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Display Name: JLK100
Member Since: 7/15/07

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That is a great tip. I never would have thought of my steamer that way (which I strongly prefer to ironing, ever).

The Best Time-Saving Laundry Gadgets You're Not Using
4/22/14 05:40 PM

There's nowhere like the West Village. So much charm.

I wonder if you have bed risers you like and can share that info? For years I used the basic hard plastic ones found at Bed Bath & Beyond but the legs of my bed would slide around the tops. Not safe.

Jacqueline's Bright & Airy West Village Studio House Tour
3/14/14 07:48 PM

That's way too much going on for my taste. I would have liked a solid wall and the addition of the bench cushion.

Before & After: Plain Jane Entryway Now Pops with Pattern & Color
11/13/13 05:56 PM

I love the little desk chair in the bedroom but the Fiore link doesn't go anywhere.

Acrylic leg chair - Fiore

Hallie's Whimsical Yet Sophisticated South Loop Loft House Tour
10/18/13 12:40 PM

I love pink. All shades of it. Two of those adorable chairs (3) would look great in my apartment. I like the bed also but it would overwhelm my Brooklyn apartment's bedroom.

More about my fondness for pink, if you're curious:

Coming Up Roses: The Best Pink Furniture
10/2/13 09:34 PM

Confession: the top option is me, just about every weekend. I have blogged about my love of naps more than once. I am either really skilled at being lady of leisure or just very lazy.


How To Really Enjoy a Day Off
5/29/13 09:27 PM

I so admire people with vision, who can see past the creepy old original kitchen and make it home. Nice work!

Before & After: A Brooklyn Apartment's Dramatic Transformation The Sweeten
4/21/13 05:50 PM

I can't imagine heat is good for televisions either.

The Home Theater Mistake We Keep Seeing Over and Over Again
4/7/13 08:47 PM

Long time since the last update!

Renovation Diary: Maxwell & Ursula's Light Rental Renovation
4/7/13 08:43 PM

I clicked a link from your blog only to realize "oh! I looked at this before and loved it." So glad to make the connection.

Erin & James' Easy to Live In Small Cool Contest
4/3/13 11:27 PM

Ha mandymod! I'd love to see pics of what you decide to do.

Ideas For Decorating My Round Studio Apartment? Good Questions
4/1/13 06:49 PM

Good stuff. I'll have to try these as I too hate doing laundry now that I don't have my own washer dryer. Just blogged about laundry in NYC here: http://onechicklette.com/2013/03/26/nycs-dirty-laundry/

The Best Time Saving Laundry Gadgets You're Not Using
3/26/13 08:29 PM

Judy, what a welcoming home. The bunk beds are genius and save so much space for NYC. It's your art collection, though, that I envy most.

Judy Ross' Urban Family Home House Tour
3/25/13 11:07 PM

Thanks for letting us peek into your home. I love the way you used color. Living in NYC, I find the challenge of small spaces exciting rather than limiting. Well done.

Johanna and Mike's Bright Brooklyn Home House Tour
3/25/13 11:02 PM

The NYC real estate market is unique (OK strange/awful) in many ways. It's so hard to buy (you need a minimum 20% downpayment and can spend $1million on a nice studio apartment; you'll still be outbid by people making all-cash offers. Renting is also very, very competitive. I get the sense that Marshall's hunt was limited to SoHo for child custody reasons. That's a pricey neighborhood with little availability. As a result, landlords don't have much motivation to update or upgrade apartments: they will rent for a premium anyway.

I suspect Marshall's credentials (as well as the personal ties to the previous tenant) helped him swing such a deal of trading a month's rent for labor. Financially, not such a great transaction but to make a place feel more like home...it makes sense to me.

In case you're curious, I blogged about my own NYC apt search:

Maxwell & Ursula's Light Rental Reno: Inspiration - #3 Renovation Diary
3/19/13 07:09 PM

Nitpick: palate, not palette

The Top 10 Things To Carry With You When You Fly
6/22/11 06:23 PM