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Display Name: lynnindc
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I'm curious to see how this will be carried out. Would the doorman decide who is qualified to enter through the Rich door? Or will the affordable housing folks have to wear yellow stars or otherwise be marked for easy identification? I am surprised the 99% in NYC are not up in arms over this.


NYC Approves \"Poor Door\" Developer Request Design News
7/22/14 04:31 PM

True but the status quo is being abused by this guy in Palm Springs, the nanny in Southern California and probably in other places. There has to be a middle ground that protects both sides.

Airbnb, couchsurfing, etc rely on people being reasonable and nice but some people aren't and you don't know who is evil and scheming until they are in your home and it is then too late. Scary.

Skylark Melody, what a terrible thing to have happened to your friend's relative.


Airbnb Renter Refuses to Leave Design News
7/22/14 12:47 PM

Command hooks are awesome. I hung my bedroom window sheers on three hooks with a tension rod and I also put two hooks on the wall (turned sideways) as holdbacks. I did not use the tiny hooks shown above for the curtains; however, I do use small ones to hold my keys and a hand-held mirror among other things.. I've never had a problem with anything falling off the wall or taking the hooks off the wall.


10 Temporary & Removable Adhesive Products All Renters Should Know About
7/21/14 04:50 PM

I missed this post the first time around. I rented and then owned in the South End for years. I remember when Copley Place was built and how mice ran wild throughout the South End during construction. In the end, it was great to have a T Station a block or so from my apartment.

I am a huge fan of classic films and love to watch them on the big screen so I went to Brattle Theater and the Coolidge Corner Theater regularly. I miss being able to do that. I wish the AFI Silver Theater showed more classic films instead of the films that are shown in every other theater across Metro DC.


A Renter's Life in Boston: The Inside Scoop Apartment Therapy Renters Guide
7/10/14 10:20 AM

The dessert post!! The cake looks so yummy and I like the "flavor holes" that allow toppings to soak through to the bottom.

I cannot believe the midnight photos, it looks like daytime instead of night. *sigh* I have to go to Sweden to experience these looooong days and to stop by the IKEA Museum.


A Swedish Midsummer's Eve Party 9pm-12am, Dessert
7/10/14 08:54 AM

Love this. I love the late-1960s yellow and orange living room and could happily live there now. My parents had one of those bouncing bubble accessories (on the coffee table) back in the 70s. I wish the IKEA museum would put together a traveling exhibition and bring it to the US.


IKEA Through the Decades: A Time Capsule of Design from the 1950s Through Today A Visit to the IKEA Museum in Almhult, Sweden
7/9/14 08:20 AM

My drinking glasses are this size although they are not this particular `brand. I prefer smaller glasses and use them for everything - juice, water, wine, etc. I am down to two though and could use a new set, hmmmmmm.


Petite Picardie Glasses
7/9/14 08:09 AM

I like the Anthropologie sofa. None of the others look comfortable. Oh well, at 5'7", I'm too tall to stretch out comfortably on a settee.


10 Stylish Sofas for Small Spaces
7/8/14 08:58 AM

Looks like a lovely and relaxing affair. What was for dessert?


A Swedish Midsummer's Eve Party 6pm, Dinner
7/7/14 03:16 PM

The chaise is actually velvet although it looks like leather or pleather in the photo. Looks pretty comfortable. What?


Discount Furniture Ads Finally Get a Sense of Humor
7/7/14 10:39 AM

They probably couldn't snag a man for marriage and must now go through life alone. Poor things, if only they had been more feminine.***

***Before anyone gets a hissy fit going, I am being sarcastic.


Singular Style: Inspirational House Tours from Women Living On Their Own
7/1/14 01:45 PM

I can't make heads or tails of the blobby photo in the minimalist bedroom.

No to cinderblocks; I had enough of them in the dorms.


10 Ways to Make Cinderblock Furniture (That Doesn't Look Totally Terrible)
7/1/14 10:15 AM

Very cute. I am reminded of the beach resort scenes from "Two for the Road."


Party Dining Table with Canopy by Paola Navone
7/1/14 09:14 AM

When I was younger, I thought nothing of arriving home late Sunday evening and then heading off to work on Monday. That was then but now I return from vacation on Friday evening and use Saturday to decompress and Sunday to prepare for the work week as usual (laundry, meal prep, personal and home maintenance, etc.)


Post-Vacation Day-Off: A Glorious Day of Chores
6/30/14 10:46 AM

My apartment was broken into twice years ago when I lived in a gentrifying neighborhood in Boston. I was away both times luckily, but it is a horrifying experience to come home and see the apartment door ajar or to unlock the door and realize immediately that the window has been breached. I only lost property (stereo equipment, a huge jar of pennies and my favorite dress) but I still felt violated. So no, I don't and wouldn't sleep with the front or balcony door open now. I leave the windows open because I'm on the top floor of a mid-rise building but anything can happen.


Would You Sleep With The Doors Open?
6/27/14 08:22 PM

I like both but the "before" seems more cozy and homey but perhaps that's what the owner hated and wanted to change. The new bedroom seems a better fit for what appears to be a tween.


A Stylish Home Makeover by Jessica Davis Professional Project
6/27/14 04:22 PM

When I was in my 20s, I was super-excited about moving to my first apartment and doing "thrilling" things like taking the shopping cart to the supermarket, receiving and paying bills, wearing business suits and floppy ties to work (it was the 80s, what I can I tell you) and carrying a briefcase. All of these things felt "grown-up" to me as I transitioned from being a college student living in a dorm to an independent adult. The author here is 28 so she is probably transitioning from a similar place. Is it necessary to be outraged by every single post? Geez.


Home Design Decisions Only Grown-Ups Will Make
6/27/14 09:18 AM

Excellent. This way you can spice up a boring wall and just take the canvases down when you move instead of having to repaint an accent wall white.


Small Project Saturday: Easy Abstract Art Glidden® paint
6/26/14 11:05 AM

Aw, I just love a pink room for a little girl. The softer pink was an excellent choice for the bureau and closet as it gives the room a layered look. Great job overall!! I'm sure your little girl loves her room.


Claire's Pink Palace My Room
6/24/14 05:55 PM

Wow, this is so beautiful and you got right to it too. And you bought a new car!! I also like that your doggy has her little digging space. So when is the backyard warming party?


Laura's Backyard Renovation: The Big Reveal Renovation Diary
6/24/14 03:11 PM