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Kenny Lane

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We got the impression that famed jewelry designer Kenny Lane didn’t particularly enjoy being interviewed by us—but then, when we said we were done, he seemed to want to go on, so we’re not sure. He was wittily defensive for the most part, with only occasional glimpses of the warmth and charm for which he is known. […]... READ MORE
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Paula Scher

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Paula Scher is a graphic designer whose work you have probably seen on a regular basis all over New York, logos (Citi), posters for big shows (Bring in Da Noise, Bring in Da Funk) as well as hundreds of other designs that make up the visual static of our city. She is also an artist, painting […]... READ MORE
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Harry Benson

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A joy it was to interview Harry Benson, the photographer who has spent a lifetime documenting the huge stories, the big-name people as well all the crucial no-name people whose story in pictures can sometimes change a whole perspective. A true son of Glasgow, he came to the States in 1964 to follow the Beatles on their […]... READ MORE
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Dakota Jackson

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One of the interesting things about this job is that we never really know what we are going to end up talking about with our interviewees. Dakota Jackson was a case in point because we thought we were going to be mainly talking about furniture design and ended up talking about magic—and a love of plumbing. A […]... READ MORE
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Deborah Buck

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Deborah Buck, owner of the eclectic Madison Avenue store Buck House, as well the adjacent gallery, is gregarious and sunny, a happy person who knows how lucky she is. She started out as a painter and still has a little studio in her apartment, but she also said that she finally gave herself permission to do […]... READ MORE
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Kenneth Rendell

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Kenneth Rendell is easily one of the world’s foremost dealers in historical letters and documents as well as the go-to expert when it comes to judging whether or not a document is forged or authentic. He was the one called upon to assess the notorious Hitler Diaries (took him no time at all to see that […]... READ MORE
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Thomas Britt

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The exclamation point key on the keyboard was almost worn out at the end of writing up this interview because that’s how Thomas Britt talks – almost solely in exclamations and emphatic pronouncements (‘The étagères were bang! bang! bang! bang! on the four walls here. Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom!’). He also likes to tell long stories that [&h... READ MORE
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Scott Bromley

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Scott Bromley is most famous for having designed Studio 54, but he has also designed a vast range of other buildings: high rises when he worked for Emery Roth & Sons, well-known restaurants and private residences, in particular on Fire Island, when he started his own practice in 1974, as well as the hottest nightclub in […]... READ MORE
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1100 Architect

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You’ve definitely seen some of the work done by David Piscuskas and Juergen Riehm of 1100 Architect: the Irish Hunger Memorial in Battery Park, the MoMA store in mid-town, or the renovation of the Little Red School House in Greenwich Village. You may even have gazed at the exterior of One Sutton Place. Their constructions are beautifully-execut... READ MORE
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Mystery of The Greystone Mansion Murders

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Greystone, the Doheny mansion which sits on the hillside above Doheny Road on the eastern edge of Beverly Hills is now a park, so named officially in 1971.When it was built,in the late 1920s, it was the second largest house (56,000 square feet) in California after Hearst’s  castle at San Simeon. In the 1920s, all of […]... READ MORE
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Michele Oka Doner

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Michele Oka Doner is justly known for her exquisitely beautiful public commissions such as the ‘Radiant Site’ at  the Herald Square subway station and ‘A Walk on the Beach’, at the Miami International Airport, as well numerous pieces that have found their way into private collections the world over. Her governing passions are the strange ... READ MORE
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Fairfax & Sammons

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Anne Fairfax and Richard Sammons live in a little house in the Village that once belonged to Armand Hammer, the flamboyant (and highly controversial) industrialist and art collector. There can’t be a house anywhere that has had two such contrasting sets of owners. Where Hammer’s taste ran to leopard prints and gaudiness, theirs is an essay [&h... READ MORE

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