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Clean, efficient, understated elegance - I love it! The green pot looks great on the stove, and your island is perfect for showcasing the colors of fresh flowers or fruit. Great job.

Richard's Bright, Well-Lit Kitchen
7/19/11 01:46 AM

Great job guys! Really beautiful and efficient.

A Cool and Elegant Renovation for a Little Kitchen Country Living | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
3/3/10 12:05 AM

Kudos on successfully tackling the old vinyl floor! Holy cow on the wall decor, though. Lots and lots and lots of box shelves. Edit, dear ones, edit.

How To Repaint & Stencil Ugly Rental Vinyl Tile Flooring Home Hacks | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
2/26/10 10:13 PM

Benjamin Moore's "Revere Pewter"! It's a gorgeous grey-beige that goes with warm or cool colors. We did most of our condo in Revere Pewter, and love how it looks with warm white trimwork/doorframes/doors. Love the natural light in this room, by the way.

Ideas for a Modern Master Bedroom? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy New York
2/12/10 12:12 AM

It looks a lot like the orange boxes by Semikolon you can buy at the Container Store ($18-25).

Their orange "Stockholm" paper drawers are an inexpensive way to get the look of this desk set, too.

Win this Innovator Curated Desk Set from FitzGerald Coleman!Holiday Giveaway 2009 | Apartment Therapy Unplggd
12/18/09 11:21 PM

I'm with binks. It looks cool, but I wouldn't be able to relax and go to sleep with a 10 lb weight perched high above my pillow. Good grief.

Favorite Repurposings For Tin Ceiling Tiles | Apartment Therapy DC
12/11/09 02:41 AM

The headlines of the day are: runaway health care costs and its effect on the economy, swine flu or avian flu, antibiotic resistance, water quality/quantity problems, an obesity/diabetes2 epidemic, global warming... And the powerful, low-cost solution quietly resting at the nexus of it all? A plant-based diet. It's ironic that Epicurious should see so much meat in the future when in the past couple of years the tide has turned considerably on the western diet and many have come to realize that the further humanity tips the scale towards a plant-based diet the better are the prospects for the long-term survival of all species.

As Michael Pollan says In Defense of Food, "Eat food - not too much - mostly plants." But I guess that's why I don't read Epicurious.

Here's a different view: Top 10 (Recent) Developments On Factory Farming And Vegetarianism. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kathy-freston/top-10-recent-development_b_372351.html

Agree? Disagree? Epicurious Food Trends for 2010 | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
12/3/09 03:52 AM

I had one really bad (mutually agreed upon) breakup back in the day. After deleting or throwing away the correspondence from the ex-boyfriend in question (to prevent myself from dwelling), I started my recovery by listing all of my favorite intangible things about my ex. Character traits, habits, the good advice he'd given that one time, and so on. I then resolved to develop some of those things within myself. After all, it is those lovely aspects I'd miss the most, so why not take them with me as part of me and leave the soul-destroying aspects for him to keep. If I caught myself wallowing in sadness too much I volunteered at a local hospital to get my mind back into the things that matter. There was also always movie therapy. And it's important to start laying down great new memories to fade out the ones you'd rather lost their importance to you. For me, this all worked like a charm.

Be Gone! How To Exorcise An Ex From Your Abode | Apartment Therapy New York
11/23/09 11:44 PM

iPod Touch, cell phone w/ camera, laptop

Apartment Therapy Unplugged | What Are Your Tech Essentials?
11/6/09 11:54 PM

BTW - a really good low-flow showerhead is Delta's H2OKinetic showerhead ($25-30). Highly rated on Amazon (we love ours too), it drenches you with water (doesn't seem like a low-flow but it is). Works great.

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | 5 Tips for Greening Your Bathroom National Geographic
10/29/09 03:56 AM

Check to see if you can buy shampoo and shower gel from the bulk section of your grocery store (bringing in the same reusable bottles to hold the product). Cuts down on all the plastic bottles that cycle through your shower each year.

Switch to bath products with natural ingredients (such that fish and other aquatic life might have a prayer at metabolizing your shampoo without harm once it passes through the treatment plant and into their river). I'm currently trying to switch to a more natural shower gel and like Dr. Bronner's so far.

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | 5 Tips for Greening Your Bathroom National Geographic
10/29/09 03:51 AM

Love love love enriched almond milk! We have hazelnut milk right now, too. My husband, a high consumer of cow's milk until very recently has also taken to rice milk. All it took was an extended camping trip with boxed enriched rice milk to open his eyes to the great alternatives around us. Better for us and better for the animals.

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | The Facts on Milk Los Angeles Times
10/23/09 04:20 AM

I like this post. I'm sampling jazz music at iTunes as I write this - so I'm with you on the music "cushion against the outside world" thing. I also have this great pumpkin spice votive candle I keep on my desk at work. I'll pick it up now and then and let the smell conjure all the best associations I have with this season. For some reason that smell relaxes me a lot, and for very little $.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | 5 Little Luxuries You Can Afford And That Will Make You Feel Pampered Even If You're Scrimping
10/15/08 10:38 PM

I love the intent and the colors, but I have this HUGE urge to run through the place and remove about 70% of the little stuff. The livingroom especially is so heavily layered with possessions that the individual pieces lose their personality in the fray. Needs a good editor and a garage sale. Just my opinion.

Apartment Therapy New York | International #12: Incrediblejoy's Green Phase
10/13/08 11:27 PM