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Monday August 2nd, 2010

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Monday June 21st, 2010

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sneak peek: catherine hammerton

sneak peek: catherine hammerton

london-based designer-maker catherine hammerton‘s work bridges a handmade aesthetic which draws on traditional techniques for silk-screen printing and hand embroidery, while also working with cutting edge digital technology.  today we’re thrilled to be sharing her home that was recently in april issue of elle decoration. stay tuned in a couple weeks for more from catherine…

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sneak peek: kevin dean

sneak peek: kevin dean

artist/designer kevin dean and his graphic designer wife zirrinia  live in a victorian house on the south coast of england in southsea, a 15 min walk from the beach and an hour & 30 min by train to london. the house receives a lot of wear and tear due to the fact they both work…

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Wednesday June 2nd, 2010

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sneak peek: karen barlow

sneak peek: karen barlow

karen barlow is a freelance interior designer and still life props stylist based in manchester, england.  thirteen years ago she and her husband chris bought this 1879 victorian house.  despite not having heat, two gross kitchens, undesirable bathrooms, and the fact that the home had been stripped and converted into two flats in the 1970s,…

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Monday May 24th, 2010

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sneak peek: nineteen seventy three

sneak peek: nineteen seventy three

emma and james emmerson of greeting card and stationery publisher 1973 moved into this victorian house in brighton, england in january 2009.  they purchased it from a 74 year old woman who had lived there with her mother for thirty years, so, needless to say, the house needed a lot of love. after 18 months…

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Monday February 1st, 2010

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sneak peek: rion nakaya

sneak peek: rion nakaya

uk-based photographer rion nakaya has a great eye when it comes to her work. i particularly love the way she captures people of all walks of life on the streets around the world. anyway, we’re so thrilled to have her for our first sneak peek of the day, proving her eye extends from her photographs…

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Monday December 7th, 2009

Tuesday November 17th, 2009

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sneak peek: anne lise kjaer

sneak peek: anne lise kjaer

scandinavian born trend forcaster anne lise kjaer lives and works from her 4 bedroom victorian house in north london’s highgate. her company, kjaer global, works with an internationally recognized client base with wide reach. as someone savvy to social trends, it’s fascinating to see today’s wonderful peek into her home and the ways she has…

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Monday August 31st, 2009

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sneak peek: maxine sutton

sneak peek: maxine sutton

it’s hard to picture 80 teenagers gallivanting around the beautiful home of embroidery and textile designer maxine sutton, but that was the scene last weekend for the celebration of her son’s 16th birthday. luckily the gorgeous home is still in one piece. maxine, her husband and their three kids moved into this c.1840 early victoria…

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Monday July 20th, 2009

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sneak peek: diane stafford

sneak peek: diane stafford

d*s reader diane stafford sent over her adorable victorian home in south london. this creative/copy writer for the UK civil service (COI)  has lived in this home for 10 years (five of which were spent renovating). today we’re happy to help immortalize it as a sneak peek (check out additional, full-sized images here), as she…

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Monday April 20th, 2009

Tuesday March 24th, 2009

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sneak peek: helen palmer

sneak peek: helen palmer

i’m posting three great biz ladies posts today, but i didn’t want anyone not interested in business advice to get bored, so i wanted to share a special tuesday sneak peek from photographer helen palmer this afternoon. based in liverpool, helen specializes in fine art, travel and interior photography. whenever i see a photographer with…

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Friday December 19th, 2008

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sneak peek: brie harrison

sneak peek: brie harrison

our special friday sneak peek is home to london-based, textile designer brie harrison who just launched her new website. the shop portion of her site is still to come, but you can find her work featured in the pages mike perry’s new catalog of hand-drawn pattern, over and over. judging from her cards below, i can’t wait to…

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Monday December 1st, 2008

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sneak peek: absolute zero degrees

sneak peek: absolute zero degrees

keith stephenson at absolute zero degrees sent over our next sneak peek. without even knowing it, keith is behind some of my favorite graphic design books in the rotovision “communicating with pattern” series. today i’m totally digging his UK-based live work/space. the numeric stools are definitely my favorite, but i love the way that subtle…

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Monday November 3rd, 2008

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sneak peek: kat heyes

sneak peek: kat heyes

not only does kat heyes know what it takes to make beautiful illustrations, she clearly knows what it takes to make a stunning home. today’s light-filled sneak peek of her UK flat seriously wowed us! be sure to check out more full-sized images here and here, and click here for kat’s amazing portfolio. [thanks to…

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Monday October 20th, 2008

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sneak peek: abigail ahern

sneak peek: abigail ahern

i still can’t get over how natural abigail ahern looks in her ahhhh-mazing home. doesn’t she just look like she belongs in the photo above? this british stylist and interior designer (and soon to be author) seriously knows what she’s doing and how to bring her own personal style to her projects. i’m loving her…

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Monday October 6th, 2008

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sneak peek: adelle robinson

sneak peek: adelle robinson

our first sneak peek of the day features the west yorkshire home of adelle robinson and justin keefe, co-owners of the online shop h is for home, specializing in one off, vintage and handmade items.  originally two back to back weaver/mill workers’ cottages from the 1800s that were later combined into one house – 4…

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