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Apartment Kitchen Pizza Parties, Part III: Pizzas

Posted on June 18th, 2017 in Apartment Living
You know by now what we’re up to — we’re not even going to waste any time here. BEGIN! The Italian-American Classic: The MargharoniA crust. We’re going to assume you know which kind you want on each of these recipes, and just leave it right there for you to do with as you please. Pizza sauce. [...][...]

Apartment Kitchen Pizza Parties, Part II: Principles

Posted on June 12th, 2017 in Apartment Living
We talked last time about what makes a pizza, and what makes a pizza party. Now, we’re going to give you some of the principles you need to create your own unique apartment kitchen pizza awesomeness, in the style of one of our favorite cookbooks. OK, maybe a little less hippie than all that, but something [...][...]

Apartment-Kitchen Pizza Parties, Part I: Preparation

Posted on June 6th, 2017 in Apartment Living
A pizza party is kind of the classic apartment-kitchen feast.  With nothing but the oven, a decent pile of money and/or the ability to put up with bargain-basement pizza, and some friends, you’ve got yourself an evening of whatever you can do with a grease-bomb in your other hand. But what if you’re [...][...]

Why Home Ownership Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up to Be

Posted on May 20th, 2017 in Apartment Living
We’re pretty big fans of Adam Conover’s awesome show of TruTV, Adam Ruins Everything. So when we finally caught up with an episode we had missed earlier wherein Adam ruins home ownership (linked just there), we were all quite thrilled. We’ve known for a long time that the advantages of home ownership [...][...]

Be Prepared: The Truth about Apartment Burglary

Posted on May 15th, 2017 in Apartment Living
There’s never a shortage of stories on the news and around the water cooler about people who had their dwelling broken into. Unfortunately, like much of what we believe about cowboys, punching, martial arts, and giant blue sky-beams, most of our “common knowledge” about break-ins is informed by [...][...]

Let’s Bust some Household Cleaning Myths

Posted on May 10th, 2017 in Apartment Living
All that Spring Cleaning talk has got housekeeping firmly in the communal brainspace around here. So of course when one of us brought up the idea that throwing ice in the garbage disposal ‘keeps the blades sharp,’ it was Google time. Turns out, there is a little bit of truth there: while garbage disposals [...][...]

Apartment Spring Cleaning, Weeks 2+: The Clean-ening

Posted on May 5th, 2017 in Apartment Living
(Writers note: I started this bit way back at the beginning of Spring, and proceeded to get too sick to type — sorry — but while it’s not all that timely anymore, it’s still relevant!) Last time, we talked about The Purge: that first part of the Spring Cleaning process that consists of getting [...][...]

Feast Your Eyes On These Pies Detroit!

Posted on April 29th, 2017 in Apartment Living, Detroit, Detroit Events, Detroit Food
Once again, my Downtown Detroit Loft hosted a resident event where I was able to get together with old friends, meet new neighbors, and catch up with some people I hadn’t seen in quite a while. Which made the venue, La Lanterna Pizzeria & Bar, the perfect setting for a great get-together. Originally established [...][...]

4 Great Smart Home Products for Your Detroit Apartment

Posted on April 24th, 2017 in Apartment Living
When you move into your swanky new pad and join the Lofts of Merchant’s Row community, the first thing you probably want to do is make the space your own with comfy furniture, gorgeous art, family photos, and all the items that make a house a home. However, when it comes to apartment living, technological [...][...]

5 Damage-Free Decor Ideas for Your Apartment

Posted on April 17th, 2017 in Apartment Living
When it comes to apartment decor, you have to be careful how you customize since any damage you cause will come out of your deposit when you move. Here are a few damage-free decor ideas that will help you to get the personalized living space you crave without penalties. 1. Peel-and-stick wallpaper When it comes to [...][...]