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Monday October 21st, 2013

Wednesday September 4th, 2013

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A Light-filled London Loft with a Dreamy Kitchen

Anissa Helou is a London-based food writer concentrating on Middle Eastern, North African and Mediterranean cooking (check out her In The Kitchen With recipe!). She’s truly had an amazing career. Before Anissa was into food, her life was in the art world, and before she lived in this modern, minimalist two-story loft, she was living…

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Monday July 8th, 2013

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 January 28th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Victoria Suffield and Phil Webb

It’s always a pleasure when we get to feature creative families. In December, we got a peek inside Sandy Suffield’s home, and today we’re visiting her sister. Victoria Suffield is the shopkeeper behind The Hambledon in Winchester, South England. She describes it as a department store where they only sell the things they love. Her…

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Monday December 17th, 2012

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Sneak Peek: Sandy Suffield

Sandy Suffield moved into her place in north London about ten years ago, but she rented it out for four of those years while she lived in California. From a family of retailers (both her sister and mother have shops), Sandy particularly loved the Alameda Flea Market, and many of the objects she purchased there…

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Monday July 30th, 2012

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sneak peek: benedicte sartorio and emmanuel clouet

Benedicte Sartorio and Emmanuel Clouet are a French couple with four children living in Earl’s Court in southwest London. Benedicte is a freelance visual merchandiser working for various fashion and children’s retailers, while her husband works in the luxury industry. In their home, they like to keep things minimal for their busy lives, so everything…

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Monday April 9th, 2012

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sneak peek: megan price + robert shadbolt

Designer Megan Price (of Mr.PS) and illustrator Robert Shadbolt have lived in 4 cities, and 5 different houses over the past 5 years so they were thrilled to find this Victorian home which is walking distance from the vibrant, cultural city of Manchester, England. They bought it two years ago in an empty, neglected state, so it’s…

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Monday February 6th, 2012

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sneak peek: emma jeffs

Emma Jeffs is a UK-based designer, maker, researcher and educator with a focus on textile, surface and product design. Her background blends craft and industry experience and takes a flexible approach to working on a variety of projects, from window films for sale and as custom work to developing a line of neckwear and serving…

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Monday January 30th, 2012

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sneak peek: holly wales + stephen smith

Illustrator Holly Wales and artist Stephen Smith of NeasdenControlCentre moved into this converted live/work space that was once a print finisher’s factory in October 2011. They fell in love with the home’s south-facing windows, which allow them to watch the sunrise and sunset and see planes taking off and landing across London. The apartment also…

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Monday October 3rd, 2011

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sneak peek: jane cumberbatch

It was a pleasure to hear from photographer Keiko Oikawa when she told us about her friend Jane Cumberbatch’s wonderful home. The philosophy of Jane’s company, Pure Style, has evolved into a simple, practical, inexpensive and timeless way of living and decorating, which translates into her own home. Even though she and her husband, Alastair,…

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Monday September 19th, 2011

Monday April 25th, 2011

Monday March 14th, 2011

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sneak peek: michelle mason

sneak peek: michelle mason

Michelle Mason is a London-based interior product designer. Focusing on homewares and design-led gifts, Michelle is currently working on a couple commissions for UK museums and shops. Typically space in London is tight, and she shares this two-bedroom flat in a Victorian building (c. 1890s) east of the city with her husband Bill, a photographer,…

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Monday February 7th, 2011

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sneak peek: debbie powell

sneak peek: debbie powell

Debbie Powell is a London-based illustrator with a love of printmaking and drawing by hand. Debbie’s recent projects include a Jamie Oliver kids’ cooking range, Carluccio’s restaurant and Walker touch-and-feel baby books, in addition to having just finished writing a children’s book. She lives in a two-bedroom Victorian townhouse in London’s East End that she shares with…

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Monday January 17th, 2011

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sneak peek: florence rolando

sneak peek: florence rolando

Florence Rolando is a children’s fashion and design specialist, co-founder of Bubble Trade shows, contributor to Milk Magazine, consultant for children’s brands, blogger of Pirouette and oh yeah, she’s a mother of three. So it’s no wonder that her home is full of toys and elements of play. Being half Swiss and half French also makes…

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sneak peek: claire bingham

sneak peek: claire bingham

Claire Bingham is a writer and interior designer based in Manchester and London, who flips between consulting on the design of people’s homes to writing about them, along with working for global fashion and beauty brands. The former Homes Editor of Elle Decoration with a background in antiques, textiles and illustration, her work has been…

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Monday January 10th, 2011

Monday January 3rd, 2011

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sneak peek: reiko kaneko

sneak peek: reiko kaneko

Given the fun yet sophisticated nature of her ceramics, it’s no surprise that the home of Reiko Kaneko features these same elements of humor. Reiko is drawn to the clean lines and uncluttered aesthetics of Japanese homes but jokes that despite her Japanese heritage, it just doesn’t turn out like that (and it doesn’t help…

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Monday December 20th, 2010