Brands Category

September 17, 2014

Francisco Costa’s Long Island Home

What style, colors and mood does the name Calvin Klein evoke ? The brand is almost synonymous with its Womens’ Creative Director Francisco Costa. We may be familiar with the designs that Francisco Costa has created for Calvin Klein such as the gown Katie Holmes donned for the Met Gala last year but not so […]

April 26, 2013

New Tiffany Store in SoHo

When a store’s design delves outside its prototype it commands attention. The new Tiffany store in SoHo is one that bids attention as it’s finished package is a product of many design and lay out challenges. For one, it was long and narrow (a typical “railroad” type of space in SoHo and I am still […]

April 18, 2012


Filed in: Brands, Fashion

The Style magazine of the New York Times last Sunday had an interesting article on the Stiletto. I always thought a stiletto meant a high and precarious skinny heel, the type you would need to bring a change of shoes for, in those events and instances you needed that “height” and the living dangerously attitude […]

December 3, 2011

St Regis Hotel in New York

This page in the December issue of C magazine reminded me of the reason why I had turned a 180 from my pre-2006 modern aesthetics to my current (and ongoing 6th year love affair with) classic and traditional design. I had experienced the St Regis luxury for 2.5 years, my “homecoming” when I moved back […]

November 20, 2011

Shopping Bags – Town & Country Dec 2011

Filed in: Brands, Color, Lifestyle

The shopping bag you carry is telling. What you bought, what you value, what you are proud of carrying about as you go ’round town. There is a psychology, a science on shopping bag design : how big, what color and what material ? There is a certain stereotype that matches a lass toting a […]

November 18, 2011

Best Travel Gifts – Travel & Leisure Dec 2011

Filed in: Brands, Travel

“tis the season ….

November 8, 2011

Martha Stewart Can’t Live Without List – Elle Decor Nov 2011

Filed in: Brands, Lifestyle

I am a fan of Martha and anything Martha. Like her I have a penchant for order, I am ruled by my “list” and am bothered when an item is askew. Here are her favorite things, the 12 items she cannot live without, from Elle Decor this month.