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Display Name: instantzen
Member Since: 4/23/09

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strangely, we moved in together six months ago and neither of us have any furniture, because we both moved across the Atlantic. The books remain in cardboard boxes on the floor, as do our clothes (no closets in the apartment)... it actually causes a lot of stress, particularly when his dog decides to use my clothes as a bed. For now, since we are both unpaid interns, no nesting can occur. Even buying food is a stretch. But I look at Apartment Therapy and I dream.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Moving In With Someone Else: Take Time To Nest
5/16/09 05:41 PM

Does anyone else live in Berlin? I am across the street from one of the oldest bakeries in the neighborhood (Prenzlauerberg) I think it was founded in 1906. It's incredibly tiny, but there's a good reason the line of customers stretches down the block in the mornings!

In my neighborhood lots of old buildings survived the war intact, or partly intact, so it looks quite charming. Perhaps because it was on the East side of Berlin so long, it's not developed with fast-food or chain-stores. The other wonderful things about my neighborhood are the train, U-bahn, and streetcar all within a few minutes walk. They run all night on the weekends. Cycling is also an easy way to get around, and there are so many small, local businesses that you would never need a car.

The downside is: Absolutely no good Mexican food!

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | The Perks Of Living In Your Neighborhood
4/30/09 08:54 AM

@ milesdavis2277: of course a branch has a purpose: to hold leaves up where they can get sunlight.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Repurposed Branches For Hanging Clothes and Curtains
4/24/09 07:07 PM

Am I the only one who is wondering how exactly those curtains in the photo would function? I mean, I agree with the general opinion that it looks nice, but I can't imagine trying to pull the blinds closed every day with the smaller branches getting in the way...

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Repurposed Branches For Hanging Clothes and Curtains
4/23/09 08:16 AM