NYSD House

Friday, May 19, 2017

Clodagh

By Sian Ballen & Lesley Hauge Photographs by Jeff Hirsch Clodagh was included in first batch of interviews and she was as fascinating then as she is this second time around. With that background...Read the Full Story

Friday, April 28, 2017

Elizabeth Roberts

By Sian Ballen & Lesley Hauge Photographs by Jeff Hirsch Although Architect Elizabeth Roberts works on a variety of projects including store and restaurant design, she has made something of a...Read the Full Story

Friday, April 7, 2017

Pamela Talese

By Sian Ballen & Lesley Hauge Photographs by Jeff Hirsch Though born and thoroughly brought up on the Upper East Side, artist Pamela Talese found her first significant subject matter on the other...Read the Full Story

Friday, March 24, 2017

Wesley Moon

Sian, Lesley, and JH visit designer Wesley Moon, who's come a long way since his early days living in an unheated Mott Street tenement and tending bar to make ends meet while he slaved away at an...Read the Full Story

Friday, March 17, 2017

Timothy Brown

By Sian Ballen & Lesley Hauge Photographs by Jeff Hirsch Designer Timothy Brown lives in a Kips Bay building that many may have dismissed as forbidding because it is one of the relatively few...Read the Full Story

Friday, March 10, 2017

Amir Khamneipur

By Sian Ballen & Lesley Hauge Photographs by Jeff Hirsch Much attention is paid these days to living in small spaces and how we can all make rooms “multi-functional”—somehow the...Read the Full Story

Friday, March 3, 2017

John Rosselli

Sian, Lesley, and JH visit John Rosselli in his Upper East Side apartment. Known best for his much-loved Upper East Side decorative emporiums, he probably needs little introduction.Read the Full Story

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