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Display Name: jacasi
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I don't comment much on any websites and at the moment I'm regretting my decision to chime in here. What I wanted to say was that I thought the message about cultural appropriation was valid, but I had a problem with the delivery. To me there's a difference between criticizing a behavior and labeling a person. But then there was meanness flying in both directions. I do apologize for my contribution to it.

Liz's Exuberant Row House House Tour
6/12/14 09:03 PM

@quaine, I'm referring to your need to label another person as a clueless white racist based on her decor choices, which to me comes from a place of hatred.

Liz's Exuberant Row House House Tour
6/11/14 05:17 PM

Liz, thanks for sharing your home with us. I appreciate your exuberant style.

It's a shame that people feel the need to "teach someone a lesson" about political correctness in this public forum about design. Would you say those things to someone when you are a guest in their home? @quaine, your point got lost when you started by calling the homeowner a clueless white person, which in itself is racist. Surely there is a more tactful way to raise your concerns. However, the links you provided were informative and did shed light on the topic.

Liz's Exuberant Row House House Tour
6/11/14 01:57 PM

There have been many, but one that comes to mind is $100 for a set of Simon Pearce dishes that retail for $2,400.

Tell Us: What's Your Best Bargain Find?
5/21/14 12:19 PM


Blue Bamboo: Chinoiserie Mural Color Therapy
5/15/14 12:48 PM

I vote to go back to Arial or other sans serif font. It was so much easier on the eyes.

Font Change! Baskerville is out for text, Georgia is in... May 2014 Relaunch
5/9/14 10:37 PM

Good ideas, and a follow up post on builders beige would be great. That's what I have in my new rental and I'm finding it very hard to work with. White would feel so refreshing.

Renters Solutions: 7 Real Life Examples of White Walls that Work Apartment Therapy Home Remedies
3/28/14 08:31 PM

Thanks for sharing your home. I loved the artwork and read through your sources and see that your dad created much of it. He sounds like such an energetic, talented and passionate man. He obviously passed on much to you and your children. Great tour.

Kirsten & Chris' Timeless Style House Tour
1/24/14 11:14 AM

Thanks for sharing your home, Colman. You've complemented the architecture beautifully with the antiques, global artifacts and neutral color scheme. The snakeskin wallpaper and pointy chandelier in the kitchen add just the right touch of edge to the space. So casually elegant, which is something I strive toward. I've saved several photos for inspiration.

Colman's Converted Georgetown Stable House Tour
12/13/13 08:29 PM

Love these comments! Nanobelle, you gave me a great gift idea for my brother and sister-in-law and new nephew...treat them to dinner out with babysitting provided by moi. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.

5 Easy Ways to Get the Best Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals
11/27/13 11:48 PM

I have a studio/office/dining room about the same size as yours in my one bedroom apartment. I've placed a 3-piece bookcase unit from a thrift store along one wall of the room. It has bookshelves on the sides where I keep baskets of supplies, shelves with doors in the middle where I store fabrics, and drawers and cupboards on the bottom where my sewing machine and office supplies reside. I've also lined the inside of the doors with fabric pockets to hold scissors, etc. and works in progress. Something like that might fit on the wall where your artwork is.

My rectangular dining/work table juts out from the adjacent wall, which you could do with your window wall. I have a large framed textile on the wall above the table with a sconce on each side, since I don't have windows. I keep 2 chairs there when I'm working and store 2 others in my bedroom. The "wall" on the opposite side is actually the side of my refrigerator. I use the magnetic surface to clip product invoices, inspiration photos and works in progress. I went for the "library" kind of look since the area is open to my living room and I've been very happy with it. For other ideas you may want to check out a magazine called Studios that Michaels stores carry. There is also one called Where Women Create at Joann fabric stores. Good luck and have fun!

How To Create Dining & Work Space in Studio Apartment? Good Questions
11/5/13 11:56 AM

Fun post. I don't find much in the way of furniture at our local thrift shops, just drapes and clothing that I upcycle into pillows and other home decor. A recent find at a consignment shop yielded a set of 50 Simon Pearce hand made stoneware dishes for $100, selling new at $2,400.

You Paid WHAT for That? More Stories of Amazing Secondhand Finds
7/25/13 02:55 PM

Very informative post. I hope I get there someday. The Chilhuly sculpture in the photo looks amazing in that architectural environment, but I don't think I could be one of those people working underneath it.

A Design Lover's Guide to London Apartment Therapy's Design Destination Guide
7/19/13 04:21 PM

I don't like this at all. Bad 70's/80's. Such a surprise for Kips Bay.

Kips Bay Show Home: The First Floor
7/17/13 10:17 PM

Thanks for the Mother Jones link. We need to think about who is affected by our conveniences.

Confession: I'm Addicted to Amazon Prime
7/15/13 11:31 PM

The fiber artist Mr. Finch! Someone from Selvedge magazine would be great regarding textiles. While you're at it, check into World of Interiors.

Who Are The Most Interesting & Important Young British Designers Right Now??? Reader Survey
6/25/13 05:49 PM

Great ideas...thanks for the post. I wrap my fabrics around foam core and store them in a lawyer's bookcase with glass doors. So easy to access and keeps the dust off of them.

Craft Room Organization: 10 Smart Ways to Store Fabric
6/21/13 12:01 PM

Thanks for sharing your renovation progress, Maxwell. I think that the question to ask is what attracted you to the inspiration kitchen in the first place, and whether or not you achieved that. Your new kitchen looks nice independent of the other kitchen. Do you enjoy being and cooking in there? Or does it seem to be lacking something? Other people had some good ideas about what that could be. Some more rustic elements would provide more balance with your sleek material choices. I would use some baskets to eliminate clutter as others suggested. Most importantly, what do you and Ursula think?

Apartment Therapy on Copying to Learn Renovation Diary
6/11/13 11:32 PM

Your local wildlife rehabilitation center can provide lots of information about how to handle those types of situations. Fledging (leaving the nest and learning to fly) is a very dangerous time for the young ones, and the parents do everything they can to protect them. I'm glad you hung in there with the process. Jon Snow will find his own wings before you know it.

True Story: How My Feathered Foes Became a Backyard Family
6/5/13 05:12 PM

Fort Street Studio, Odegard, Mansour Modern, Doris Leslie Blau, Nazmiyal, Tufenkian...

10 Sources for High Quality Rugs
4/29/13 06:57 PM