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Sheila Kotur

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Sian, Leslie, and JH visit artist/illustrator and interior designer Sheila Camera Kotur in her apartment that matches her charm, presence, and a strong sense of visual detail. ... READ MORE
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Center Art Studio – Lansing Moore

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Sian, Lesley, and JH visit Lansing Moore, the owner of Center Art Studio. The studio has been restoring fine art and objects since 1919, making it one of the oldest art conservation studios in New York... READ MORE
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NYSD House: John Born

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Sian, Lesley, and JH visit ceramicist John Born in his Brooklyn town house. John only relatively recently “escaped” a career in pharmaceutical advertising to return to his original goal of making things and living in a more tactile, meaningful world... READ MORE
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Richard Rabel

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Sian, Lesley, and JH visit interior designer Richard Rabel in his Hudson Heights apartment, which is in one of those buildings that pretty much everyone wonders about when they drive past them on the Henry Hudson Parkway... READ MORE
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Philip Mitchell

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Sian, Lesley, and JH visit designer Philip Mitchell in his Upper East Side apartment, where with his husband Mark Naransky they have managed to balance their Canadian roots with the need to maintain a design practice in New York City. ... READ MORE
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Anne Spalter

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Anne Spalter is a mixed-media digital artist who creates perspective-bending, kaleidoscopic work using computer-enhanced images that she shoots herself, often from helicopters, airplane windows or moving cars and trains. Her ideas range from a series based on Wonder Woman’s Invisible Plane to a piece that New Yorkers may well have seen if they we... READ MORE
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Maureen Footer

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A detailed and historically informative interview this week with designer and writer Maureen Footer, author of the new book, Dior and His Decorators: Victor Grandpierre, Georges Geffroy, and the New Look (Vendome). Meticulously researched and replete with glamorous illustration, it tells the story of how the fashion design legend, Christian Dior co... READ MORE
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James Coviello

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James Coviello is a fashion designer with what he calls a “passionate pursuit”. His Brooklyn Heights apartment as well as his country house upstate have been, over the years, meticulously filled with fascinating and beautiful old objects that he has spent a lifetime collecting. Apart from electronics and linens, he owns nothing new—and doesn... READ MORE
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Katie Leede

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Photographs by Jeff Hirsch Our interview this week involved a thoughtful discussion with designer Katie Leede about the intersection between acting and designing. The former was something she wanted to do but, as she puts it, “didn’t have the talent for my talent”. The latter, however, was something that just seemed to come naturally in [&hel... READ MORE
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Jenny Dina Kirschner

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Photographs by Jeff Hirsch After being something of a serial taker of college degrees (she has four), interior designer Jenny Kirschner quickly struck out on her own some twelve years ago and has managed to sustain a solid business along with being a mother of two daughters, PTA Leader and keeping up with some art […]... READ MORE
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Brock Forsblom

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Photographs by Jeff Hirsch One of Brock Forsblom’s friends introduces him thus: “This is Brock. He went to Yale and then he became a decorator.” Well, we can let his friend know that there are plenty of Ivy League graduates among the decorators we have interviewed—somehow their academic achievement doesn’t get in their way. Brock, [&helli... READ MORE
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Lucinda Loya

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Photographs by Jeff Hirsch Designer Lucinda Loya divides her time between Houston and New York, living in an ultra-modern house back in Texas and an apartment in a renovated Victorian building that lies just off Stuyvesant Square in Gramercy. Originally an Episcopal Church, it has been occupied by the Salvation Army and Smith College. It […]... READ MORE