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I love my cast iron pans. Especially the ones with grills so I can crank up the heat and get a some nice grill marks on steaks. The teflon nonstick one couldn't conduct that kind of heat. I just bought a ceramic nonstick griddle which seams to be a new (to me at least) and hopefully that will be a good addition to my cookware without having to worry about it flaking after a while.

The Complete Guide to Buying, Cleaning & Seasoning Cast Iron Pans
2/24/14 06:52 PM

Great job! I agree with Slangevar that the detail on the doors is very cool and should be highlighted. Even something as simple as taking a paint mark in maybe silver or gold and outlining it

Before & After: A Neutral Credenza Goes Colorful
1/28/14 01:29 PM

Some really helpful info. The only one i can't get on board with is the cloth napkins. The thought of having to wash them every week is not cool.

12 Things Every Home Should Have
1/28/14 12:58 PM

13 out of 20 and I have no idea what that says about me other than judging from the pics, I won't become a fan of death metal anytime soon.

Ikea or Death: Can You Tell Cute Furniture From Death Metal Bands? Adweek
10/17/13 11:38 AM

Glad I could help

Tracy’s Vintage Modern in Manhattan House Tour
8/16/13 02:55 AM


Looks like the artwork could be from the artist, Carlo of Hollywood who did a lot of mid-century art.

Tracy’s Vintage Modern in Manhattan House Tour
8/12/13 04:16 PM

Absolutely love this place! The colors are handled so carefully. The artwork is fantastic.

Lori & Monte's Fun California Modernism House Tour
8/7/13 06:17 PM

I'd go with Clear Blue Sky with a band or stripes of Sweet Baby Boy.

Before: Sarah and Sam Want a Light and Bright Family Room Glidden® Paint's Boldest Before and Afters
7/25/13 10:03 AM

How about a compromise? Obviously, your partner sees more in the print than you do so what about taking it to a printer and getting a nice black and white copy of it. That way, it still has the symbolism that he loves but the intense colors aren't so jarring to you and you can incorporate it easier into your home.

How To Live With a Gift Print That's Totally Not My Style? Good Questions
6/25/13 11:17 AM


Before & After: Lindsay's Filthy to Fabulous Record Cabinet
6/19/13 05:17 PM

I love the addition of the feet. That made such a huge difference.

Before & After: Josh's Thrift to Mid-Century Style Dresser
6/17/13 01:27 PM

I stand corrected. It was Magic Cube before it came to the U.S. so "Rubik's Cube" didn't exist before 1980.

Total Toy Flashback: The 1980s
5/14/13 04:41 PM

You're right Polly. I remember watching people solve the Rubik's cube in record time on shows like That's Incredible.

My favorites back then were Legos, Transfromers and G.I Joes. I could spend all day with them.

Total Toy Flashback: The 1980s
5/14/13 04:02 PM

Thanks everyone for the positive comments.

Spencer, it's all paint. I just put down tape of different widths and painted over them.

David & Graham's Just the Right Size Small Cool Contest
5/12/13 06:45 PM

Great job! I love the wood support beam. It's a nice touch to break up the all white ceiling. Could use another one even if it's only decorative.

Seth & Allison's Kitchen: The Big Reveal Renovation Diary
4/23/13 02:03 PM

Just a clarification for those of you like myself who explore listings in cities based on cool house tours, West Hollywood and West LA are two different areas with different vibes.

Alexis & Brooks' Charming West LA Apartment House Tour
4/23/13 01:25 PM


If you want to try something out that's not permanent, you can use contact paper that way if you don't like it, you can just remove it and all is well. This chevron pattern could be cool.

Should I Redo This Mid-Century Nightstand? Good Questions
4/12/13 09:29 PM

My opinion,

You bought it to fit into your home and if you need to alter it by painting it, go for it. It's only paint! If you feel some guilt later or that you have offended the "Gods of Preserving Natural Wood", you can strip it and re-stain it. Then you can say that you restored it, they'll love that.

I definitely appreciate things that have stood for generations and been passed down but for now, that belongs to you and you should feel free to dress it up however you see fit.

Should I Redo This Mid-Century Nightstand? Good Questions
4/12/13 12:16 PM

HGTV just showcased this place on an episode of "You live in what?" over the weekend. It is a very well designed space. Can't wait to check it out in person.

Kim Sing Trading Company Pop-UpStore Profile
4/9/13 12:28 PM

A good idea but, if the recipe calls for Haagen Dazs Vanilla ice cream, why not just buy Haagen Dazs Rum Raisin ice cream save on rum and raisin?

Insanely Delicious Edible Cocktail Recipe: 3-Ingredient Rum Raisin Ice Cream The 10-Minute Happy Hour
3/29/13 11:46 AM