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Display Name: swoon
Member Since: 3/23/09

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I've entered a few online giveaways over the years (and won a couple, whoot), and no place has ever needed my physical address and phone number to contact me when I won. They haven't even required my name. When they notified me that I'd won (whoot), they used, get this, email.

This is one very intrusive entry form.

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Holiday Giveaway Daily Roundup - 12.17.2010

12/18/10 01:54 PM

I like the T-cushioned better, too, as well as fewer tufts in the back cushions. I'd make sure those back cushions are good and square and firm, though. It would be really ugly to me if it got schlumpy. The Ikea cushions look like they're already on their way to schlumpy.

Apartment Therapy New York | Leather Sofa Advice Survey? Good Questions
9/8/09 12:22 PM

No. My kitchen surfaces and utensils and knives and whatnot do not need a coat of chalk dust added to the regular dust. And that stick of chalk pictured? It's going onto the stovetop when the cabinet is opened. And the humidity changes in the kitchen will cause them to warp and curl around the edges eventually, too, I'll bet. I'd vote NO twice if I could. Heh...

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Hot or Not? Cabinet Update with Chalkboard Stickers
7/20/09 12:04 PM

My dad just died and I am right now this week sorting through the house my parents lived in for many years. A house of many closets where nothing was ever thrown away, not even the boxes of stuff moved from other houses. Not so much toys and such here, but paper, unbelievable amounts of paper. I've been sorting through paper for at least 30 hours so far and I'm not finished. Let go of things. Also get yourself a shredder, people - don't do this to your survivors.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Good Questions: Storing Mementos from Your Childhood?
6/9/09 10:32 AM

That cool table wants to be Roy McMakin green. But then it would want some new pillows and a different lampshade... One thing leads to eight.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Good Questions: Color Suggestions for Side Table?
5/19/09 12:13 PM

Every time I go to the store, another little piece of my mind is blown by seeing people carting out 10 plastic bags that have 2 or 3 things in each. There's no excuse for it. Neither of my two regular stores even offers plastic bags anymore.

As far as excess packaging goes, I take it back to where I got it. The shop people usually look at me like I'm a nut and tell me they don't have a way to recycle it, so I tell them they should and just leave it all there on the counter. Heh. I'm sure they toss it in the trash, but if enough people were carting that crap in, they'd figure out a better way, right? That's my plan, anyway, while I'm being an annoying pain of a customer.

Apartment Therapy Boston | Couple Generates Only 1 Bag of Trash in 2008!
5/6/09 10:34 PM

What a weirdly inappropriate question for discussion here. The right bookshelves, arranged just so, aren't going to solve anything.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Good Questions: Help! Fighting Over Spouse's Stuff
4/28/09 12:31 PM

The only things I keep indoors are seasonal fresh flowers and fresh cut herbs. Big bunches of parsley standing in vases of water - cheap, pretty, green and you can snip some off when you're cooking = doesn't require green thumbs, just an occasional change of water and when it gets yucky looking, toss it and get a new one.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Question: Fake Flowers or Nothing? Austin
4/10/09 12:19 PM

In addition to your list, I use a staple gun, strap wrench, end nippers, needle nose pliers and utility knife pretty regularly. Oh, and those triple hex tools (http://www.glorycycles.com/thwayhexwraw.html) are excellent.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Small Space Checklist: Toolbox Basics
4/3/09 12:34 PM

I'd use silver fabric. Could be a damask or boucle with some minimal pattern, but overall silver. Or gray, maybe. Gray wool would be nice.

Apartment Therapy DC | Good Questions: Refinishing a Sidewalk Find Chair?
3/31/09 12:35 PM

Oh, cool... thanks Aaron.

Apartment Therapy New York | The Fifth Annual Smallest, Coolest Home Contest
3/30/09 02:15 AM

Can you add a link to previous winners in this year's contest posts? Or maybe there is one and I can't see it...

Apartment Therapy New York | The Fifth Annual Smallest, Coolest Home Contest
3/29/09 01:41 PM

I like the magnetic strips. If you use the strip to hold only tools you use a lot, and not just as a display, it's really great to just be able to grab your weapon without touching anything else - no need to dry your hands, for example. I put one in my studio, too, where it holds all my scissors, exacto knives and a metal basket full of other miscellany.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | AT On... Storing Knives
3/27/09 01:20 PM

Rolled towels in an attractive container are good, but I'd have to get (or build) a little low bench to get those linen bags off the floor to like them. A piece of plywood cut exactly to size with some nice little chrome casters would work. I like to be able to see shine under and around things, especially in the bathroom.

Apartment Therapy New York | Towel Storage: Roll Them Up
3/23/09 12:31 PM