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Outtakes from my Make It Better interview with Charlotte Moss

Outtakes from my Make It Better interview with Charlotte Moss

I recently had the opportunity to interview Charlotte Moss, who is teaming up with Make It Better for a charity event to benefit the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago. In addition to Charlotte’s philanthropic pursuits, the Über-talented interior designer has written seven books, designed home accessories (including fragrances, fabric, carpet and china) and designed spaces, which have graced […]

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Interview: Libby Alexander on this Saturday’s The Vintage Bazaar

Interview: Libby Alexander on this Saturday’s The Vintage Bazaar

Former Open House star Libby Alexander told me about this Saturday’s The Vintage Bazaar several weeks ago, and I asked her to give me the scoop about the pop-up market she co-founded with Backgarage publisher Katherine Raz. But I had conditions. Everything we discussed would be on the record. No questions were to be off-limits. And she […]

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Interview with a Fire Dancer: Shirley Myers Speaks

Interview with a Fire Dancer: Shirley Myers Speaks

Front owners Joe Paolucci and Tom Hitchcock held one of their renown dinner parties last weekend, and I was honored to be invited.  The couple estimates they spend 19 out of 20 weekends at their Buchanan, Michigan modernist glass and steel weekend retreat, which suits their sons Harry and Joey, ages 11, just fine (they […]

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Interview: Anthropologie Executive Creative Director Kristin Norris

Interview: Anthropologie Executive Creative Director Kristin Norris

I’ve long enjoyed Urban Outfitters for their clever displays and entertaining atmosphere; their showrooms make shopping fun (darn it).  But friends, don’t even get me started on Urban Outfitters’ woman-focused brand Anthropologie, which I adore . . . adore, a fact which doesn’t make me any less of a man . . . dudes. So […]

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Interview:  Eve Kelly Herman, Owner, NYC’s Highland Park Antique and Contemporary Furnishings

Interview: Eve Kelly Herman, Owner, NYC’s Highland Park Antique and Contemporary Furnishings

Highland Park Antique and Contemporary Furnishings proprietor Eve Kelly-Herman’s not just a dealer; she’s also an unapologetic twentieth century furnishings junkie.  “I only buy what I love,” says Eve.  “This gives Highland Park its true authenticity.”  When I visited Eve was busy getting ready for the showroom’s big move to the Manhattan antique marketplace Center44, […]

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Interview: Interior designer and entrepreneur Michael Del Piero

Interview: Interior designer and entrepreneur Michael Del Piero

Swashbuckling may be overstating things, but that’s how I envision Michael Del Piero’s perpetual hunt for interesting artifacts.  Whether she’s catching a plane to South America, browsing a Paris flea market or walking the halls at a building like the Carroll-Albany Arts complex, Michael’s constantly trying to elevate her game; she embodies a sort of […]

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Designer Spotlight:  Ani Antreasyan (of Ani Ancient Stone)

Designer Spotlight: Ani Antreasyan (of Ani Ancient Stone)

Facebook status updates are a mixed bag to be sure, but I love Ani Ancient Stone owner Ani Antreasyan’s, which say things like, “working on a garden in the Hampton’s,” or “enjoying the vista from my client’s Manhattan balcony.”  I guess that’s what happens when people follow their dreams – more interesting Tweets.

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