Tag Archives: new york
This Week: Brimfield (the new Andersonville store, not the flea market)

This Week: Brimfield (the new Andersonville store, not the flea market)

Despite its rough and tough Swedish population, Andersonville keeps improving and thanks to an influx of stores, the hood has become a genuine home design destination.  If you haven’t been lately, it’s time to plan a trip because upholster Julie Fernstrom has closed her west side shop English Cottage and replaced it with not one, […]

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The Friday Roundup -April 17 (Special May 1st Edition)

The Friday Roundup -April 17 (Special May 1st Edition)

And it begins . . . Here’s a sneak peek at a future Open House.  Oh man.  It was really awesome – a mid-century modern melody. OK guys.  Think of this as 60 posts in 30 minutes.  Wait, I’m not sure how many posts this could conceivably turn into or how much (or how little) […]

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Portfolio Review: Michael Del Piero (Good Design)

Sigh . . . I love Michael Del Piero’s work. As I’ve said before, she belongs to a rare breed of designers who are never happy with their work, are always seeking to get better and who are always on the lookout for new resources. I stopped into her shop last Saturday and let’s just […]

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Decoratus Absurdum Today: 1st Dibs Profile of Artist Thierry W. Despont

Decoratus Absurdum is seemingly everywhere this week, and 1st Dibs gets in on the act with a profile of artist, designer and architect Thierry W. Despont, who is creating an imaginary natural history museum with paint, sculpture and drawings of animals and planets that exist only in his dreams (or do they?). Most recently, industrial […]

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Open House: Sean and Eric’s Edgewater Elegance

Open House: Sean and Eric’s Edgewater Elegance

I first met Sean Cowan and Eric Silverstrim last summer when I happened upon their garage sale ad on Craig’s List. Attracted by the delicious Decoratus Absurdum image, I ran a short piece. After the (very successful) sale, the couple sent a terrific thank you email, we discovered we had a friend in common, the […]

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Trend Report: Election Decoroyalty in Domino

Domino is one of my favorite design magazines* so when the new issue featured election decor (framed political posters, etc.), my knee-jerk reaction was, “That’s swell!”, but then I remembered a greeting card I recently bought that says, “I cherish the initial misconceptions I had about you.” (I’m saving it for just the right person.)

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Trend Report: Oil Portraits

Ever since former Open House subject Dan Santow showed me his collection of vintage oil portraits, I’ve noticed them far more frequently (the “I never noticed so many Corolla’s until I bought one phenomenon”). I’ve also begun searching for the perfect one to add some vintage charm to my own home (the “Dan’s home is […]

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