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Monday December 16th, 2013

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Vintage Modern in San Francisco

Kate Davison and Jesse Hayes have only lived in this apartment for two months, but they’ve already created a home here in San Francisco’s Mission District. The house was built in 1908 and is imbued with a deep sense of history. The couple used the apartment’s bones as a backdrop for their own personal aesthetic…

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Monday November 18th, 2013

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A Warm SF Home with a Rock ‘n Roll Twist

Sally Clark is the Culture and Communication Lead at the innovation and design consultancy IDEO . She also moonlights as a yoga teacher, and runs her own interior styling business, SallyMcb. Her husband, Charlie, brokers commercial real estate loans by day and writes screenplays by night. When it came to decorating their Noe Valley, San Francisco…

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Monday November 4th, 2013

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The California Home of a Parisian Jewelry Designer

Hortense Bonneau is a French jewelry designer who has called California home for the past 11 years. Hortense has always had a love of jewelry, but her professional career began as a photo editor before going back to school to learn how to make jewelry. Starting out, she worked under two designers as both a…

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Friday June 7th, 2013

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In Los Angeles: making a small space feel big

Prior to moving into this 900 square foot home with two bedrooms, Sunny Lee, director for Brand Strategy at Applied Storytelling, had lived in a one-bedroom bungalow for 7 years so she came into this new space in the Brentwood district in Los Angeles, California with practically no furniture. Her first priority was create as…

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Monday January 7th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Rebekah Carey McNall of A & B Creative

Husband and wife Alex and Rebekah (or Alex and Bekah, as they’re known to friends) have lived in this Oakland, California, cottage for the past two years. The home was built in the early ’20s and retains much of its original detailing, such as kitchen built-ins, original doorknobs, a working fireplace, octagonal bathroom tiles and…

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Monday May 14th, 2012

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sneak peek: zoe johns & max catalano

Zoe Johns and Max Catalano live in San Francisco’s Mission District. A former textiles buyer, Zoe now works for a large retailer doing merchandising for their catalog, and in her free time she helps friends and family with their homes and collects vintage items that she sells on Etsy. The couple lives in a new…

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Monday April 2nd, 2012

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sneak peek: erin hiemstra and chris wick

Erin Hiemstra of lifestyle blog Apartment 34 and her husband, Chris Wick, relocated to San Francisco’s SoMa neighborhood from Seattle last year. Downsizing from a 2,500 square-foot suburban home to an ultra-modern 900 square-foot urban loft has been quite the adjustment. Moving from the Seattle suburbs to the big city provided Erin and Chris the perfect opportunity…

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Monday March 5th, 2012

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sneak peek: jon and paige ashcroft

I love seeing the homes of talented designers who live outside the typical major design hubs. Today’s peek inside Jon and Paige Ashcroft’s 1,400 square-foot home built in 1928 takes us to the Coronado Historical District of Phoenix, Arizona. There, Jon works as an illustrator/designer/art director who specializes in editorial illustrations, infographics, apparel and branding systems….

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Monday February 7th, 2011

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Monday May 3rd, 2010

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sneak peek: jen bilik of knock knock

sneak peek: jen bilik of knock knock

jen bilik, founder and head honcho of knock knock, a  fantastic line of clever and fun stationery products, always dreamed of being an architect. in 2003 she found her dream property in the mar vista oval neighborhood of los angeles.  her goal of starting from the ground up would have been too costly, so instead jen…

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Monday November 16th, 2009

Monday November 2nd, 2009

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sneak peek: adam mccauley and cynthia wigginton

sneak peek: adam mccauley and cynthia wigginton

over the past decade, husband and wife team, adam mccauley and cynthia wigginton have collaborated on a number of children’s book projects with adam handling the drawing and cynthia working on the design (titles include my friend chicken and the monsterologist). and when they’re not drawing and designing together, they play and write music for…

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Monday June 15th, 2009

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sneak peek: scott engler

sneak peek: scott engler

we have a tip from photographer melissa kaseman (she shot the place) to thank for the fabulous sneak peek into the home of  scott engler and his girlfriend marie. the house was built in 1900 in the castro section of san francisco and represents an archive of his travels as well as his fondness for…

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Monday June 8th, 2009

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sneak peek: office

sneak peek: office

when jill robertson‘s sneak peek arrived in our inbox we were very impressed – so much so that there was really no point in editing down the images – we loved it all! we knew we loved office and all the work they do (especially their pirate-themed posters for 826 valencia), so it’s fun to…

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Monday June 1st, 2009

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sneak peek: fugu fugu press

sneak peek: fugu fugu press

fugu is the japanese word for blow or puffer fish and it also lends it’s name to fugu fugu press, a letter press company run by married couple ken (the machinery guy and piano player) and shino (the illustrator). besides producing great work (click here for their latest work from nss ’09), they also have…

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Monday December 1st, 2008

Monday October 6th, 2008

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sneak peek: tonya and mike sutfin

sneak peek: tonya and mike sutfin

today we’re invited into the home of freelance graphic/publication designer tonya sutfin and her illustrator husband, mike. it’s hard to believe that they’re renters in this fantastic loft in a former furniture factory in emeryville, ca. tonya jokes that most people often think that the only thing that emeryville has to offer is ikea, when in…

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Monday April 28th, 2008

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sneak peek: sabrina of hello!lucky

sneak peek: sabrina of hello!lucky

as promised, it’s part two of the Hello!Lucky sneak peek: sabrina. sabrina and her husband julian have been in the glen park [san fran] victorian house (with quirky, open floor plan, thanks to a renovation by previous owners) for a year now, but it only seems fitting as she and sister/co-business owner, eunice, “joke that…

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Thursday March 8th, 2007

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pancake & franks

pancake & franks

today’s sneak peek belongs to the san francisco apartment of letterpress designer stacy pancake of pancake and franks. i’ve had the pleasure of seeing stacy’s house in person and it’s even lovelier in real life. here is a description in stacy’s words: “My dining room is my favorite room in the whole apartment. I love…

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