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Thursday January 9th, 2014

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A California Juice Bar with a Scandinavian Feel

It’s a new year, and with so many resolutions to be healthier we had to share a peek inside Juice Served Here. Designers Barbara Rourke and Jason St. John of Bells & Whistles – who started out as artists and furniture makers and evolved into a full-service design studio – wanted to achieve a very…

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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 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 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 October 8th, 2012

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sneak peek: cendira carvalho + rodrigo ribeiro

I’m so excited to start the day with our first-ever Brazilian sneak peek. Cendira (known to everyone as Dida) and Rodrigo live with their dog, Mika, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in an apartment on the 9th floor of a 30-year-old building. Cendira is a family photographer and all-around maker — she’s currently spending a lot of…

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Monday September 24th, 2012

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sneak peek: lotta nieminen

Anyone who knows me knows that I have a thing for small living. So nothing makes me happier than seeing small living done stylishly. Illustrator, graphic designer and art director Lotta Neiminen points out, “When you look for an apartment in New York, you generally need to leave out one of out three: location, rent or…

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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 January 9th, 2012

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sneak peek: klara bothen

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Klara Bothén’s home in Dals Långed, a small town in southwest Sweden, is a 100-year-old workman’s cottage that was built strategically close to the local factory, which once manufactured horseshoe nails. The space and surrounding landscape of forests and lakes provide ample inspiration for her work, which is deeply connected to home, identity, objects and…

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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 September 19th, 2011

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sneak peek: ida & pierre-edouard

This apartment in Paris’ 1st arrondissement, just around the corner from the Louvre, is home to a+b kasha designer Ida, Pierre-Edouard, a motion designer and director, and their black cat, Alfred. Ida is Swedish and is strongly influenced by Scandinavian design (she even blogs about the topic). The apartment is tiny and doesn’t have much…

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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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