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Tuesday September 2nd, 2014

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Keeping it Simple and Functional in Helsinki

Hanna Konola and Jukka Koops have lived in their apartment, located in the Käpylä neighborhood of Helsinki, Finland for almost two years. Käpylä is famous for its wooden houses, gardens and relaxed atmosphere, all attributes that Hanna and Jukka love about where they live. In fact, one of the things they love most about their…

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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 March 31st, 2014

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Monday September 9th, 2013

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A Parisian Apartment with a Scandinavian Twist

After stints in big fashion houses, Valéry Damnon launched his own brand of fine leather goods in 2011. He focuses on the intrinsic value of item, bringing together his creativity and the highest quality craftsmanship. This approach is also reflected also in his decorative style. Valéry’s apartment is located in the bohemian chic Paris 10ème…

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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 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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sneak peek: jennifer hagler of a merry mishap

As soon as I found out that this home was in Boise, Idaho, it made me smile. I lived there for two years growing up, and I promise I never saw anything this stylish. It’s the home of Jennifer Hagler, aka A Merry Mishap, who seems to have that magic touch. Everything she does has a similar…

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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 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 August 15th, 2011

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sneak peek: laura terp hansen

I never tire of peeking at Scandinavian-styled homes. There’s always that tacit acknowledgement of the importance of light and color in the big windows, white walls and bright accent pieces. Stella magazine founder Laura Terp Hansen lives in this Copenhagen apartment with her boyfriend and architect, Jesper Roth, who added a second floor and built a…

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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 June 6th, 2011

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sneak peek: ivan hvam hvam

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This morning we travel to Aarhus, Denmark, to the home of multi-disciplinary art director, Ivan Hvam Hvam. With his work spanning visual identities such as CrossEyes — a new brand of eyewear — to Facebook campaigns for international clients, Ivan is recognized for his clean, Scandinavian design style. This style translates to the home that he…

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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 April 11th, 2011

Monday April 4th, 2011

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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Monday October 4th, 2010

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Monday July 12th, 2010

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sneak peek: kate lydon + anton willis

sneak peek: kate lydon + anton willis

kate lydon is an architectural designer at IDEO who also works as a graphic designer and creates silkscreened goods as saturate. anton willis is an architect who also designs furniture and products. together the two run civil twilight, an award-winning design-build studio with a focus on thoughtful, sustainable design. today’s sneak peek is another great…

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