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Display Name: manders
Member Since: 1/9/09

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Like it. It would look good without the metal hooks, too. The wave on the outside created by the wood where the hooks attach would be more prominent that way.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | The Hangelier 2.1 Clothes Hanger Lampshade
9/18/09 04:18 PM

This is how I want my place to look when I grow up. Love everything about it. And your baby is absolutely adorable. Congratulations on the house and the baby.

Apartment Therapy New York | Tara & Ari Living It Up Downtown House Tour
9/1/09 04:24 PM

Bepsf, I agree that the judging seems inconsistent from week to week. Do they want to see great ideas in an unfinished room, or finished rooms that have been done better before? In defense of the judges though, Bromstad and Myles were able to come up with great ideas and pretty well finished rooms on their turns. So it can be done. Tpgirl, I agree with you that the show treated Tashica shabbily.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Design Star, Episode 6
8/25/09 12:08 PM

Thank you, really, thank all of you for the roll-on-the-floor, gave-myself-a-stomach ache laughter. Some of you should be comics. Melting faces, spiders, soaked possums, burning couches, spirits...I will never complain about my rental again. Thank you.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | The Loft Disaster
8/14/09 02:30 PM

This has possibilities. Could we see a photo with seated guests?

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Accommodating A Large Group in A Small Space
8/14/09 01:09 PM

I took the clothes on my back, an overnight bag, and my scores. One of the difficulties was the fact that my then partner (spouse now) came with a lot of stuff and I came with almost nothing and was still crowded out by someone else's stuff. Lest I became bitter, we've been able to purge the excess on one side and allow a few important pieces on my side. It's working out.

Apartment Therapy DC | Down Sizing: Moving into a Small Space
8/12/09 02:20 PM

Rebecca, if you are saying, or Vern is saying that the time limits and resources (money, staff, whatever) allowed the competitors are comparable to what the judges and other HGTV designers have at their disposal, then it's not unfair as I thought. Thanks for enlightening me.


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Design Star, Episode 4
8/12/09 12:12 PM

All three judges do great work and are quite qualified to judge design. But how can a designer be expected to produced a well-designed and finished room in that short length of time? The judges' comments about time management and finished details are irksome and insulting because they are so unrealistic. It takes weeks, sometimes months to finish a kitchen, and certainly more than 2 days to convert a garage. Is it a design show or a circus?

Tashica probably needed to go. But the judges and her colleagues should have treated her more respectfully. They all fell a couple of notches in my book.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Design Star, Episode 4
8/12/09 11:24 AM

Shows real commitment to the concept. It could use more signs of life; sunlight, more plants, a colorful bunch of flowers, breathable air, something. Other than that, it's perfect for me.

Apartment Therapy New York | Extreme Industrial Style Studio Apartment
8/12/09 11:10 AM

This place has personality. I can't quite figure out how to inject my place with it. Great to see it done so well here.

Apartment Therapy Boston | Kat & Jon's Thrifty Dollhouse House Tour
8/12/09 10:51 AM

Minimal and warm together. Very nice.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Fricke'n Pretty Home Sydney
8/12/09 10:33 AM

I was thinking of using several of the inner hoops in different sizes as wall art in a cool configuration, something mod, but really simply and airy. I wasn't going to use the outer hoop with the metal parts. The hoops could be painted before hanging them on the wall. But I prefer the naked wood. It hadn't occurred to me to stretch fabric between the hoops. Nice idea too.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Inspiration: Embroidery Hoop Wall Art Photos! Austin
8/11/09 10:59 AM

This concept could work to hide some of the clutter on my bookshelves. Might try it.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | More Artwork in Front of Bookshelves
8/11/09 10:47 AM

Tashica did so something interesting with the couch.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Design Star: Episode 3
8/3/09 04:57 PM

Last week, I thought Tashica should go. This week, hmm. She may be someone who starts slow and picks up speed. HGTV must have seen something special in her work to win a spot on the show. I want to see what it was.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Design Star: Episode 3
8/3/09 04:53 PM

I'm learning to appreciate how great design can make life easier and enhance one's sense of well-being. Musicians and their instruments reach me so intimately that it's difficult to conceive of instruments as peices of furniture, even as a budding design junkie. No insult meant to anyone who does. It's no disrespect to design to say that a piano is something different from furniture. In my world, a piano's greatest influence is something other than how it looks in a room. Actually, an unloved and unused piano may not be such a great look anyway. Bad chi.

Apartment Therapy New York | Modern Grand Piano by Bosendorfer & Audi Design
7/31/09 04:07 PM

Here, here, we_canuck. Still don't like how it looks, though.

Apartment Therapy New York | Modern Grand Piano by Bosendorfer & Audi Design
7/31/09 02:10 PM

I've used Borax and also vinegar. They both work well without much more elbow grease than traditional products. I've heard that a can of cola works too. Haven't tried it yet.

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Green Option For Sparking Toilet Bowl? Good Questions
7/30/09 03:08 PM

Usually enjoy these design competitions. But this one will lose my attention fast unless we start seeing fresh concepts, or at least well-executed designs. Tanicha has got to go. Sorry, girl.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Blogging...Design Star, Episode 2
7/28/09 03:56 PM

We do all our living in our bedroom since we share an apartment and the other mate uses the living space as an office and works all hours. Any tips on creating a relaxing bedroom even when the mini-office, electronics, TV, eating, storage, etc. are all in the bedroom?

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | 5 Bedroom Tips From Hotels and B&B's Austin
1/16/09 01:10 PM