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Nancy Corzine

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Furniture and textile designer, Nancy Corzine is tiny, elegant and very, very determined. Over the years she has single-handedly built a substantial business as well as raising three children. After nursing her mother through Alzheimer’s disease, she decided to spend a good deal of her time with the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation, a no... READ MORE
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Brian McCarthy

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If someone wanted an example of the differences between true professional and amateur or mediocre interior design, they could do no better than use Brian McCarthy’s lovely apartment as a case study. Although he himself is clearly a disciplined person, his apartment is so gracious that there is no sense of stiff perfectionism or stage management... READ MORE
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David Easton

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It will be interesting to talk to David Easton again in a year or two, after he has gone through with his new experiment in living in a modular house in Charlottesville, Virginia. His recent sale at Doyle’s of a goodly portion of his worldly possessions was the first part of the experiment. Luckily he still owns […]... READ MORE
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Patsy Tarr

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Patsy Tarr is really dedicated to her passion: The world of dance. She produces the extraordinary dance-related magazine 2wice that appears twice a year. It was a delight to interview someone who was so unselfconsciously engaged in something that she clearly loves with all her heart. She displayed a kind of shining, joyous enthusiasm that barely... READ MORE
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Keith and Chippy Irvine

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Keith and Chippy Irvine do seem to come from a different time when making and doing and cultivating inner resources were the focus of life, rather than whatever is the focus now … money making, self-promotion and acquisition.  They are both British, studied together there and eventually married here in the States where they have lived […... READ MORE
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Peter Pennoyer

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Peter Pennoyer’s work as an architect is firmly rooted in respect for classicism and tradition, designing as he does graceful, homes that acknowledge and incorporate our cultural connections to historical precedent. His office space combined antiques and the highest of high tech. His employees were as so many modern monks, meticulously working at... READ MORE
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Clare Fraser

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Traditional and sticking to it, Clare Fraser seeks to create the comfort and warmth she so prizes by favoring French furniture, antiques, rich fabrics and wall coverings. It might not be making the cover of Wallpaper magazine any time soon but then, given the pendulum swings of taste, you never know … and in the meantime she […]... READ MORE
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Robert Rufino

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Robert Rufino is this small-but-perfectly-formed elegant man who lives in a small-but-perfectly-formed elegant box. He had a splashy title at the time of this interview, Vice President of Creative Services and Visual Merchandising for Tiffany & Co. Today he is editor-at-large at House Beautiful (Ed’s note: Robert is currently interiors... READ MORE
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Sheila Bridges

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Sheila Bridges’ apartment in Harlem is spacious, airy and elegant, so it is easy to see why this area is becoming so sought after (the north end of the Park was only a couple of blocks away). Irritable signs on the doorways of apartment buildings shoo away potential stoop sitters, as the wealthy protect their own, […]... READ MORE
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Joy Ingham

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Diana Joy Hirshon Parkinson Briggs Ingham is very wealthy, scatters curse-words freely into her conversation, smokes ‘too many’ cigarettes and is on her third husband. It all sounds very racy, a product of a certain era in American history and a family background that includes the legendary banker and art collector Jules Bache (her mat... READ MORE
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Bruce Bierman

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Bruce Bierman is undeniably a sweetheart, a lovely Jewish boy who showed us his hilarious and touching Bar Mitzvah video from way back when – all stiff sixties hairdos, long white gloves, platters of bright food – and him, shining little boy, kissing and kissing his doting relatives. But he did grow up. His aim, both […]... READ MORE
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Larry Laslo

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It was fun interviewing Larry Laslo. He had a fascinating lack of hesitation in forming swift, witty replies, honed, no doubt by years of television presenting and public speaking. If there was a somewhat practiced feel to some of what he said, then it was redeemed by an underlying sense that he was also laughing at himself […]... READ MORE

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