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Lisa Mahar

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Whatever you think of this interview with Lisa Mahar, mother of three and owner of Kid O, a store that sells what she prefers to call ‘materials’ rather than toys for pre-schoolers, you will find her opinions on children and learning, stimulating. If it sounds uncompromising, and to us, near-impossible at times, it might also be viewed [&hell... READ MORE
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Ellie Cullman and Tracey Winn Pruzan

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It was hard to get down to business with Ellie Cullman and Tracey Winn Pruzan. Our interview started in the kitchen and we could have chatted all day like old girlfriends getting cozy. Both women are relaxed and comfortable about their lives and their careers and it shows. As colleagues and co-authors of their recently released book […]... READ MORE
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Alexis Bittar

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‘Jewelry wunderkind’ and ‘Jewelry tour de force’ are just two of the phrases that might pop up if you Google Alexis Bittar. Well, we want to describe him in English as someone who has built an extraordinary business, selling his handcrafted jewelry everywhere, from tiny boutiques to places like Takashimaya, Saks and the MoMa stores. Every... READ MORE
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Jonah Bokaer

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Dancers are warriors in the most punishing artistic discipline there is and the choreographer and media artist, Jonah Bokaer, despite his slender physique and quiet voice, is one of them. The youngest dancer ever to be hired as a professional for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company (he was only 18 years old) he has worked with a […]... READ MORE
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Cynthia Lufkin

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Cynthia Lufkin, privileged though she may be, has not been exempt from some of the toughest trials of life: In 2005, a breast cancer diagnosis at 32 weeks pregnant that precluded chemo. As the cancer spread, it was decided that her baby was to be prematurely delivered by Caesarian section so that Cynthia could begin some […]... READ MORE
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Harry Allen

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We had a lot of fun in the East Village interviewing Harry Allen who is the designer with the kind of ideas that you think you could easily have thought of – except you didn’t, he did. He is best known for his cast line of useful objects made from real objects, a piggy bank cast from […]... READ MORE
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Pieter Estersohn

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Photographer Pieter Estersohn has shot for every A-list glossy magazine going, but has most often specialized in shooting interiors for the likes of Architectural Digest and Elle Décor. He has actually done all of our jobs because in addition to photography, he started out writing interviews for Interview magazine at the tender age of 19. ... READ MORE
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Christopher Cerf

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As we told him in the interview, we were a bit worried about how to approach our conversation with Chris Cerf because he has done so many things: author, composer-lyricist, record and television producer, editor, and still, we probably haven’t got it all. Son of the founders of Random House, Bennett Cerf and Phyllis Fraser, he is […]... READ MORE
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Ira Neimark

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In what could almost be a Hollywood fantasy, Ira Neimark worked his way up from being assistant to the doorman at Bonwit Teller to being CEO at Bergdorf Goodman. He has just published his hybrid memoir/business book, Crossing Fifth Avenue to Bergdorf Goodman: An Insider’s Account on The Rise of Luxury Retailing (Specialist Press International),... READ MORE
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Susan Gutfreund

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Susan Gutfreund hardly needs an introduction as the well-known interior designer, society hostess and wife of financier John Gutfreund, but even so, when you meet her, and see her Fifth Avenue duplex, it’s the stuff of novels. She’s someone who simply can’t do things by halves and New York would be so much the poorer, so […]... READ MORE
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Charles King

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Charles King, President and CEO of Housing Works, lives in a tiny, book-filled guest room within the East 9th Street residence, the Keith D. Cylar House, which is named after his partner and co-founder of Housing Works. He could have one of the pleasant studio apartments that house the other residents, all of whom have suffered […]... READ MORE
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Michael Aram

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Although designer Michael Aram’s West Village home is quintessential New York glam, we found that we spent most of our time talking about his home and his life in India, where he spends most of the year, and where he has his workshop. There he designs and produces the tableware and beautiful metal objects for which he […]... READ MORE

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