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I love it. Serene and full of light.

Apartment 50 in Radiant City by the Bouroullec Brothers | Apartment Therapy New York
6/9/10 06:57 PM

I like the idea. I'll have to see it in person before I can pass judgement on it. Love the colors and the finish. I just have wonder how sturdy it is. Price is good, but could be better. Hoping for $200.

Emeco's 111 Navy Chair: Made From Plastic Coca-Cola Bottles | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
4/17/10 05:55 PM

Genius. I want more.

Unhappy Hipsters: Dwell Magazine Re-Captioned | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
1/27/10 04:00 PM

I don't mind it.

Roundup: Books on the Floor | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
1/27/10 03:53 PM

Eddie Ross and his Granny Chic. Seriously though, I'm curious to see the final product. He has proven himself a capable designer.

I miss my Top Design. Thank goodness the new season of Project Runway starts tonight. And thank goodness they're back in NY (no offense LA).

Eddie Ross' Window: The Modern Woman Bloomingdale's Big Window Challenge 2010 | Apartment Therapy New York
1/14/10 04:41 PM

"Why would anybody want to sit on those plastic tram chairs?" Ladymantle


Oscar's Swedish Inspired Renovation House Tour | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
1/7/10 11:08 PM

I'm slightly terrified by this Optimus Prime-like contraption. It might kill me in my sleep.

All in all though...clever.

Resource Furniture: Space Saving Systems | Apartment Therapy New York
12/5/09 12:19 AM

I love the Buoy Stool. I got to try it out at ICFF this year.

I've met a couple of the designers who worked on this project, they're a talented bunch.

For me, the scale is a bit off. Perhaps too many little things. That being said, each little thing is unique and quite interesting. There are a lot of really great ideas.

I really like the cardboard furniture. Although I believe it works better when used as an accent piece rather to fill a room. The cardboard pieces were done well.

Pratt Designers Furnish a Home — Part 1 House Tour | Apartment Therapy New York
12/2/09 08:42 PM

As a former employee of Design Within Reach, I can honestly say that the company is a mess. Bad business decisions that were too ambitious at time were axed rather than salvaged...the same thing goes for the company's leadership. I've met with two of DWR's past CEO's, they all had interesting, an optimism. However that seems to have changed in recent years. Slapping your suppliers in the face by copying their designs, I never thought I'd see the day. It's bad business. When you play like this, people will want to take their toys and play elsewhere.

I have a soft spot for DWR. Years ago I would get their catalogs and newsletters, they introduced me to Modernism. And to have the opportunity to work for them was a dream come true that sadly for me turned into a nightmare. Still it is sad to see that they've lost their way. They need to find some way of regaining their integrity.

Honesty in materials. Honesty in Design. Honesty in business.

The Rise and Fall of Design Within Reach Fast Company | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
11/24/09 11:20 PM

I like the top of the swoop but I wish the base were a bit more considered. To me it has far too many supports and makes the overall product appear cheap. Less is more with this piece. Love the top though.

I'm a fan of CB2. I've purchased a sofa and lamp from them. Their pieces fit right alongside vintage pieces and dwr.

Their catalogs are also good inspiration. Lots of fun interiors. They do accessories well.

High Designs Inspiring Low at CB2 | Apartment Therapy New York
11/19/09 10:31 PM

The Corbusier LC4. I love it and use it all the time. Light and elegant and works in a variety of spaces.

Design Choices: Splurging On Something For Your Home | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
11/18/09 06:05 PM

I'm loving the Springfield Sofa.

The Pixelated Projects of Cristian Zuzunaga | Apartment Therapy New York
11/18/09 05:56 PM

The Target's not classy. It's tacky.

In terms of where I draw the line I tend to wait until I can afford the piece, whether it be furniture or otherwise. Unless, the piece is grossly overpriced.

But then if one is to consider a knockoff, one has to take into account quality, country of origin, and scale among other factors. In many cases the knockoff is inferior and corners have been cut by the manufacturer in order to reduce costs and avoid legal complications. There's a chance that the employee who made the product wasn't paid a fair wage. And in many cases the scale or dimensions are going to be off in ways that are either distracting or simply uncomfortable.

And yes, if you have a knockoff 9 times out 10 you're not fooling anyone. It's usually pretty apparent that you've purchased a knockoff. And don't be surprised if your party guests snicker about it behind your back.

That being said, it's a tricky issue. But in the end you're either getting what you want or settling for something less.

What Would Eva Think? | Apartment Therapy DC
11/16/09 06:45 PM

I'm thrilled that it's right around the corner. Love Wes Anderson. His films are so quirky. The dialog and casting is always spot on.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Why We Can't Wait for Fantastic Mr. Fox
11/6/09 05:37 PM

deckbd, I see that you're clearly a fan of understated interiors. As am I.

Even though this home doesn't strike me as serene, it is lots of fun and engaging. I don't believe the owner is "trying too hard". They're simply going for something else and have achieved it.

Apartment Therapy DC | Supon's Vibrant Kalorama Oasis House Tour
11/5/09 04:00 PM

Is there anyone as tasty?

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Studio/Gallery from Alvhem
10/30/09 10:36 PM

What's it going to take to get these designers to start designing and not just shop? Then again, they are shopping at Sears so perhaps their resources are to blame. Each week I'm underwhelmed. The only decent challenges were the white room challenge and challenge number one. I'd love to see this show succeed because there are so few shows that focus on the process of design in a competitive way. I'll just have to hold my breath and wait for Top Design season 3.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Design Star, Episode 7 And Chatting With Candice Olsen
8/31/09 08:06 PM

I like the lines of it. However, the idea of sleeping on the floor has never been appealing. The two mattresses together create a rather large sleep surface, however one half uses springs and the other solid foam (not good). The bolster in back is a bit awkward when used as a sofa, a bit stiff. Great lines though but not my first pick for a sofa or bed. I would suggest blu dot for their sleeper designs (mainly because they don't look like sleepers).

Apartment Therapy New York | Twilight Sleep Sofa from DWR Sofa Sleeper of the Week
8/27/09 10:58 AM

I agree. For all their faults, they have done a lot of good. Their design events, their catalogs that feature interesting pieces and designer bios, and the accessibility of their studios (anyone can walk right in...try that at the Design Center if you're not a designer).

It's a store. A great resource for designers. Not everyone can afford it (simply a reality and by no means a right to whine about their prices).

Apartment Therapy New York | Design Within Reach: Delists Itself from NASDAQ Sells 91% for $15m
8/19/09 06:57 PM

It's a bright and whimsical piece that works. Much like the Eames' themselves, it's fun and pratical. It's ok to have a little fun.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Design Classic: Eames Hang It All
8/19/09 06:35 PM