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sneak peeks

Monday May 14th, 2012

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sneak peek: jamie lyn + jessica fowler

Jamie Lyn tried her hand at nearly every visual art before falling in love with jewelry design. She worked as a prop person on a few period films and began accumulating a collection of vintage objects like world coins, men’s pocket-watch chains and pen knives. She began experimenting with turning these finds into jewelry pieces….

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Monday May 7th, 2012

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sneak peek: luke mortimer

Luke Mortimer spends most of his days working as a visual merchandiser in Melbourne, Australia. But his heart is in a little gold rush town just outside of Castlemaine in Victoria, Australia. It was there that he flexed his interior design muscles and built this little home finished just last year. Luke has dubbed the…

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Monday April 30th, 2012

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Sneak Peek: Adrian and Jason Tuazon-McCheyne

Almost four years ago, after a long tenure of townhouse and apartment living, Adrian and Jason Tuazon-McCheyne moved into this 1930s house in Brunswick West, a suburb north of Melbourne. Moving into a larger space with a backyard was such a wonderful change for them, offering plenty of light as well as space for a…

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Monday April 23rd, 2012

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sneak peek: joshua and jodie steen

To create a home with a clean look that was also comfortable for family living, Joshua and Jodie Steen have spent the last five years cultivating their Williamsburg apartment into a space that they describe as “Brooklyn modern meets mid-century.” Whether it was one of Joshua’s DIY shelving projects or trying 10 different shades of…

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Monday April 16th, 2012

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sneak peek: jill malek

Just one year ago, graphic designer and pattern maker Jill Malek moved with her husband, Vram Malek, and their 2 1/2 year-old son to this Brooklyn Heights apartment, which is on the 22nd floor. Although Jill had lived in New York for ten years, her relationship with the city transformed; she had never lived quite…

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Monday April 2nd, 2012

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sneak peek: erin hiemstra and chris wick

Erin Hiemstra of lifestyle blog Apartment 34 and her husband, Chris Wick, relocated to San Francisco’s SoMa neighborhood from Seattle last year. Downsizing from a 2,500 square-foot suburban home to an ultra-modern 900 square-foot urban loft has been quite the adjustment. Moving from the Seattle suburbs to the big city provided Erin and Chris the perfect opportunity…

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Monday March 5th, 2012

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sneak peek: jon and paige ashcroft

I love seeing the homes of talented designers who live outside the typical major design hubs. Today’s peek inside Jon and Paige Ashcroft’s 1,400 square-foot home built in 1928 takes us to the Coronado Historical District of Phoenix, Arizona. There, Jon works as an illustrator/designer/art director who specializes in editorial illustrations, infographics, apparel and branding systems….

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Tuesday February 21st, 2012

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sneak peek: trent and dara

Originally from Louisiana, Trent and Dara migrated to New York City for their creative endeavors. The two work together as the photography team behind Trent Bailey Photography, and Dara is also the designer behind the beautiful line Preston & Olivia. They want their personal space to reflect their personalities and the work they love to…

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Monday October 31st, 2011

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sneak peek: bernadette pascua & andrew stinson

When I first saw these photos, the balcony convinced me that it was somewhere in Europe. It turns out that illustrator Bernadette Pascua and fashion photographer Andrew Stinson live just down the street from me in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. This was the couple’s first grown-up apartment together (full kitchen, dishwasher, no roommates), and it’s been a team…

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Monday July 18th, 2011

Monday May 9th, 2011

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sneak peek: allen hemberger

sneak peek: allen hemberger

Just nine months ago, photographer Allen Hemberger and his girlfriend, Sarah Wilson, moved from New Zealand to the Bay Area with only one week to find a place to live. And even though the space isn’t their dream house, they’ve managed to turn it into a home. Just last week, Grace loaned me a copy…

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Monday April 18th, 2011

anne ditmeyer, interior design, sneak peeks by 37

sneak peek: lynne testoni

sneak peek: lynne testoni

Australian wallpaper manufacturer and designer Lynne Testoni of Moore & Moore wallpapers lives in a two-story Victorian terrace house in inner-city Sydney, Australia, with her university-aged daughter, Isabelle. Lynne spent 20 years in food and lifestyle magazines before working in corporate marketing and launching her own business, her most exciting adventure yet —and the scariest!…

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Monday January 31st, 2011

Monday November 29th, 2010

Monday September 27th, 2010

anne ditmeyer, interior design, sneak peeks by 33

sneak peek: alessandra olanow

sneak peek: alessandra olanow

Canadian-born illustrator Alessandra Olanow now calls Brooklyn home and today we get a look into her wonderful old Cobble Hill brownstone, which is full of original details, including moldings, plank-wood floors and French doors. She primarily works from her home, so keeping the space simple and clean is crucial, while also surrounding herself with a…

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Monday April 19th, 2010

interior design, sneak peeks by 49

sneak peek: workstead

sneak peek: workstead

workstead is a brooklyn-based collaborative between stefanie brechbuehler and robert andrew highsmith, two risd grads who provide clients with architectural and design services including buildings, interiors, furniture, graphic design and events. before moving to their home in october 2009, they lived in a 387 sf studio apartment that taught them to collect only what really…

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Monday March 22nd, 2010

Monday February 22nd, 2010

Monday November 16th, 2009

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sneak peek: katie kirk {eight hour day}

sneak peek: katie kirk {eight hour day}

so many homes we feature in our “sneak peeks” feature beautiful white shells and bright colors, and are located in some major coastal city. so today is an extra refreshing look into the minneapolis, minnesota home (and studio!) of katie kirk and nathan strandberg.  together the talented couple make up eighthourday, a multi-disciplinary, multi-talented design…

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