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Display Name: loftbedzen
Member Since: 10/2/13

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Why do all these comments say Crownthorn? It's Thorncrown. As an Arkansan and student of Fay Jones School of Architecture I guessed that one right away.

Though the first picture also could have been Anthony Chapel. I definitely knew one of Fay Jone's glass chapels though, and not curved enough to be Cooper Chapel.

Test Your Architectural Know-How: Can You Identify These 10 Famous Buildings from Details? American Style
6/21/14 12:34 PM


Michelle's Sweet and Eclectic Studio House Tour
6/21/14 12:25 PM

Interesting layout with a desk in the living room, it gives me a new way of looking at my small space.

Sabrina & Greg's Second-Hand Happy Small Cool Contest
6/8/14 01:39 PM

Estonia, New Zealand and Kazakhstan.
I am surprised since I put religion at number 11?
I noticed no one else got Estonia or Kazakhstan - I wonder if this is based on

a. my lack of experience; I am not a parent so my choices were idealist

b. that I am younger than many on this site, in the grey area between Millennial by age and Generation X by being a child of two Baby Boomers.

Take the Quiz: Which Country's Parenting Values Match Yours? PBS
5/16/14 03:15 PM

NPR mentioned Target's failure to do well with ecomerce. No surprise! Their website is one of the least user friendly shopping experiences I've encountered online.

Target's CEO Steps Down Design News
5/5/14 11:54 PM

My husband and I have a loft as well, I would love to see more pics at more angles!

Faye's Tiny New York Bohemian Studio House Call
5/4/14 01:11 AM

This is one of the best responses I've seen.

Polite Salt & Pepper Shakers by David Shrigley
4/29/14 10:40 PM

Okay the flowerpot, is hilarious.

10 Ideas for Disguising or Hiding a Litter Box Apartment Therapy's Home Remedies
3/7/14 06:17 PM

My husband and I have a loft bed from Ikea, the discontinued Fjelldal, and couldn't imagine living with out it.
For one thing it gives lot's of extra room for shelves and my sewing table underneath, as well as walk space in the bedroom. It also gives our cat a place to enjoy that isn't cramped or on top of kitchen cabinets.
Most happily, it has gotten us through the winter in a poorly insulated high ceiling 100+ year old apartment. All the heat rises, so even if it's cold on the ground, the bed area stays warm. We even have a small space heater to help. If the bed and heater were on the ground, all our heat would be above us.
I just can't imagine how cramped it'd feel if it were any other way.
But, in a kids context like this article, I'd like to mention that I think this bed is way to steep. Even the cat took a few weeks to figure out how to get down the ladder without falling over herself. It doesn't seem so high going up, but coming down you realize how tall it is. You'd definitely need a lamp (we have a Ikea Tertial work lamp clipped on) up top so they could see to go the bathroom at night.

Raise the Roof: Kids' Loft Bed Inspiration
2/26/14 11:43 PM