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The print is called "Get in Here" by Christopher David Ryan. (www.cdryan.com) His designs are pure and clean. I bought the print from his shop, (www.mylittleunderground.net), but it is currently being restocked.

Joyce's Crafty Side
4/23/11 10:06 AM

Thanks, everyone, for your support and comments. The stretched fabric over the table (2nd pic) is Marimekko's Lumimarja. Stretcher bars from art supply stores come in various lengths, so it was easy to match the size of the fabric. I used a staple gun to attach the cloth to the frame. The kitchen wall decor is a tea towel on stretchers.

And yes, my curtains are yellow (twin-sized flat sheets, hemmed to skim the floor). I now have 3 sets of windows, so it's extra sunny!

Joyce's Crafty Side
4/11/11 07:43 PM

What a gift to take the time to truly reconnect with the essential. Bravo to you for your discipline.

The Best Fresh Start… Vipassana & Design
1/10/11 06:09 PM

I have ordered tiny letters and cards, and they have been much appreciated by the recipients. The mini letters come with a magnifying lens. I highly recommend!

Miniature Mail from The World's Smallest Post Service

12/2/10 06:24 PM

If you're in NYC metro area, you can visit Craftsman Farms, the house Stickley designed and lived in. It's a treasure!

The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms
2352 Route 10 West at Manor Lane, Morris Plains

Gustav Stickley: the American Arts & Crafts Movement

9/16/10 06:20 PM

Thank you for highlighting pullet eggs. They are a special treat! I got some from my greenmarket and they do have a richer flavor. They bring back memories of eggs that we used to get delivered to our house ('way back in the day when our local dairies used to deliver...)

What are Pullet Eggs? | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
6/2/10 10:50 AM

knowing that daylight increases after the winter solstice keeps me going!

Weekend Meditation: Merry and Bright | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
12/20/09 02:31 PM

It was a glorious day! I highly recommend the walk as well.

I had wanted to do this walk for the past 2 years, but the schedule didn't fit until this year. Boy, am I glad I did (despite the sore feet at the end of the day)

Great company of fellow walkers. I particularly enjoyed learning about the Secret Science Club in Brooklyn. This city is full of wonders for us all to discover...

AT Walks The Island 2009: 16 Miles in BKLYN an Amazing Day | Apartment Therapy New York
11/16/09 01:01 PM

thanks again, everyone, for your comments.

The dresser is from Ikea. It's about 10 years old, and the closest thing they have now (Bonde series) is not as well finished. I'm not sure if the dresser will survive a move, especially down three flights of narrow stairs, but it's great for storing office and craft supplies as well as linens for the dining table.

Cooking and baking do happen in the tiny kitchen, but never at the same time!

yes, the space is small, but NYC (including a cathedral) is right outside. All in all, it's a good nest to come home to.

Apartment Therapy New York | Small Cool 2009: aka Grace's Efficiency of Mirrors Teeny-tiny Division #11
4/13/09 09:45 PM

Many thanks for your comments and votes. The apartment continues to evolve. For years I had the desk/dining table against a wall, thinking it would make the apartment feel bigger, but when I floated it in the center of the main living area, the flow of the space felt more expanded.

The loft was already in place when I moved in, so I had to work around the limited natural light. I admit that I’ve coveted the loft that my neighbor has because it’s situated away from the window.

The loft's ladder is really a piece of cake, especially when you consider that my home is on the third floor of a walk-up. In a typical day I travel the stairs a lot more than the ladder. The tree house description is exactly what I thought of when I got the fabric (Marimekko Lumimarja Pink) and sewed tabs along one edge to make a hanging. Besides the decorative purpose, the fabric hides layers of quilter’s batting to help muffle the noise that comes through the thin walls.

There is a fridge in the kitchen; it’s right next to the oven (not the best location). It’s an old, under-the-counter model that is wide and deep enough to fit my baking sheet pans comfortably. I had some paint left over from the yellow backsplash and recently painted the back wall inside the cabinets as well. Not too many people notice the color when they see the kitchen in person, but I know it’s there, and it makes me happy.

Apartment Therapy New York | Small Cool 2009: aka Grace's Efficiency of Mirrors Teeny-tiny Division #11
4/11/09 12:12 AM