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Display Name: FantasticMrFaux
Member Since: 3/19/09

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How tight are the springs? If there's no support in the seat, it's probably not worth your time, esp. if you've not reupholstered before. (Recovering is far easier.)

Can I Rescue Reupholster this Chair? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy DC
7/27/10 10:45 AM

Why are these hotels you never want to leave if you've never been there? You should definitely visit, but moving to a place you've never been is sort of odd.

What about work?

5 Stunning Spanish Hotels We Wouldn't Want To Leave | Apartment Therapy DC
7/26/10 08:02 PM

It's not likely anyone is going to sit at that desk when someone else watches a movie. I think this place is nice, but it's helped greatly by the very good photos.

Sara Ian's First Big Project House Call | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
7/26/10 07:08 PM

I used to work on a makeover show on a major cable net. Our carpenter was a Polish immigrant who could build anything, and was smokin' hot as well. Could not speak English very well, so the EP decided that he'd just do all of this on-camera work without speaking and without a shirt.

Hunky TV Carpenters | Apartment Therapy New York
7/26/10 11:31 AM

bepsf and I agree, as so often happens. I love the sign, but why does AT insist on posting about retail spaces? I don't care what a hotel, a boutique or a cafe does. And don't give me the "It's inspirational" line. I think it's just lazy bloggers.

How Many Mirrors Is Too Many Mirrors? | Apartment Therapy DC
7/23/10 05:14 PM

The wall paper is in a night club. I don't know that it translates to a home. Different environments.

Get the Look at Home: Mad Men Zebra Wallpaper | Apartment Therapy Chicago
7/23/10 05:12 PM

And if none of your guests are allergic, you're fine. Is the container garden yours? Or is it communal?

Impromptu Summer Bouquet | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
7/23/10 05:10 PM

Yes! Great house, great tour, and a great write-up! I wish all the tours were self-guided. But I have a feeling that Jessie can do a great job for the homes of others as well.

And the two-drawer dishwasher proves she's got great taste.

Jessie's Vintage Modern Bungalow House Tour | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
7/23/10 05:09 PM

Or photos framed and hung on a wall. I think this is kinda cute, but not all that meaningful--do you count a plane change in Zurich as having visited Switzerland?

Show Off Your Travels: My Scratch Map | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
7/23/10 01:30 PM

You get belt buckles for rodeo wins, so maybe? I'd love to see a giant belt buckle as a table top.

The Urban Cowboy Rustic Farmhouse Inside Man | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
7/22/10 01:00 PM

If you want to look like Edith Ann.

Giant Wingback Chairs Flickr Finds | Apartment Therapy New York
7/22/10 12:32 PM

Confusion Hill was never an actual dwelling. Why not a post on historic homes across the country, rather than dubious tourist traps?

Winchester House, for example.

Weird Wonderful Roadside Homes | Apartment Therapy Chicago
7/21/10 09:37 PM

Where's the urban?

The Urban Cowboy Rustic Farmhouse Inside Man | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
7/21/10 03:48 PM

I think the house is actually pretty great, but these photos don't do a great job of telling the story.

In general, I'd rather hear more from the homeowners, and less write-up from bloggers. (In fact--no write-up works well for me.)

Maybe a video tour with an on-camera interview would be better or at least an option. The House Tour Questionnaire could use an update as well.

Luz's Mid Century Mini House Tour | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
7/21/10 03:47 PM

"Masion Un" should be Maison Une.

The house is really great, but this isn't my idea of good writing--the description is working way too hard to be like a shelter magazine piece. I'd rather hear more from the homeowner and less from the blogger.

Jennifer's Maison Un House Tour | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
7/20/10 06:49 PM

Ice Hotel is only open from Dec. to April--but there's other places to stay, if you want to enjoy Lapland.
Hotel de Glace is open from January to March.

Not much point considering a trip right this minute.

Cool Out: Ice Hotels | Apartment Therapy DC
7/20/10 06:38 PM

And paint before you put it together.

The Secret to Successfully Painting IKEA Shelves Reader Intelligence Report | Apartment Therapy Chicago
7/19/10 05:23 PM

As a freelancer, I'm not sure that I actually understand taking a vacation at home--I'd just feel unemployed.

Enjoying a Vacation at Home | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
7/19/10 05:20 PM

The W in New Orleans is historic?

American Colony in Jerusalem.

Where have the AT team actually stayed?

Historic Hotels from Around the World Escape Roundup | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
7/19/10 05:18 PM

France is nice but it's not "magical". Rather than write about someplace you've not been, why not write about someplace you have?

Or at least post about places in France that haven't already been covered on AT--why recycle these old posts?

France: I Want To Go To There | Apartment Therapy DC
7/19/10 12:08 PM