L-R: Vicente Wolf, Thom FIlicia, Laura Kirar, Jonathan Adler
The New York Times Store recently released a series of images from its 100+ year old photo archive, many of which have never been seen before and to celebrate, the Times tapped 5 celebrated interior designers Laura Kirar, Kelly Wearstler, Vicente Wolf, Jonathan Adler and Thom Filicia to curate a selection of 10 photos from the archive that reflects their design aesthetic and appreciation for the use of photography in interiors. The collection is called 50 Photographs and is now available for purchase at The New York Times Store. I attended the launch party at the Staley-Wise Gallery on Monday and it was chock full of design stars including the 50 Photographs guest curators (minus Kelly Wearstler), style icon Iris Apfel, design maven Charlotte Moss, newly appointed Architectural Digest editor-in-chief Margaret Russell (sporting a cast on her right leg!), Barney’s Creative Director (& Jonathan Adler’s husband) Simon Doonan and fashion designer Naeem Kahn. Below are a few fun snaps from the party along with a several of images from the collection including my favorites from Jonathan Adler who chose nine photos of chic people wearing masks at high-society parties plus one of the New Jersey Turnpike. Says Adler, “I like to look at pictures of glamorous people having fun in kooky outfits and then when I get too carried away I like to remind myself of where I came from – hence the Jersey turnpike picture.” Check out the photos below and be sure to check out the full collection here. I just might have to add Adler’s whimsical pick featuring the masked leopard people to my own collection…so chic!
Left: Iris Apfel and husband Carl Apfel. Right: Laura Kirar
From L-R: Gallery Co-Owner Etheleen Staley, Margaret Russell, Naeem Kahn and wife Ranjana.
Left: Charlotte Moss. Right: Simon Doonan and Jonathan Adler
Oversized Cars, 1954, Eddie Hausner/The New York Times (Vicente Wolf)
Geisha – Tokyo, 2001, Gary Knight/VII (Vicente Wolf)
Park Benches, Vincent Laforet/The New York Times (Kelly Wearstler)
The Steeplechase, 1939, Andrew Herman (Laura Kirar)
World’s Fair Dinosaur Dismantled, 1965, Robert Walker/The New York Times (Laura Kirar)
Leopard People, 1966, Larry C. Morris/The New York Times (Jonathan Adler)
Going Groucho, 1974, John Sotomayor/The New York Times (Jonathan Adler)
Summer Reflections, 1997, Suzanne De Chillo/The New York Times (Thom Filicia)
I want to give a huge thanks to House Beautiful for including me in its Nov 2010 issue! This issue’s “Send us a Picture” feature takes a look inside the coat closets of 8 taste makers including mine! I’m so excited to be featured and seeing my name in print in one of my favorite magazines is truly an honor! THANK YOU HOUSE BEAUTIFUL!!
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The October/November issue of Lonny hit virtual newsstands on Sunday and I am super psyched because yours truly graces its coveted pages! Just after the Celerie Kemble cover story, you’ll find me and my top 10 style picks on page 257 as the magazine’s grand finale “Blogger Style” feature! This issue also marks Lonny’s 1 year anniversary and I have to say, its the magazine’s best issue yet! The Lonny team pulled out all the stops in celebration of its 1st birthday, bringing us inspiring interiors from design stars like cover girl Celerie Kemble, Lulu deKwiatkowski, Ruthie Sommers, Palmer Weiss, John Robshaw, Eddie Ross and more. Congratulations to Michelle, Patrick and the entire Lonny team for an amazing issue and all of your success during your first year! And a huge thanks to Michelle, Ellie, Shawn and Isa for including me in this issue and working to produce such a fabulous story that I am extremely proud of!
Below is a look at some of the gorgeous interiors you’ll see in Lonny’s latest issue. You can read my feature here and click here to visit view the entire magazine!
Interior designer Celerie Kemble’s New York City Apartment (Which has an insanely beautiful and envy inducing view of Central Park!)
A bachelor pad project by LA based designer Ruthie Sommers
The master bedroom in textile designer and artist Lulu deKwiatkowski’s chic LA home
The stylish San Francisco home of designer Palmer Weiss
Textile designer John Robshaw’s eclectic country home in Connecticut
SALE ALERT! Shelterpop – one of my favorite sites for home decor news & inspiration – is partnering up with the genius, members only sample sale site Gilt to curate an exclusive flash sale featuring an amazing selection of retro chic goods for your home at up to 70% off retail price!
The team at Shelterpop tapped some of their favorite design bloggers (including moi!) to help spread the word and asked us to illustrate how we’d use one of the items from the sale in our homes. Well- have a look at the pretty pink Vitrocolor glass jars shown above. Cute, right? I think they’d make the perfect bud vases! You can buy these at the Shelterpop flash sale which starts at Noon EST today through Sunday, October 9th. Hurry and shop now before all the good stuff is gone! Enjoy!
Tomorrow marks the start of Fall Market at the D&D Building here in New York and I’ll be taking part in an exciting event hosted by The Editor at Large called Workshops by Design. The event is aimed at helping designers grow their business and I’ll be appearing at the Bergamo Fabrics showroom for a blogging and social media consulting workshop along with fellow bloggers Ronda Carman of All the Best, Brad Ford of Design Therapy, Laura Day of Laura Day Living plus Josh Greene and Alex Kale of Shagreene. If you’re a designer interested in learning more about blogging and social media, be sure to stop by Bergamo Wednesday, October 6th from 1-1:45PM. Hope you can stop by and say hello!