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Monday June 16th, 2014

Monday April 28th, 2014

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A World Traveler Creates a Home Base

A former corporate attorney, Rena Thiagarajan spent seven years with start-ups in Silicon Valley, funding her travel obsession before she started her own travel-inspired company, Project Bly. Named for turn-of-the-century reporter Nellie Bly, who went around the world in less than 80 days, Project Bly is an online shopping site that allows visitors to explore…

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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 January 6th, 2014

Monday December 16th, 2013

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A Minimalist Nashville Abode Home to a Textile Designer

Han Starnes runs a knitwear label – Josi Faye, named after her mother – that designs and produces small batch handworked knitwear in Nashville pulling from traditional textile methods and using handspun yarn. Two years spent in New Zealand, learning about natural fibers from local experts, also has played a major role in her work….

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Monday November 18th, 2013

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In Brooklyn, A Nomad Puts Down Roots

For the past two and a half years, Farah Malik has lived in this apartment in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. Being that the United States is the eighth country she has lived in, Farah has accumulated quite an expansive and, as she says, sentimental collection of objects, representative of each phase of her life. After completing…

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Monday October 7th, 2013

Monday June 3rd, 2013

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Amelia the Airstream, a Vacation Home on Wheels

Back in 2011 we shared the Cleveland home of Charity D’Amato who is behind design studio Charteuse and the voice of I Heart Cleveland. At the time she mentioned a little side project to us that we’re excited to reveal today. “Amelia the Airstream” was named after Amelia Earhart, pioneer & fellow dreamer. As a…

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Monday March 12th, 2012

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sneak peek: husky ranch

Grace Hsiu is a designer for iTunes with a penchant for cooking (Two Dudes, One Pan style), watching the NBA and concocting the perfect Old Fashioned. These days she’s based in Pasadena, California, but her roots are in Virginia Beach, Virginia (the same as our own Grace Bonney!). Her home is dubbed “Husky Ranch” for…

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Monday December 19th, 2011

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sneak peek: steve soria

Steve Soria is a leather craftsman in Santa Barbara, California. He grew up working on DIY projects with his parents in this home. It was a fixer-upper that they purchased from Steve’s grandparents in the early 70s. His parents later bought a ranch house in the nearby Santa Ynez Valley, and Steve inherited this little…

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Monday February 21st, 2011

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Monday August 24th, 2009

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sneak peek: elisa carlucci

sneak peek: elisa carlucci

besides having a gorgeous home, i was fascinated to learn more about elisa carlucci’s background and see all the influences in her life that have helped shaped her style. everyone on this site has a different story, so it’s always fascinating to me to see how people get where they are now. while studying illustration…

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Monday August 10th, 2009

Friday June 19th, 2009

Monday June 1st, 2009

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sneak peek: steven harrington

sneak peek: steven harrington

for a long time now i’ve been a huge fan of illustrator steven harrington‘s work, so today i’m really excited the share a sneak peek into his california home. i especially love the way splashes of color specific to his work weave their way into his home. don’t miss more of his work right here,…

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Monday April 20th, 2009

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sneak peek: kristen bach

sneak peek: kristen bach

our beauty everyday sneak peek trio continues with kristen bach (who oversees the blog while also doing design and pr for r.wood studio, among other creative projects). four years ago when she and her husband, josh, bought their home in downtown athens, ga, it was completely uninhabitable, yet they saw its potential (kristen notes that…

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