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Display Name: Jon_B
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I live nearby. Some small bank saw the publicity and allowed them to refi. Also, in the 70s the cave was a concert venue.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | No, Really: A Cave Dwelling
6/25/09 02:03 PM


Apartment Therapy New York | House Tour: Christiane and Joshua Source the World New York
3/19/09 12:44 PM

I'm pretty sure Plan Toys makes the doll house. We have a Plan Toys dollhouse and it came with the same furniture as the one shown.

larchgirl, search for brick walls on AT. I think they had a how-to once.

Apartment Therapy New York | House Tour: Christiane and Joshua Source the World New York
3/19/09 12:43 PM

Thanks all. I just cut our full-wall mirror down to size and remounted with low-profile Z-shaped ( ,-' ) clips. I'm going to frame it with our door trim (not typical door trim, old-school multi-piece stuff). Either way, I'm going to have to cut out some void space in the back of the trim to fit snug against the mirror.

Apartment Therapy New York | Invisible Mirror Clips
2/25/09 01:09 PM

With the screws behind the mirror, do you have to slide the mirror in from the side? That would seem pretty tricky.

Apartment Therapy New York | Invisible Mirror Clips
2/25/09 11:07 AM

p(too), well of course that site is one-sided. I was just introducing a counterpoint. I must admit that I mainly looked at the illustrated comparisons and read the captions below them.

Apartment Therapy New York | Hot or Not? Obama Plate by Shepard Fairey
2/6/09 08:30 AM

I saw this website today and it takes a bit of the sheen off of Fairey.

Apartment Therapy New York | Hot or Not? Obama Plate by Shepard Fairey
2/5/09 04:40 PM

We just moved into a building we had built and our kitchen has 2 full-size fridges, 2 micros with attached toasters, 2 large dishwashers, a double sink, a toaster oven, and an at-cost vending machine stocked by the company. There is an empty spot for another "vending machine" that will be filled with an range/oven in the near future. (The code required a commercial range/oven.) The cabinets are stocked with real plates and silverware, and there is plenty of room to store our own lunch supplies. It's got concrete countertops and a large island with 4 huge recycling drawers.

The lunch room also has 5 4-top tables and a large flat screen TV on the wall. Sorry for bragging...

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Lunch at the Office: What's Your Kitchen Situation?
1/15/09 01:07 PM

Why and "even" number of times on each side? Did you mean "equal"?

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Weekend Project: Sharpen Your Knives!
1/15/09 11:24 AM

Aquarium stores sell small cylindrical brushes on the end of a wire handle for cleaning tubes, etc. They would work well for straws as well.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Bar Item: Metal Bendy Straws
1/15/09 10:46 AM

I like the butterflies for my 2-year-old daughter, if I was wealthier. Finding items for girls that aren't pink and/or branded is rather difficult sometimes.

Apartment Therapy New York | Best Modern Bedding 2009
1/15/09 09:54 AM

Congrats to patrick (too) and Curtis!

Apartment Therapy New York | The Big Window Challenge!
1/15/09 09:35 AM

parrishnut, it appears to be a gas water heater also. See the red shut-off valve?

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | DIY: Covering Up The Water Heater
1/13/09 01:47 PM

You don't need to read between the lines. One of them references something "for our new apartment."

Apartment Therapy New York | Michael Stipe Thomas Dozol's New York Apartment The Selby
1/13/09 12:52 PM

Also, you've essentially built a wooden electrical box. I doubt if that is up to code. If it's not on the wall yet, it wouldn't be too hard to retrofit the mantel to accept a standard metal or plastic electrical box.

Apartment Therapy Unplugged | DIY: A Holiday Tech Infused Mantel, on the Cheap… Part 2
12/22/08 03:53 PM

Thanks, muirwoods08. I was going to use that to prevent new squirrels from entry. It is also referred to as hardware cloth. The problem is: you can't cover every wood surface with the hardware cloth. They can just chew through someplace else. There are exclusion devices that you put over their entrance/exit that will allow them out, but not back in. But, they could just chew around it, like this:
I can see them doing the same with the hardware cloth. I might try the hardware cloth before trapping, and give them one more chance to live.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | House Tour: Wendi's Pioneer Modern Los Angeles
12/19/08 11:16 AM

It's easy to be a animal pacifist when one has minimal contact with animals.

Can the karma police tell me how to permanently get rid of the 3 squirrels currently inhabiting my attic? If I trap them to release in the park/country, they will likely either be killed by other squirrels for being in their territory, find someone else's house to invade, or will find their way back to my house and chew back in. I chased them out once, patched the hole, and now they are back in a few days later. Apparently, once they live in a warm attic, they don't like cold nests in trees anymore.

When the ice melts from my roof, I am going to (attempt to) trap each of them and then dunk the trap into a trash can of water until dead. Repeat for 3 squirrels. According to my research, this is the most humane way. My neighborhood is too dense to buy and use a BB gun.

This will be the first time that I've killed anything other than an insect or mouse. It will not be easy, but I will not live with rodents and their filth above my children's bedrooms.

Remember NYC is only about 100 years from when animal carcasses hung in front of shops.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | House Tour: Wendi's Pioneer Modern Los Angeles
12/18/08 03:15 PM

See, engineers aren't all boring!

Signed, geotechnical engineer

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | House Tour: Meghan Shawn's Spacious Vibrant Flat San Francisco
12/4/08 11:39 AM


I see a lot of polished brass, but not much of the brushed or honed brass shown above.

Apartment Therapy New York | Good Questions: Similar Coffee Table?
12/2/08 05:32 PM

Look for this to appear in a CSI episode. Investigators have a search warrant, but not a warrant to collect a DNA sample. They simply take the DNA art off the wall.

Apartment Therapy New York | DNA mini portraits
12/2/08 05:08 PM