Greetings From | The Asbury Hotel

The revival of Asbury Park, a storied beach town with rock and roll history and greaser vibes has been talked about for at least 2 decades. With the opening of  The Asbury, the first new hotel to be built in the town in over a 60 years, one can't help but feel that the revival is finally here! They call it Brooklyn at the shore... There is a thriving arts scene, surf scene, gay scene, foodie seen, design and vintage shops popping up all over, and as much plywood and concrete and scando furniture as one could possibly wish for. I love it. I love every minute of every day of it. The Asbury is … [Read more...]

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#wellhung |Living with Photography.

This super minimal apartment has such an off the charts bananas collection of photography. It's nuts. It's the Park Avenue apartment of Gary and Sarah Wolkowitz. The couple used to collect paintings and pop art until their son Bryce Wolkowitz, a gallery owner, turned them on to photography. My fave is Robert Mapplethorpe’s Lydia Cheng, above. They must have built the whole room around that piece, and with good reason, it's amazing.  Thomas Demand’s Room (Zimmer)(1996), my favorite a "room in a room."  Man Ray’s Untitled (1932), vintage silver print. Reminds me of THIS piece I shot in Paris. … [Read more...]

Iconic Family Albums

I have a  secret spot in my heart for romantic family blogs. I let it out once in a while. Maybe because actually having and running a family is so freakin tiring and frustrating that making it seem beautiful, idealizing and appreciating the romance of little having little children in your life does make it better. It's stopping to smell the roses while they are still blooming, because they are pricking you anyway... (Right now my son is dressed up in a Buzz Lightyear costume and dragging my flash around the house, plugging it in and then setting it off. It's maddening. He also is OBSESSED … [Read more...]

Jemima Kirke, at home.

Have you seen this piece on a day in the life of GIRLS star Jemima Kirke in NY Magazine? Cause it's fantastic. Of course she sleeps naked, lives in a brownstone that's like the set of a Wes Anderson movie, of course its in Brooklyn, of course she's young and effortlessly beautiful, of course she makes shabbat dinner, of course she's an artist and mother and has tattoos and smokes at home when the kids go to sleep. I think  photographer Kristina Loggia did an AMAZING job with these. Such great story telling. And there isn't a single posed photo of Jemima in full hair and make up with no shoes … [Read more...]