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Display Name: SuzannePreston
Member Since: 3/28/07

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White is the worst and looks like one forgot to decorate. It's stark, not warm, cozy and inviting. Nice for trim though. At least have one wall of color somewhere in the house.


Colorphobic: Confessing Paint Prejudices
5/5/14 12:02 PM

I recommend buying the flocked hangers in the lighter, cream color. They won't show dust and some folks have said the darker colors rub off on clothing!


Bed Bath & Beyond's Ultra Slim Flocked Hangers: In the Test Lab
4/24/13 12:59 PM

Both are great, but where's the cable box?


Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Blogging: Domino Highlights Some Cool Tech Solutions
6/11/08 08:52 AM

Fabulous. What is your dreamy lemony paint color?


Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Look! Best Tech in Small Cool 2008 -- Part 3
5/9/08 08:26 AM

I have one and it's great. Just plug it in before you watch a video online or whatever, then toss it aside when not needed. Makes a perfect little gift too! I gave one to my brother who's a truckdriver and he loves it when he wants his laptop to be louder. Perfect for the business traveller. It's so portable and just loud enough to fill a hotel room with music without the neighbors complaining.


Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Urban Outfitters B-Flex Laptop Speaker
5/8/08 08:48 AM

Casio cameras are very fast, so you don't miss those candid shots. They also have incredible battery life. I don't have to take the charger on a weeklong vacation.


Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Good Questions: A Compact Camera With Great Image Stabilization#comments#comments
5/5/08 05:53 PM

Looks great!

One question: does this also charge your iPod or would it drain your iPod's batteries? Or neither?


Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Review: Eos 100T1RB Wireless Audio System
5/2/08 09:51 AM

Bountiful makes the strongest routers allowed by law:

http://www.amazon.com/1000-MW-Wireless-Router-b%2Bg/dp/B00154CXCI/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1208452233&sr=8-5


Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Good Questions: Will My Wireless Router Reach My Outside Guest House?
4/17/08 09:12 AM

So funny, I was thinking my cordless drill was one of the most useless things I ever bought. You always have to charge it up before you can use it, so forget spur of the moment projects. I'd rather just have a drill I can plug in and use right away. Mine's a Black and Decker. It definitely doesn't hold a charge between uses. And who wants to dedicate an outlet to something this unsightly? It's bad enough I have to use one outlet for my carbon monoxide detector.


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Favorite Tool: Cordless Drill
2/19/08 12:12 PM

I like this. My livingroom is "Tequila Lime" by Benjamin Moore with lots of wood furniture and I too concentrate on "bringing the inside in". We all spend enough time at the office so it's great for home to feel like a forest.


Apartment Therapy Chicago | House Tour: Molly & Raúl's Green Muse
1/3/08 07:49 AM

I guess you are making me glad I got the large capacity battery from Sony for my Vaio laptop. Not only does it last twice as long, but it sticks out at an angle in back and thus props the laptop off the desk a bit, allowing air to pass underneath and keep it cooler.


Apartment Therapy - How To: Extend Your Laptop Batteries Life
10/31/07 09:22 AM

I had the same experience just by painting one long wall of my railroad apartment green (and one little wall). You can see the before and after here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/82626464@N00/sets/72157602286465192/
The color is Benjamin Moore Tequila Lime and it contrasts well with exposed brick, plus brings nature into a room with no windows. Painting the middle of my rental apartment with a vibrant color allowed me to leave the kitchen and bedroom white without being too bland overall.


Apartment Therapy - Power of ColorSlinks: n. (slingks) Surreptitious web links to other good sites
10/30/07 08:37 AM

Warm colors offset the cool contemporary. Agree with all the others: considering a move to Louisville!!! America's next hotspot? You saw it here first.


Apartment Therapy - #1- Jason's Lofty View
10/5/07 09:08 AM

Dark colors recede, correct? So painting your ceiling darker will make it look higher. Also, painting it the same or very similar color to the walls will make it harder to see where the walls end and the ceiling begins thus, again, it looks higher. The exception is where there's an interesting line between the walls and ceiling - such as with a vaulted ceiling, a-frame, curved wall, etc. In that case you want to use a ceiling color that is dramatically different from the walls (i.e. possibly white) to emphasize the unique architecture.


Apartment Therapy - A ColorTherapy Survey: Color and Ceilings
9/25/07 08:08 AM

Ebay for knobs! Figure out how many you'll need and then search for lots of that size. http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?sofocus=bs&sbrftog=1&catref=C6&from=R10&_trksid=m37&satitle=12 knobs&sacat=-1%26catref%3DC6&sargn=-1%26saslc%3D2&sadis=200&fpos=07030&sabfmts=1&ftrt=1&ftrv=1&saprclo=&saprchi=&fsop=1%26fsoo%3D1&fgtp=


Apartment Therapy - Good Questions: Great Knob Sources for My Dressers?
9/24/07 08:48 AM

Photos: http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1&_dynSessConf=-5232212852197301656&itemdescription=true&itemCount=8&id=12991675&parentid=A_FURN_WALL&sortProperties=%2Bproduct.marketingPriority%2C-product.startDate&navCount=2&_D%3AnavCount= &navAction=poppush&color=00&_DARGS=%2Furban%2Fcatalog%2Fcommon%2Fitemlink.jsp

Candle sconces: http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=6457366

Mirrors:
http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?sofocus=bs&sbrftog=1&from=R10&_trksid=m37&satitle=ikea mirrors sorli&sacat=-1%26catref%3DC6&sargn=-1%26saslc%3D2&sadis=200&fpos=07030&sabfmts=1&ftrt=1&ftrv=1&saprclo=&saprchi=&fsop=1%26fsoo%3D1&fgtp=

Magnetic paint:
http://www.myaimistrue.com/archives/2007/01/magnetic_poster_wall.html


Apartment Therapy - Good Questions: How Can I Hide the Ugliness of this Pole?#comments
9/13/07 08:51 AM

Oh, you'll like this one too, it's the same color and retro feel as your flea market find, but for $36:
http://www.alarmclocksonline.com/moonbeam.htm


Apartment Therapy - Flickr Finds: Little Melfie's Retro Clock
8/15/07 08:12 AM

Westclox makes the repro, for - you guessed it - three times as much. Still cheap at $25 however. Saw it in a recent issue of Real Simple Magazine (Feb 2007) and Good Housekeeping (June 2007) apparently featured it too:

http://www.realsimple.com/realsimple/gallery/0,21863,1586104,00.html

Buy it here:
http://www.alarmclocksonline.com/Twlight.htm


Apartment Therapy - Flickr Finds: Little Melfie's Retro Clock
8/15/07 08:10 AM

Lucky dog(s).


Olle Lundberg's Cabin
8/9/07 09:21 AM

I voted 'yes' because this apt. was featured in Domino and the whole place is really great. Great how he sectioned off a bedroom area with two beds and full of inexpensive ideas like this.


House of Cards, Nightstand of...Books?
8/8/07 08:33 AM