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Welcome to our new, fancy-schmancy, fine n’ dandy Wordpress blog. We’re glad you’re here! Please, put your feet up, pour yourself a glass of scotch– it’s been a long day, you deserve it– and stay a while.

Our names are Daniel and Eva. We are both students at New York University (Class of ’13), and we’re embarking on a big adventure: moving into our VERY FIRST NEW YORK CITY APARTMENT. Which will be the subject of this blog. After a harrowing year of dorm living with all its stock glamor– no kitchens, roaches, drunks, and perhaps worst of all, ugly furniture– we decided enough was enough and it was time to make it on our own.

But we’re babies! For the most part, this is all new for us. We’re both passionate about design, so we’re determined that this won’t be just another college apartment. While the shelves-crafted-from-stolen-bricks-and-plywood-planks seems, to some, like a rite of passage, that’s a step we’re not only willing but determined to skip. We’re also on a budget. And we’re not afraid of a little hard work. Sound like fun to you? Us too.

So we invite you to join us on this journey. No doubt it will be full of firsts, hopefully it will be brimming with good design and ideas, and just maybe the occasional disagreement!

Your first bit of eye-candy. Us.

About Daniel Kanter

Hi, I'm Daniel, and I love houses! I'm a serial renovator, DIY-er, and dog-cuddler based in Kingston, New York. Follow along as I bring my 1865 Greek Revival back to life and tackle my 30s to varying degrees of success. Welcome!

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  1. 3.31.10
    ialeks said:

    when are you guys starting the move? this sounds intresting. keep on posting

    • 3.31.10

      Thanks for visiting the blog! Our goal is to start the lease on May 15th. Still a while off, but don’t worry! There’ll be plenty of posts to tide us over, and we’ll document the search and pre-moving events like furniture shopping, etc. as well. Stay tuned!

  2. 7.13.10

    Aww you two are adorable. I’ve just spent my entire morning at work reading all the way through your blog. I can’t wait to see what else you do to your beautiful apartment. I was most shocked/impressed at what a difference the white paint made! And I loved your entry on rugs.
    You have great taste!

  3. 7.13.10
    Livi said:

    Love your blog – just found it today read through!

  4. 9.24.10
    L said:

    Daniel I love your blog! Your diy-abilities make me jealous, your apartment makes me swoon, and your talent for writing makes me LOL(literally). My boyfriend and I are preparing to make the move to the City next Spring, and quite frankly NYC real estate terrifies me (as it should). I would love to hear how you snagged such a great place if you care to e-mail me!
    Have a lovely Fall day,

  5. 2.10.11
    Elle said:

    I just went though your entire year of blogging in just a couple of hours. I love what you did to your place, and your words are downright hilarious! Can you please tell me how to write like that? Okay I know it’s not something you can teach, but still…. just in case.

    Looking forward to more posts. Happy day to you!

  6. 6.7.11
    Pam said:

    I just stumbled upon your blog through Apartment Therapy. Haven’t had a chance to look at much yet but what I’ve seen is very inspirational and good Lord, you two are cute!