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Monday July 21st, 2014

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A Family Apartment in New York City

Not everyone can make a New York City apartment work for a family with three active kids, but Louise Youngson-Klasfeld, Chief Curator and founder of Viyet, a site that specializes in offering pre-owned designer pieces, has plenty of experience with creativity and with designing on a budget. For her, it’s really all about the mix…

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Monday June 30th, 2014

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Modern, but not cold in New York

A Peace Treaty is one of my favorite online shops (Caftans, yes please!) – I love their mission of creating employment for artisans around the world. So I jumped at the chance to peek into the Chinatown home of co-founder Dana Arbib. When Dana found the apartment a little over a year ago, she enlisted…

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Monday June 2nd, 2014

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170-Year-Old House Becomes Home to a Young Family

Six years ago when Jill and Aaron Baker decided they were ready to invest in a home, they hunted all over Brooklyn. They were actually in the inspection stage of purchasing a Brooklyn co-op when they stumbled upon this 1840s home within the Palisades Historic District in Rockland County, NY. Realizing they could purchase an entire…

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Monday April 28th, 2014

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A Family Home in New York City

When Hallie Burton and her husband George Yannopoulos started looking for an apartment two years ago, they knew they wanted to be in the Upper West Side. It felt like the perfect family neighborhood for them – sandwiched between two beautiful parks, Central Park and Riverside Park – and there were great schools for when…

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Monday April 7th, 2014

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Light and Bright on NYC’s Lower East Side

After almost twenty years living in a crumbling tenement building on New York City’s Avenue C, food stylist Toni Brogan and her husband decided it was time for a change. The couple embarked on a six-month long apartment hunt before they found this building in the Lower East Side. The building was constructed in the…

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Monday March 10th, 2014

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Creating a New Home inside a 150-year-old Building

We discovered Helen Dealtry’s beautiful scarves last summer. Helen specializes in hand-painted patterns and prints for fashion and interior markets. In addition to her line of scarves, she also teaches classes at her studio. Originally from just outside London, Helen, along with boyfriend Dan Barry (and their rescue dog Dudley and Moe the turtle) now…

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Monday October 28th, 2013

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 March 25th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Naomi Ben Shahar

Naomi Ben Shahar, her husband, Alan, and 6-year-daughter, Lola,  have called this apartment in New York City’s Chelsea home for just about two years. Like many working mothers, Naomi wears many hats – she’s a curator, a photo editor, an artist and a blogger (She writes about her life and experience in NYC in Hebrew.)….

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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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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 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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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 January 23rd, 2012

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sneak peek: jason gnewikow + jeff madalena

When I moved to Williamsburg, Brooklyn, seven years ago, my favorite store was located just around the corner from my apartment: a women’s boutique named Canary with a men’s store, Oak, across the street. It quickly became my go-to spot, and I would frequently pop in just to chat with the girls working in the…

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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 March 14th, 2011

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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 October 25th, 2010