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Monday April 29th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Jessica Walsh

Jessica Walsh is an art director / designer and a partner at Sagmeister & Walsh in NYC who also teaches design & typography at The School of Visual Arts. Working across multiple disciplines she tries to create emotion & concept driven work, with a playful approach and sense of humor. When it comes to her…

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Monday April 22nd, 2013

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Sneak Peek: William Edmonds and Hannah Swainston

William Edmonds and Hannah Swainston live in a small flat in Camberwell in South East London, England. They’ve only been there for about six months and it’s their first place together that was an empty shell when they moved in. Because they had lived in furnished places they didn’t have much, so they opted to…

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Monday March 4th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Chris and Julia Thomas

Three and a half years ago, Chris and Julia Thomas moved into this apartment in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Though it is a relatively small New York City apartment, they’ve made it a priority to surround themselves with beautiful works of art, even if they aren’t able to display them all. They own countless prints and…

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Monday February 25th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Claire Coullon & Darren Johnson

If you were to see this sneak peek and not know where it was from, I bet you’d never guess: Prague, Czech Republic. Claire Coullon is a graphic designer and typographer specializing in custom lettering, and Darren Johnson is an artist who studies English literature and writes music. The two set up Op45, an independent design…

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Monday December 3rd, 2012

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Sneak Peek: Mieke Verbijlen

Mieke Verbijlen is a photographer based in Antwerp, Belgium. Six years ago, she moved into the second floor of this old house along a tree-lined street with nice galleries nearby. As a collector of beautiful things with a love of second-hand pieces, Mieke’s style just fell into place. She’d love to have a couch, but her…

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Monday November 26th, 2012

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Sneak Peek: Shara Henderson and Paul Wesolek

After graduating from college in Melbourne and spending six months in New York, Shara Henderson and Paul Wesolek arrived in London with nothing but their suitcases and cameras. The couple settled in Brockley, London, a leafy suburb in the southeast of London. Luckily, they’ve loved the process of furnishing their home by searching the streets,…

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Sneak Peek: Luke Fenech and Oliver Chapman

Two years ago, Luke Fenech and Oliver Chapman made the proverbial move from the city to the country. In their case, the city was Central London and the country was Greenwich, London. Despite being just a few miles away, Luke says Greenwich has quite the village vibe. Both Luke and Oliver grew up with an…

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Monday November 19th, 2012

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Sneak Peek: Haley Ann Robinson

Haley Ann Robinson describes her home decor as eclectic, filled with a mix of vintage and modern pieces, as well her handmade “installations.” Every piece in her home is creatively displayed and carefully considered, from her framed hats and painted canvas embroideries to her vintage jewelry collection. Her favorite thing to do is to wake…

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Monday October 29th, 2012

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Sneak Peek: Lizzie & Kathryn Fortunato

Even the most enthusiastic travelers crave the comforts of home. For Lizzie and Kathryn Fortunato, that place is aptly referred to as the treehouse. Nestled on a tiny cobblestone street in SoHo, Manhattan, the two sisters (twins!) describe it as a little gem in the middle of the city, and they’re right. Every square inch…

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Monday October 8th, 2012

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sneak peek: cendira carvalho + rodrigo ribeiro

I’m so excited to start the day with our first-ever Brazilian sneak peek. Cendira (known to everyone as Dida) and Rodrigo live with their dog, Mika, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in an apartment on the 9th floor of a 30-year-old building. Cendira is a family photographer and all-around maker — she’s currently spending a lot of…

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Monday September 24th, 2012

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sneak peek: lotta nieminen

Anyone who knows me knows that I have a thing for small living. So nothing makes me happier than seeing small living done stylishly. Illustrator, graphic designer and art director Lotta Neiminen points out, “When you look for an apartment in New York, you generally need to leave out one of out three: location, rent or…

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sneak peek: rachel krauskopf

It has always been a dream of designer Rachel Krauskopf’s to live in New York City. First, she had to get through years of grad school — for both her and her husband — and then moves overseas and to DC, Seattle and Chicago before she finally got her wish, an apartment on Manhattan’s Upper…

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Monday September 10th, 2012

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sneak peek: yoda hidemi

Yoda Hidemi is a handbag designer specializing in custom-made wallets, bags and accessories inspired by old books. Part of her process is actually designing these imaginary books and adapting them into functional pieces. It was no surprise to see that her apartment, located in Chiba, Japan, displays her passion for antiques, ornamentation and historical reference….

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Monday August 20th, 2012

Monday June 25th, 2012

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sneak peek: julie pointer

For the past three years, Julie Pointer has called this house in the Buckman neighborhood of Portland home. The neighborhood is filled with large old trees, narrow avenues (the curbs still have iron rings for tethering your horse) and huge historic homes. Julie works for Kinfolk Magazine, coordinating the dinner series and helping on the editorial team….

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Monday June 11th, 2012

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sneak peek: jessica comingore

As a freelance designer who works from home, Jessica Comingore felt it was important to create a soothing atmosphere in her Los Feliz, Los Angeles, apartment. Although she likes to keep things minimal, she has added several personal touches that illustrate her love of things rooted in tradition but with a modern twist. The great…

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Monday May 7th, 2012

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sneak peek: micah + marianna whitson

Marianna is from North Carolina, and Micah is from Alabama, but the couple has made its home in Arlington, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston. By day, they work in advertising, but they found themselves missing the South, so they started Old Try as a way to reconnect. The create a range of prints: from flags…

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Monday April 23rd, 2012

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sneak peek: matt & kathy allison

Prior to finding this home, Matt & Kathy Allison spent a year looking for a place in Claremont, a leafy suburb of Cape Town, South Africa. The house had been built in the ’60s and was a typical mid-century modern ranch house. As soon as the couple stepped over the threshold, they knew it was…

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Monday April 9th, 2012

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sneak peek: lauren spencer king

Artist Lauren Spencer King’s work focuses on the intensity of color and detail, as expressed through watercolor and cut glass. These themes are apparent throughout her Silverlake, Los Angeles, apartment, where she’s managed to create a meaningful and artistic home — a place for her to collect and curate her favorite things. The space already…

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