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To My Shagreen

08 . 22 . 07

I happened to be looking around blogland today and stumbled upon Studio Annetta’s lovely blog to find that she had just profiled one of my favorite design firms, Augousti. Owners Ria and Yiouri are pictured above. You have probably seen their shagreen and snakeskin bags around, as many stores carry them but their furniture is […]

I thought about calling this post Johnson Hartig’s All Grown Up and I’ll explain why in a minute. As many of you probably know by know, Libertine designers Cindy Greene and Johnson Hartig pictured above are profiled in the September 2007 issue of Domino. But what few of you probably remember is that Johnson Hartig […]

I love it when when a great home is profiled by different magazines. It gives me a chance to see different rooms and angles and perhaps notice how certain aspects might have been added or changed. Such was the case with Lisa Perry’s family summer home in North Haven, NY. I profiled this home a […]

Some of you might remember my post, Apres le Deluge, from about a week and a half ago where I waxed poetic about a fabulously chic townhouse that I walk by on my way to work everyday that was redesigned by architect Edward Durell Stone after he bought it in 1956. Well, the next day, […]

Charity Begins at Home

08 . 20 . 07

Swindler Cove Before and After I have a million things I want to talk about this week but I thought I would start with something philanthropic to start the week off on the right foot. Whenever we have a client call us screaming about something like their pillows not arriving on time, I always shake […]

Ok, I swear this is my last post that has anything to do with Vogue but I couldn’t help but mention an interesting article and video on Men’s Vogue about bibliophile extraordinaire, Sophie Dahl, pictured above. About the only thing Sophie and I have in common is a love of books and now, a love […]

It’s Raining Men

08 . 17 . 07

Since I mentioned yesterday that American Vogue has been boring me lately, I thought I would take a moment to extol the virtues of another baby in the Vogue family, Men’s Vogue. I absolutely adore this magazine! Slim Aarons once said that he made a career out of “photographing attractive people doing attractive things in […]

In Vogue

08 . 16 . 07

So, I received my new September 2007 issue of Vogue yesterday, and I have to say, it was a big fat five pound disappointment. It’s become a bit too formulaic in the past few years for my taste but there were two bright spots. A small blurb and photo, shown above, from Lulu de Kwiatkowski’s […]

I have been dying to go to see Philip Johnson’s Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut since it opened again but it’s already sold out for 2007! So I was very excited to see to see that Grace Booney of Design Sponge had gone on a tour for House & Garden online. Now, I can […]

Last week, in a small post about bathrooms, I included a few photos of the fabulous white bathroom of David Jimenez that was included in a profile of his Kansas City home in the August issue of House Beautiful magazine. Soon after, I received a comment on my blog from David’s friend Zim Loy, an […]

Thom Thom Club

08 . 14 . 07

While I was reading my 5 pound September issue of W magazine the other day, I came across an article about hotelier Jason Pomeranc. Jason owns one of my favorite places in New York, 60 Thompson. He and his family actually own many hotels but 60 Thompson was their first. It was designed by the […]

I Heart New York!

08 . 14 . 07

We are having the most glorious weather today in New York! The sun is shining. It’s warm but not too hot. There is no humidity. Everyone is happy and smiling. It’s an I Heart New York Day! As opposed to an I Hate New York Day when it’s raining and you can’t find a cab. […]

Brooke Astor, the philanthropist and society doyenne, passed away yesterday at Holly Hill, her estate in Briarcliff Manor, New York. She was 105 years old. New York will not be the same without her. To see a lovely feature on Mrs. Astor’s “picking” garden at her home in Maine on House and Garden’s website, please […]

The staircase in the back of the first floor leads directly into the dining room on the second floor. There was a main dining table above and the little breakfast table below. All set with the most exquisite china from France. I love how everything was decorated for summer with light colors and patterns and […]

As a treat for all my new blogger friends, I decided to visit the new Charlotte Moss Townhouse. I have been reluctant to do so until recently since they are a competitor and also because I interviewed with them this past spring and have just barely recovered from the experience. I won’t go into all […]

Picture Pages

08 . 13 . 07

It’s that time of year when the phone book sized September magazines start arriving in my mailbox so this weekend, I decided to clean out the old to make room for the new. At least my stack of magazines isn’t as bad as Domino Editor Tori Mellott’s above. It used to be when I lived […]

I’m sooo glad it’s the weekend! This week has been crazy! I originally started my blog because I was a bit bored at work but now things are picking up and I’m swamped! But it’s all good. Actually, it would be better if I sat at the desk above and had a view of the […]

Philip Gorrivan was recently touted by House and Garden as one of The New Tastemakers and I’m loving his living room pictured above. I think yellow and turquoise is my new favorite color combination. But the more I looked at his designs, the more I kept thinking about David Hicks, whose work is pictured in […]

Yves Klein Part Deux

08 . 09 . 07

Don’t you just hate it when you think you have a great idea for a post and someone beats you to it! I’ve been meaning to write about Yves Klein for awhile now and this morning, who do I see profiled by Nick Olsen over at Domino, but Yves Klein! So, I decided if you […]

Too Chic to Eat!

08 . 08 . 07

My post about the Plaza yesterday reminded me that it will be the first American home of the famous Parisian bakery Laduree. If you’ve ever had a Laduree macaroon, you’ll know why I’m not sure if this is a such good thing. I have a feeling I’m going to log more hours at the gym […]