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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 January 20th, 2014

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 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: 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 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 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 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 June 13th, 2011

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sneak peek: emma jane noren

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Emma Jane Noren is a Swedish photographer based in London. She shares her lovely factory-converted flat with her property developer/actor partner, Ricky, who renovated the flat. They worked together to make a comfortable, open and cool living space, softening up the industrial look by mixing old with new. The light-filled space not only provides a…

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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 March 14th, 2011

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sneak peek: janine rewell

sneak peek: janine rewell

Janine Rewell is a 24-year-old Finnish freelance illustrator and designer based in Helsinki. While her illustration style is very colorful and decorative, her apartment leans towards a feminine minimalism. The two room 36m2 (387sf) apartment with wood floors, high ceilings and great detail sets the stage for Janine’s love of mixing Scandinavian design from the…

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Monday June 28th, 2010

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sneak peek: lotta nieminen

sneak peek: lotta nieminen

coming from an american perspective, it can be hard to truly appreciate the small living spaces that typify european living, but living in paris has completely changed the way i look at things. that’s why i absolutely love lotta nieminen‘s apartment in downtown helsinki that is 35m2 (376sf) of pure intimate style and grace.  by…

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Monday May 17th, 2010

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sneak peek: hilda grahnat

sneak peek: hilda grahnat

as someone who lives in an amazingly small space, i have quite an affinity for people who are able to make the most their of small spaces. hilda grahnat is a 23 year old graphic design student from sweden – and author behind the beautiful blog forever is today – who has called this 39m2…

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Monday March 22nd, 2010

Monday February 8th, 2010

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sneak peek: catherine taret

sneak peek: catherine taret

catherine taret is a franco-american writer living in paris who works from her home located in the hip neighborhood of les abbesses, montmartre. all i can say is what an inspiring location, space and view to keep the creative juices flowing for catherine’s work on my little paris. the site, created by her friend fany…

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Tuesday March 10th, 2009

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sneak peek: alissia and jan

sneak peek: alissia and jan

today’s sneak peek belongs to alissia melka-teichroew and jan habraken. both halves of this talented designing duo are originally from the netherlands, but now call greenpoint, brooklyn home. i popped by their sunny apartment last week and marveled at how clean, simple and fresh everything looked. i hope you’ll enjoy their apartment as much as…

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Monday February 23rd, 2009

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sneak peek: darling clementine

sneak peek: darling clementine

when i first emailed tonje holand of the stationery line darling clementine little did i know what a great home she had – in fact so awesome that it was recently featured in the sunday supplement of norway’s national newspaper. luckily tonje and photographer nina ruud/dagbladet were willing to share the images with us. you…

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Wednesday December 10th, 2008

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sneak peek: maria vettese

sneak peek: maria vettese

this afternoon’s home tour is a very special sneak peek belonging to one of my absolute favorite people and artists, maria vettese. maria is the talented artist behind port2port press, the card society, more studio (with christopher ryan), lines & shapes (along with lena corwin), and 3191 miles apart (with stephanie congdon barnes), but on…

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Monday October 13th, 2008

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sneak peek: carolyn veith krienke

sneak peek: carolyn veith krienke

when carolyn veith krienke of  jan & äya, a fantastic brooklyn shop, emailed me the images and descriptions for her sneak peek, i was completely charmed by the wonderful words she included to describe her home. while she is the designer by trade, i love that she cites everyone, down to their 17 month-old son…

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