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Display Name: gwalabu
Member Since: 4/15/08

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1. Dave and Rob
2. tie - Ana and Bob/John
3. David

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Northwest Finalists: Fantasy League Thread
5/1/08 02:21 PM

1) Josh and Kelly
2) Matthew - a close second for making a lot out of a little, but bed conversions are still a real pain when you are doing them every night, and I have issues with the bike over the stove.
3) Jordan
4) LouLou & Nico

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Southwest Finalists: Fantasy League Thread
5/1/08 02:16 PM

1. Lisette's by a mile

Must agree with others that I am confused about the other entries even being in the finals.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Midwest Finalists: Fantasy League Thread
5/1/08 02:09 PM

1. Tony and Hilary
2. Luca
3. Waverly
4. Family of four

I love what Tony and Hilary managed as renters, and their modular loft is extremely practical and asthetically pleasing.

Apartment Therapy New York | East Finalists: Fantasy League Thread
5/1/08 02:08 PM

I like your bedspread!

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Southwest #18: Brooke and Cort's Downtown Walk-Up
4/17/08 11:30 AM

Really cool. I love the 'old school' office area. I gotta nitpick the bike hanging so low above the stove and table though. No way you are going to convince me that you can eat or safely cook and while the bike is there. Tire soup is not tasty!

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Southwest #17: Matthew's Cartoonist Corner
4/17/08 09:13 AM

P.S. boy do I wish I had such high ceilings - awesome!

Apartment Therapy New York | East #23: The S.S. Waverly
4/16/08 02:51 PM

Wow. Very cool. I like the blue. I would love to see the actual dimensions of the spaces shown on your floor plan though.

Apartment Therapy New York | East #23: The S.S. Waverly
4/16/08 02:50 PM

Love, love the built in bookshelves in the living room!

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Midwest #14: Annie's Logan Square Home
4/16/08 11:08 AM

Echium pininana

Common names are: Tower of Jewels or 'Pride of Tenerife'

it's a member of the Borage family that is native to the Canary Islands. Downside is that can be invasive (lots of little plants the next year...)

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | SF Flower Box Award: Berkeley, 6th Street and Allston
4/16/08 11:00 AM

Really like your layout, and the open shelves in the kitchen.

Apartment Therapy New York | East #21: Eduardo's Recyclables
4/16/08 09:36 AM

I love the bed nook and the use of bold colors, but may I ask why you submitted two nearly identical vignette pictures of the dining table while not submitting anything of the kitchen? This omission is precisely what kept me from rating it supercool - you did a little too much staging, without really showing us how you live here. The only spot that feels really lived in is the awesome bed nook, but that is more of an architectural feature than anything else. Still, you've done a great job making 370 sq. ft. seem a lot larger. I just wonder where the laundry gets folded and kept, and what personal items you keep in your space.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Northwest #7: Shannon's Sumptuous Studio
4/15/08 05:27 PM

Lol. There is definitely a little too much going on for my taste, which just makes me as curious what your definition of 'cluttered' is (amazing how we all have such different perceptions and tolerances), but I really like how you have kept the light/white sort of beach cottage theme throughout. It makes me think that if I opened the door onto your deck I would look out and see the ocean in the distance, and feel a cool breeze on my face.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Midwest #12: Margaret's Highrise Beach Bungalow
4/15/08 04:20 PM

Hey Ana,

Great job. I really like your space!

Photographing a really small space is hard. I submitted my little shack to the contest, and it is only 200 sq. ft. so I know exactly what you are talking about. It is hard to make anything look 'polished' when you are wedged into the upper corner of your room, and your furthest focal point in the room is still only 5 feet away. My photos didn't feel like they really represented my home because I couldn't get far enough away from things to take good photos that put them in the context of my space. I applaud you for being able to convey your space so well without succumbing to the gimmicky sort of vignettes that everyone seems to be submitting. I come to AT and this contest because I really want to see people's entire space, and how you use and live in it.

If you cook at all, you have pots and pans, and I actually like to see them! I only have three pots and one pan, myself, so I may just be jealous... When people hide all of the things that make everyday life happen, just to take a cool photo for the contest, it defeats the purpose of showing us how you use your space. So, good on you for not being afraid to show us your kitchen as it is, and for keeping your pots in a practical and accessible place. I can see that you cook a lot by how you have things arranged.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Southwest #12: Ana's Custom Fit
4/15/08 02:13 PM

I love how you even made use of the space under the loft! One question though (and only because I struggle with this myself) - do you normally store your bicycles in the kitchen, or did you just put them there for the photos? This is one of the best uses of space I've seen in this year's entries, and one of the only ones I've really liked. Practical and pleasing...

Apartment Therapy New York | East #19: Tony and Hilary's 3 in 1 Studio
4/15/08 09:37 AM