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Display Name: grunion
Member Since: 7/12/07

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is that Togo a chaise? is that one piece? i've never seen it in that configuration without it being 2 pieces...
nice place.


Owi, Marc Ingo's UWS Duplex House Call | Apartment Therapy New York
1/30/10 07:13 PM

grey - actually at home depot its called 'silver' something or other but its grey and its the way to go. good luck.


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Good Questions: White or Black Grout for Subway Tile?
2/13/09 01:27 PM

disaster. foolish. the emperor has no clothes.


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Look! Karim Rashid Loft NURBs Gone Wild
11/26/08 09:33 PM

is that place really NYTimes worthy? i fail to see any interesting angle...


Apartment Therapy New York | Classic Elegance on the Upper West Side The New York Times 10.19.08
10/20/08 08:58 AM

car/motorcycle paint shop for powder-coating


Apartment Therapy Boston | Good Questions: Painting a KitchenAid Mixer?
10/17/08 07:52 AM

a two liter bottle of good old coca-cola does the trick. pour it all at once...


Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | How To: Fix a Slow Draining Sink with Water, Baking Soda, and White Vinegar
9/18/08 12:28 PM

first done by Diller and Scofidio (spelling?) at Brasserie in the Seagram Building in NYC about 10 years ago. If I recall, theirs is done with resin and is a single slope on either side meeting at the drain in the middle. Beautifully executed by them as is the whole restaurant.


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Look!: Concrete Pass-Through Sinks
9/2/08 12:12 PM

great neighborhoods are the result of development over time - that is what creates interesting layers of building types, scale differences, a natural mixture of uses, old and new, perfect and imperfect, etc.

This project and many others like it (and becoming more common everyday) is the result of a single point in time development cycle that is responsible for everything from designing the structures to leasing the retail spaces all within one neat package to satify the bank. it is not the developer's "fault" or the consumer's "fault" or even the bank's "fault" - it is the result of creating a "product" to satisfy all these parties needs at once and it is a building 'architype' that will represent this era and will be replaced by whatever comes next - hopefully something better.


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Living Faux Real at the Americana at Brand
7/5/08 07:26 AM

who is the czar that requested these? not okay - its its a fad and we all know what that means.. next year, you are shopping for flatware again.


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Hot or Not? Goldtone Flatware
3/25/08 09:33 AM

its the first thing i install when i move into a new place. a great product at a great price.


Apartment Therapy New York | Best Products: Speakman Anystream Showerhead#comments#comments
3/10/08 09:42 AM

i have cork flooring throughout my condo in miami beach - expresso color, glue down. its great - my ONLY concern is that it fades when hit with direct light. the sunlight here is very strong obviously but consider that when you make you color choice. check www.expanko.com and they will help you find a local supplier/retailer.. good luck.


Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Cork Tile Revisited
1/22/08 09:49 AM

look, dirty-socks lamp...


Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Look!: Oyster Shells Lamp#comments
1/9/08 05:18 AM

that look of detatched disappointment on her face might be for a reason. she paid for that disaster..


Apartment Therapy New York | NYT: Pearl Lam's Shanghai Loft House & Home Roundup 12.20.07
12/20/07 09:33 AM

a phone but no door - interesting. i would recommend scented candles and a limited social calendar.


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Good Questions: The Bathoom Has No Door?#comments
12/13/07 06:43 AM

go to the cabinet manufacturer and ask for a "filler panel" to match what your cabinets.


Apartment Therapy - Good Questions: What To Do With This Awkward Space?#comments
11/30/07 12:25 PM

i worked on the aeron for 18 hours a day for a solid year (architecture school and office) and NEVER felt the least bit fatigued. The aeron is the best chair i've ever used regularly (haven't used the others regularly) which is why i now own one.


Apartment Therapy - Lunchtime Survey: The Best Task Chair?#comments
11/2/07 12:18 PM

http://ligne-roset-usa.com/?sec=products&pid=11&cid=17&rid=181&page=3

they have 2 different versions of these coffee tables that convert into dining tables. this one becomes a bigger square, the other, a rectangle. good luck.


Apartment Therapy - Good Questions: Best Folding Table for Tiny Dinner Parties?#comments
10/31/07 12:57 PM

homasote covered in your choice of fabric or blackboard paint (not sure of the actual term for this but i've seen it and you can write on it with chalk...obviously..). only restriction with the homasote is the panels can be no larger than 4'x8' so you may need more than 1. both solutions are cheap but look very clean/professional.


Apartment Therapy - Good Questions: How Should I Create an Inspiration Board?#comments
9/25/07 07:48 AM

i'm not so sure this is complimentary - don't you think this is meant to point out how absurd it is that they (we) have 71 toasters or teapots, or dinner plates, etc to choose from... a sad comentary maybe?


Apartment Therapy - AT Europe: London - Peter Jones Department Store#comments
9/6/07 05:58 AM

i applaud them - someone has to lead these trends. by the time some lesser manufacturer knocks them off, it will be affordable to the masses - for now, it creates a dialogue and pushes the envelope of design. this has happened time and time again with companies that cater to the highest end of the market - it is one of their roles in the design continuum...


Apartment Therapy - Single by Boffi
8/28/07 01:16 PM