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Monday August 18th, 2014

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Turning a Rental into a Home

When documentary filmmaker John moved to this apartment in San Francisco’s Noe Valley, he really wanted to turn this rental into a home. He travels frequently shooting all around the world (he just returned from China), and when he’s back in San Francisco, he needs a space where he can unpack and fully recharge. He…

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Wednesday May 7th, 2014

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Ramona: A Sister Bar Finds Its Home In Greenpoint

Greenpoint, our professional home and favorite little nook of Brooklyn, has been pegged as “up and coming” for what seems like eons. In recent months, though, interest in this charming, industrial neighborhood seems to have skyrocketed, with dozens of beautiful new shops and restaurants sprouting up with welcome frequency. One of the latest additions to the area is Ramona, the across-the-river…

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Monday August 13th, 2012

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sneak peek: penny and luke lucas

Luke Lucas and his wife, Penny, bought this industrial building on the northern fringes of Melbourne, Australia, as part of a consortium, which they and some other creative types subdivided into five spaces nine years ago. Built during World War II, the building was essentially a shell when they purchased it, with no gas, sewage or running…

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Monday August 6th, 2012

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sneak peek: ariele alasko’s studio

Ariele Alasko’s sneak peek back in March was a huge hit. And rightly so — this girl didn’t let living in a tiny Brooklyn apartment impinge on her dreams of being a woodworker. She set up a spot right in the living room and just began making things. After eight months working in 100 square…

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Monday July 16th, 2012

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sneak peek: michael mavian and victoria rumi

When Michael Mavian and Victoria Rumi first moved into their Toronto apartment, every wall was a different color, which they found a bit chaotic. They decided the best solution was to paint the walls white, providing a clean backdrop for their collection of well-worn objects and art. Michael is a graphic designer and fine artist with…

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Monday March 12th, 2012

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sneak peek: michael freimuth

Michael Freimuth is a graphic designer, soon-to-be teacher (at the School of Visual Arts this fall) and aspiring sous chef. Much of his time is spent working as creative director of Franklyn, a design firm he co-founded last year. Originally from Chicago, Michael had been in Manhattan’s East Village for several years before making the…

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Monday November 28th, 2011

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sneak peek: rachel been + ben brown

When Creative Director Rachel Been and MakeMeSustainable founder Ben Brown saw this apartment in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, they instantly fell head over heels for the loft’s exposed pipes, brick walls and 14′ high ceilings — they even loved the huge industrial-sized heater. The couple’s design choices were intended to mimic that unfinished aesthetic. They built cage…

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Monday October 3rd, 2011

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sneak peek: judith de graaff

A few weeks ago, I was sitting at a Paris café with Dutch graphic designer Judith de Graaff and talking about Paris living. While she’s been in France for 10 years now, she moved out of the city center to get the best of both worlds: easy access to Paris, yet far more space than one…

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Monday June 27th, 2011

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sneak peek: glenn garriock

Sneak peek “firsts” always make me smile. With hundreds of homes under our belt, today’s home belonging to Scottish graphic designer Glenn Garriock of Atelier 1A and his partner Heather is our first converted aircraft hangar. Located in Uetze, Germany, it is one of 16 hangars salvaged from the British Army by the Traditional Life…

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sneak peek: gray pants

sneak peek: gray pants

jonathan junker, jon gentry, and seth grizzle are the trio who make up gray pants.  they strive to come up with designs and ideas that are thoughtful and have an impact, whether it be furniture, lighting, architecture or graphics. today we have a sneak peek into their  1100sf live/work studio they renovated in the capitol…

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Wednesday February 24th, 2010

Monday November 30th, 2009

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sneak peek: ombline de kersabiec

sneak peek: ombline de kersabiec

over the past few months, you may have noticed that many of my sneak peek introductions have involved a discussion of color.  for me it was subconscious, but i must admit that this semester i’ve been taking a class on color as communication in marketing and art, making me hyper aware of the color around…

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Monday November 16th, 2009

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sneak peek: sandrine place

sneak peek: sandrine place

when you walk down the streets of paris you see a sea of black, grey, navy, brown and maybe a dash of red.  street fashion tends to stick to a basic and classic color scheme.  hence, it’s exactly for this reason that i absolutely fell in love with the home of wonderfully creative french stylist,…

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Tuesday November 10th, 2009