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That's the best before/after combo ever. LOVE the giant antique pitchforks! yeah Frank!

Kitchen Tour: Frank's Swift & Stunning IKEA Remodel
12/1/10 11:35 PM

kitsunerach, or anyone else familiar with Steen's cane syrup -- how does the flavor and sweetness compare with pecan pie made with Karo?

Old-Fashioned Pecan Pie: A Corn Syrup-Free Recipe
11/11/10 12:39 PM

roasting the bananas with a little brown sugar first is even know, if the oven is already on for some reason unimaginable in this late June heat...
(hat tip to David Lebovitz 'The Perfect Scoop' for turning me on to banana ice cream)

How To Make Creamy Ice Cream with Just One Ingredient! | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
6/28/10 04:44 PM

uh-oh rhubarbfail!
(does sound good tho - here we are all knocking on your door)

A Traditional Polish Drink with Rhubarb and Honey | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
6/28/10 04:40 PM do you know it's all clean shiny silver under there?

How about a patch test on the bottom, to see underneath the brass and bronze without messing up the original piece?

Ta Da! Turning Brass Into Silver | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
3/10/10 02:19 PM

Skylights are great - a huge bang for your buck. I have two - and have not had any leak problems. They are super common here in Brooklyn row houses. All are reinforced dimpled glass - diffuse light, no view, all awesome.

Skylights in the Kitchen and Bathroom | Apartment Therapy Chicago
3/6/10 09:57 AM

p.s. my fort was built on a four-poster bed, with a thumbtack holding a ribbon to the ceiling, which made an exotic pointed peak in the center of the draped thermal blanket to which it was tied. It was wonderfully warm inside.

How To Build an Indoor Fort Home Hacks | Apartment Therapy New York
2/23/10 05:07 PM

and why are some of y'all taking it seriously?

a hack in masonry-speak is a row of unfired bricks, but that's obvi not how it's used above.

How To Build an Indoor Fort Home Hacks | Apartment Therapy New York
2/23/10 05:04 PM

As I recall...
Scotchguard was taken off the market for about a year while they reformulated. Not as toxic as it once was, and not as effective.

I've had good results on minor stains on clothes with "naturallyclean Stain Eraser" enzyme cleaner wipes, used immediately after staining. I have a packet sitting near newly upholstered in winter white chairs...fingers crossed that I don't have to use it.

The Best Stain-Guard Products? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy New York
2/18/10 01:51 PM

i love it

How To Turn IKEA's Tullsta Chair Into a Designer Piece Home Hacks | Apartment Therapy New York
2/2/10 11:31 AM

reclaimed slate chalkboards as tile, nice personality all around, and that great beam! thanks for showing such a terrific real-people home.

Rachel Gretchen Start from Scratch House Tour | Apartment Therapy New York
1/27/10 02:42 PM

p.s. the cheap n ugly humidifiers made by Vicks, sold for under $20 in drug stores, also get the job done in a pretty efficient way. Great for winter sleeping, esp if you're sick.

5 Humidifiers to Consider | Apartment Therapy New York
1/6/10 10:04 PM

The Venta is great - combination air purifier and humidifier. (I got it because of pet allergic houseguest; it worked really really well on pet dander.) It's relatively low profile too -- a small black box, not one of those white elephants. It doesn't get moldy because you put an additive in the water every few weeks.

5 Humidifiers to Consider | Apartment Therapy New York
1/6/10 10:00 PM

A frozen yogurt place in my neighborhood uses allegedly biodegradeable spoons. One of those spoons is still intact in my compost pile, and summer is long long gone. Actually, I think it's been since April.
: (

Home compost doesn't build up the heat needed to breakdown those eco-friendly potato starch alternatives to plastic. Still, it's not petroleum so that's better.

And as for "What was typically a faux pas, now seems a little more acceptable — due to the fact that from a distance you can't tell the difference." I guess you can tell by now, KristenATDC, that disposable is not a faux pas on solely aesthetic grounds. Fill up the sink with suds and let 'em soak. It's not so terrible, really.

Please don't take the reaction you've provoked as a personal attack. We all need to do better.

Attractive Options for Disposable Party Plates | Apartment Therapy DC
11/23/09 05:02 PM

randywhe, you need to find out what the wall is made of behind your tile and use hardware appropriate to that material.

great job david and david's girfriend!

How To Make a Wall-Mounted Magnetic Spice Rack Reader Tips | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
11/23/09 01:21 PM

IKEA has a cute Scandanavian stylin one -- anyone know how functional it is?
I fear it's pretty, but too cheap to work well...

Looking For: Reliable and Classy Thermal Carafe | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
11/23/09 01:17 PM

Go baby go!

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Kristopher's Seared Char with Asian Kale Quick Weeknight Meals Recipe Contest 2009
9/22/09 06:54 PM

Plenty of kitchenware has been chipped and broken during parties at my house...never crossed my mind that this is anything other than the occasional cost of entertaining, responsibility of the host.

And srsly, tacky picture.

Apartment Therapy DC | Survey: Glass Breaking Etiquette?
7/21/09 01:18 PM

testing...comments aren't showing up on this post....

as for the plant, pretty sure it's an ornamental fig

Apartment Therapy New York | Good Questions: Identify This Large House Plant / Tree?
6/1/09 09:16 AM

It's pretty comfortable, but it needs arms - we tried it out (for a minute anyway) at IKEA too.

Apartment Therapy DC | Roxo Easy Chair from IKEA
6/1/09 09:13 AM