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These are all great but Uniqlock tops my list and they just released two new ones.

Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Roundup: Ten Best Looking (Free!) Screen Savers
9/27/08 11:02 AM

I love the hallway with the retro shoe collection. 70's waffle trainers are the most comfortable shoes ever manufactured. I thought it was just Nikes until I slipped on a pair of original Saucony Jazz. Now I just look for anything waffle. Of course people who don't collect shoes aren't going to get it.

The one thing I didn't like was the living room with the blue walls with the hand signal display clashing with the taupe sofa. The hands might be too desperate for attention no matter what you do to them but could probably benefit from less ornate display shelves and less staggering.

I love the floors, wallpaper and stickers.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Midwest #26: Jennifer's Houston Hottie Hideaway
4/23/08 11:19 AM

Cheap and industrial strength sturdy too, which should give some of the knee-jerk IKEA haters around here pause.

I love the way Yiming set it off against the jet black.

Apartment Therapy New York | Ikea Grundtal: The Stylish King of Cheap Kitchen ShelvingEmail from 2.17.08
4/23/08 07:47 AM

You could also get this 24" LG for $600 and spend the extra $2,000 on groceries It's not as tall as the Liebherr amd gives up a couple cubic feet of refrigerator space but the freezer compartment is very nicely done and I think it's quite stylish.

Apartment Therapy New York | Good Questions: Is The Northland Refrigerator Better Than the Liebherr?
3/1/08 12:16 PM

I did something similar with a tray like this filled with soil and wheatgrass. It only lasts 3 weeks start to finish but looks very cool and makes my cat happy.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Grass Gardens by Metaphys
2/8/08 12:35 PM

On your list, "Massive Change" and "Cradle to Cradle" but I'd add Bill McKibben's "Deep Economy", "Natural Capitalism: Creating The Next Industrial Revolution" by Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins and L. Hunter Lovins and both of Al Gores tomes, particularly "An Assault On Reason" since it skips past environmental issues to focus on the reasons we've allowed ourselves as a nation to become so easily duped ad lied to.

Now if only someone could get Al to run in 2007. An Al Gore/Barack O'Bama ticket would be unstoppable!

Roundup: Green Guides
6/28/07 05:47 AM

I do like it because it means not having to drive out to Paramus or the island and I approve, for the most part, of IKEA and it's ongoing commitment (as opposed to all the trendjumpers who traded in their SUV's for Priuses 3 years ago so they could one up people at gallery openings) to the environment and fair labor practices.
Really where else can you go and pick up nicely designed modern furnishings at a reasonable price without the nagging worry that they were pieced together by an eight year old chained to a radiator? And yeah, the allen wrenches are a pain but I've yet to purchase a product from IKEA that took me more than a half hour to put together.
No one should be beyond criticism but a lot of the anti-IKEA sentiment I've been coming across lately seems to be nothing more than poorly disguised snobbery no different than what Henry Ford faced when he used mass production to transform the automobile from a plaything of the rich to something that anyone could afford to own. I'm just saying.

Look!: Ikea Rising in Red Hook
6/14/07 06:33 AM