Hive Minded

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January 14, 2009
Originally published in Renovate It!
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  A large OSB structure with skylights, a bathroom, enclosed baby’s room, and master sleeping alcove dominates Ryan and Showalter’s Brooklyn loft.
    A large OSB structure with skylights, a bathroom, enclosed baby’s room, and master sleeping alcove dominates Ryan and Showalter’s Brooklyn loft.
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  The former Ex-Lax factory on busy Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn is one of the only loft buildings in brownstone-rich Boerum Hill.
    The former Ex-Lax factory on busy Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn is one of the only loft buildings in brownstone-rich Boerum Hill.
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  A foam mat creates a colorful play space for one-year-old Tatum.
    A foam mat creates a colorful play space for one-year-old Tatum.
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  Custom-fabricated modular bookshelves create a corridor leading to the home office.
    Custom-fabricated modular bookshelves create a corridor leading to the home office.
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  The doorway to Tatum’s room inside the hive is buffered with custom-cut Flor carpet tiles.
    The doorway to Tatum’s room inside the hive is buffered with custom-cut Flor carpet tiles.
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  The master bedroom’s felt walls keep things cozy, and the hanging rubber Soft lamps by Droog prevent bumped heads.
    The master bedroom’s felt walls keep things cozy, and the hanging rubber Soft lamps by Droog prevent bumped heads.
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  Young parents Ainsley Ryan and Chris Showalter created a freestanding OSB (oriented strand board) structure inside their Brooklyn, New York, apartment to house their daughter Tatum’s room, as well as their own connecting master bedroom. The crib is by Oeuf.

Read the whole story here.
    Young parents Ainsley Ryan and Chris Showalter created a freestanding OSB (oriented strand board) structure inside their Brooklyn, New York, apartment to house their daughter Tatum’s room, as well as their own connecting master bedroom. The crib is by Oeuf. Read the whole story here.
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  A grand piano provides a focal point for the room—a place for Ryan to play Tatum’s favorite music, Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf. The Portola series sofa is from Design Within Reach.
    A grand piano provides a focal point for the room—a place for Ryan to play Tatum’s favorite music, Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf. The Portola series sofa is from Design Within Reach.
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  Staggered Ikea cabinets and Castore lamps by Michele de Lucci for Artemide make the most of the loft’s 14-foot ceilings.
    Staggered Ikea cabinets and Castore lamps by Michele de Lucci for Artemide make the most of the loft’s 14-foot ceilings.
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