What: Duracell presents a Facebook webcast and chat with Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan about holiday "techorating" and great last minute holiday gift ideas. Join the conversation to learn how you can use technology to decorate your home for the holidays and find great last minute gifts, curated by the founder of Apartment Therapy! You can also log in to ask him questions, live!
When: Tuesday, December 21, 4pm-5pm ET/ 1pm-2pm PT
Unique Visits (aka Readers) for October: 4,971,056
Dear Readers, remember when your first car rolled from 99,999 to 100,000 miles? Well, we put some heavy mileage on the odometer this month, and we're gearing up to tip the balance into 5 million monthly readers next month.
This is a HUGE milestone for us, and all of you have helped us inch closer to our goal by sharing, tweeting, and Facebooking your favorite Apartment Therapy posts with your friends.
On the list of best emails ever: we were thrilled and honored this morning to hear from the team at CoteMaison that Apartment Therapy is their favorite English language design and decor blog. Here is a translation of their wonderful write up:
Annually, TIME magazine publishes their picks for the Best Blogs of the year...and happily, Apartment Therapy is on the list for 2010. They say that the group is made up of the blogs that they "can't live without". Thanks, TIME!
Earlier today, the Apartment Therapy team learned that we were listed as the #1 Design Blog by London's The Times in their list of 50 of the World's Best Design Blogs — a list that includes blogs focusing on interiors, graphic and product design. We're honored to be part of the growing family of design bloggers and pleased to be listed among great blogs like SwissMiss, The Selby, Young House Love, Sweet Paul, Making it Lovely, Design Sponge…
We've had unfiltered (and amazing) comments since we launched in 2004. Yes, every now and then we’ve had to do a little policing, but not much, and I’ve felt that it’s the tone that we set as writers that has the biggest impact on comments. However, as our sites have grown we’ve had to get a little stricter and a little more watchful. Now, with nearly 3 million monthly visitors, I’m hearing enough static that I feel it’s time to wade in again, comment on comments and make a policy. Therefore, we sat down as a group of editors over the past few weeks and put together a comment policy which outlines in detail what we are trying to achieve here...
Whooo-hoooo! We've been fans of New York magazine's Home-Design Issue for years now because they have Wendy Goodman and all the juiciest pics of homes that are hard to get into. Now, finally, we've gotten into the magazine, featured in their current Shop-A-Matic. Yes, it was grueling, choosing 140 cool items for small New York apartments in one day, but we did it. Click on over and check out our picks: