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like right now

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Miranda Dempster, a freelance art director, and Gus McKay, a tailor and dressmaker, share a 600-square-foot apartment in an old building in Greenwich Village.
The couple, who met in their native New Zealand, say the secret to living in a small space is being ruthless about getting rid of unnecessary furniture. When Mr. McKay moved in last year, he brought only his kitchen knives and two posters.

Miranda Dempster, a freelance art director, and Gus McKay, a tailor and dressmaker, share a 600-square-foot apartment in an old building in Greenwich Village.

The couple, who met in their native New Zealand, say the secret to living in a small space is being ruthless about getting rid of unnecessary furniture. When Mr. McKay moved in last year, he brought only his kitchen knives and two posters.


With a renovation that cost no more than $3,000 and midcentury thrift-shop treasures she brought over from her native New Zealand, Ms. Dempster converted a dreary, cramped tenement into a bright, upbeat home. 
The Jens Risom sofa, which Ms. Dempster bought at Regeneration in Manhattan and eventually reupholstered, was $1,000. It is the most expensive item in the apartment.

With a renovation that cost no more than $3,000 and midcentury thrift-shop treasures she brought over from her native New Zealand, Ms. Dempster converted a dreary, cramped tenement into a bright, upbeat home. 

The Jens Risom sofa, which Ms. Dempster bought at Regeneration in Manhattan and eventually reupholstered, was $1,000. It is the most expensive item in the apartment.


A print by Kate Small, a New Zealand artist, hangs in the dining area. Ms. Dempster paid $300 for the table, a copy of a Saarinen design, at a flea market in Manhattan. It came with four matching chairs.

A print by Kate Small, a New Zealand artist, hangs in the dining area. Ms. Dempster paid $300 for the table, a copy of a Saarinen design, at a flea market in Manhattan. It came with four matching chairs.


One key cost saver: She did the kitchen herself. The old kitchen area had fake wood-veneer cabinets and a full refrigerator. Open shelves and a mini-fridge topped with a butcher block brighten up the area and add counter space.

One key cost saver: She did the kitchen herself. The old kitchen area had fake wood-veneer cabinets and a full refrigerator. Open shelves and a mini-fridge topped with a butcher block brighten up the area and add counter space.


The couple’s small bedroom is barely wide enough for a bed and a Design Within Reach Sapien bookshelf. But it has something rare and precious in Manhattan: a view of a park.

The couple’s small bedroom is barely wide enough for a bed and a Design Within Reach Sapien bookshelf. But it has something rare and precious in Manhattan: a view of a park.

apparently this a building in my boyfriend’s grandmother’s apartment complex, which i know because i spent the last week there
until next time, new york
needthisnow:

it is quickly becoming apparent that i could heart and reblog just about everything posted by hellonewyork
thanks for the heads up, sarah

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apparently this a building in my boyfriend’s grandmother’s apartment complex, which i know because i spent the last week there

until next time, new york

needthisnow:

it is quickly becoming apparent that i could heart and reblog just about everything posted by hellonewyork

thanks for the heads up, sarah

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but i do it anyway(via kellan)

but i do it anyway

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it continues! this time sarah and i pick from brooklyn’s kaufmann mercantile, which stocks “carefully selected, high-quality products” that they say — and i believe them — “will outlast you.” here are my favorites, and here are sarah’s

red wing
it is blizzarding in nyc, so clearly I will need these when I arrive on thursday

red wing

it is blizzarding in nyc, so clearly I will need these when I arrive on thursday




eagle street farm
among the many reasons I need to be in nyc

eagle street farm

among the many reasons I need to be in nyc

alternately, if you are in nyc or another part of the world civilized enough to have a muji (e.g. not los angeles) I am positively in love with their ash bed

alternately, if you are in nyc or another part of the world civilized enough to have a muji (e.g. not los angeles) I am positively in love with their ash bed

because what i really need is another reason to move to nyc

As of May, the Farm Truck from Holton Farms has roamed the city’s streets, stocked with the Vermont farm’s pickling cucumbers, radishes and yellow squash, along with other regional products from up north, like Walpole Creamery’sraw-milk maple walnut ice cream and Vermont Coffee Company’s fair-trade, organic beans.

because what i really need is another reason to move to nyc

As of May, the Farm Truck from Holton Farms has roamed the city’s streets, stocked with the Vermont farm’s pickling cucumbers, radishes and yellow squash, along with other regional products from up north, like Walpole Creamery’sraw-milk maple walnut ice cream and Vermont Coffee Company’s fair-trade, organic beans.

the new york times takes a peak inside the cobble hill, brooklyn apartment robert highsmith, 27, shares with his girlfriend, stefanie brechbuehler, 32, and their standard schnauzer, kingsley
Like most rental apartments, the space has its drawbacks, Mr. Highsmith said. But on the whole, he noted, it is exactly what they hoped it would be, a “neutral vessel to contain these things we love.”
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the new york times takes a peak inside the cobble hill, brooklyn apartment robert highsmith, 27, shares with his girlfriend, stefanie brechbuehler, 32, and their standard schnauzer, kingsley

Like most rental apartments, the space has its drawbacks, Mr. Highsmith said. But on the whole, he noted, it is exactly what they hoped it would be, a “neutral vessel to contain these things we love.”

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The dining room doubles as an office.  Presentations are stored behind a Homasote board from Lowe’s decorated with postcards.

The dining room doubles as an office.  Presentations are stored behind a Homasote board from Lowe’s decorated with postcards.
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