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Monday July 28th, 2014

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Scandinavian Style in New Zealand

Gemma Cagnacci and Andrew Meehan spend most of their time in an apartment in Sydney, but a couple of times a year, they travel to Dunedin, New Zealand to visit Andrew’s family. And when there, they stay in their own little cabin on his parents’ property. It was initially an old railway cabin used by…

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Monday June 23rd, 2014

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Making the Most of Small Town Living

Two dogs, one cat, a 7-month-old baby, two adults and a business all share this 1930s farmhouse in the town of Nelson in British Columbia, Canada. Nadine Boyd and Jeremy Kelly moved to tiny Nelson from Vancouver just a year ago when Nadine was eight months pregnant. Jeremy actually traveled to the town a few months…

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Monday June 9th, 2014

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A Backyard Studio in Oakland

One of my favorite things about California bungalows are the little detached garages that you often find in the backyards of these homes. I’ve long thought that if I had a setup like that, I’d turn that garage into the ultimate workspace. I’m not alone in this vision, because when Alison Yin and Adm Golub…

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Monday March 31st, 2014

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 February 4th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Anders Arhoj

Anders Arhoj is an illustrator and interior designer working with ceramics, prints and other visual projects with a wonderful sense of humor (make sure you read his handwriting and text below). For the past ten years, with the exception of one year spent in Japan, Anders has called the lakes in the middle of Copenhagen home. Danes…

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Monday January 28th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Johanne & Palle Bruun Rasmussen

Johanne and Palle Bruun Rasmussen live just outside Aarhus, Denmark’s second largest city, and next to the forest and the ocean, a bike-friendly distance to both the city and their offices. Johanne is one of five partners for the digital creative agency Hello Monday, which has an impressive lineup of clients that includes Google and MoMA…

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Monday October 22nd, 2012

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sneak peek: steve and kalah kren

Steve and Kalah Kren have lived in this 1905 farmhouse in Nampa, just outside of Boise, Idaho for three years with their three young children, Jack (7) Halle (5) and Sophie (2). Given that it is a farmhouse, they knew they didn’t want to style it with just country pieces. Kalah describes their personal style…

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Monday June 11th, 2012

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sneak peek: marte marie forsberg

Marte Marie Forsberg is a “visual story maker,” creating and capturing moments by photographing and styling food, travel and lifestyle for a range of clients worldwide. Her work has her traveling — and living abroad — more often than not (she’s currently living in Rome working on an exciting book project, which she’ll reveal more of…

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Monday February 6th, 2012

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sneak peek: emma jeffs

Emma Jeffs is a UK-based designer, maker, researcher and educator with a focus on textile, surface and product design. Her background blends craft and industry experience and takes a flexible approach to working on a variety of projects, from window films for sale and as custom work to developing a line of neckwear and serving…

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Monday November 7th, 2011

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sneak peek: robert kristiansen

Interior designer Robert Kristiansen was born and raised in Oslo, Norway. His father owned a large travel business, making travel an important part of his life, not only for the extraordinary people he’s met but also for the incredible objects that have worked their way into his Nesodden, Norway, home. Being raised in a winter…

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sneak peek: robert kristiansen’s summer home

Mary Beth Koeth spent the summer in Oslo, Norway, for her semester abroad in photography studies. While there, she stayed in a fabulous summer home just outside the city that overlooked a fjord. After photographing her summer home, the owner and interior designer, Robert Kristiansen, invited her to shoot his personal home (stay tuned for…

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Monday August 22nd, 2011

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sneak peek: nicholas santore & valerie ferus

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When painter Nicholas Santore and clothing and jewelry designer Valerie Ferus moved into this Philadelphia row house ten years ago, they knew the home needed to be updated, but they wanted to respect its integrity and past. They used a light hand when making changes but allowed their imaginations to run wild when choosing furniture….

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Monday July 25th, 2011

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sneak peek: sverrir & berglind mari

Iceland is the most beautiful place I have visited. Hands down. And honestly, after a weekend of soaring temperatures in Brooklyn, I’m thrilled to just type the word ice. It’s such a treat to peek inside a home in Iceland’s capital city, Reykjavík. Sverrir Asgeirsson and Berglind Mari Valdemarsdóttir have lived in this home in for…

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Monday April 18th, 2011

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sneak peek: vesa & riikka sammalisto

sneak peek: vesa & riikka sammalisto

Illustrator Vesa Sammalisto lives with his wife and their 9-month-old daughter in Helsinki, Finland. When it came time to buy their first home three years ago, finding a apartment in original condition with wood floors, high ceilings and thick walls proved a pretty difficult task. Most apartments on the market had been subject to botched…

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Monday March 14th, 2011

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sneak peek: michelle mason

sneak peek: michelle mason

Michelle Mason is a London-based interior product designer. Focusing on homewares and design-led gifts, Michelle is currently working on a couple commissions for UK museums and shops. Typically space in London is tight, and she shares this two-bedroom flat in a Victorian building (c. 1890s) east of the city with her husband Bill, a photographer,…

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Monday February 28th, 2011

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sneak peek: sarah hvass

sneak peek: sarah hvass

This bright and playful Copenhagen home that artist Sarah Hvass shares with her husband and two children certainly reflects her whimsical illustrations. The home is located in Østerbro, Copenhagen, in an area called “the potato rows” — a small network of houses that were originally working-class three-story brick townhouses built in the late 1800s. Throughout…

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