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Jannuzzi moved into the sixth-floor walk-up from a 230-square-foot studio on the building's second floor. He's been in this apartment for a year now.
Jannuzzi moved into the sixth-floor walk-up from a 230-square-foot studio on the building's second floor. He's been in this apartment for a year now.

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[All photos by Max Touhey.]

The name John Jannuzzi might sound familiar. Not only is he a GQ web editor who covers men's style with occasional how-tos about constructing the perfect taco and things of the like, but Jannuzzi is also Twitter and Instagram famous, and for good reason. The man is prolific and sarcastic yet eloquent, and in a strange way, Jannuzzi's Soho one-bedroom reflects all of that. His decor is of-the-moment, seen in the imitation Eames Eiffel chair and ubiquitous (for the fashion-savvy) wall of neatly-lined shoes, but his prints are deeply personal. As an art major in college, Jannuzzi focused on printmaking, and the walls of his Elizabeth Street home are adorned with his work dating back as early as middle school.

In more recent years, Jannuzzi has also started to collect art. A Hugo Guinness print of a typewriter echoes the nearby Underwood, a cherished family heirloom. Two original Joan Miró prints hang above Jannuzzi's computer; one a gift from his parents, the other his first major art acquisition. The pieces he's collected, of which there are many more and do not exclude skateboard decks, mingle with Jannuzzi's own prints: a numerical emoji, the Tower of London, a faded, framed cut-out collage from middle school.

Despite his status in the ever-more important digital realm, Jannuzzi prefers to keep work and home separate. The computer rarely comes into the bedroom. His apartment is a sanctuary, marred for him only by a foggy window that overlooks the yard of ModelFit, a Soho gym made famous by the likes of Karlie Kloss that Jannuzzi bemoans only because, according to him, the instructors can be a little loud in the morning.

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