Our apartment is beautiful and terrifying. One of the more terrifying aspects that isn’t quite so beautiful - the heaters. They are basically large boxes of fire that were installed sometime in the 1940s (because radiators? those are just silly!). They have a dial that goes from 1 to 10. Set on 1, our apartment stays a nice 70 degrees all winter — we’re pretty sure that 10 is an opening to the gates of Hell. During the winter we usually dress them up with a marble slab, a collection of metal sculptures and generally non-flammable things. In their off season, however, we get creative.