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Display Name: 1GH
Member Since: 4/18/09

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Some great joke.

There is no reason to, and no defense of, actively demeaning people of color. I read Apartment Therapy almost daily, participate actively, and generally hold it in high esteem, despite the lack of visible diversity on its writing staff. But from the cluelessly enthused 'Knitta, Please' profiles in '06, '08 and '09 to this post, there are strains of insensitivity, ignorance or worse that are a turn-off. An apology is in order.

I follow your posts often and I generally admire your thinking and your writing. You come across as both tart and smart, as the situation requires. I'm really sorry to see you stoop to low humor.

Christmas Trees of Color | Apartment Therapy DC
12/18/09 03:06 AM

I'm not sure how the PVC wreath would look in real life but the photograph is pretty compelling.

Look! | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
12/15/09 07:18 PM

It's not you, modtramp. Punch someone with a fist formed like that and you are going to break thumb.

Jonathan Adler's Love Unites Print for Auction | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
12/13/09 06:20 AM

Small doses.

Hot or Not? Ultra Distressed Interiors | Apartment Therapy Boston
12/13/09 03:25 AM

The work they did was good and I am happy that they are enjoying it.


I doubt the wisdom of the financial decision. I know Prospect Heights well and $1900 is too much for that square footage, especially in this market, two BR or not, particularly in that condition. I think their perspective was skewed because they just wanted anything less expensive than the $2K they were paying in Manhattan. $1600 is about all I would have paid. It seems as though they have a nice and reasonable landlord which is a definite plus but it's unfortunate that when they leave, she'll probably leverage the four-year-old reno to inflate the rent even further.

Before After: Renovating a Rental in Prospect Heights The New York Times | Apartment Therapy New York
12/13/09 03:23 AM

That kelly green bathroom is over-the-top but so refreshing. I love every incarnation of green except, perhaps, lime.

Green Done Right (With No Red in Sight) Roundup | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
12/13/09 03:01 AM

I am completely fixated with herringbone floors. The stain would need to be quite dark, however.

Dear Santa, Please Bring Me a Herringbone Floor | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
12/13/09 02:58 AM

The first and final headboards really work for me.
The first is stunning.

100 affordable headboard alternatives at OneGrandHome:

Even More DIY Headboard Inspiration | Apartment Therapy New York
12/13/09 02:50 AM

Funny how tastes change over time. 5-7 years ago, I would have loved this. Now, I'm pretty much, 'meh.' It's pretty but I'm in a different aesthetic place.

The Kiikku Planter from Unison | Apartment Therapy Chicago
12/1/09 02:50 PM

I hope this is a matter of a trick of photography, but I have to say that the areas seem to really have scale wrong. There's too much furniture in the main living space--it's all quite nice but the two seating areas are very close together and the Barcelona chairs are stranded on a too-tiny rug.

A Watergate Condo with Amazing Views Washington Spaces | Apartment Therapy DC
12/1/09 02:45 PM

I don't have experience with the other systems but over the 5 years I've seen an Elfa system at work, it's been indestructible despite plenty of use and misuse.

Modular Shelving: The Pros Cons of Elfa, Rakks ISS? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy Boston
11/19/09 04:08 AM

Heatherdazy, I agree. Maybe it's the stress of living in small New York City apartments or the memories of growing up with nice formal dining rooms, but EIKs are an unwelcome compromise for me. Some of these set-ups are quite nice but as a general rule, I don't get the open concept enthusiasm.

10 Stylish Eat In Open Kitchens Inspiration Gallery | Apartment Therapy Chicago
11/19/09 03:49 AM

The birch logs are pretty. The candles are nice too but really impractical and a little scary. I've had a collection of gourds and pumpkins on display for awhile and lately a ravenous squirrel has come every morning to take a chunk out of them. Time to abandon edibles and switch to statuary I guess.

Sprucing Up Cold Weather Window Boxes | Apartment Therapy DC
11/19/09 03:44 AM

I bought some Thomas O'Brien Christmas tree ornaments several years ago and they have held up beautifully. I do wish his current collection at Target was larger.

Unique, Inexpensive (Even Free) Holiday Table Setting Ideas:

Thomas O’Brien on Tips for Holiday Decorating Williams-Sonoma Home | Apartment Therapy New York
11/17/09 11:51 PM

It's tres tacky but I think the first faux fireplace is perfect if you have a really great sense of humor.

Faux Fireplaces Roundup | Apartment Therapy Boston
11/17/09 11:43 PM

Just. No.

Russel Brand's London Boudoir For Sale | Apartment Therapy New York
11/17/09 11:38 PM

The exterior paint color is delicious.

APAK's Creative Cottage House Tour | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
11/17/09 11:35 PM

I'm torn about this. I can see it working. I can also see it coming off as, 'Why couldn't you commit to paneling all 4 walls?'

Raised Panel Accent Walls | Apartment Therapy DC
11/17/09 11:34 PM

Coral is a sadly underutilized color. Liking it very much in your home.

Jessica's Vintage Vibe House Tour | Apartment Therapy New York
11/17/09 12:43 AM

Soothing and very, very clean. Mint / sage gets such a bad rap in design world. I would just like to suggest possibly adding a deep emerald element in way of an accessory or even a broad-leafed plant to pull even more of the garden party vibe.

Brittany's 70's Garden Party Room for Color - West #34 | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
11/16/09 02:00 PM