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I have one of those tables as well. I sanded and painted the legs and then Mod Podge'd some pages from a book on the top. Cheap and easy!


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | D.I.Y.: The Affordable Bedside Table Makeover
10/17/08 09:17 AM

*edit: "...hotter temperatures than sumi."


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Look: Simple Home Odor Control! Austin
10/8/08 08:25 AM

I love having bundles of charcoal around the house for this purpose. I have some in the bathroom, bedroom and living room. Even better than sumi charcoal, though, is binchotan. You can get it online, but it's only made in Japan from certain types of oak trees at a hot temperature than sumi.


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Look: Simple Home Odor Control! Austin
10/8/08 08:24 AM

I had my first experience with these types of seats at a hotel in Tokyo. Since then, I've been searching for one that doesn't require an electrical outlet (I'm a renter). This is absolutely awesome.


Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Re(al)view: Brondell Swash Ecoseat Bidet Has Got Our Back(side)
10/3/08 10:31 AM

I like that chair in the top pic - anyone know where it's from?


Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Home Inspiration from the Angela Adams Catalog
4/17/08 03:02 PM

I noticed the slight wobble from the top of mine the other day as well. Unlike a lot of Ikea furniture, it screws into metal nuts in the top, so it's safe to take apart and put back together. I'll tinker with it later this week and see if I can offer any solutions.

I paid $30 for mine in the as-is section, so in the end, I can deal with a little wobble.


Apartment Therapy San Francisco | SF Good Questions: Does Anyone Else's IKEA DOCKSTA Table Wobble?
4/15/08 08:30 AM

Murakai is awesome! It's the Japanese 99 cent store - but with much cooler stuff. I get a lot of my various plastic bins and containers there.

There are several in the South Bay area as well (Torrance, Gardena).


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Look! Affordable Plates from Little Tokyo
4/7/08 12:41 PM

I was looking at that Ikea Docksta for quite a while, and just the other day the Costa Mesa location had two in the "as-is" section for $30...in perfect condition. $30 dollars!!!! Needless to say, I snagged that sucker up as quick as I could.


Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Natural Beauty Canadian House Home: April 2008
4/2/08 10:56 AM

I have tried a lot of "green" products - hand soaps, body wash, detergent, dish soap, cosmetics - and I usually end up disappointed. They usually cost a little (or sometimes, a lot) more and then end up being less effective. Unfortunately, chemicals work and efficiency wins out to environmentalism.

I like Method products from a design standpoint and I'm currently using Method dish soap, but may end up going back to a non-green brand once this bottle is gone - it just doesn't work very well.

I haven't tried the Trader Joe's stuff. Anyone else have experience with it?


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Which Dishwashing Detergent Works Best?
3/31/08 10:52 AM

...about *how* often it needs to be replaced?


Apartment Therapy New York | Look! : Eucalyptus In the Bathroom
3/28/08 12:20 PM

Anyone have an idea about often it needs to be replaced?


Apartment Therapy New York | Look! : Eucalyptus In the Bathroom
3/28/08 12:15 PM