Keep Your Eye on the Balto

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January 16, 2009
Originally published in Renovate! Reuse! Recycle!
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  Despite the drastic changes within, the exterior of Martin’s home has remained intact throughout the years.
    Despite the drastic changes within, the exterior of Martin’s home has remained intact throughout the years.
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  A few carefully chosen furnishings punctuate the light-filled living area that sits adjacent to the kitchen, like Buttercup Chairs by Blu Dot, a lightbox and screen print by artist John Vogt, and a kelly green vintage couch.
    A few carefully chosen furnishings punctuate the light-filled living area that sits adjacent to the kitchen, like Buttercup Chairs by Blu Dot, a lightbox and screen print by artist John Vogt, and a kelly green vintage couch.
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  One of three separate seating areas.
    One of three separate seating areas.
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  The kitchen and dining area is furnished with a salvaged timber table designed by Matt Eastvold, white Panton chairs, and a Glo Ball pendant lamp.
    The kitchen and dining area is furnished with a salvaged timber table designed by Matt Eastvold, white Panton chairs, and a Glo Ball pendant lamp.
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  Martin and daughter, Eve, whip up a chocolate cake.
    Martin and daughter, Eve, whip up a chocolate cake.
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  In a portion of the living area, a graphic screen print by John Vogt hangs next to a Buttercup Chair by Blu Dot.
    In a portion of the living area, a graphic screen print by John Vogt hangs next to a Buttercup Chair by Blu Dot.
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  The bedroom is decorated minimally by another Vogt screenprint, and a strand of green Algue.
    The bedroom is decorated minimally by another Vogt screenprint, and a strand of green Algue.
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  The master bathroom departs from the cool tones used throughout the house in favor of warmer, neutral-toned marble tiling, which wraps around a large soaking tub.
    The master bathroom departs from the cool tones used throughout the house in favor of warmer, neutral-toned marble tiling, which wraps around a large soaking tub.
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  Eve works at the desk in her double-height bedroom. Vogt’s mythically aquatic-themed mural reflects both the taste of a young girl and the pared-back aesthetic of any modern enthusiast.
    Eve works at the desk in her double-height bedroom. Vogt’s mythically aquatic-themed mural reflects both the taste of a young girl and the pared-back aesthetic of any modern enthusiast.
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  White Algue, a web-like plastic hanging element conceived by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, breaks up the living space without taking away from the open feel of the room, while idiosyncrasies like exposed piping and polished cement floors add texture.
    White Algue, a web-like plastic hanging element conceived by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, breaks up the living space without taking away from the open feel of the room, while idiosyncrasies like exposed piping and polished cement floors add texture.
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