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Monday August 11th, 2014

Monday July 7th, 2014

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A Collector at Home in Australia

No matter where she might be traveling to, photographer and prop stylist Kara Rosenlund is guaranteed to find something to bring back home. She is usually traveling in her caravan, Frankie, and her last trip was rather isolating in a remote desert, but yet she managed to find sun-bleached animal bones to bring home with her…

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Monday May 5th, 2014

Monday April 28th, 2014

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A Spirit of Generosity in a Philadelphia Home

Designer Mike Smith and writer Chara Odhner have a spirit of generosity and openness that truly captures the spirit of the Philadelphia apartment they’ve lived in for just about three years now. Mike says they don’t have a specific decorating style, just that he’s not much of a minimalist and wants the space to feel warm…

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Monday April 14th, 2014

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Jewelry Designers at Home

Some of my favorite Sneak Peeks are the homes of jewelry designers. Whether it be a vintage sign, brass hardware or a piece of fine art, each designer’s unique eye for detail, color and texture is revealed through the pieces they display around their home. So today we decided to go through our archives of…

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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 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 March 3rd, 2014

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Bohemian Living in London

When Cate St. Hill bought this third-floor flat in a 1930s red-brick building about six or seven years ago, the neighborhood of King’s Cross, London was a bit rundown, but since the development of King’s Cross station and St Pancras International, the neighborhood has begun to improve. Central Saint Martins, the renowned art school, has…

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Monday February 17th, 2014

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In London, Revisiting a Childhood Home

Louisa Parris resides in this South London home with her husband, Chris Duggan and their 11-month-old son, Art. Though they moved into the space in 2012, this is not Louisa’s first time living here. She actually spent half her childhood in this Grade II listed flat. (In the UK, a Grade II flat is a…

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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 November 25th, 2013

Monday November 4th, 2013

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A Jewelry Designer’s Canadian Sublet

I’ve been all over the leather clutch trend that is popping up on fashion blogs and while I have a few clutch favorites, I don’t really trust myself not to lose anything that’s not attached to me in some way, which is why I love Scout & Catalogue’s clutches that combine the best of both…

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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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Monday October 7th, 2013

Monday September 23rd, 2013

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Australian Artist Beach Retreat

In the ’70s Australian artist Bruce Goold was involved in an art movement called “The Yellow House”, an artist collective in Sydney where the canvas was the house itself and almost every wall, floor and ceiling became part of the gallery. These days Bruce works primarily in lino cuts but his house is still very…

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Monday August 19th, 2013

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A San Diego home full of handmade touches

Kelli and Sam Larson have been living in their northern San Diego home for four years. They both are well-traveled, but this home is the place they always want to come back to. These days they share it with their one year old daughter Rylee and their cat, Bam. Many of you may know Kelli…

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Monday July 15th, 2013

Monday June 3rd, 2013

Monday May 20th, 2013