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Display Name: slawterhaus
Member Since: 4/17/07

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Not trying to cause panic here, but what can be more bacteria ridden than a wallet? Just think how many different people handled those dollar bills and coins that we keep in our pockets or bags.


Why Women's Workspaces Have More Germs & Where You Should Be Cleaning
8/8/12 06:51 PM

Great use of space.
May I ask where you bought the wall mounted shelving system next to the tv?


Medo's Boutique Hotel Style Small Cool Contest
4/19/12 02:26 PM

i agree that the living is a bit cluttered.
i do like the interesting built-ins, including the storage in the dining room, the headboard, and those dangerously cute fireplaces.


#23 - Fernanda Adam's Hidden Storage
4/26/07 05:51 PM

your organizational skills are remarkable, and you're very brave to leave everything exposed! the dusting must be brutal. i live in a nearly identical unit - also in a 1931 hi-rise. exact same layout, only my foyer is shorter and wider. i've the same problem of having the bathroom door placed in the middle of the living room wall, rather than ideally off the foyer. i love the way you've defined the spaces. you've even created a bedroom, and the L-shaped runner really makes sense of this large obstacle. the file cabinet disguise is also ingenious. i too have a huge collection of books,
magazines,cd's and endless wiring from various electronics. tell me, how do you keep up with the constant maintenance? in my own apartment it's never ending. have you ever considered concealing all those objects behind cabinet doors? not sure whether this would resolve the dust issue.


#28 - Daniel's Idiosyncratic Little Pad
4/26/07 02:32 PM

then why the comment box???


#7 - Yvette's Charming Gold Coast Studio
4/21/07 11:34 PM

pishfingers: it's you that's doing all of of the babbling. yes. if you're a broke bastard then do shop at a cheap thrift store. or start sawing. i don't care where the hell you get your inspiration from, just stop wasting our time.


#12: Ian's Sweet Suite
4/21/07 11:28 PM

well then idahoguy,
sounds like davy ought to ditch graphic design and get his real estate license.


#8 Davy's Studio of Internet Finds
4/20/07 09:28 PM

i'm sorry pishfingers, neither the chinese chest nor the drumstools qualify as the creative end-all in my opinion. it's one thing to use major catalog pieces as a base for an interior, but the real artists draw the eye away from the familiar and turn it into something completely new and unexpected. we want to be surprised with whatever it takes to throw us off. yes, it's all very tasteful, but it's just plain dull. in this case the catalog was the easy way out which = boring boring boring! mix it up, toss it around the room, even throw in a cheap thrift shop find, but never be safe and the end result will almost always delight our senses. so lighten up! be inspired! we're very lucky to have apartment therapy as our canvas!


#12: Ian's Sweet Suite
4/20/07 09:18 PM

you bet i do sammy!

as for patrick (the other one),
ok, the chinese inspired chest and drumstools came from other catalogs, and the rest was chosen from DWR. but remember patrick, this is a design competition, not paint by numbers.


#12: Ian's Sweet Suite
4/19/07 09:49 PM

Erin K. and the others are probably right.

the pitch reads like a bad real estate ad, and you're obviously a desperate agent trying to sell a poorly staged apartment.
there's absolutely no personality showing in these photos,
and the ikea adel kitchen? c'mon. stop wasting our time.


#8 Davy's Studio of Internet Finds
4/19/07 06:50 PM

get over yourselves elizabeth in AL, Xeno and redcloverstar.

they're right. it's a ridiculous entry for a design competition,
and it does not deserve any more than a one-liner.
we're not here to write love letters, we're here to critique.


#7 - Yvette's Charming Gold Coast Studio
4/19/07 06:16 PM

I agree with Paul. The double hung vinyl clad sashes are plain ugly, and have been an unfortunate epidemic in NYC since the J-51 tax abatement in 1988. These monstrous fat mullioned brown numbers have forever changed the face of NYC. Thank you mayor Koch!

However, moving would be a bit extreme. I would do floor to ceiling drapes wall to wall because they would diguise the ugly window frames / radiator / awkward seperation. I would turn the corner and extend past the righthand window by about two feet.

I did this in my own apartment using standard Ikea double rods with just one drape - I needed the extra inches of the double rod to accomodate the the extension of my window sill / radiator. The result is a straight hanging drape without bulges and the illusion of widening the narrow end of the room. Bringing the eye up to the ceiling will also make your ceilings look taller. A modern effect that works well with the period of your building.


Good Questions: How Do I Curtain a Corner?
4/18/07 09:45 PM

I agree with Paul. The double hung vinyl clad sashes are plain ugly, and have been an unfortunate epidemic in NYC since the J-51 tax abatement in 1988. These monstrous fat mullioned brown numbers have forever changed the face of NYC. Thank you mayor Koch!

However, moving would be a bit extreme. I would do floor to ceiling drapes wall to wall because they would diguise the ugly window frames / radiator / awkward seperation. I would turn the corner and extend past the righthand window by about two feet.

I did this in my own apartment using standard Ikea double rods with just one drape - I needed the extra inches of the double rod to accomodate the the extension of my window sill / radiator. The result is a straight hanging drape without bulges and the illusion of widening the narrow end of the room. Bringing the eye up to the ceiling will also make your ceilings look taller. A modern effect that works well with the period of your building.


Good Questions: How Do You Put Curtains On A Corner Window?
4/18/07 09:34 PM

love the long blue painting.
the rest came straight out of the DWR catalog.
a bit short on creativity - has potential.


#12: Ian's Sweet Suite
4/18/07 07:59 PM

jack has a knack for editing. exquisite.
clearly a winner!


#12 - Jack's Think Big
4/17/07 09:21 PM