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Monday May 20th, 2013

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A Mid-century Modern Eichler Original

This home, in the San Francisco Bay area, is a mid-century modern aficionado’s dream. When Carolyn Piotroski and her husband Joseph found this 1964 custom Eichler, it was so neglected that Carolyn didn’t even want to get out of the car. But when Joseph persuaded her, and she found herself entering the home through a…

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Monday August 24th, 2009

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sneak peek: caitlin williams & james freeman

sneak peek: caitlin williams & james freeman

moving into a marital abode—in this case, an immaculately preserved 1895 flat in san francisco’s historic alamo square neighborhood—wasn’t without its design-related uncertainties for james and caitlin freeman. “james has such a cool, modern and slightly industrial sensibility, while everything i own is pink, blue, green, scalloped and two-headed,” says caitlin. to illustrate: when james…

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Monday July 13th, 2009

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sneak peek: tanya aguiniga

sneak peek: tanya aguiniga

in 2006 furniture and textile designer tanya aguiniga moved to this charming little LA bungalow with her husband and sister in search of off-street parking and a studio space. the location is great in a quiet, tree-lined section of LA, nestled between silverlake and glendale, where they have views of endless mountains and wonderful galleries,…

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Monday June 29th, 2009

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Monday June 1st, 2009

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sneak peek: birds of ohio

sneak peek: birds of ohio

missi pawlecki and brian caviness met in ohio and migrated to california to start birds of ohio. their collection of vintage print and pattern swatches was created help provide inspiration for designers. and beyond being big fans of their work, we’re also huge fans of their home! the house was built in 1962 by joseph…

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Friday May 29th, 2009

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sneak peek: olive route

sneak peek: olive route

in keeping with last week’s national stationery show coverage, our latest sneak peek comes to us from letter press designer olivia san mateo of olive-route. her 1950s bungalow is located in walnut creek, about 20 minutes east of berkeley, ca. besides being a charming place they love that the house is surrounded by lots of…

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Tuesday May 26th, 2009

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sneak peek: zelen home

sneak peek: zelen home

now that memorial day has come and gone, i think we’re all ready for another vacation, and the home of dan zelen of zelen home seems like the perfect place right about now. dan splits his time between LA (near the shop) and san francisco where he is a senior interior designer at martha angus….

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Tuesday April 21st, 2009

Tuesday April 7th, 2009

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sneak peek: dutch door press {mara}

sneak peek: dutch door press {mara}

not only is mara murphy of dutch door press a talented letterpress printer, stationery connoisseur and business woman, but she also has an awesome home. her use of color is so warm and inviting, it must be wonderful to come home to from the chill of the san francisco air. i’m definitely feeling ready to…

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Friday March 6th, 2009

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sneak peek: tina barseghian

sneak peek: tina barseghian

we’re rounding out our week of sneak peeks with writer and former editor-in-chief of craft magazine, tina barseghian. after ten years of san francisco living, she and her husband lloyd decided it was time to move their family to the sunny foothills of oakland where the crafts-style architecture better fit their personalities (the great sunlight…

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Monday February 2nd, 2009

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sneak peek: lisa wong jackson

sneak peek: lisa wong jackson

when we got sight of lisa wong jackson‘s home during her in the kitchen with recipe (individual fig, blackberry and pear crips – yum!), we knew we had to see more! today the designer behind good on paper design, opens up the doors to her berkeley, california home she shares with her husband and boston…

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Monday December 22nd, 2008

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sneak peek: leah hennen

sneak peek: leah hennen

our first fabulous sneak peek comes from d*s reader and freelance writer leah hennen, of the blog more ways to waste time. she, her husband nick, and their two children have been in their circa-1939 oakland, ca home for nearly three years. she cracked me up with her comment that they worked on it from…

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Thursday September 11th, 2008

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sneak peek: meredith kleinman

sneak peek: meredith kleinman

today’s special thursday edition sneak peek comes to us from 3rd place winner in the lena corwin printing by hand pattern contest, meredith kleinman.  meredith is an interior designer and decorative painter based in los angeles. according to her, her style has “leaned toward the hands on approach– not only  for financial reasons, but because…

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Monday July 28th, 2008

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sneak peek: jean of eieio

sneak peek: jean of eieio

first up today we have a sneak peek into the oakland, ca “treehouse” of jean orlebeke, of obek design and the designer behind the fantastic wrapping papers by eiei-o studio (be sure to check out the awesome new digital prints too!). thanks so much to jean for opening up her home and garden for us…

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Thursday March 15th, 2007

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ok LA

ok LA

today’s sneak peek belongs to larry schaffer, owner of la design mecca- ok. larry has live in a 450 sq foot neutra duplex in silverlake for 17 years. the photos really speak for themselves, they’re gorgeous. [click here] for full sized photos. [thanks larry!]

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