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Was this Design Star or Extreme Makeover Home Edition? So much squealing!


Apartment Therapy New York | HGTV's Design Star: Final Challenge in the Big EasyBoston
7/28/08 11:49 AM

There was plenty of dysfunction. Remember when Matt said he'd had a falling out with his folks?

He didn't spell it out, but my guess was that his mom and dad had a big problem with him being gay. (Colorado Springs is a hotbed of fundamentalism).

Since then, I've seen interviews with Matt on other web sites and indeed, that was the case.

It was kept beneath the surface on the show, but there were clues for those of us who are tuned into this sort of thing.


Apartment Therapy New York | HGTV Design Star: The Final Three Go HomeBoston
7/22/08 06:14 AM

Based on hosting film alone, Mikey was the other designer that left last night and, although we love him, we agree he is not meant for TV.

Well, from what I've read, Mikey certainly does look good on video.


Apartment Therapy New York | HGTV Design Star: The Kitchen EpisodeBoston
7/17/08 09:25 AM

Ah, if only the grand prize were Nate Berkus ...


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Tastemakers Design Chicago Contest
7/11/08 07:07 AM

I detest Paul Krugman, but even a broken clock is right twice a day.

I've actually had this conversation several times in the last few days -- people look at me like I'm nuts when I say I am perfectly happy renting.

I want to continue living in the New York City area. If I bought, I'd be paying monthly maintenance charges, which are just like rent, on top of my mortgage. And for the privilege of doing that I'd have to put down at least 20 percent and pay all sorts of exhorbitant fees and closing costs. Not worth it to me right now.

It's true, owning protects you against the vagaries of a landlord--you can't be evicted and you are pretty certain what your monthly housing costs will be. But as a renter, you also have the right to walk away when your lease is up. You aren't dependent on the condition of the housing market when you decide it's time to pack up and move on.

So there are plusses and minuses but owning a home is not a panacea for everyone.


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Are Americans Obsessed with Home Ownership?The NY Times Op-Ed 6.23.08
6/24/08 07:13 AM

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Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Look!: Door by Domestic Architecture
6/11/08 05:31 AM

Does anyone remember Gabe and Julie's apartmente from Welcome Back Kotter?


Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Look!: Door by Domestic Architecture
6/11/08 05:30 AM

Answer to my own question: Because there isn't a toy in sight.


Apartment Therapy New York | Queens Modern New York Magazine 5.19.08
5/15/08 06:28 AM

Kid-friendly? Why is that little girl playing with the fireplace?


Apartment Therapy New York | Queens Modern New York Magazine 5.19.08
5/15/08 06:22 AM

Me me me!!!


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Thursday Giveaway: Apartment Therapy Presents Book
5/8/08 08:39 AM

I just remember where I parked.


Apartment Therapy San Francisco | How To: Remember Where You Parked
5/2/08 05:45 AM

Talk about bad taste!


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Vintage Furniture of a Sort: Coffin Couches
5/1/08 05:58 AM

If I had small children, I'd be nervous about having a balcony.


Apartment Therapy New York | Balconies & Terraces The New York Times 4.27.08
4/28/08 06:37 AM

This is a limited edition. You can probably find the original Vignelli map for sale on eBay for a few bucks.

Or you can look at this:
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/caption.pl?/img/maps/system_1972.jpg


Apartment Therapy New York | Massimo Vignelli Updates his New York City Subway Diagram
4/25/08 09:30 AM

I miss the original Vignelli map. The current map is an unholy mess, with station names running at every angle, overlapping lines, and pop-up boxes everywhere.

The straight lines and clean typography of the Vignelli design did the job just fine. When I'm riding the train, I just need to know which stop comes after which stop. It doesn't matter how many times the tracks curve between stations.

No, the Vignelli map did not show the geography of the city accurately. But neither does the new map.


Apartment Therapy New York | Massimo Vignelli Updates his New York City Subway Diagram
4/25/08 06:44 AM

Oh my God! Look at the time!


Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Color Pattern Clock
4/24/08 01:08 PM

I voted super cool because I live in Hoboken, too. Nice place.


Apartment Therapy New York | East #30: Teresa's Beautiful Old Bones Redressed
4/23/08 12:45 PM

Handsomely decorated. Is this in the Normandie Court?


Apartment Therapy New York | East #29: T & A's Upper East Alcove
4/22/08 02:42 PM

Shan, I think it's blue ;)


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Midwest #24: Jenni & Spencer's Charismatic Space
4/22/08 01:27 PM

More pictures of Nate, please.


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Nate Berkus on 1stdibs Style Compass
4/22/08 11:04 AM