Gisèle Freund x Frida Kahlo

Trailblazing women in the art world have always held a particular fascination for me. Gisèle Freund was a world renowned photographer and photojournalist making waves as an artist and woman in a time when that was more difficult. Born in Berlin in 1908, Freund was one of Europe’s most prominent photographers and a pillar among French feminist intellectuals after fleeing Nazi Germany and settling in Paris in the 1930’s. Her thesis on photography in France in the 19th century was met with skepticism, because photography was not considered a serious study then (or for many years after that, … [Read more...]

Diane Arbus | In the Beginning.

As part of the inaugural season at The Met Breuer, diane arbus: in the beginning opened earlier this month, featuring an eye opening new look at one of the most influential and provocative artists of the 20th century. The exhibit showcases her early works and influences until her death at 48. The photographs focus on the evolution of her style in the early years - specifically those from 1956-1962- using a 35 mm camera to her eventual signature the 2.25-inch square Rolleiflex format. The exhibit displays over a hundred unseen photographs that were gifted to The Met by her daughters Doon and … [Read more...]

DESIGN | Angelo Donghia at Home.

The seventies were a magical time in design history. Hovering between the space age and austerely designed lines of the midcentury and the post modern experimentation of the 80's was the seventies. Irreproachably glamorous and decadent, with nods toward the future and the past, the seventies were an awesome time in design. Disco, chinoiserie, antiques, lacquer, lucite, they all played together in comfortable and well appropriated homes. They were classic-contemporary-eclectic, a style that is still coveted and revered and makes it's way into every show house and design mag in the country. I … [Read more...]

History Photographed.

Olden day goodness...Enjoy!   Read More HERE … [Read more...]

Lee Radziwill Design and Style Icon

If you haven't read T Magazine's interview with Lee Radziwill yet, I highly recommend it. For those who don't know - Lee Radziwill is the younger sister of former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy. Lee and Jacqueline were born into a life of luxury, summering in the Hamptons and hobnobbing with the American upper class. Soon Lee was married a Polish prince, making her a European Princess. Her sister was first lady of the United States, and they both fascinated the American public. (Her daughter in law is Carole Radziwill of NY housewives fame - Lee famously gave her that amazing Le Tigre sofa - … [Read more...]