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Display Name: kendokendokendo
Member Since: 3/18/09

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It's basically an oversized salad spinner.

The Laundry Pod: A Hand-Powered Washing Machine
International Home & Housewares Show 2011

3/11/11 12:06 PM

How are you handling the compost smell?

How To Organize Waste in a Small Kitchen
3/1/11 01:26 PM

Nice rent. Must make his landlord sick.

Cheap Rent Great Architecture in NoHo The New York Times | Apartment Therapy New York
2/17/10 04:06 PM

@christinalouise: Thanks for the tip!

A Problem-Solver Bedroom | Apartment Therapy New York
1/15/10 04:03 PM

My NY apartment bedroom is narrow. It's so narrow that there is only one direction the bed can be placed so that it doesn't block walking areas.

Once you get the bed in this "good" spot, there's no room for a nightstand or anything on either side of it, and it's against a cheaply built wooden wall that can't be trusted to hold shelving or lamps.

We're coping with weak overhead lighting and tables at the foot of the bed to hold books, glasses, water etc. But it's quite far from being comfortable.

A Problem-Solver Bedroom | Apartment Therapy New York
1/15/10 09:43 AM

Love it. My own apartment is very similar to this with the wood floors, big fancy radiators, all the molding, etc. and this gives me some great ideas for what to do with my space.

That mirror in your bedroom - how did you hang it within the molding on the door? I recently broke my full-length mirror and would like to hang a new one inside the molding just like this.

Sparrow Kurt's Light Filled Home House Tour | Apartment Therapy New York
12/1/09 10:19 AM

I just had Pipe Rite over this morning to fix a leaky faucet and the worst shower that was ever built. I was told to expect the plumber to show up sometime between 8 and 12... he showed up right at 8am sharp. He understood my desire to keep the sink as is (beautiful old porcelain thing, probably over a hundred years old) and really went the extra step to make it work like brand new again. At the same time, he indulged my inner contractor and showed me exactly how to repair the fixtures on my old sink should I need to do it again. The rate was reasonable, they worked quickly and were very honest about parts and diagnoses, and he was a nice guy to boot. Couldn't ask for a better experience and I'll be recommending them to everyone I know.

Apartment Therapy New York | Pipe Rite Plumbers
9/18/09 09:26 AM

I'll second the baking soda/vinegar combo.

I tackled our stovetop and oven a few months ago - none of the previous tenants in at least 50 years had any idea that these things are supposed to be cleaned every once in a while.

I spritzed the inside with water, smeared it with baking soda, left that about half an hour... then spritzed it all down with vinegar until it was bubbly and sizzling. Picked up just about everything!

It's tedious work, and I recommend having towels or something on the ground to catch all the crud that drips off because it can get pretty messy.

But I can say that this method cut through everything like a "real" stove or oven cleaner - just it cost less money (already had the main ingredients lying around) and it was much better for my lungs :)

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | More Adventures in Oven Cleaning
4/23/09 10:22 AM

First off... WOW!!! I can't believe I got this many GREAT answers. Thanks everyone!

I want to keep this fixture - I won't be replacing it with a chandelier. Now that I know a little more about how it was used and lit, I think I will go for some oversized, decorative bulbs. The crown bulbs sound like a great idea to me as they will light the fixture/ceiling in a great way. That and a couple lamps for reading/entertaining ought to do the trick.

@cakekick: I never thought of installing a dimmer... another good idea. We have to get the more invasive renovations approved by our landlord, so I don't know if this will be feasible. But it's definitely something to consider down the road.

Thanks so much again everyone! I'll be sure to keep the community posted on how it turns out.

Apartment Therapy New York | Good Questions: Restoring this Light Fixture?
3/27/09 09:37 AM

I'd like to send back the whole thing and get something else in return, such as my money back. I don't know about you guys, but my model seems to just push the dirt around and not pick up anything.

Thanks for the recommendation though... maybe there is something w/ the handheld unit and replacing it will fix the fact that it doesn't actually vacuum anything :)

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Cordless Stick Vacuums Recalled by Electrolux
3/26/09 09:45 AM