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Display Name: Christa1
Member Since: 4/28/07

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Crappy knives are tossed in the drawer. Nice expensive knives are covered with a knife guard and gently placed in a drawer. It's more space efficient (in our tiny kitchen) than a knife block or full sized drawer-knife-tray-thing.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Survey: How Do You Store Your Knives?
4/21/09 07:36 PM

We have magnetic knife cover things - I think they're called "Edge-Guard" or something. We slip those over our expensive knives, then store them in a drawer. That way our hands, and the blades, remain protected. Plus they're out of sight and out of the way when not being used.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | AT On... Storing Knives
3/28/09 08:46 PM

I switched to all-natural deodorant and it gave me a rash. My doctor pointed out that poison oak is "all natural."

Apartment Therapy New York | Green Habit: Switching to Natural/Organic MakeupFrom Re-nest: Our site that covers abundant design for green homes
9/15/08 07:19 PM

Reminds me of old people. Especially the curtains, chairs, and wallpaper in the first picture. Can't say I'm a fan.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Inspiration - Greg Natale Design Sydney
8/16/08 11:27 AM


Apartment Therapy New York | Thursday Giveaway: Eames Molded Plywood Lounge Chair in Red
7/15/08 05:56 PM

It's a good way to compare and to see if the authentic pieces are really higher quality than the knockoffs.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Mixing Authentic Pieces with Knock-Offs?
7/14/08 03:09 PM

Not, because $68 is a lot for a pillow. And because it makes me think of the cockroach I found in my bed just the other day. So gross!!!

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Hot or Not? Buggy Hooked Rug Pillows
6/24/08 03:00 PM

I like the addition of plants, but other than that, I think I like the "before" bedroom better.

Apartment Therapy New York | Broke-ass Decorating Time Out New York 6.5.08
6/5/08 02:08 PM

The cube in the first picture (at first glance) looks like the horribly outdated mini-fridge I recently sold on Craigslist. But I like the brushed aluminum one.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Cubes by Interior 51
5/28/08 09:25 AM

I would check the building codes and ask a structural engineer. Roofs are built for wind and snow loads, whereas regular floors of a building are built for furniture, people, etc (dead and live loads). So a roof, in theory, does not need to support as much force as the rest of the building. With that said, I know people build greenhouses or put in hot tubs or whatever else on roof tops, so I'm sure it can be done, but yeah, definitely check with somebody first.

Apartment Therapy New York | NY Good Questions: Who Do I Ask About Building on a Roof?
4/9/08 06:44 AM

Placing the stump next to a bed is a neat idea. But is a tree stump worth $235? That kind of thing should be free... from a neighbor's/friend's/etc. yard.

Apartment Therapy New York | AT DC: AndBeige - "Beige and then some...."
4/4/08 09:18 AM

Cute place. And it looks like the building has a lot of character.

Apartment Therapy New York | East #8: Trilby's New York Minute Retreat
4/4/08 09:11 AM

The stainless steel reminds me of airline toilets. Yech.

Apartment Therapy New York | Leather Suite Bathroom Fixtures by Neo-Metro
3/10/08 05:31 AM

I just recently went to China and they have these there too. I didn't mind them as much as I thought I would. The public restrooms I used were certainly cleaner than many in the US.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | AT Asia: Comparing Toilets
2/28/08 02:04 PM

i love the colors!

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | LA Thursday Giveaway: 02.28.08
2/28/08 09:19 AM

I also like the fabric that is on the chair. But you could always do a solid pattern on the chair and just cover a cushion in the IKEA fabric... then you don't have to worry about ever getting sick of the the busier pattern.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Good Question: Can this chair work with this fabric?
1/28/08 11:43 AM

I bought a similar "pendulum" clock on Amazon a while back. It looks very different but the clock mechanism and the back looks very much the same. Unfortunately it doesn't keep the right time, even with fresh batteries. So now I'm totally wary of buying more clocks. Can anyone here attest to this clock's ability to tell time? I would love one.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Shadow Picture Wall Clock
1/12/08 07:31 PM

Mmm... I'm Swiss and my family always makes these! Delicious.

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12/3/07 03:24 PM

I love Peugeot! And my current pepper grinder is plastic and cracked on the side.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchen | Holiday Gift Bag 2007: Win a Peugeot Red Lacquer Salt and Pepper Mill Set
12/3/07 03:17 PM

Oh, red!

And I would play the Nutcracker. Classic.

Apartment Therapy - AT Gift Bag 2007: Geneva Sound System
11/30/07 09:32 AM