Dislocated Paradise by Jorge Pardo

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Sorry for the long hiatus,  I've been wrapping up all my work here in the city before the kids get off of school and we go into vacation mode! Plus, my family and I moved into our own little midcentury house in NJ this week! I can't wait to share it all with you. It was designed by an amazing decorator in 1958, and it's still completely intact! She is now 90 years old and she's still sharp as a tack and beautiful and amazing, but it's too much for her to live alone in a house. She and I clicked and I really felt like the house reminded me so much of my grandmother and my youth, it felt so … [Read more...]

DESIGN | Vibrant Summer in the Hamptons.

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Hi, today I wanted to share a home that I photographed last summer. It was recently published in the Cottages & Gardens Hamptons edition - it even made the cover!- and so now I can share it online with you all... It's the home that designer Sasha Bikoff designed for her mom shortly after she was diagnosed with cancer as a place for her to relax and recuperate and regain strength... We shot this just weeks before she passed away so the publishing of the house is bitter sweet. The house itself though is super happy. Just a block from the ocean, it's filled with light, art, color and pedigree … [Read more...]

The Row NYC

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Last week The Row opened its first flagship in NYC, only its second stand alone store. The shop is held in a Jacques Grange designed townhouse at 17 East 71st Street, and it's a freaking masterpiece of aesthetically inclined living. The space features artwork and furniture that will rotate between the homes of The Row founders Mary Kate and Ashley, and the store. The furniture and artwork is for sale along side the clothing. It won't come cheap, considering the townhouse houses Basquiats, a Carlo Bugatti chair, a Frank Lloyd Wright mirror, a Jean Royère standing lamp, and ceramics created … [Read more...]

My favorite moments at the Kips Bay Showhouse.

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And what we can learn from them! Last week marked the 44th opening of the annual Kips Bay Showhouse. I think they bring in over a million dollars each year for the Kips Bay Boys and Girls club with this show, plus it's like the gold standard in show houses. I thought this particular show, held in the for sale- $49.5 million dollar Carlton house mansion, which is across the street from Barney's- was a really good one! There were a few rooms for me that were absolute show stoppers, but every room was lovely and had something that I admired, and something to be mentally filed away for … [Read more...]

DESIGN HOTEL | Soho’s 11 Howard

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The newly opened 11 Howard Hotel in Soho is a Scandinavian design wonderland. It's on my very short list of hotels I have to visit this week, as in, it's the only one. It was designed by designed by Danish studio Space Copenhagen, and there are art works tucked away in every corner. Hotel owner and art collector Aby Rosen curated works, many of them local, for every aspect of 11 Howard. The hotel features one of Calder's last mobiles ever,  a neon art piece by Dan Attoe, its own arts and co-working space, The Library, the work of photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto, commissioned ceramics by Katie … [Read more...]