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Display Name: kamilya
Member Since: 10/2/09

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I wonder where the dog loo is and if the dogs can leave the apartment at will (like through a doggy door if no one is at home). I have a dog that has to use absorbent pads (for that purpose) inside my apartment when I am not home. If it went outside through a doggy door then my neighbors would have to see and smell the results until I got home to clean it up.

Their patio looks very inviting.

Rebecca's Umbrella Shaded Oasis in the CityMy Great Outdoors | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
6/29/10 05:47 PM

It looks like at least one bag is a frozen green-beans bag, so they aren't all shopping bag. My bigger concern is the wasted canola oil. I don't think you need to get the oil and bags so hot that they emit fumes. I have fused bags together by ironing them together- sandwiched between paper to keep it from sticking to the bags... but I found that I don't have so many shopping bags to play with now that I am using my own shopping bags (that I made... some from salvaged decorator fabric).

I never had a way to reuse frozen vegetable bags... still I'm not going to waste good edible oil on a project like this.

Make Plastic Lumber From Used Plastic Bags | Apartment Therapy Chicago
6/14/10 08:59 PM

I think it's interesting that people seem to assume that they will always have functional legs/ankles/balance and assume all their guests and/or future family members will likewise.

I know an very healthy 70-ish woman who lives in a lovely multilevel home (that I can't take my daughter to because my daughter uses a wheelchair). This woman has done well with all those stairs, until now... she just broke an ankle. Parts of her own home will be totally inaccessible if she needs a wheelchair or walker in the next few years. And THIS woman has normal California-building-code staircases.

Call Your Contractor! More Scary Stairs Roundup | Apartment Therapy New York
6/14/10 08:49 PM

Rubbing alcohol soaked paper towels in a plastic (tupperware-like) pop-top container. (They are more or less home made wet-wipes like these http://www.whitehouseblackshutters.com/2010/03/homemade-organic-baby-wipes.html.) If you use the kind of paper towel that tears off in smaller sections and cut that roll in half you get towelettes that are about 4" square.

What's in Your Cleaning Kit? Favorite Products and Tools | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
5/14/10 09:53 PM

It makes me think there's something missing, a 50 gallon barrel with a fire burning in it (and some tattered, dirty people warming their hands over it).

Though the swings are cool. It seems kind of awkward to try to push a kid on a swing when one is standing on a kind of steep slope.

I guess I'm just not that into high-concept modernism....

A Site Only an Architect Could Love Dwell Magazine | Apartment Therapy Chicago
4/26/10 04:44 PM

I made one out of some beautiful upholstery fabric for a disabled person to hold their slippers at eye height. It holds 2 pair of slippers (four pockets, side by side) and has a place for accessories like scarves to be tied on it.

I had thought about sewing one that would be long like the ones in the photos, but that wouldn't work for a person in a wheelchair. It has smallish fabric tabs (sewn in) across the top that hide the nails that it hangs on. Not very dorm-y. :)

9 Ways To Use Shoe Organizers In Small Spaces | Apartment Therapy Chicago
4/8/10 07:03 PM

Our laundry waits in the bathtub, behind the shower curtain in a basket until it gets washed. We don't have another option, too much laundry to fit in a small hamper.

Hiding Laundry in a Small Home Survey | Apartment Therapy DC
4/7/10 11:42 PM

Besides looking ridiculously scary, to me... I picture the gray stripe on the wall from hands of people using the wall to balance since there isn't a railing...

I don't get it. I don't even get the idea of removing a railing in order to photograph the stairs... makes no sense to me. I'm grateful for our housing codes... like look at the difference between an earthquake in a third-world country and one here in the US... our buildings are safer... never mind going down one of those dumb rail-less staircases in an earthquake. :-)

Scary Stairs Roundup | Apartment Therapy New York
4/7/10 02:20 AM

I think it's called Caldera (like the Spanish word for cauldron). I saw it for the first time last night at Target... I like the sage scent... very nice.

Caldrea for Target | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest
4/1/10 07:33 PM

I'm going to use this for my Spring Cure inspiration. His place is fun, artsy, homey, unpretentious, and not overly cluttered (like my place is currently). I don't have MCM furniture but I love vintage do-dads.

Galen's Ad-hoc Apartment for the Arts House Tour | Apartment Therapy Chicago
3/22/10 12:46 PM

Speaking as a former art history major cum bio-psychology major (at a well known university) I have seen many depictions of nudes from many cultures. While I was an art history student I learned that there are valid criticisms to be made about the drawing, painting and displaying of naked people, whether or not they strike a particular person someone as pornographic or titillating is irrelevant really.

The artist was being a voyeur, the artist has more power than the model. Which is why it's usually male artists and female models, in my opinion. The model is turning the very thing they live inside (their body) of into an object, a commodity. The model is objectified. The model becomes so much meat. When we observe a nude, do we normally think, what spiritual qualities does this woman with the big breasts or that man with the wrinkled legs have? If I asked this person with their behind exposed a deep question about math or science, what would his or her answer be?

No, we start thinking about body parts and I think usually, on some level we are thinking about sexuality.

I think it's time to grow up and realize that objectifying human bodies is inappropriate, whether or not it's in a church or the Louvre, or your bathroom. Otherwise what we have is nothing more that ersatz sophistication.

The Proper Place For Nudes | Apartment Therapy DC
3/21/10 02:43 PM

I don't get the advantage of being able to see through the walls into bathroom. If they just used frosted glass or rippled glass, then light could still enter the bathroom, or am I missing something? I think I'd rather control privacy to the outdoors with something like that.

Smart Glass Bathroom Walls At the Brew House Hotel | Apartment Therapy Chicago
3/15/10 04:57 PM

I have two of the one-button rice cookers, a big one and a little one. They both have separate metal lids. I have used them to steam (Chinese filled buns (both frozen and homemade). I have also steamed tamales in them... works really well, with the little steaming rack that comes with the rice cooker or with an improvised rack on the bottom. My little rice cooker has a steamer that sits on the top of the pot, my big rice cooker has a steaming tray that sits on the bottom...

I have never tried anything like soup before... that would be interesting, I can't quite see what the advantage would be. Mine turn themselves off when the water gets boiled off (when steaming), or absorbed (when cooking rice)... I wonder how long they would continue to cook with soup in them?

5 Things You Can Make In a Rice Cooker (Other Than Rice) | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
3/13/10 11:37 PM

Makes me think that someone intended it to look like a big chimney, or like the whole kitchen was built into a fireplace... doesn't work for me.... I wonder what the acoustics are like there....

Fabulous Kitchen at Frank Lloyd Wright's Schwartz House | Apartment Therapy Chicago
3/12/10 06:19 PM

(sigh) Looks perfect to me. :-)

Adrienne's New Japantown Home House Call | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
2/22/10 07:19 PM

The frames *are* the art. Works for me.

Old Frame Installations | Apartment Therapy DC
2/12/10 12:57 AM

I'm going with pigskin
http://www.tailileather.com/color/TL055.jpg :-)

I don't know if there are big enough pieces of leather in an ostrich hide to make a couch... seems like it would be prohibitively expensive, too... though it could be ostrich-look vinyl, maybe?

Info on Leather Sofa with Small Hole Pattern? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy Chicago
12/8/09 07:26 PM


Info on Leather Sofa with Small Hole Pattern? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy Chicago
12/8/09 07:10 PM

Steam. Wonderful stuff.

Win this Slim Light Series Floor Cleaning Sanitizer from HAAN! Holiday Giveaway 2009 | Apartment Therapy Unplggd
11/25/09 11:08 PM

fantastic.... I hate noisy vacuums.

Win the UltraSilencer Green Vacuum from Electrolux! Holiday Giveaway 2009 | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest
11/25/09 11:05 PM