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Monday January 13th, 2014

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In Brooklyn, A Plant Filled Loft

Textile artist and designer Shabd Simon-Alexander has lived in this airy Williamsburg, Brooklyn loft for the past five years and has had a studio in the same building for six years. Since Shabd is surrounded by so much color in her professional life, she tries to make her home a reprieve, by choosing furniture with…

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Monday September 16th, 2013

Monday June 17th, 2013

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A Hidden Garden in the Middle of Brooklyn

Douglas Riccardi says that he never wanted his place to look too “decorated” and rather prefers to keep things simple in terms of decor. But with an eye for aesthetics, (he is head of his own design firm, Memo Productions) Douglas has certainly found the perfect spot for many of his collected design artifacts in…

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Monday March 4th, 2013

Monday October 15th, 2012

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Sneak Peek: Dana + Patrick Worlock

Dana and Patrick Worlock and their two children, son Calder (8) and daughter Serra (5), moved to this home in Pound Ridge, NY, nearly three years ago. Dana is a garden and floral designer (this year she did flowers for the Glass House in New Canaan). She usually works on small-scale intimate projects, and she…

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Tuesday September 4th, 2012

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sneak peek: alexandra grablewski and todd bonné

Alexandra Grablewski is a photographer specializing in food, still life and lifestyle photography, and she is fortunate enough to work from her home about 50% of the time. Alexandra wanted to create a place where she’d enjoy working and that could double as a location for cookbook shoots and other projects. Her partner, Todd Bonné, is…

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Monday August 20th, 2012

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sneak peek: lauren moffatt

After living on a 31-foot sailboat on the Hudson River for five years, fashion designer Lauren Moffatt made the move to a small one-bedroom apartment in Manhattan. At the time, the concept of indoor plumbing alone was enough to turn her into a land lover! Twelve years later, with a husband, a child and another…

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Monday July 30th, 2012

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sneak peek: micah rich

Micah Rich, one of the original founders of A Good Company and The League of Moveable Type, considers himself somewhat nomadic, jumping from place to place every few months. But he always finds his way back to his childhood home in Camillus, New York, where his dad still lives. He’s been here for the past nine…

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Monday June 20th, 2011

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sneak peek: nadeige & john of choplet

Nadeige Choplet and John Lego live above the Choplet ceramic studio on Grand Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The building holds a particularly special meaning for the couple. Nadeige initially studied textile design and then received an MFA in painting and sculpture from the Beaux-Arts school in Paris. Afterward, she came to New York on a…

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Monday December 20th, 2010

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sneak peek: joel fitzpatrick

sneak peek: joel fitzpatrick

If you’ve read Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point, you’re probably familiar with the man behind this sneak peek without even knowing it. Joel Fitzpatrick appears in the first few pages of the book, cited as a key visionary in helping bring the Hush Puppies brand back to life. Joel is an entrepreneur, artist, fashion designer,…

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Monday December 13th, 2010

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Monday March 8th, 2010

Monday January 25th, 2010

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sneak peek: nina gotlieb

sneak peek: nina gotlieb

when designing this take- your-breath-away clinton corners, ny country house nina gotlieb strove to create a relationship between the house and its forest setting. a residential and hospitality designer, nina finds that she works best when she thinks about telling a story in a space rather than sticking closely to a particular style. the house…

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Monday January 11th, 2010

Monday December 7th, 2009

Monday November 23rd, 2009

Tuesday November 10th, 2009

Monday October 12th, 2009

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sneak peek: whimsy & spice

sneak peek: whimsy & spice

back in 2004 when jenna of whimsy & spice was apartment shopping with her partner (in life and business), mark, she never dreamed that she would end up in a new construction building, particularly in a neighborhood like park slope which has such beautiful brownstones. they were already living in the neighborhood on the top…

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Monday September 14th, 2009

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sneak peek: maya marzolf of le grenier

sneak peek: maya marzolf of le grenier

maya marzolf opened le grenier in greenpoint, brooklyn just before summer. the store is filled with antiques – both rustic and industrial – as well as a mix of newer housewares, but somehow everything seems to mesh perfectly thanks to maya’s well-refined personal aethetic, which was honed when she worked as fashion photography producer. maya…

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