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Monday May 5th, 2014

Monday March 24th, 2014

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A Textile Artist Lives and Works in Brooklyn

Before Rachel Gottesman moved into this Crown Heights, Brooklyn apartment (just 2.5 months ago), she lived in a small one-bedroom in Chicago. While her Chicago apartment was nice, it was also very dark. Rachel embraced, what she calls, the apartment’s cave-like nature, painting the walls a deep slate blue and accenting the dark color scheme…

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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 October 21st, 2013

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Making the Most of a Tiny Studio

This tiny apartment in the Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood in Brooklyn is the happy home of Kay Wang, her boyfriends Christopher Tryens, the couple’s dog, Corn (short for Conquistador), Chops, the cat, and Sushi, the cat. In case you’re counting, that’s two humans and three animals under one tiny live/work studio apartment. The apartment is a…

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Monday May 13th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Leah Goren and Dylan Ousley

Leah Goren is an illustrator and surface pattern designer who runs an online shop that sells products printed with her whimsical, nature-inspired illustrations. (Her Red Cat tank is on Amy’s wish list). She shares this Brooklyn apartment with her boyfriend, graphic designer Dylan Ousley, who runs his own branding and design shop, named Home Ec….

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Monday April 1st, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Kevin Burke and David Kimelman

As a documentary and portrait photographer often capturing people in their homes, David Kimelman is always looking for the angles and details within a space that highlight the occupant’s personality and passions. Over the past three years, he and his husband, Kevin Burke — the vice president of creative services for Tommy Hilfiger — have utilized…

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Monday March 18th, 2013

Monday January 21st, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Sasha Ritter

Five months ago, Sasha Ritter relocated from California to New York and moved in with her friend and collaborator, Kristin Morrison. Having worked together on many design projects in California, their new Brooklyn apartment became the perfect opportunity for their first New York-based collaboration. Working within a tight budget, they pooled their resources, scavenged thrift stores…

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Monday September 10th, 2012

Monday March 26th, 2012

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sneak peek: ariele alasko and isaiah palmer

Grace and I discovered Ariele Alasko’s work through Jennifer Causey’s fantastic The Makers Project. Ariele lives close to our Greenpoint office, so one morning before work, Grace stopped by to meet Ariele and see her work. Grace fell head over heels for Ariele’s home, which she shares with Isaiah Palmer, a 3D visual effects artist and…

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Monday October 11th, 2010

Monday May 3rd, 2010

Monday March 15th, 2010

Monday January 25th, 2010

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sneak peek: ryan humphrey

sneak peek: ryan humphrey

here on d*s it’s always a treat for us when we can throw in a dose of “boy” style.  this sneak peek comes to us from artist and former top design contestant, ryan humphrey. ryan and fashion designer girlfriend, lindsay derose, bought the apartment located in jackson heights queens six years ago as a major…

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Monday November 9th, 2009

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sneak peek: sophie blackall

sneak peek: sophie blackall

we’re so pleased today to share with you the home of sophie blackall, as it’s one of the more fantastical “sneak peeks” we’ve shown on the site. i’m sure most of you have seen her work in any number of national publications, but i was most drawn to her latest project “missed connections” where she…

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Wednesday October 7th, 2009

Monday September 28th, 2009

Tuesday May 5th, 2009

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sneak peek: dan funderburgh

sneak peek: dan funderburgh

here at d*s we’re big fans of brooklyn-based wallpaper designer and artist dan funderburgh. just as influences for his patterns range from 14th century moorish mosaic to 60′s American op art, his wide range of tastes weave themselves into the framework of his home. don’t miss the full peek after the jump, as well as…

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Monday February 16th, 2009

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sneak peek: mike perry + anna wolf

sneak peek: mike perry + anna wolf

today’s final sneak peek belongs to the talented duo of mike perry and anna wolf. i first met mike and anna when we started the design by the book series (mike was one of the artists featured in the videos) and managed to sneak a peek into their incredible crown heights, brooklyn studio during filming….

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Tuesday December 9th, 2008