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This Week: Moss (New York City)

This Week: Moss (New York City)

I visited Moss during my recent Manhattan trip.  The high-end purveyor of high-end designers’ high-end designs embraces quirk, resulting in often brilliant, always thought-provoking products juxtaposing humor with sleek sophistication.  I like a little self-importance in my design destinations, especially when it’s well-deserved, and Moss doesn’t disappoint, presenting the merch behind glass cases as if […]

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Product Spotlight: Mr. Jonathan Adler’s current line delightfully fresh, fun

Product Spotlight: Mr. Jonathan Adler’s current line delightfully fresh, fun

I’m trying to figure out if I look like a dashing spy or Peppermint Patty in this photo.  Who cares?  I’ll soon be posting an Adler-inspired Manhattan Open House, so I thought you might enjoy seeing the potter / designer’s ICFF booth.  Breaking news and fresh content, that’s why you read Strange Closets.  I included […]

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Open House: What’s James wearing?

Open House: What’s James wearing?

“What are you wearing now?” I write in an e-mail to interior designer, blogger and today’s Open House star James Andrew.  I’m wearing a pair of jeans, a t-shirt and my loafers, and I’m hoping the What Is James Wearing? blogger will cop to wearing something equally sloppy (but I already know he won’t).

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Do Check Out Lichterloh’s Vintage Gym Saloon Products (Ride ‘Em Baby!)

Do Check Out Lichterloh’s Vintage Gym Saloon Products (Ride ‘Em Baby!)

If my high school gym offered equipment like this, with its sexy leather and cowhide coverings (many vintage), maybe I’d have been the star of the football squad, knocking those suckers out-of-the-park on a daily basis.  Who knows what I’d have accomplished by now, my confidence buoyed by a soundtrack of cheering fans? Hey, I […]

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The Friday Roundup: May 29th (Now with bonus Open House material)

The Friday Roundup: May 29th (Now with bonus Open House material)

Two weeks ago I arrived at O’hare for my 1 p.m. flight to Manhattan, and a mere sixteen hours later, I arrived at former Open House star Matt’s NYC condo.  Ah, I love travel.  And I’d forgotten what it was like to be treated like I was four . . .  so that was a […]

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Open House Sequel: When Craig Met Matthew

Open House Sequel: When Craig Met Matthew

You might remember today’s Open House star Craig from the now classic post, When Matthew Met Craig, which is either a sweet tale about how true love conquers all or the story of two grown adults who are recklessly wagering their established lives for the flip-of-a-coin possibility that the result will be happily ever after […]

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The Found Unveils Mugshot Greeting Cards (Congratulations Albert and Jim)

The Found Unveils Mugshot Greeting Cards (Congratulations Albert and Jim)

Congratulations to The Found co-founders Albert Tanquero* and Jim York** who are finally rolling out their line of greeting cards (and more) after nearly a year working with graphic designers, meeting with manufacturers and cutting deals with distributors.  Bravo guys.  The cards are perfect down to the smallest detail (check out the fingerprint on the […]

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