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Display Name: AlexanderB
Member Since: 2/13/09

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The egg cooker is majic. really. I can whip a gourmet meal in minutes, but ask me to boil an egg? Unmitigated Disaster. So, I cook my eggs with this little gizmo, and haven't looked back since.


Forget The Oven For These Countertop Cooking Appliances | Apartment Therapy Unplggd#comments#comments
3/9/10 02:53 PM

A tip for the balloon: place a piece of scotch tape on the balloon and poke the needle through that. The tape will ensure that the balloon does completely split apart on you.


De-Icing the Freezer? Use a Water Balloon! | Apartment Therapy Unplggd
3/2/10 01:26 PM

@baltimorerowhouse:

Completely right. For those of us who have a sparsely populated walking trail, a Flippy Lead is a god send. It let's your dog wander when you're alone, but lets you rein him in when another dog approaches. And, since my dog is 120 lbs of eager curiousness, they make a super strong version that is highly resistant to wear. "Flippy" was the orginal and in my mind, still the best, although some of the competitors have made some improvements with handle positions and cord locks, etc.


Fido Fashions Self-Charging Retractable Dog Leash | Apartment Therapy Unplggd
2/16/10 11:54 AM

Does anyone know of a more professional looking set of these? The only other product that I've seen is the one that looks like a mitten. It's hideous.

Thanks.


Final Frame: USB Warm Up Gloves | Apartment Therapy Unplggd
2/11/10 12:49 PM

Yeah, my wife would have this loaded with shoes about 10 seconds after I put it up. Even if I loaded it with something else, I'd come home to find my stuff on the floor in a corner, and this thing filled with shoes, curling irons, makeup, bills, old b-day cards, random laces, pens, markers, 3 types of wrapping paper, etc., etc. It would be impossible for her NOT to do this. She would lose sleep until this happened.


Bookwave Hanging Storage | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
2/2/10 03:23 PM

That first photo is obviously staged....everyone knows that a cat will immediately deposit it's backside on any available tech or reading material. It must be a stunt cat. :D


The Anywhere Home Office Solutions For Small Spaces | Apartment Therapy Unplggd
2/1/10 11:15 AM

um...Yick.


Wow! Pendant Lamps from Printer Ink Cartridges | Apartment Therapy Unplggd
2/1/10 11:10 AM

Could we do this with Junk mail?


Japanese Machine Turns Office Paper Into Toilet Paper | Apartment Therapy Unplggd#comments
2/1/10 11:03 AM

Considering the solid waste that passes for intelligent thought in my office, this machine would become indispensible.

@charmac: Staples.....HA!


Japanese Machine Turns Office Paper Into Toilet Paper | Apartment Therapy Unplggd#comments
2/1/10 11:02 AM

This is a terrible idea. These types of radiators are designed to allow air to flow behind and up through the fins. blocking them off ensures that the rest of room will receive inaddequate heating. Not to mention that radiators are often extremely hot, and putting them under desk could lead to leg injuries.


Hiding Thermostats, Radiators and A/C Units | Apartment Therapy Unplggd
1/25/10 01:28 PM

I have concerns about this. Nano fibers like this could migrate into you skin after a while. Imagine if the fibers were nano fiberglass, and you could see the concern.

it's an interesting idea, but we'll have to wait until the technology matures.


Fabrics Get A Flexible Charge With Nanotubes | Apartment Therapy Unplggd
1/25/10 01:24 PM

@ MODERnestS:

That's a great looking chandelier. It holds your attention.

However, the article is misleading: brass isn't welded, it's brazed. The difference is that lots of people can weld, but it's hard to find someone who knows how to braze a joint, especially in brass. If you're gonna tackle this, be sure to check on this point.

I'm half tempted to try it.

Alexander


Similar Branching Bubble Chandelier? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy New York
1/8/10 12:13 PM

Te he....she said "titillating" *snort*

Sorry...couldn't resit....I know, grow up..... :D


Open-Plan Bedrooms | Apartment Therapy Boston#comments
1/8/10 12:07 PM

@ErikTheRed

-Good points. I really don't see this as very practical. Car batteries have been plentiful and cheap for years, but most folks up north who deal with blackouts still keep a generator. I don't really see this catching on, unless-you have a solar cell or an aquarium. If you could recharge using a solar cell during a blackout, this might be worth it. Or if you have an expensive aquarium, then it might be worth it as well. I crashed a tank once after a 4 day blackout and lost all my fish. I was very upset. My UPS died 2 days into it. *sigh*


Batteries ...for the Home? | Apartment Therapy Unplggd
1/7/10 04:36 PM

This is a terrible idea. paper products are not "fireproof", they can only be fire resistant for a short period of time. If, perchance, a fire did break out, the flammable objects in the room (papers, office supplies, etc) would burn first, generating enough convection and infrared heat that by the time flame contact occurs, it's ready to light.

I seriously doubt that any sensible company would consider producing this. The liability insurance alone would kill the enterprise.

Oh, and as far as waterproof goes, every year in Dallas we have the cardboard box floatilla race. We build canoes and boats out of carboard, but everyone ends up in the lake at the end.


The Designer Cardboard Office: Not Just a Concept Anymore | Apartment Therapy Unplggd
1/5/10 01:49 PM

aw, man. I JUST bought a roomba. I would have liked to give this a try, since I like a lot of LG stuff.

"To Late, So Sorry..."


LG Announces RoboKing: An Updated Roomba Replacement | Apartment Therapy Unplggd
12/17/09 02:58 PM

I completely agree with Anthony. If you can't reduce the issues to a few elegant terms, it means that you don't understand the problem well enough.

In this case, it's not that they CAN'T do it, but instead, aren't legally allowed. Patents owned by the diaspora of company prevent the kind of consolidation that is required in visual media.

btw, I find it ironic: write an anti-tech rant, and all the gadget guys run to the defense.


The Tech Minimalist Speaks Out: A Home Theater Rant | Apartment Therapy Unplggd
12/17/09 02:45 PM

man, what is it with designers and putting pine trees next to open flames?

Pine cones are loaded with turpentine and burn like a torch when lit. Boy scouts use these things to start campfires. Don't do this.

*shakes head*


Pinecone Decor | Apartment Therapy New York
12/17/09 02:31 PM

@asked you first:

That's what I THOUGHT!! I loved the Hamburger bed!!

This is awesome.


Millennium Falcon Bed | Apartment Therapy Unplggd
12/15/09 03:55 PM

I love the Coink. When they first came out, I bought one. An accident involving a new puppy ended it's short stay on earth. (however, it did leave it's mark in my hardwood floors).

Later when I replaced it with a new one, I found that they had made it smaller in size. I was kind of disappointed since it really had some presence before. I still really like it, but feeding it quarters just doesn't seem to make it grow.


Vintage Kitsch or Modern Wit? | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles#comments#comments
12/3/09 04:54 PM