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I like Bern helmets myself. I couldn't ride around this city without a helmet - it's trying, but we're very much still a bike unfriendly place.

Belle Helmets Makes Safety Stylish Design News
6/7/14 02:03 PM

Yeah, the article mentions that the $1 price tag came with lots of strings attached - the city wanted the couple to prove and ensure that they would indeed restore it. Great results - I think the city of Detroit could learn from this idea.

Abandoned Historic House Purchased for $1 Design News
6/6/14 03:20 PM

HBO has had some of the best television of the past decade, you're missing out on masterpiece story-telling. Yes, the violence and sex can be gratuitous at times, but the stories are excellent. The Sopranos, The Wire, Game of Thrones.

Holy Premium Channels: Where To Stream HBO & Showtime Shows Tonight
5/31/14 06:53 PM

Yes you're the only one, you're also apparently the only one who can't read past the first page and hasn't realized AT has had plenty of articles that focus on single family homes for years.

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Throw a Garage Sale Apartment Therapy's Guide to the Perfect Summer
5/25/14 04:08 PM

Crossbody bag? Your shoulder's gonna hurt in an hour. Even in the city, a backpack is recommended as the weight will be spread across your shoulders. I've given up trying to lug my DSLR + extra lens, battery, etc in my shoulder bag. I use the in-purse camera bags by Ona to store my camera and Herschel's Post backpack.

Exploration Essentials: What You Should Always Have When Adventuring & Exploring Apartment Therapy's Guide to the Perfect Summer
5/24/14 04:59 PM

I only see one style, maybe two. What are the beachy and bright elements?

JJ's Mesh of Styles House Call
5/24/14 04:49 PM

It does appear that RH is positioning itself to be the anti-Pottery Barn.

Do away with the bright light streaming in your Hamptons compound, the forced cheery ornaments assaulting your walls. Embrace the dim light of a turn-of-the-century Parisian alley bar, coupled with the bleak ambience of a cold derelict boardinghouse. When you do, make sure to consider our finely-crafted, obscenely expensive pieces that are perfect for your guarded enclave or as a backdrop for your next vaguely eerie daguerrotype.

Why The Huge Catalog?
And How Restoration Hardware is Becoming The Ikea of Luxury Furnishings

5/20/14 03:37 AM

Why is there always an obligatory "That's so expensive I'd never pay so much for so-and-so!" Yes, some things are pricy and out of some budgets. Many people buy these pricy things. There is a market for them.

Draper Stripe Duvet Set in Ash
5/16/14 02:08 PM

Okami's Official Works art book is also filled with beautiful illustrations, it's a visual feast especially for anyone who is a fan of sumi-e ink paintings.

5 Artful Video Game Coffee Table Books
4/8/14 01:01 PM

I like how "do-able" this makeover is, definitely weekend-friendly. They didn't strip everyone down, but the changes they made still made a difference. Great job!

Before & After: Andie's Bathroom Makeover
4/3/14 02:39 PM

It may not actually be a sheet of plywood, but it kinda looks like one. Though if they love it, thats all that matters.

DIY Project Idea: Create a Queen-Size Headboard for $45
4/3/14 02:08 PM

That sofa. Looks. Amazing. Great lines and it actually looks really comfortable. I love all the wood throughout.

Mikola and Randall's Modern and Airy Small Space House Tour
4/3/14 02:02 PM


Before & After: This Busted Bed Gets Beautiful
4/1/14 03:22 PM


How To Decorate with Giraffes
4/1/14 01:13 PM

I made the mistake of buying a stylish but holy-god-my-butt-and-spine-want-to-scream chair. Thankfully it was a floor model so it was 75% off and I've used Muji's polyurethane foam seat cushions (highly recommended, super comfy) but it was still an expensive lesson.

5 Mistakes Everybody Makes Decorating Their Home Office
3/27/14 03:49 PM

Personally I think it's silly that people attempt to "hide" a TV - if you bought it, might as well own it and work with it. I saw one comment in a past post saying they wished companies made TVs with white frames... yeah that won't be distracting at all when you're watching at night/in the dark. At least we have super-slim models these days that can be wall mounted, occupy much less space, and don't have to deal with the hulking monsters of decades past.

Composing a Gallery Wall Around the TV
3/26/14 04:50 PM

a little too Better homes & gardens for me, but very cozy-looking

Eileen's Elegant & Airy Townhouse House Tour
3/26/14 01:25 PM

Yes! I'm broke as a joke

BRING IN SPRING: Win a $500 Shopping Spree from LOFT Giveaway
3/25/14 12:51 PM

It's gotten attention because it gave people a new way to explore the place they're visiting. Hotels have become expensive, and if you were on a budget the only way you could manage a trip before was to stick it out in a seedy motel, hostel, or stay with friends.

I think it's pointless to fight it - the numbers have spoken and Airbnb looks like it's here to stay. Like the story in question exemplifies, it's not perfect, but neither is the hotel industry - it's simply offering a new option in traveling. Landlords and the like are just delaying the inevitable by dragging their feet on adapting to this, and there can be avenues explored for tenant and landlord to meet halfway on this.

Could You Be Evicted for Being an Airbnb Host?
3/20/14 05:10 PM

I mean... you can use your imagination and envision a white bedroom.

Design Duel: Light vs. Dark Bedrooms
3/19/14 09:56 PM