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Display Name: Madhu106
Member Since: 4/13/12

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Its somewhat rare to see such houses on apartment therapy. There is a level of sophistication in this home that is achieved by careful and deliberate subtraction not addition. I am guessing this is in strong contrast to most readers' aesthetics.
Photographs don't do a lot of justice as its doesn't reproduce the emotion of being in a space. Its more of an illusion. It does look sterile, unless you have been there. Lot of people here complain about it being white and cold. Nobody here has looked, stood or stared at those floors. Few can appreciate that there is no cistern visible. No dark corners in the bathroom


Cecilia's Simple Beauty House Tour
6/5/14 11:52 PM

Most people don't want carpet including me. Even cheap solid floor would do. But why is america full of carpets. They are just plain bad for health and environment. I just can't understand. If you think the floor is cold, use a low pile rug


Top 5 Things Renters Look For?
6/23/13 03:26 PM

Slow cooker is such an overkill when it comes to time and electricity.
Only two rules apply:
1)The milk has to be slightly warmer than your body when you put cultures(old yogurt).
2)It has to remain around that temperature for 4hrs+. A warm hoodie will do the trick.

My mom has been doing this everyday as long as I can remember. Don't remember buying yogurt either. And she didn't even wrap the container with any insulating material. No thermometer, heating pads or fancy gadget.


Three Ways to Make Yogurt Without a Yogurt Maker
1/11/13 04:48 PM

Simple and nice..Good art works.
but...
I'd change those blinds and do something about that bare light bulb in the living room.
Get a sleeker coffee table to make room/spaciousness. Wouldn't place technology near lamps/candles. And given the small space I would place the laptop at eye level.
Flip the toilet paper in the bathroom.


Katie's Charming Venice Beach Bungalow House Tour
6/28/12 05:44 PM

Florescent lighting is the worst. I was put in a residential school with hundreds of bare florescent tube lights shining upon us from 5AM to 10PM. Harshest light to wake up or to got to sleep. I grew up in India where quite a few have solid teak hardwood furniture that is custom built and hand polished meticulously, marbles and granites of all kinds and colors, all that bathing in the ugliest blue hue of the florescent nightmare. I forced my mom to change all to warm lights yet she won't allow me to change the kitchen.
I am an Indian myself and am bewildered that some of my closest friends, family and all others can't stand warm lights???WHAAAT? I simply have not met an Indian(among a few thousand) who likes warm light, I am not stereotyping/alienating/generalizing my own kind but it is just the raw fact.


Ew, I Can't Stand That! Design Allergies
6/26/12 03:23 PM

Get rid of almost everything as much as possible. A human being needs very little. Then its easy to clean. Quips aside magic eraser does just that.


How To Keep Your Bathroom Clean In 5 Minutes A Day
5/23/12 03:02 AM

I think fullness and lasting is two different things. For instance, little oatmeal makes me full but very hungry after 2 hrs. Fruits are overrated since there are one of the species that are heavily curated by their sweetness. Most real watermelon varieties are full of seeds and almost no sweet. 100s of banana species have simply been eradicated due to selective farming, most of them being not sweet. In the US, most supermarkets have one variety of banana, go to some tropical country with ethnic background and see what they have. Fruits are natural and packed with nutrients so they must be good, not so true. Rapeseeds are packed with Omega-3 but they are also poisonous.
Besides veggies are much more potent in terms of nutrition. Veggies are far more lasting than fruits,
@Rural and rueful, LOL, "Its backed by meat council"? Its universal truth that meat doesn't have carbs. Hence their glycemic index is 0. It can't give you a sugar crash. Meat is more calorie dense than any other real food and anyone would agree they keep full and lasting.


Feeling Hungry? Grab an Orange!
5/20/12 11:27 AM

Yeah, I'll hit that floor any day. Love the sink closet,blinds


Lisa's Everything's Not Bigger in Texas Small Cool Contest
4/13/12 04:28 PM

I can see the painstaking choices and decisions you made to buy/place the things you have. The radio and the plant box, where do you get it.


JoAnn's Truly Happy Home Small Cool Contest
4/13/12 04:22 PM

Nice floors, good choice of fabrics and furniture.Not a fan of all lucite chairs though. Dig the animal skins which balances the contemporary furniture. Where can i find the sleek desk lamp? Is it bright enough?


Lex & Lynn's Not Boxed In Small Cool Contest
4/13/12 04:12 PM

The best views in this contest. Chic,bright.


Tabitha's Rare View Small Cool Contest
4/13/12 04:07 PM

Looks clean and functional for such a small space. Don't understand there are fewer likes


Marina's Not Too Shabby View Small Cool Contest
4/13/12 04:03 PM

Really good mix of contemporary and classic. Nice colors, airy and well lit.
Don't like metal bedframes. Decent decor of the kitchen given its a basic rental house kitchen.


Claire's Unique Space Small Cool Contest
4/13/12 04:00 PM

You never go wrong with white and earthy colors. Add to that natural lighting, open spaces, space saving elements like sliding doors.
Clean,minimal, functional and the best so far. Wonder what the living room floor is?


Lauren & Kyle's Double Duty Elements Small Cool Contest
4/13/12 03:44 PM

Zen vibe to it, no doubt. But the rug and pillow cases seem a little misplaced and makes the room look even smaller than it is.
Workplace looks productive. Like the contemporary furniture.
Well thought kitchen. L sink is clever use of space. A corner caddy to collect plastic bags. I noticed you got chemex coffee beaker.
Funtional promise of Zen.


Tatiana's Living Lightly Small Cool Contest
4/13/12 03:35 PM

Nice earthy tones. Well lit. Curtains with flair. I just don't like pink cuz I am a guy


Veronica's Seasonal Adaptations Small Cool Contest
4/13/12 03:23 PM

your living and bedroom has cozy written all over it but your kitchen is a little disappointing.
Please put the dirty brush under the sink not over it and I know you can find badass soap dispensers in Germany. I am not sure if its the photo but the green wall seems to have poor paint job. Colors are confused here with black counter green wall, white cupboards.
knife/spoon rack seems to be ancient not in a good way. I don't like tile splash backs with massive grooves that collect grease on its grouts but thats just me and I wonder why don't they make seamless tiles.


Josefine's Personality and Passion Small Cool Contest
4/13/12 03:19 PM

I like your furniture including your dog's pad/bed. Looks spacious than it is. May be the rug makes it so,but I am not into stripes all over the floor or hanging by the bar.


Joan's Personal Pieces Small Cool Contest
4/13/12 03:04 PM