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April 8, 2015

Potrero Home with a Hidden Speakeasy is the Ultimate Party Pad

My husband Richard has this TV habit – the minute he steps in the house, he reaches for the TV remote, even if he gave it a mere 3 minutes of his attention for the hour or two it is on. He is playing his guitar, blowing into his harmonica or eating his dinner while […]

September 21, 2014

Monograms

I am struck by the popularity of monograms and its staying power. What I thought would be a two year trend has now gone way past that and I am certainly hoping the art and its use won’t lose favor. Monograms¬†first appeared on coins, as early as 350BC. The earliest known examples are of the […]

July 17, 2014

What is it about Tangier ?

An article in the NY Times magazine last April 11, 2014 featured 10 foreigners who came to visit to stay a while and decided it was the place to stay. Since then have made the city their home and let the years go by. Morocco has always titillated me and long been on my travel […]

June 2, 2014

Geoffrey Lynch’s Manhattan Classic : New York’s Finest Pre-War Apartments

The Dakota. The Apthorp. The San Remo. The names of these legendary New York apartment buildings evoke images of marble-lined lobbies, uniformed doormen, and sunlit penthouses with sweeping Central Park views. Built from the 1880s through 1930s, classic prewar apartments were designed to lure townhouse dwellers reluctant to share a roof with other families. These […]

April 20, 2014

Roman and Williams for Tracy Martin’s Brooklyn Home

I first came across the book “Roman and Williams Buildings & Interiors : Things We Made” on Amazon a couple of years ago. Giving it a quick cover to cover flip, I thought it was a beautiful book that chronicles many of the firm’s and the couple’s projects. I have stacks and stacks of books […]

March 25, 2014

Pelmet

A definition is called for. Pelmet – a framework placed above a window for a decorative purpose (to conceal curtain fixtures and hide the curtain rod) or for practical purposes such as to insulate the window by blocking exterior currents and drafts from the outside from coming in. A pelmet may be made of wood […]

April 8, 2013

William Hefner – C Magazine for Men Spring 2013

Aged brass accents, unfinished woods and plenty of natural light. This William Hefner designed home is a testament that good elements that stand on it’s own can never go wrong in any setting.   The muted and aged patina of the brass candleholders and main overhead lamp fixture depict a way of life that shows […]