Personality Category

May 27, 2015

Giorgio Armani’s Saint-Tropez Paradise

Blame it on a lazy Sunday, grey and cloudy morning that I would connect “blind contour drawing” to the talent of designer par excellence Giorgio Armani. An article in Sunday’s New York Times, defines it as a technique, intro-­to-­art exercise – “blind contour drawing.” Freshmen at art school are forced to draw blindly for hours. […]

October 28, 2014

Ippolita Rostagno’s Brooklyn Brownstone

Brooklyn brownstones, like West Village brownstones have some mysterious quality. There are many in a block’s stretch and although the facade may be of many varied styles- (Italianates are prevalent in Brooklyn) I have always wondered about the many ways a long and narrow building can be designed. My six years in New York, as […]

October 24, 2014

Oscar de la Renta

OSCAR DE LA RENTA July 22, 1932 – October 20, 2014 American Fashion Royalty

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 […]

August 3, 2014

Karl Kipfmueller’s Brooklyn Townhouse

The furniture restorer by profession establishes the fact that faded, worn and creased is comfortable and unique. Elle Decor’s story on Karl Kipfmueller’s townhouse in Brooklyn, amidst the high rises and new development going on, depicts a time gone by quality. Be in the mindset of a craftsman a hundred years ago and this home […]

June 5, 2014

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

Filed in: Art, Personality

On a Memorial Day weekend trip to D.C., I introduced myself to the artist ERNST LUDWIG KIRCHNER and some of his work at the National Gallery of Art. Kirchner is an Expressionist. Expressionism is a style in which the artist seeks to depict not objective reality but rather one’s subjective responses.  This is accomplished through distortion, exaggeration […]

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 […]