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Monday March 19th, 2012

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sneak peek: lou mora and sarah yates

Photographers Lou Mora and Sarah Yates moved into this Los Angeles home with their two dogs, Ruca and Eleanor, just over a year ago. They’ve managed to create a little haven from the craziness of the city — at night they can even hear owls and coyotes. As photographers, their work takes them all over…

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Monday March 12th, 2012

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sneak peek: husky ranch

Grace Hsiu is a designer for iTunes with a penchant for cooking (Two Dudes, One Pan style), watching the NBA and concocting the perfect Old Fashioned. These days she’s based in Pasadena, California, but her roots are in Virginia Beach, Virginia (the same as our own Grace Bonney!). Her home is dubbed “Husky Ranch” for…

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Monday January 23rd, 2012

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sneak peek: rosy strazzeri-fridman + yanic fridman

In decorating her home, prop and fashion stylist Rosy Strazzeri-Fridman is guided by the “Personal Museum” decorating philosophy of fellow stylist Sibella Court (see Sibella’s peek and Toolbox feature), who says, “For me, a home is like a museum without the signs saying ‘Please Don’t Touch.’” Rosy’s museum just happens to be a Queen Anne…

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Monday December 19th, 2011

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sneak peek: steve soria

Steve Soria is a leather craftsman in Santa Barbara, California. He grew up working on DIY projects with his parents in this home. It was a fixer-upper that they purchased from Steve’s grandparents in the early 70s. His parents later bought a ranch house in the nearby Santa Ynez Valley, and Steve inherited this little…

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Monday December 12th, 2011

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sneak peek: josh & diana of casa de perrin

Josh and Diana Perrin are newlyweds based in Mar Vista, California, who recently combined their skills and opened Casa de Perrin, a boutique rental company that specializes in tabletop decoration and decor (you can see their work in action in the holiday issue of Rue). Josh is a photographer who lived in Russia for five…

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Monday August 1st, 2011

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sneak peek: jochen & tina frey

Tina Frey creates amazing jewelry and housewares cast in resin. Her pieces are colorful and fun and provide the perfect bright pop against a more neutral backdrop. Tina uses the same design philosophy in her own San Francisco home where she and her husband, Jochen, painted the walls and trim with Benjamin Moore’s “Super White”…

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sneak peek: ramin shamshiri of commune

sneak peek: ramin shamshiri of commune

catalina is the home of ramin shamshiri, founding partner at commune, and his wife, donna langley, co-chair of universal pictures, and their son paolo. ramin and donna’s spanish-style home in los angeles’ los feliz neigborhood was designed to take into the family’s eclectic taste into account while also honoring the existing style of the home….

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Monday May 3rd, 2010

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sneak peek: jen bilik of knock knock

sneak peek: jen bilik of knock knock

jen bilik, founder and head honcho of knock knock, a  fantastic line of clever and fun stationery products, always dreamed of being an architect. in 2003 she found her dream property in the mar vista oval neighborhood of los angeles.  her goal of starting from the ground up would have been too costly, so instead jen…

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sneak peek: adam mccauley and cynthia wigginton

sneak peek: adam mccauley and cynthia wigginton

over the past decade, husband and wife team, adam mccauley and cynthia wigginton have collaborated on a number of children’s book projects with adam handling the drawing and cynthia working on the design (titles include my friend chicken and the monsterologist). and when they’re not drawing and designing together, they play and write music for…

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