Mario Testino at Home.

Straw mats from Marrakesh, pottery from Peru, Proenza raffia dress on the model.  Oh boy... The LA home of photographer Mario Testino appeared in the March issue of Vogue. Guess who shot it? Oh yea, Mario Testino. Guess who decorated it? OH YEA, MARIO TESTINO!!! Man is photographic genius. Man decorates house. Man collects art. Man styles model. Man photographs home. This is the kind of photo shoot I dream about... the layers upon layers of artistic expression expressed is just amazing. Its ONE person's artistic vision. Soup to nuts. And its freakin fabulous. Mario is Peruvian, and his … [Read more...]

Mini House Tour: Traditional on the UES.

You never know what's inside these Upper East Side buildings. It could be a young couple with two kids and a living room that doubles as a playroom, it could be an old lady hoarder who hasn't left the apartment in 30 years, a single man with graffitied walls or it could be a really chic art collecting woman... like in this case. I did a consultation at this UES apartment for a custom piece of art. After welcoming me graciously, the owner then scolded me for going to fearlessly going into a stranger's home. (She should only KNOW! The life of a blogger is a riddled with dangers considering … [Read more...]

Oversized.

Smallish photo- super sized mirror. Amazing. Let's talk after the Oscars. … [Read more...]

Design Spotting: On the streets of Soho.

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Diane Von Furstenberg’s home in NYC.

“When I was young, I lived like an old woman, and when I got old, I had to live like a young person,” Diane Von Furstenberg says about her new penthouse, the jewel at the top of her 6 story live/work space in the Meatpacking district. The penthouse, which she calls her "treehouse" replaces her former digs on Park Avenue. I have to say, I absolutely love this apartment. For her. I adore the  Franz West  chairs on that oversized leopard carpet. Amazing. How many people have an Andy Warhol portrait of themselves? Im not crazy about the tented bed, but think about it, … [Read more...]