NYSD House

Friday, October 12, 2018

Brian McCarthy

By Sian Ballen & Lesley Hauge Photographs by Jeff Hirsch & Pierre Crosby Brian J. McCarthy is best known for the way in which every design he creates is highly personalized for each client...Read the Full Story

Friday, June 8, 2018

Jeanie Engelbach

By Sian Ballen & Lesley Hauge Photographs by Jeff Hirsch Professional organizer Jeanie Engelbach calls herself “a gentle drill sergeant” … and possibly sometimes not that...Read the Full Story

Friday, April 27, 2018

Richard Mishaan

By Sian Ballen & Lesley Hauge Photographs by Jeff Hirsch As we said to designer Richard Mishaan at some point in our lengthy interview, “we thought we were going to be talking about if mid-...Read the Full Story

Friday, April 13, 2018

Susan Bleckner Heller

By Sian Ballen & Lesley Hauge Photographs by Jeff Hirsch Although Susan Bleckner Heller studied fine art at The School for Visual Arts, she is wholly self-taught as a ceramicist and initially...Read the Full Story

Friday, March 23, 2018

Charles H. Beckley Mattresses

Ted Marschke, Ken Marschke, and Tim Marschke. By Sian Ballen & Lesley Hauge Photographs by Jeff Hirsch & Pierre Crosby Sian’s search for a new mattress led to us to one of our more...Read the Full Story

Friday, January 19, 2018

Bennett Leifer

By Sian Ballen & Lesley Hauge Photographs by Jeff Hirsch Designer Bennett Leifer (pictured with his partner Benni Frowein ) made the decision to major in both art history and business in college...Read the Full Story

Friday, January 12, 2018

Priscilla Ulmann

By Sian Ballen & Lesley Hauge Photographs by Jeff Hirsch Priscilla Ulmann is a designer who is seasoned enough to know that she doesn’t need to cover all the bases — she’s not...Read the Full Story

Friday, December 22, 2017

Tom Britt

By Sian Ballen & Lesley Hauge Photographs by Jeff Hirsch We asked designer Tom Britt if, as he claims, a room can really make you feel “important, sexy and confident.” Of course he...Read the Full Story

Friday, December 8, 2017

Jim “The Hound” Marshall

By Sian Ballen & Lesley Hauge Photographs by Jeff Hirsch Jim “the Hound” Marshall is known to the avid listeners of his radio shows over the years, both on WFMU in the 80s and 90s and...Read the Full Story

Friday, December 1, 2017

Michael Smith

By Sian Ballen & Lesley Hauge Photographs by Jeff Hirsch It wasn’t easy to get hold of Michael Smith (pictured above with his partner, James Costos )—not that he wasn’t willing...Read the Full Story

Friday, October 13, 2017

Brian Sawyer

By Sian Ballen & Lesley Hauge Photographs by Jeff Hirsch “This,” said architectural designer, Brian Sawyer, indicating the rooms of his Greenwich Village apartment, “obviously,...Read the Full Story

Friday, October 6, 2017

Loreen Arbus

By Sian Ballen & Lesley Hauge Photographs by Jeff Hirsch It’s hard to know where to start with Loreen Arbus —not least because of the joyous, dizzying whirl of the apartment in which...Read the Full Story

Friday, September 29, 2017

Ellie Cullman and Lee Cavanaugh

Sarah DePalo, Lee Cavanaugh, Ellie Cullman, Claire Ratliff, and Alyssa Urban. By Sian Ballen & Lesley Hauge Photographs by Jeff Hirsch It has been almost a decade since we last walked into Ellie...Read the Full Story

Friday, September 15, 2017

Stephen Cavallo/Mirror Fair

By Sian Ballen & Lesley Hauge Photographs by Jeff Hirsch It’s always a delight to realize that family businesses producing beautiful custom-designed work and employing highly-skilled...Read the Full Story

Friday, July 28, 2017

James Salaiz and Mark Welsh

By Sian Ballen & Lesley Hauge Photographs by Jeff Hirsch Ceramicist and sculptor James Salaiz and his partner Mark Welsh who makes mixed-media collages, divide their time between an apartment in...Read the Full Story