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Monday January 13th, 2014

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In Brooklyn, A Plant Filled Loft

Textile artist and designer Shabd Simon-Alexander has lived in this airy Williamsburg, Brooklyn loft for the past five years and has had a studio in the same building for six years. Since Shabd is surrounded by so much color in her professional life, she tries to make her home a reprieve, by choosing furniture with…

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Monday August 12th, 2013

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An Eclectic Philadelphia Loft

Lance DeWalt and Quoc Nguyen have spent eight years layering this Philadelphia loft with flea market finds, family treasures and new purchases as a couple. The loft is home to the pair as well as pack of furry companions – their dog Charlie and two cats, Murray and Clyde. Both Quoc and Lance work for…

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Monday July 2nd, 2012

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sneak peek: wayne and angie wu

Wayne and Angie Wu recently moved out of their 1860s Queen Anne historic brownstone in the heart of Baltimore’s cultural district, but we wanted to give them a chance to show off this great space, which is a mix of Angie’s boho-vintage chic and Wayne’s mid-century modern, skateboard and street culture style. They’ve since made…

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Monday March 26th, 2012

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sneak peek: chad kouri + margot harrington

Chad Kouri and Margot Harrington live in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood. Chad is a collage artist, designer/illustrator, muralist, public artist and one of the founding members of Post Family, which is part gallery and part hotbed of creative collaboration. Margot started her graphic design studio and blog, Pitch Design Union, in 2008 after being laid off, and…

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sneak peek: paul and megan wilkes

Paul Wilkes manages operations at The Foundry Collective, a boutique branding firm in Dallas, Texas, that he started with his long-time friend Scott Hill in 2009. Megan is a freelance interior designer and is also working on opening Dallas’ first pie shop, Emporium Pies, in the Bishop Arts District. They live in a former Goodyear Tire building…

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Monday September 14th, 2009

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sneak peek: lisa congdon {studio}

sneak peek: lisa congdon {studio}

in the past we’ve visit the kitchen of the talented lisa congdon (literally and with a recipe), but today we have a very special look into where all the magic happens: her studio. the wonderful old brick building located near 18th and york in san francisco serves as the work space for lisa and her…

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Tuesday February 3rd, 2009

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sneak peek: cortney heimerl

sneak peek: cortney heimerl

today we’re excited to bring you a triple dose handmade nation special. in addition to this morning’s great interview with faythe levine and cortney heimerl- two of the key women behind this much anticipated documentary about the community of creators- we’ve been lucky enough to get sneak peeks into both women’s milwaukee homes. cortney joined…

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Thursday December 4th, 2008

Friday November 14th, 2008

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sneak peek: dolan geiman

sneak peek: dolan geiman

it won’t take you long to figure out that dolan geiman‘s chicago place isn’t what we typically feature in our sneak peeks. but looking through his images and reading through his descriptions felt like i was unlocking a treasure chest full of great stories and memories into the world of dolan geiman. it’s funny to…

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Thursday November 13th, 2008

Thursday October 16th, 2008

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sneak peek: hayden harnett

sneak peek: hayden harnett

today is a bit of a departure from our normal schedule of sneak peek mondays, but we were so jazzed about this incredible space that belongs to toni hacker and her husband ben of hayden-harnett, that we couldn’t resist showing it off. dealing with such wide open spaces is no doubt a challenge, so it’s…

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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 July 21st, 2008

Monday June 30th, 2008

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sneak peek: studio tour (hammerpress)

sneak peek: studio tour (hammerpress)

next up we have personal favorite of mine – hammerpress. i first love them because they’re based out of kansas city (where i spent 8 quality formative years of my life), and, more importantly, for their vibrant letterpress work with bold typography that’s all about having fun. today founder brady vest shares a look inside…

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