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Monday April 21st, 2014

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A Childhood Home Transformed

Chris and Amber Earl have only lived in their home for two years, but Chris’ history with the house goes back all the way to his childhood. In the 1940s Chris’ grandparents built this North Hollywood tract home and he spent many a summer playing in the back yard. Now he shares it with his…

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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 March 11th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Jon & Nina Hans

When decorating their downtown Los Angeles loft, Jon and Nina Hans decided to channel mid-century Hawaii. They are both from the islands and grew up surfing and running through jungles. Luckily, they live right down the street from the Flower District, so it’s easy to keep their home filled with plants and flowers. Nina is…

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Monday September 17th, 2012

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sneak peek: sarah + rupert

If a project involves aesthetics, there’s a pretty good chance that Sarah Sherman Samuel can do it. She’s the creative director at Greenroom, where she designs paper products, and she works as a freelance designer from her home studio where she also writes, shoots and styles for her blog, Smitten Studio. She even took the photos for…

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Monday February 22nd, 2010

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sneak peek: max wanger

sneak peek: max wanger

photographer max wanger, and his lovely fiancee, margaux (who works for giant robot magazine and shoots with max on the weekends) searched for over a year before they found their bright & colorful 1940s art deco apartment in west hollywood. now, after 5 very busy months of work and travel, it’s finally starting to come…

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Monday October 12th, 2009

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sneak peek: jennifer anderson

sneak peek: jennifer anderson

out first sneak peek from furniture designer jennifer anderson is another exercise in good use of space. a little over two years ago she and her designer/developer boyfriend (and his two kids) combined spaces and moved into an 850sf cottage in the ocean beach neighborhood of san diego. the challenge was to scale back two…

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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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Wednesday March 11th, 2009