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Monday December 9th, 2013

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A Global Eclectic Home with a Handmade Feel in Phoenix Arizona

Recently photographer Raya Carlisle was in  Phoenix, Arizona visiting a friend when she met Bjorn & Maggie Olson and decided to have a spontaneous photo shoot at their delightful home in the Windsor Square Historic District of central Phoenix. Bjorn works at Porter Barn Wood, a local reclaimed wood company, designing, building and finishing furniture (clearly he’s…

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Monday June 24th, 2013

Monday February 11th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Kristin & Michael DeKay

Kristin and Michael DeKay purchased their home in the Morton Meadows neighborhood of Omaha, Nebraska, in September 2009. Four months later, Michael was laid off from his job, and the couple — in the midst of renovations — decided to start a company. Grain & Mortar is a brand strategy and design company that Kristin…

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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 12th, 2011

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sneak peek: josh & diana of casa de perrin

Josh and Diana Perrin are newlyweds based in Mar Vista, California, who recently combined their skills and opened Casa de Perrin, a boutique rental company that specializes in tabletop decoration and decor (you can see their work in action in the holiday issue of Rue). Josh is a photographer who lived in Russia for five…

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Monday February 14th, 2011

Monday June 21st, 2010

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sneak peek: lauren bradshaw

sneak peek: lauren bradshaw

lauren bradshaw and her husband of four years, joey, moved into this 1925 crafsman-style home in the thornton park neighborhood of downtown orlando last fourth of july. lauren has been a life long crafter, who began creating needle-felted birds three years ago, while joey is a musician and photographer. both have strong opinions on design…

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Monday January 4th, 2010

Monday November 2nd, 2009

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sneak peek: trina dalziel

sneak peek: trina dalziel

earlier this fall i was lucky enough to meet talented uk-based illustrator trina dalziel over a fresh croissant and chocolat chaud at a local parisian cafe. it was so fun talking design with her and seeing some of her new work. as soon as she sent over her sneak peek, i thought to myself, i…

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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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Tuesday July 28th, 2009

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sneak peek: kathryn hunter

sneak peek: kathryn hunter

kathryn hunter of blackbird letterpress calls baton rouge, louisana home. she never thought she’d stay, but loves the town’s mix of politics, colorful history, academia, the lush slow life and art splashed in. her partner david cano (a metal worker) bought the house 7 years ago and did much of the renovations himself. the result…

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Monday March 16th, 2009

Monday December 8th, 2008

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sneak peek: catherine weis

sneak peek: catherine weis

we first fell in love with the home of catherine weis with her beautiful painted floor – the grand prize winner in the lena corwin printing by hand contest.  today catherine – a packaging designer for old navy and freelance designer – and her husband brett open the doors to their pattern and light-filled oakland,…

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Wednesday September 3rd, 2008

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sneak peek: uhuru design

sneak peek: uhuru design

today’s special tuesday sneak peek is into the home of bill hilgendorf and maria cristina rueda (and their cats, as you will see!) of the design + build furniture company uhuru design. their carroll gardens home is a wonderful collaboration showcasing many projects the two have worked on together. thanks to bill and maria for…

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Monday May 5th, 2008

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sneak peek: andrew + heather wagner

sneak peek: andrew + heather wagner

our first sneak peek of the day features the 800-square-foot tribeca loft of andrew and heather wagner. the couple – andrew is the editor in chief of american craft magazine, and heather, a soon to be published author with her book, friend or faux, to be released by quirk books in spring 2009 – was…

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Friday November 9th, 2007

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sneak peek: amy sedaris

sneak peek: amy sedaris

there is so much incredible content that was intended for the house & garden website that won’t be making it on the site. rather than continue to cry about it, i figured i should share some of it here. one of my co-workers sent over these shots of actress, author and hostess extraordinare amy sedaris‘…

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Thursday August 9th, 2007

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mod green pod

mod green pod

today i’m thrilled to share a sneak peek into the home of nancy mims, the designer behind mod green pod. her home is beautiful so i thought i’d like the photos (and nancy’s words) speak for themselves. thanks to nancy for sharing her home with us! [“My depression-era Austin, Texas bungalow is outfitted in an…

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