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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

Friday, June 2, 2017

Anne Harris

By Sian Ballen & Lesley Hauge Photographs by Jeff Hirsch We loved the warmth and the happenstance of muralist Anne Harris’s apartment, rooms that have been put together with an artist...Read the Full Story

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