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Mad Men Set Design: Behind the Scenes

Mad Men Set Design: Behind the Scenes

Go Behind the scenes and on the Mad Men Set for both New York and California.

A Day at Etsy in Photos

A Day at Etsy in Photos

We had an amazing time at the center of the handmade universe, Etsy! I hope you enjoy our photos as much as we enjoyed taking them.

Lowe’s Designer Challenge for Charity

Lowe’s Designer Challenge for Charity

Last week we were invited back to New York to attend a sneak preview of Lowe’s Designer Challenge. Last year’s Lowe’s event with Nate Berkus was such a huge hit we knew they would hit the mark again and they did. We arrived at the Chelsea Arts Tower on the […]

Our Favorite Finds from ICFF

Our Favorite Finds from ICFF

This was the first time we’ve attended the International Contemporary Furniture Fair and we found it fascinating. It’s held at the Jacob Javits center in New York which is a huge tradeshow complex on the Westside. The beautiful furniture and products on display made walking the aisle a joy and […]

Bedbug Exterminators Come in All Types

Bedbug Exterminators Come in All Types

If you’ve had the unfortunate task of calling for a bedbug exterminator, the guy or gal that shows up at your door could be the next Jake Gyllenhaal or Anne Hathaway. An odd article from the Wall Street Journal identifies struggling actors as prime candidates to be bedbug exterminators. The […]

HGTV Dream Home Giveaway

HGTV Dream Home Giveaway

You can go behind the scenes on the HGTV Dream Home Giveaway on HGTV Pro. Check out photos and video of the home that is currently being built near Stowe, Vermont. They are calling it “rustic meets modern”. They’ve been building all summer and its fun to check out their […]

An Urban Oasis Giveaway from HGTV

An Urban Oasis Giveaway from HGTV

Living in New York City is amazing but unless you’ve got the big bucks you’re typically relegated to less than desirable apartments. But if you win this Urban Oasis from HGTV you can live like a King or Queen. A new, contemporary residence with sweeping vistas of the New York […]

ReadyMade Editor-in-Chief Andrew Wagner’s Tribeca Loft

ReadyMade Editor-in-Chief Andrew Wagner’s Tribeca Loft

We recently had the good fortune to spend a few hours with Andrew Wagner the new editor-in-chief of ReadyMade magazine (formerly of Dwell and American Craft). He’s actually been on the job for a few months now and we’ve got to say the magazine has been looking great! First he […]

Be Your Own Bed Bug Exterminator

Be Your Own Bed Bug Exterminator

Bed bugs are becoming more of a nuisance in New York City and elsewhere around the country. You can be your own bed bug exterminator if you’ve already confirmed that you have bed bugs (bites, seeing bugs or droppings). If you think you have bed bugs but don’t want to […]

Temporary Walls Coming Down in NYC

Temporary Walls Coming Down in NYC

New York City apartment dwellers are facing a quandary. The city is aggressively going after landlords who allow temporary walls built that aren’t to code (most aren’t). This problem stems from a fatal 2005 fire and the city’s drive to eliminate illegally installed temporary walls in Stuyvesant Town (building development […]

Etsy: Behind the Scenes

Etsy: Behind the Scenes

We just returned from a visit to the handmade center of the universe, Etsy. They recently moved to a fabulous location in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn and built out their own space in a large warehouse loft. In keeping with the do-it-yourself and handmade mantra, they’ve decorated the space […]

Home Building News: Faked Asbestos Tests, Home Sales Jump, Remodeling is Back

Home Building News: Faked Asbestos Tests, Home Sales Jump, Remodeling is Back

Inspector Says He Faked Results in Building Tests A safety inspector’s admission that he submitted clean asbestos or lead results for buildings in New York that he never inspected raises many troubling questions. New-Homes Sales Jump 27% Some Economists Think Rise Is Overstated and That Sales Are Simply Being Shifted […]

Dogs Attack Bedbugs

Dogs Attack Bedbugs

Is there anything man’s best friend can’t do? From being a loyal companion to protecting your family and property, dogs are indispensable members of our family. They now can defend your home against one of the most insidious intruders around, the bedbug. The Bedbug Inspectors used trained dogs to determine […]

Nathaniel Garber Schoen – Garber Hardware

Nathaniel Garber Schoen – Garber Hardware

We thoroughly enjoyed our days living in New York’s West Village (enough that we named this blog after our cross streets). We miss the quaint tree-lined streets, impeccably restored brownstones and neighborhood institution Garber Hardware which has been serving New Yorkers in Manhattan and the West Village since 1884. Nathaniel […]

Glassybaby in New York City

Glassybaby in New York City

Our favorite design piece last year, Glassybaby, is now opening a second shop in New York’s West Village just down the street from our favorite old pub the White Horse. Glassybaby keeps it simple. Hand-blown glass votives that are nearly indestructible and come in a variety of colors and hues.

How To Patina a Mirror for that French Bistro Look

How To Patina a Mirror for that French Bistro Look

We recently contributed to TimeOut New York’s Home Design 2009 issue which hit newsstands today. We’re featured in the Steal This Idea section for creating a patina mirror just like you’ve seen on the walls of your favorite French bistro (We prefer Le Singe Vert over Schiller’s any night). Pick […]

Inspire Your Inner Architect with Floorplan Dishes

Inspire Your Inner Architect with Floorplan Dishes

Fishs Eddy has always been one of our favorite home stores in New York. They offer unique glassware, plates, stemware and other kitchen accessories for an awesome price. Recently the LA Times found the Floorplan collection from the Fishs Eddy designers which of course has floorplans printed across mugs, coasters, […]

Roof Gardens Galore

Roof Gardens Galore

Chris from Apartment Therapy turned us onto a great new blog Our Brooklyn Roof Garden. The images found here make us long for New York again but we are still enjoying our outdoor space much more here in LA. Our downstairs neighbors kept a nice courtyard full of fresh flowers […]

New York City Subway Tile

New York City Subway Tile

Anyone who has visited New York is probably familiar with the iconic subway map that was designed by Michael Hertz Associates. Illustrator Christoph Niemann was remodeling his bathroom and took subway tile to the next level. He used this map as inspiration to tile his bathroom floors and walls.

Moving Day

Moving Day

Today is moving day and we’ll be taking the next two weeks to drive cross-country. We wish we only had has much stuff as the photo above but alas it’s amazing what you can fit into a one-bedroom apartment. I think we need to check in with Uncluterrer more often. […]

Homes from Earth to Sky

Homes from Earth to Sky

This beautiful home from Una Arquitectos is the best example we’ve seen of a home that blends seamlessly into it’s environment (literally).