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The "after" is great, but the "before" shot is one of my pet peeves. Of course the "after" is going to look better when you shoot it with a professional photographer who actually lets light into the room, and the "before" appears to have been photographed on a bad camera phone by someone who probably hasn't had their first cup of coffee yet. The curtains are the same in both rooms so technically the "before" shot is fully capable of being as bright, light-wise, as the "after".

Before and After:
Bri Emery's Living Room Makeover Design Love Fest

3/29/13 10:30 AM

Did you live on E. 64th st? I had a neighbor who would do the exact same thing. She would bang her broom on the ceiling even if I was tiptoeing around in my socks in the early evening, or she would come bang on my door to complain.

How Do I Deal with Neighbor's Excessive Noise Complaints? Good Questions
2/20/13 11:01 AM

Check Asian markets and grocery stores, or hit up a Japan or Korea-town near you. Many of them will have exactly what you need. Most Mitsuwa's have stores either inside or next door that sell those chairs.

Chairs Similar to These in the States?
Good Questions

10/6/11 11:57 AM

I met Shilpa at a trade fair and not only are her products amazing, she's the sweetest person ever!

Belize/Chauras Duvet Cover Set by Shilpa Rathi
Design Showcase 2011

9/20/11 12:38 PM

I agree with everything except the donate. I only get rid of things that don't fit, and never will. Otherwise, I keep things because fashion is cyclical and things my eye is trained to think of as "out" now, will eventually come back into style and I'll regret having thrown them out before. It's happened to me so many times and I've ended up re-buying new versions of things I already owned, but gave away.

How Cleaning Out Your Closet Will Save You Time & Money
9/16/11 03:12 PM

Considering that a kindle, which does absolutely nothing else except for what iBooks does, costs $259 - $500...I don't see why people are complaining about the iPad price.

I think the big draw is that it's not a crappy netbook. I, for one, was glad that it simply wasn't a touch screen laptop, I don't need that. Plus, netbooks are awful - they don't work, they're expensive considering they can barely do what they claim to do, and frankly, they're ugly. This is a great little entertainment unit that addresses all my other needs since I already have the gamut of products doing everything else.

The Big Reveal: The Apple iPad | Apartment Therapy Unplggd
1/28/10 01:01 PM

We have the Sly Deluxe by Innovation. In-laws have been here for a month sleeping on it and haven't complained. Its very simple to set up, fairly comfortable and looks great!

Good Questions: Beds for Small Spaces? Los Angeles | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
1/2/10 04:42 AM

Lol at Bepsf. I have something similar in my home that IS actually formula one racetracks of the world.

Apartment Therapy New York | ColorTherapy: Simple Painting Projects
6/16/09 12:41 PM

I need one of those pigs...where is it from?

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Video Tour of Nate Berkus' Chicago Apartment People
6/3/09 12:44 PM

If you're unsure where your job is going to be, I recommend living in the South Beach, Mission Bay or Dogpatch neighborhoods. All of these are close to muni (within the city transpo) and caltrain which goes down to silicon valley so it gives you some great options for jobs. They are also closely located to some great parks (Esprit park, mission creek park) that might have ultimate frisbee groups set up.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Good Questions: SF Neighborhoods for Ex-New Yorkers?
5/18/09 06:05 PM

I would do a light grey or lighter green, I think a darker sink would look nice with light walls.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Good Questions: What Color Walls with Green Sink?
5/13/09 05:22 PM

This is awesome and exactly what I was looking for, just placed my order! Thanks for the tip!

Apartment Therapy Boston | Chrome Shower Basket Storage
5/7/09 01:08 PM

I think he looks great where he is in both pictures and that has in fact inspired me to get one too!

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Incorporating Something New Into Your Home
5/1/09 03:37 PM

-put at least 20% down, not only is it a more stable loan but you look better to whoever you're trying to buy the property from and to the banks you're borrowing from

- get a fixed rate mortgage from a good loan broker who tracks the market and knows the best time to lock in your loan. Thanks to ours, instead of locking in at 5 %, he told us to wait a bit and we ended up locking in at 4.625%

-take into consideration everything from HOA fees to property taxes...sit down with an accountant (not a mortgage broker) to crunch the numbers to see what you can and cannot afford

-do your research, we looked all over San Francisco and took into consideration neighborhood, commute, relative price range, future development opportunities, ammenities etc. before deciding

-Tax incentives are great but do not include them into your budget. Treat them as bonus money for furniture or savings for the future. Can you afford the place without them? If you can't, walk away.

-work with a real estate agent...there are so many things that you need to know to buy a house and unless you have time to do it full-time, you should work with a professional. But, check in with a bunch of people to make sure you're 100% confident in the person and that they have your best interest in mind and can get you what you want. We went through a few before ending up with our guy, who was highly recommended by friends (always a good sign) and is amazing and goes out of his way to do everything for us to make the process as easy as possible


Apartment Therapy Boston | Good Questions: Advice for First-Time Home Buyers?
4/29/09 11:35 AM

As long as it's a good friend, then it's fine. I love it when it gets to the point where friends know my house pretty much as well as I do and if they want water, or anything else, they get up and get it themselves.

If it's a brand new person, that's just weird.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Being Comfortable In Someone Else's Home
4/23/09 03:40 PM

Innovation USA makes great convertible sofas.

Apartment Therapy New York | Best Sleeper Sofas Sofa Beds 2009
4/17/09 01:14 PM

I love the capiz doors! We had capiz doors and windows in my house in the philippines when I was growing up.

Apartment Therapy New York | Small Cool 2009: Dahlush's Textured Home Tiny Division #35
4/14/09 03:35 PM

I think Kenneth Cobonpue is one of the best when it comes to working with rattan and natural fibers:

Budji Layug is also really good but less modern than cobonpue

Local furniture designers in The Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia etc. produce modern furniture using native materials. The two that I mentioned also have international show rooms.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Roundup: Modern Natural Woven Seating Solutions
3/23/09 07:46 PM

Clear but with a blinds or curtain option.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | This or That? Clear or Opaque Shower Doors
11/26/08 05:17 PM

I have this one by innovation design:

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Roundup: Sleeper Sofas Austin
11/17/08 12:04 PM