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pnwmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-25-08 07:53 PM
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30. Here's how some young people are making do.

THE duplex five-bedroom apartment on Attorney Street that Daniel Vosovic calls home seems ready-made for a television sitcom. Theres the location, on the of-the-moment Lower East Side, with its mix of detox juice bars and Old World knishes, runway models and streetwise misfits. There are Mr. Vosovics four roommates, who work in disparate industries cupcakes, high fashion, education and sofas.

And theres the fact that Mr. Vosovic has already scored a success on the TV reality show Project Runway. He was a finalist on Season 2, and even though he didnt win, he was a fan favorite. These days he is a freelance fashion designer, most recently of hotel uniforms, with hopes of launching his own line. He is also the author of a new book, his first, Fashion Inside Out, Daniel V.s Guide to How Style Happens From Inspiration to Runway and Beyond (Watson-Guptill), and is treated like a celebrity when he goes to restaurants, his roommates say.

But at home, his roommates sometimes refer to him as Daddy Dan. Hell leave little notes for us, explained one, Caroline Purvins, 26, who says she likes to start things, like painting a wall, but doesnt necessarily like to finish them. He likes to get things done.

On a recent afternoon, Mr. Vosovic, who at 27 is the eldest of the crew, sat dadlike in a chair in the tiny living room. Miss Purvins and Nick DAdamo, 26, a Georgia native who is the only roommate who did not grow up in Grand Rapids, Mich., sat opposite him on the low Ikea couch that the group bought cheap because it was damaged, and then reupholstered in a gray fabric.

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