I enjoy the assembly most times), but I love their accessories and organizational tools. I just find it fun to go there (on a weekday, of course) and browse, look for ideas and buy organizational stuff (I'm not organized but try to be) and napkins,batteries, or wrapping paper. Then I top it off with a leisurely lunch/dinner at the café with a book. I love to go.
I have to admit, I adore my tile-top bedside table that does not look like Ikea, that looks like real furniture and the pretty chandelier I found.


4 Tips for Getting In & Out of IKEA Faster
1/19/13 10:45 PM

Ros, why do people hate radiators so much? Granted, I prefer avoiding hot air for heat completely (I think the vents are way uglier than radiators, personally, and they are unbelievably unhealthy. Hot water/steam heat is so much healthier, efficient (if working properly), and does not spread dust), but I don't think that particular hot air radiator is that bad.


Before & After: West Village Kitchen Goes from Ick to Slick
12/12/12 04:12 PM

I am in love with the table in the first photo.


The Nordic Table: Norm Architects at Host in Copenhagen
12/3/12 07:58 PM

What do you do to your Macs? I have a four year old MacBook Pro as my main machine, a twelve year old PowerBook, and an 11 year old PowerMac. I have never heard of this happening with anyone, and I know and know of a lot of people with Macs.


A Roundup of the Neatest and Tidiest Home Office Desks Lifework
11/25/12 01:36 AM