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Monday June 2nd, 2014

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Textiles from Around the World at Home in Charleston

If you follow Harper Poe’s Instagram feed, you’ll know that she’s always off on some great, textile-filled adventure – from Guatemala to Niger to Morocco to Peru. It’s all just in a day’s work for her Charleston-based textile company Proud Mary. Harper works with local artisans in five different countries to produce her ethically sourced…

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Monday March 3rd, 2014

Monday November 18th, 2013

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A Light and Textile Filled Philly Apartment

Originally from New York and DC respectively, Nina and Will Pace met in grad school in Baltimore before making their way to Philadelphia, where they’ve been renting this apartment in the city’s Manayunk neighborhood for the past two years. Nina’s background is in painting, which has led her to a lot of freelance work. Her paintings…

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Monday April 22nd, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Leah Lawrence & Billy Bartels

When I first saw photos of Leah Lawrence and Billy Bartels’ Seattle home, I was reminded of Leslie Williamson’s book, Handcrafted Modern. There was something about the modern, minimal styling and the use of natural materials that hinted at some of the decor found in that book. So I couldn’t help but smile when Leah…

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Monday August 6th, 2012

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sneak peek: victoria reppert

Victoria Reppert makes fixing up a standard rental look like child’s play. For the past seven years, she’s worked as a Foreign Service Officer with the State Department at the embassies in Cairo and Tunisia. Even though Victoria loves her job, it can be difficult being so far away from family and friends, so she…

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Monday July 30th, 2012

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sneak peek: leslie lewis sigler

Leslie Lewis Sigler, her husband, Nathan, and pups, Peachy and Skip, have called this Spanish Colonial in Santa Barbara, California, home for four years. Leslie works as both a painter and a graphic designer — through Lilly & Louise she creates custom stationery, and as Design Porch she does print work for non-profit, corporate and small businesses. Like…

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Monday July 23rd, 2012

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sneak peek: winifred gundeck

Jewelry designer Winifred Gundeck (better known as Winifred Grace) and her filmmaker husband, Benjamin Fingerhut, live in a charming flat in the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. The two work from home, which makes juggling work and parenting the latest addition to the family — six-month-old Alexander William — much easier. In Winifred’s own work…

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Monday July 18th, 2011

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sneak peek: jessica & ash bettenay

Jessica and Ash Bettenay sure know how to stay busy, mastering the art of building business on special friendships and their joint loves of travel, style, family and far too much laughing. In addition to the convenience of living above their gastro hotel, Bettenay’s — a busy local establishment built on the notion of having great…

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Monday December 14th, 2009

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sneak peek: laura aviva

sneak peek: laura aviva

laura aviva was born and raised in los angeles to two intrepid travelers who instilled in her a lifelong obsession with travel. after living in barcelona, then working as an event producer in los angeles, she moved to nyc in 2000 where she held the position of creative director for travel + leisure magazine for…

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Monday March 2nd, 2009

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sneak peek: alissa and ryan of shop horne

sneak peek: alissa and ryan of shop horne

if you’ve ever checked out the online boutique horne, it will be no surprise to you that this incredible sneak peek belongs to alissa parker and ryan walker, the pair behind the beautiful shop. the two describe themselves as complete home-bodies, loving to curl up with a good movie and some pine street pizza.  therefore,…

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Friday December 19th, 2008

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sneak peek: brie harrison

sneak peek: brie harrison

our special friday sneak peek is home to london-based, textile designer brie harrison who just launched her new website. the shop portion of her site is still to come, but you can find her work featured in the pages mike perry’s new catalog of hand-drawn pattern, over and over. judging from her cards below, i can’t wait to…

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Monday December 8th, 2008

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sneak peek: diane crespo and karin schaefer

sneak peek: diane crespo and karin schaefer

today’s second sneak peek comes to us from filmmaker diane crespo and artist karin schaefer, who own acorn, a brooklyn toy shop featuring beautiful handmade toys that highlight imagination. i’m loving their brooklyn heights home for its warmness and all the stories tied up in goods they’ve acquired over the years. you can find all…

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