NYSD House

Friday, February 17, 2017

Laurie Blumenfeld-Russo

Sian, Lesley, and JH visit newcomer Laurie Blumenfeld-Russo in her Brooklyn Heights home. We were curious to find out about her experience as a forty-something student but as it turns out she was not...Read the Full Story

Friday, January 20, 2017

Landon Metz

Sian, Lesley, and JH visit artist Landon Metz, who brought us most thoughtfully into the experience of what it is to be a painter in today's world of the Internet, Instagram, selfies and Snapchat.Read the Full Story

Friday, January 13, 2017

Brett Leemkuil

NYSD House goes to Sunnyside, Queens to visit decorator Brett Leemkuil and revel in the wonderful theatricality of his studio apartment.Read the Full Story

Friday, December 23, 2016

Frank de Biasi

By Sian Ballen & Lesley Hauge Photographs by Jeff Hirsch Perhaps we have to stop talking about the times when people went to the trouble of writing real thank you notes and when tables were set...Read the Full Story

Friday, November 18, 2016

James Reginato

By Sian Ballen & Lesley Hauge Photographs by Jeff Hirsch Like most of the other writers we’ve interviewed, James Reginato, writer-at-large for Vanity Fair and former features director of W...Read the Full Story

Friday, November 11, 2016

Essie Weingarten

By Sian Ballen & Lesley Hauge Photographs by Jeff Hirsch If Essie Weingarten, the founder of the Essie nail polish empire, had a business philosophy, it would be probably be along the lines of...Read the Full Story

Friday, October 28, 2016

Kathleen Hackett

By Sian Ballen & Lesley Hauge Photographs by Jeff Hirsch Brooklyn and its aesthetic is so popular and widespread now that it’s surprising there aren’t more books like Brooklyn...Read the Full Story

Friday, September 16, 2016

Jesse James and Kostas Anagnopoulos

By Sian Ballen & Lesley Hauge Photographs by Jeff Hirsch Jesse James together with his husband and business partner Kostas Anagnopoulos ( Gus ) own and run a design think tank called Aesthetic...Read the Full Story

Friday, September 9, 2016

Mindy Papp

By Sian Ballen & Lesley Hauge Photographs by Jeff Hirsch “We bought a cliff, a swamp and a garbage dump so our second check was to the garbage man to come and take away three million oil...Read the Full Story

Friday, August 26, 2016

Mario Nievera

By Sian Ballen & Lesley Hauge Photographs by Jeff Hirsch When we asked landscape designer, Mario Nievera how he had come to his career, he sort of sighed and said, “I had to declare a major...Read the Full Story

Friday, August 12, 2016

John Barman

By Sian Ballen & Lesley Hauge Photographs by Jeff Hirsch John Barman was one of the designers in our very first batch of HOUSE interviews and he had us reaching for the names of movies that we...Read the Full Story

Friday, July 29, 2016

Luca Andrisani

By Sian Ballen & Lesley Hauge Photographs by Jeff Hirsch Italian architect Luca Andrisani doesn’t like chit-chat or small talk and that is fine by us. That’s not at all to say that he...Read the Full Story

Friday, July 22, 2016

Rod Winterrowd

By Sian Ballen & Lesley Hauge Photographs by Jeff Hirsch Like so many of the designers we interview, Rod Winterrowd came to the job after another entirely different career—in his case a...Read the Full Story

Friday, July 1, 2016

Mats Christeen

By Sian Ballen & Lesley Hauge Photographs by Jeff Hirsch Former professional hockey player, model and now a carpenter-designer-artist with a workshop ( www.foundrywood.com ) in Greenpoint, it...Read the Full Story

Friday, June 17, 2016

The Glass House

Yayoi Kusama, Narcissus Garden , currently on view at The Glass House through November 30th, 2016. By Lesley Hauge and Sian Ballen Photographs by Jeff Hirsch "The Glass House? I've always wanted...Read the Full Story