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That picture makes me think that more men should wear pink.


This Wednesday, In London!: Come Out to Our First International Design Evening Apartment Therapy Design Evenings
9/16/13 10:35 PM

Depends on the situation, and if I'm traveling for work or for pleasure, with my family or alone.


Pros & Cons of Packing Light
7/29/13 11:25 PM

Adorable! Tiny, but such a lovely, positive place!


Amy's Bit of Hollywood History Small Cool Contest
5/25/13 06:54 PM

Seriously? People have actually died over the last few days due to loss of electricity in this heat wave. Poorly timed post, to say the least.


On, Off or In Between? Air Conditioning
7/3/12 02:48 PM

If having a lot of books in your house is making you unhappy, get rid of some of them.

If having a lot of books in your house is making your happy, keep them.

Seriously, your home should make you happy. Who cares what someone on the internet thinks? It is your house - make it your home however you wish.


12 Things You Probably Own Too Many Of
6/6/12 10:47 PM

Love this place!


Jane's Open Plan Small Cool Contest
4/12/12 01:58 PM

Love the vintage one - please take it home!


Should I Trade My New Sofa for a Used Vintage One? Good Questions
4/10/12 09:29 PM

I don't think it looks good - it looks like a rainbow threw up on your bookshelves.


In Defense of: Organizing Books by Color
4/6/12 02:59 PM

Love it! Every picture made me smile.


Peaches' Wonderfully Whimsical Bungalow House Tour
4/6/12 02:49 PM

We have our kids (just 2 of them) share a room because we like our smaller house, and they are very happy with their shared room. Both myself and my partner always shared rooms growing up, so the idea that our kids would share a room seemed normal to us. Bigger isn't necessarily better, and creative use of space doesn't have to be very expensive.


Three's Company: Tips for Creating Rooms for 3 Or More Kids
4/5/12 02:23 PM

How are we supposed to focus on the bed with that pretty, pretty cat sitting on it?


A Lovely Layered Bed Roomarks
4/3/12 01:43 PM

Gorgeous - I love the living room especially.
(Also, my condolences on your recent loss.)


Leah & Rich's Evolving Patina
House Tour

3/8/12 02:22 PM

You can't see his weird little face as well after he is spray-painted. Takes all his quirky personality away.


Before & After: Paint that Monkey!
Maison21

2/21/12 12:27 PM

Why is that cat naked?


A Graphic Remedy for the Malm Dresser Fine Little Day
1/27/12 05:58 PM

I have to say that giving plants is a bit of a risk - unless you know the person you are giving it to likes having houseplants, don't give a living thing as a gift.

I, personally, have killed every green thing that has ever lived with me, and don't want to add to the death toll. No plants for me!

A nice bottle of wine will do instead, but I suppose that isn't "home-minded"? Or is it, if I promise to drink it at home?


Safe Bet Gifts For The Home-Minded
12/17/11 03:59 PM

I love red-orange. Love!


Pantone's Color of the Year for 2012
12/8/11 02:46 PM

I was going to make the same comment - why are they almost all white?


Home is Where the Hearth Is: Mantels & Fireplaces
12/2/11 12:11 PM

Since our TV is quite small (although we finally did buy a flatscreen), it is in a smallish wooden cabinet in our living room.


TV Placement: To Hide or Not to Hide
12/2/11 12:09 PM

I'm an academic, so my books are part of my work, I would no sooner get rid of my reference texts as I would throw out my computer.

There is no hard and fast rule that applies to everyone - and so these "rules" are always a bit forced.


How To Declutter Your Home
10/25/11 02:33 PM

My shoes are part of my outfit - I pick my shoes (usually high heels) to compliment what I'm wearing.

Of course, on a snowy winter day, I'll be glad to trade out my boots (that I wear from the car or street to your doorstep) for my heels (that are waiting in my bag, but I'm not going to be barefoot or in hose/tights on your floor.

Am I the only regular poster here that is usually in a dress or skirt? I'm not wearing "fun socks" under my shoes, that isn't the type of shoes I wear.

I'm so glad my friends don't insist on this.


Etiquette at Home: Solutions to The Great Shoe Debate
10/20/11 02:54 PM