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Monday July 21st, 2014

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A Tiny Cottage in Venice Beach

Whitney Leigh Morris and Adam Winkleman don’t let size define their tiny cottage in Venice Beach. It might only be 362 square feet but they’ve managed to make use of every square inch of space. In designing the space, Whitney put her experience as a stylist and designer to work.  She is inspired by simplicity…

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Monday May 12th, 2014

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Living with Less in California

It was no easy task for Taylor Kitto to find a pet-friendly rental in San Luis Obispo, California. When her lease was up on her last apartment, she was on Craigslist multiple times a day trying to find a place that was safe and dog friendly, with a yard for a garden. Finally, she found…

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Monday April 14th, 2014

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Carroll Gardens Apartment Remix

In addition to getting a peek inside the homes of so many creatives, we also love being able to showcase how spaces change over time. Back in 2011 we featured the Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn home of Maayan Pearl.  Maayan is a graphic designer/illustrator/artist/animal petter. Originally from Israel but living in the US for 20 years now,…

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Monday April 7th, 2014

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For Two Creatives, Making a Rental Their Own in Ohio

Danielle and Jarrod Evans live in the tiny Discovery District of downtown Columbus, Ohio. The area is home to many historically registered residences, from sprawling mansions to smaller, more affordable apartments like theirs. While they love the historic aspects of their apartment, what they really wanted was a modern space for work and play. They…

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Monday March 31st, 2014

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A Parisian Apartment Full of Light and Pattern

I first came across the work of freelance French art director Noémie Cédille after discovering the food and travel-inspired Mint magazine, a soon-to-be realized, crowd-funded project where her designs and illustrations take center stage. Noémie’s own work (she also has an Etsy shop) has a clean, geometric style with a great use of soft color….

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Monday March 24th, 2014

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A Textile Artist Lives and Works in Brooklyn

Before Rachel Gottesman moved into this Crown Heights, Brooklyn apartment (just 2.5 months ago), she lived in a small one-bedroom in Chicago. While her Chicago apartment was nice, it was also very dark. Rachel embraced, what she calls, the apartment’s cave-like nature, painting the walls a deep slate blue and accenting the dark color scheme…

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Monday October 28th, 2013

Monday October 21st, 2013

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Making the Most of a Tiny Studio

This tiny apartment in the Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood in Brooklyn is the happy home of Kay Wang, her boyfriends Christopher Tryens, the couple’s dog, Corn (short for Conquistador), Chops, the cat, and Sushi, the cat. In case you’re counting, that’s two humans and three animals under one tiny live/work studio apartment. The apartment is a…

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Thursday August 1st, 2013

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A Williamsburg Apartment for Work and Play

Being that space is at a premium in New York City, apartments are frequently used for multiple purposes, most often for work and living. I’m always impressed when someone manages to create a space that incorporates both of these realms, but even more impressed when they blend seamlessly together. In designer Leta Sobierajski’s Williamsburg, Brooklyn…

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Monday April 29th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Jessica Walsh

Jessica Walsh is an art director / designer and a partner at Sagmeister & Walsh in NYC who also teaches design & typography at The School of Visual Arts. Working across multiple disciplines she tries to create emotion & concept driven work, with a playful approach and sense of humor. When it comes to her…

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Monday April 22nd, 2013

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Sneak Peek: William Edmonds and Hannah Swainston

William Edmonds and Hannah Swainston live in a small flat in Camberwell in South East London, England. They’ve only been there for about six months and it’s their first place together that was an empty shell when they moved in. Because they had lived in furnished places they didn’t have much, so they opted to…

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Monday March 4th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Chris and Julia Thomas

Three and a half years ago, Chris and Julia Thomas moved into this apartment in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Though it is a relatively small New York City apartment, they’ve made it a priority to surround themselves with beautiful works of art, even if they aren’t able to display them all. They own countless prints and…

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Monday February 25th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Claire Coullon & Darren Johnson

If you were to see this sneak peek and not know where it was from, I bet you’d never guess: Prague, Czech Republic. Claire Coullon is a graphic designer and typographer specializing in custom lettering, and Darren Johnson is an artist who studies English literature and writes music. The two set up Op45, an independent design…

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Monday December 3rd, 2012

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Sneak Peek: Mieke Verbijlen

Mieke Verbijlen is a photographer based in Antwerp, Belgium. Six years ago, she moved into the second floor of this old house along a tree-lined street with nice galleries nearby. As a collector of beautiful things with a love of second-hand pieces, Mieke’s style just fell into place. She’d love to have a couch, but her…

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Monday November 26th, 2012

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Sneak Peek: Shara Henderson and Paul Wesolek

After graduating from college in Melbourne and spending six months in New York, Shara Henderson and Paul Wesolek arrived in London with nothing but their suitcases and cameras. The couple settled in Brockley, London, a leafy suburb in the southeast of London. Luckily, they’ve loved the process of furnishing their home by searching the streets,…

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Sneak Peek: Luke Fenech and Oliver Chapman

Two years ago, Luke Fenech and Oliver Chapman made the proverbial move from the city to the country. In their case, the city was Central London and the country was Greenwich, London. Despite being just a few miles away, Luke says Greenwich has quite the village vibe. Both Luke and Oliver grew up with an…

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Monday November 19th, 2012

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Sneak Peek: Haley Ann Robinson

Haley Ann Robinson describes her home decor as eclectic, filled with a mix of vintage and modern pieces, as well her handmade “installations.” Every piece in her home is creatively displayed and carefully considered, from her framed hats and painted canvas embroideries to her vintage jewelry collection. Her favorite thing to do is to wake…

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