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Display Name: SFNYgirl
Member Since: 4/20/09

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If it's that cheap, then it's probably just that: cheap. I have never purchased from them, but I read that they are one of those companies that shamelessly rips off copyrighted design and manufactures everything in China (that's why items ship from a warehouse in Los Angeles) with inferior materials to keep the price ridiculously low (you know, slave labor, "The Story of Stuff," etc.). Have you googled reviews, and read beyond those on the company's own web site? If all you care about is how something looks the week it arrives, you'll probably be happy with your purchase. If you want it to last, save up to buy the real deal new or used. "Buy the best and you only buy once," or this case, "buy the best and you only cry once."

What is Wrong With this Chair? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
3/30/10 10:33 AM

Reuse & repurpose idea: Save some chopsticks from take-out and put them in a flower frog, either the glass/ceramic kind with holes or the wire frame type.

Plastic Bag Dryers: Buy or DIY? | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest
3/26/10 06:36 PM

Another one to try would be Benjamin Moore's Smoke. It's not too blue and not too gray.

Light Blue Paint from House Tours? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy New York
11/24/09 12:33 PM

Oh, yeah. I just went through calculating a pricing scenario that turned out to be pretty ridiculous: for the stuff I need delivered to my new apartment from about six different places which are all less than two miles from my house (Ikea, Home Depot, All Racks, Lowe's, Pintchik, Janovic, etc.) it turned out it would be cheaper to ship my car out from California, do everything myself and throw in some cash for a friend's help.

Best Cheapest IKEA Transportation Options Brokelyn | Apartment Therapy New York
11/12/09 06:05 PM

That is a fantastic price on the Paul McCobb desk! I've seen them elsewhere for up to $1400. I SO wish I had space for it: it's adorable.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Scavenger: Room Board Sectional - $800 San Francisco
7/20/09 09:59 PM

The legs are straight, which makes it Gustavian. Louis XIV furniture has cabriolet legs; despite Philippe Starck calling his Ghost chair Louis, it actually isn't. Also per Ilima's comment, the grey finish is especially/characteristically Swedish.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Good Questions: What is this Style of Chair Called?
4/20/09 11:01 PM