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The Maille mustard shop is a dream come true. The Chablis is really good but my fave is the harissa and citron. ...Wish we could buy it here

10 Treats I Brought Home from Burgundy, France Travel Treasures
7/16/14 08:52 PM

spread on shrimp or chicken and then grill

10 Ways to Use Pesto Beyond Pasta Tips from The Kitchn
7/15/14 11:22 PM

Second the Baby Bjorn. It was so much easier than taking the stroller everywhere

Christine's List: Baby Items I'm Glad I Bought & Ones I Wish I Hadn't
3/17/14 09:50 PM

Goose80- I was having the same issue until I turned by iPad so I was reading in landscape orientation (vs portrait). Ads in landscape are only about 25%f of the screen size versus 50% in portrait.

Apartment Therapy Goes Mobile!
2/24/14 10:23 PM

When I bought my original soap dispenser from Napa Style 7 years ago, I struggled over paying that much , but in the end, I decided that it was both "original/unique" and a piece of art and thus worth the cost. Also, at that point, there were no other alternatives.

Having now used it , I realize that it's design is flawed. As Eloise88 stated, it clogs up. You have to either use a particular type of soap or just remove the spigot all together, which is what Alina above in the kitchen tour appears to have done. Given that, the $60 ( or now $80) dispenser now no longer seems like a deal. For that kind of money, the dispenser should at least work without the purchaser having to jerry rig it

Looking at the 2 versions I have next to each other last night- I see that they are the exact same! Perhaps World Market got a better deal because they are a chain and were buying larger quanities from the supplier. Or perhaps Napa Style and Le Maison Bleu are charging a premium because they are "lifestyle brands". We see that happen all the time- look at Restoration Hardware- many of their items can be easily sourced elsewhere at a fraction of the cost- you just have to put in the effort to search the original suppliers out

Regardless, having purchased both, and assuming that you can even still get it at World Market, I would not buy the more expensive version

Kitchen Details: The Perfect Wall-Mounted Hand Soap Dispenser For Over the Sink
1/23/14 06:56 AM

here's a link with the SKU number


Kitchen Details: The Perfect Wall-Mounted Hand Soap Dispenser For Over the Sink
1/22/14 12:16 PM

oh shoot- I had the Napa Style version that I used for about 7 years until it finally corroded. A few months ago, I noticed Cost Plus World Market had them (though they sold them as "lotion dispensers", so I bought several. Now I can no longer find them on their website :( . Maybe keep an eye on World Market website- perhaps they will bring back.Maybe their customer service can help you locate or maybe look in their brick and mortars? Interesting, Napa's and World Market's version were the same quality although as I remember, the Napa Style version was about $60 ( and that was 7 years ago!) and the World Market was only $25. Lastly, I had problems with regular thickness soap clogging up the spigot. I find thinner soaps, like Dr. Bonner's work best.

Kitchen Details: The Perfect Wall-Mounted Hand Soap Dispenser For Over the Sink
1/22/14 12:10 PM

To those who didn't leave space for a trash can- why not buy a nicer trash bin, like a Simplehuman or a Wesco instead of a plastic bin? They soften the blow of having to look at a trashcan a bit. We have the simple human semi round trash can- i find it very discrete. It seems like they are always on sale at BB and Beyond, Crate and Barrel and the like.

My biggest regret is installing some unnecessary appliances that I thought would be great to have though we now never use. I "had" to have a warming drawer when we were building; in 5 years, I have used it maybe 4 times. Now its a very expensive bread box. …. complete waste of money. Ditto the pot filler over the stove. My friend has one. Yes, it's convenient for filling the pot, but remember, you still have to lug a heavy water filled pot back to the sink when you are done. Now if that actually make a pot filler and pot emptier- then maybe THAT would be worth it.

Tell Us: What's Your Biggest Kitchen Design Mistake?
12/14/13 08:36 AM

Beautiful kitchen. Though I have to admit, if the figurine on the stove top is what I think it is, it's a bit disturbing.

Shawna's Glamorous Custom Kitchen Kitchen Tour
9/12/13 11:01 PM

As above- map dress is from Restoration Hardware. Here's a link to the boutique in new zealand that restoration sources their's from:


Some of the dresses ( especially the parisian dress) are breathtaking.

I called about 6 months ago; unfortunately, the won't ship out of country

Willa Gray's Sophisticated, Warm Nursery My Room
9/10/13 11:22 PM

My comment just disappeared!

I think this bathroom has great potential.

See if u can replace the medicine cabinet with a mirror that is flush with the wall. Instead, put shelves on the wall adjacent to the sink. Buy matching attractive basket/containers to line the shelves with. These can be used to collect all your items, yet keep them under cover

Maybe paint walls a pale yellow. Replace dull brown rug/ hand towel with colorful rugs/towels.

Replace clamp on lamp. Maybe a sconce? I have seen ones with decorative cords. I think i I have also seen colorful replacement cords on this site? Tack cord to wall

I like the idea of plants on shower wall that was mentioned above.

Hang a fun piece of art on wall opposite commode.

Skirt sink for more storage.


Touch up paint on door edge.

I bet you could do it all, with things that you could take with you when you leave, for less than 200$

Creative Help For \"Sad, Hideous\" Bathroom in Charming Rental? Good Questions
8/30/13 08:40 AM

It actually doesn't look that bad. The floor tile is great and subway tiles are always easy to work with.

Is the shower on the other side of the wall?

I would put a skirt around the sink, get a new rug, see if you can take the medicine cabinet down and replace with a mirror that is flush with the wall and put shelves along the wall adjacent to the sink.you could then line the shelves with some kind of matching retro style baskets/ containers that you could store your things in. Replace the clip on lamp with ANYTHING else. Paint walls something cheery- maybe a soft yellow. Touch up the door edge. Maybe hang a fun piece of art on the wall opposite the toilet? Oh, and put the toilet seat down!

I bet you could turn this room into a gem for $150-200 max by shopping at target,ikea, west elm or outlet stores.

Creative Help For \"Sad, Hideous\" Bathroom in Charming Rental? Good Questions
8/30/13 08:17 AM

Don't do it. I flew to another country once to help my friend celebrate getting accepted to culinary school. I knew she was not the most diligent when it came to keeping things tidy, but when she mentioned prior to my visit that she had spent days getting everything cleaned up, I figured I was good to go. Her place was awful- land mine dog vomit carpet stains, moldy shower, , grungy toilet, bath towels that smelled of mildew, stacks of old newspapers everywhere. It was awful. I tried to keep my opinions to myself, but when I saw the the bathroom I started to dry heave. She heard me so I felt I "had" to fess up. I should have kept my trap closed; I think part of me was so angry at her for knowing that I was a neat freak, but still letting me fly 16 hours to walk into that, that i didnt even consider the repercussions. Anyhow, her feelings were terribly hurt. 10 years later, it's still a very sensitive subject. There is no way you can tactfully tell someone they are a slob.

I would say, just stay at a hotel the next time you go to visit

Should I Tell My Friend That Her Bathtub Is a Health Hazard? Good Questions
8/30/13 12:06 AM

The dandelion and burdock is my favorite. These can be bought for much less than 8$ at cost plus, wegmans, whole foods.....

Fentiman's Curiosity Cola
8/22/13 09:20 PM

Beautiful Viper..

The Studio of Seth Parks Glass Workspace Tour
8/16/13 09:35 PM

I bought 2 of these stands this past weekend after seeing them posted here

Not sure why I didn't buy before..I can't tell u how many different unsuccessful ways I have tried to jurry rig a beverage dispenser so that i could fit a glass under the dipenser.

These make things so much easier. Thanks for posting

Exeter Glass Jar Drink Dispenser
8/12/13 11:31 PM

Le parfait jar

How To Make Quick-Pickled Red Onions Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn
8/8/13 07:52 PM

I wouldn't use these for a cookout or a kids party (too pricey) , but they were just right for a wine and cheese party I had last month. I coupled them with the govino stemless recyclable glasses. Minimal effort on my part with big results- they were elegant, yet sturdy, and clean up afterwards was a breeze.

Bambu Disposable Plates
7/29/13 08:35 PM

I second this method, Elsa! It works like a charm.

The Sacrificial Slice: The Secret to a Perfect Piece of Pie
7/10/13 08:12 PM

I used to take Tylenol PM or Benadryl before long flights (to knock myself out) until my friend's wife suffered a DVT followed by massive pulmonary embolism after a flight last year. She was young with no risk factors except that she slept in her cramped seat for 12 plus hours without moving. Now, I don't drug myself so that I remember to get up and walk around.

I always bring my iPad/magazines, lotion, and a sweater/jacket. I carry a travel size container of wipes- they come in handy for just about anything. I always bring some kind of candy bar; it gives me something to look forward to around mid-flight. Depending on how organized I am, I sometimes will bring a few bags of my favorite tea; I just ask for a cup of hot water from the attendant.

I also am a huge fan of the Evian spritzer. It's a nice refresher when I start to feel dry and grimey; It's pricey but it seems to last a long time. I fly a good amount (about once every month and a half) and have been on my last pack of spray for over a year.

9 Air Travel Must-Haves for a Comfortable Flight
7/10/13 07:39 PM