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John Rosselli

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There’s one thing that seems to generally hold true for antiques dealers and that is that they’re great at telling stories, or at least being interesting. John Rosselli, some fifty years in the business and counting, is no exception. Known best for his much-loved Upper East Side decorative emporiums, he probably needs little introduction as [&h... READ MORE
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Landon Metz

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Landon Metz, brought us most thoughtfully into the experience of what it is to be a painter in today’s world of the Internet, Instagram, selfies and Snapchat. Not that it he isn’t up to the challenge of it—he doesn’t even see it that way. “It’s just happening” is how he expresses it. There were times when […]... READ MORE
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Brett Leemkuil

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We already knew that decorator, Brett Leemkuil, was known for his Tony-Duquette influenced Hollywood flair but we weren’t quite prepared, when we stepped in off a street in Sunnyside, Queens, for the wonderful theatricality of his studio apartment. Full of sumptuous color, low lighting and glamorous swags of tasseled silk, in our era of glass, ... READ MORE
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James Reginato

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Like most of the other writers we’ve interviewed, James Reginato, writer-at-large for Vanity Fair and former features director of W magazine, is much happier being on the other side of the tape recorder. However he has a wonderful new book to promote, Great Houses Modern Aristocrats (Rizzoli) so he might have to get used to it, although that ... READ MORE
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Jesse James and Kostas Anagnopoulos

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Jesse James together with his husband and business partner Kostas Anagnopoulos(Gus) own and run a design think tank called Aesthetic Movement that provides a range of services including branding, marketing, designing and overseeing launches of products in the gift, home, jewelry and personal accessories market. They have been together for twenty ... READ MORE
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John Barman

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John Barman was one of the designers in our very first batch of HOUSE interviews and he had us reaching for the names of movies that we thought would best describe his style sensibility—James Bond! Austin Powers! This time, after his sophisticated renovation, we were thinking Bertolucci films. But in the end the look is […]... READ MORE
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Luca Andrisani

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Italian architect Luca Andrisani doesn’t like chit-chat or small talk and that is fine by us. That’s not at all to say that he is brusque—he’s charming—but he shoots straight. Like so many people we interview, he dislikes and avoids the tireless self-promotion and networking that is now apparently required if one is going to survive in ... READ MORE
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Lisa Frantz

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Lisa Frantz together with her business partner, Lydia Marks, were, what Lisa calls “work friends” and now calls “proper friends” which, interestingly enough, came to pass when they founded their own design business, Marks & Frantz. Prior to that, they had both crossed paths while working extensively in set design for television, musi... READ MORE
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Bjorn Bjornsson

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Our HOUSE interviewees often throw us curveballs but Icelandic designer Bjorn Bjornsson gave us more than pause when we realized only part-way through his account of working on a hotel in Baghdad, that the design stand-off he was describing was in fact with … Saddam Hussein. You’ll have to read on to find out more. Bjorn, whose […]... READ MORE
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Alan Tanksley

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Looking out of the windows of Alan Tanksley’s studio near Flatiron is a quintessential New York experience. Skyscrapers rear up at you on all sides and, if you were to take a bath, you might almost feel that you could stick your arm out of the window as you lie there and touch the Empire State Building. […]... READ MORE
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Rio Hamilton

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Rio Hamilton is a man of our times. He braids a number of skills into a self-employment and those skills are really of our time too. He has developed a social media presence through his blog “Mon Oncle” where he chronicles parties, launches and events within the design world and he has also leveraged his previous […]... READ MORE
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Vladimir Kagan

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In honor of one of the most enjoyable designers we have had the pleasure of interviewing, we’re re-running our HOUSE piece on the furniture designer, Vladimir Kagan who passed away in Palm Beach last Thursday at the age of 88. When we met him, he was vital, funny and honest. Despite having to walk with two canes, […]... READ MORE