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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 25th, 2013

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Colorful Minimalism in a Canadian Townhouse

Just six months ago, Jag Nagra and Agata Matyszczuk moved into this brand new townhouse in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, just outside of Vancouver. They both love color so they decided to leave the walls bright white and add pops of color through several second hand pieces they have collected over the years. Most of…

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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 September 30th, 2013

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A Catskill home with a Scandinavian vibe

Photography by Maxwell Tielman. When the home owners of one of my favorite sneak peeks ever told me to check out the home of their neighbor and partner in the Phoenicia hotel The Graham & Co, I was contacting Amanda Bupp before I had even begun reading their email. This summer, Max became a proud…

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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 April 23rd, 2012

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sneak peek: matt & kathy allison

Prior to finding this home, Matt & Kathy Allison spent a year looking for a place in Claremont, a leafy suburb of Cape Town, South Africa. The house had been built in the ’60s and was a typical mid-century modern ranch house. As soon as the couple stepped over the threshold, they knew it was…

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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 July 18th, 2011

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sneak peek: shayna kulik + justin kalifowitz

Downtown couple Shayna Kulik and Justin Kalifowitz merge their love of music, deign and travel in Manhattan’s West Village. They moved into this one-bedroom apartment in a former 19th-century paper mill turned pickle factory (and later a co-op) three years ago when they gut-renovated the place to expose hidden details and add their own personal…

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Monday May 3rd, 2010

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sneak peek: gabriel wick and olivier

sneak peek: gabriel wick and olivier

our parisian peek of the day takes us to a napoleonic-era townhouse in the marais, which is home to landscape architect gabriel wick and his partner olivier, who works in communications for a cultural foundation.  three years ago gabriel fell in love at first sight with the space, and nicely, met olivier the same week,…

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Tuesday April 27th, 2010

Monday April 12th, 2010

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sneak peek: sandra haischberger of feinedinge

sneak peek: sandra haischberger of feinedinge

sandra haischberger is the talented designer behind feinedinge, a line a beautiful porcelain vases and home accessories.  today we’re thrilled to have a look inside her austrian home and studio.  she, her husband wolfgang, and their 6-year old daughter lili moved into their flat in vienna’s 5th district in 2007.  the building dates back to…

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Monday April 5th, 2010

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sneak peek: rocío fueyo

sneak peek: rocío fueyo

rocío fueyo, an advertising art director in madrid, spain, has always had a love for interior design.  longing to decorate a blank space from top to bottom, rocio’s all-white apartment became the perfect opportunity. the neighborhood where rocío lives, malasaña, was originally created as low income housing, but has become the “it” place for creative…

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