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Hi Doctor Flarb! Most moss terrariums stay lidded, but there are open terrariums. Those require so much more maintenance (daily misting sometimes). With the lidded terrarium, a microclimate is created. You do bring in some needed air circulation by opening the lid to mist the moss - or opening it to peer inside and ogle the little people! :)

This creates a happy balance for the moss, but is not needed forever...I must say, my favorite and oldest terrarium has not been touched in months...and the little hobos that live inside seem quite happy to be left alone ;)


Twig: Tiny Terrariums with Personality
9/11/10 08:07 AM

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Twig: Tiny Terrariums with Personality
9/10/10 07:59 PM

Hi! This is Katy (and Michelle) from Twig! Thanks for this write-up (blush)!!

We'd like to let everyone know that we also sell DIY Kits that we ship nationwide. :)


Twig: Tiny Terrariums with Personality
9/10/10 07:55 PM

My main man Herman has had some pee issues over his lifetime...but it was always always always the exact same object: bathmat with a rubber bottom. Bathmats that are cloth on both sides? He could care less. So now we just put the bathmat over the lip of the tub. No biggie.

He did have pee issues during our renovation...every time we left piles of "sweeping compound" and dust, he'd pee on it...but that's OUR fault, not his. We should have known better.


Dealing With A Cat Who Pees All Over The House | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
7/20/10 09:36 AM

What a great space! Love your collections :)


Jocelyn's Evolving Style House Call | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
7/1/10 01:00 PM

Gray Caesarstone!


Survey: What Kind of Countertops Do You Have? | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
3/30/10 08:42 AM

i love it all! i have similar tastes and similar collections. i love all your display cases and glass domes and jars. awesome collectin' :)


Patricia's Whimsical Cottage House Tour | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
2/24/10 06:08 PM

it's not the stuff they'd find, it's them burning the apartment down, letting out the cats, etc.... it's just my brain runs on worst-case-scenarios.


Leaving Someone Alone In Your House For the First Time | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
2/4/10 03:19 PM

I can't do it!


Leaving Someone Alone In Your House For the First Time | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
2/4/10 02:17 PM

ooh i love it! the gray brick looks wicked.


Amy Stephane’s Minimalism Meets HoardingHouse Tour | Apartment Therapy Chicago
2/1/10 01:18 PM

i love it all! but i am a big fan of bones, mannequins, taxidermy, and all that good stuff. the owls everywhere are great, that white lamp is awesome.


Libby Ryan's Light Airy Granny ChicHouse Tour | Apartment Therapy Chicago
1/22/10 06:19 PM

We have three grays in our place, all by Benjamin Moore - Shadow Gray, Whitestone, and Bleached Shadow.

Love em all!


The Best Grey Paint Colors | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
1/20/10 03:37 PM

would the dried caulk have any bad effects on the wood floor beneath it? i don't think so, but that's more my worry than the rug i'd apply it to.


Make Any Rug Slip Proof With Caulk | Apartment Therapy Chicago
1/13/10 01:11 PM

my cats are good about not going on the counter! but they're everywhere else - including the dining room table whilst i am attempting to entertain folks :)


Curious Cats: How to Keep Pets Away from Food | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
1/13/10 09:51 AM

and by persnickety, i mean things stain it or seep in and don't dry out for awhile, etc... it's just....a weird surface.


Can You Give an Honest Opinion on Concrete Countertops? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
1/12/10 04:41 PM

my aunt got beautiful concrete countertops in a very high-end renovation.....while they look great, and i guess are easy to patch/fill if chipped, they are VERY persnickety. and the seams look a little sloppy to me. and they need to seal it twice a year, i think.

i got caesarstone (grey, so in a weird way it looks like concrete) and i'm genuinely happy with it. it was just SO expensive - a 6' span with a sink cut out cost us $1200!!!!!! ugh! but yaknow, it cleans up like a dream (even if it's splotchy after a wash...it dries unevenly) and is impervious to my clutziness. no chips yet!!! fingers crossed :)


Can You Give an Honest Opinion on Concrete Countertops? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
1/12/10 04:38 PM

dry sink!


What Was This Furniture Piece Used For? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
1/7/10 08:20 PM

ahh, this is good to know! thanks!!!


Rug Ideas Cat Clawing Prevention Tips? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
1/6/10 10:23 AM

i made the mistake of buying a low-pile rug from ikea and the cats have nearly destroyed it.

but i'm not done!

i'm going to buy a shag rug from home depot for the living room and i think it'll be great. they can claw all they want...how will you notice? it's shag!

and it's only like $200 for an 8x10 :)


Rug Ideas Cat Clawing Prevention Tips? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
1/6/10 10:04 AM

i bet for what they're paying to live on the upper east side they could've gotten a whole house in the outerboroughs.


Six in the City: Family of 6 in 1,200 Square Feet House Call | Apartment Therapy New York
12/18/09 02:33 PM