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Maria Brito

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Maria Brito made the transition from Harvard-trained corporate lawyer to becoming a “luxury lifestyle consultant” after realizing that she just couldn’t take one more billable hour at the white shoe law firm where she worked. We did quiz her somewhat on her choice of title and she explained that she sees herself as a kind of [&he... READ MORE
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Suzy Slesin

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We managed but it is a little odd interviewing another journalist who specializes in design and Suzy Slesin really knows this world having written numerous books as well as working as a writer and editor at pretty much every shelter magazine you’ve ever heard of, including House & Garden, HomeStyle, O at Home and the […]... READ MORE
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Harriette Rose Katz

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There’s a warmth and exuberance to Harriette Rose Katz that must surely infuse the many, many parties and weddings she’s planned for decades now. Variously named the “Balanchine of the buffet table” [New York magazine] and the “Queen of Top-of-the-line Social” (The Wall Street Journal], she’s something of a New York fixture. We yakk... READ MORE
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S. Russell Groves

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S. Russell Groves trained as an architect and has worked for very big names including Richard Meier and Peter Marino. He says it was Peter Marino who helped him go forward with something he had always believed—that the divide between architecture and interior design is unnecessary. Meshing the two disciplines continues to inform his deceptively ... READ MORE
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Janis Provisor

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Janis Provisor and her husband, Brad Davis, are both artists and started out living the New York artist life in a loft, showing and selling their work. Twenty years ago, they decided upon a year’s adventure in China and Hong Kong. In the course of that year they almost serendipitously found themselves taking over a state-run factory and [&hell... READ MORE
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Jade Albert

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A sense of talking at cross purposes infuses this interview—me concerned with the commodification of children and the narcissistic culture of self-promotion that pervades social media versus well-established child photographer, Jade Albert, who is immersed in the field as a business. It makes for a something of an unsettling conversation perhap... READ MORE
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Lewis Miller

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Lewis Miller, owner of Lewis Miller Design, is an event designer for posh clients like Mayor Bloomberg, Jamie Dimon, Carolina Herrera and the Bulgari family. His fascination with horticulture and design started in early childhood. Born and raised in California farm country amid peach and almond orchards, Miller would cut roses from his mother’s ... READ MORE
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Barry Goralnick

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On occasion, and this was one of them, we almost forget to talk about design at all in an interview. Barry Goralnick is both an architect and interior designer but he’s also a passionate reader and very involved with the theater so that was the direction in which our conversation mostly headed. His husband, Keith Gordon is […]... READ MORE
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Adrienne Neff

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Designer Adrienne Neff lives in an airy pre-war apartment just across the street from Fort Tryon Park, a somewhat overlooked but wonderful part of the city. The apartment, with its modest rent, is quiet enough for reading Marcus Aurelius and for her twice-daily meditation. It’s also close enough to green markets so that she can buy ingredients ... READ MORE
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Sam Botero

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When we first met with designer Sam Botero and his partner Emery von Sztankoczy in their East 70s apartment we were confronted with packing boxes and crates. They had moved in two months earlier and Sam, who had thought we were there to shoot a single portrait, was gracious enough to let us photograph the […]... READ MORE
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David Kleinberg

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It’s always interesting to interview a designer after they’ve moved to another apartment and, given designers’ penchant for moving, we think eventually we may well be interviewing everyone at least twice for HOUSE. The ever-elegant David Kleinberg recently switched from a glass eerie near the 59th Street Bridge to a small but perfectly-formed... READ MORE
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Anna Cappelen

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Like quite a few of our designers, Anna Cappelen is one of those people who scared her parents silly by leaving school in her teens. We like to think that the NYSD HOUSE column offers some consolation to readers who may have children attempting to do the same thing. Anna, who is Norwegian and runs her firm […]... READ MORE

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