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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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Tord Boontje

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Tord Boontje, the designer is unusually well known. Even if you do not know his name, chances are you will recognize his distinctive, delicate, and at times, edgy work. The New York Times described him as ‘the closest thing industrial design has to a celebrity’, a backhanded compliment if ever there was one. In person he is gentle […]... READ MORE
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Thad Hayes

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Thad Hayes did seem somewhat nonplussed by our style of interviewing but he gamely went along with it, offering us very good insights into his way of doing things. Originally trained as a landscape designer, he is unusual among interior designers because where they often say their work is mainly instinctive, he believes in being able […]... READ MORE
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Don Rattner

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Don and Gaby Rattner live in an elegant house in Brooklyn Heights, which they have furnished almost exclusively with antiques, old paintings and a few custom pieces. Although it does not come across as any kind of statement, it is evidence of Don’s essentially traditional approach to architecture and respect for the best of the past, […]... READ MORE
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Alexis Gregory

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Private Splendor: Great Families At Home By Alexis Gregory and Marc Walter The Vendome Press The cover photograph of this rather elegiac and lovely book seems to say it all. The table in a splendid red dining room is laden with flowers, china, crystal and candelabra. In front of a pair of gilded double doors stands an immaculately-attired butle... READ MORE
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Jeffrey Bilhuber

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There is a brittle wit and energy to Jeffrey Bilhuber that belies a more serious person. His range of reference is impressive, as is his ability to rarely say anything boring. Occasionally there is a sense that what he says is slightly rehearsed, and it probably has been, but only miliseconds beforehand in his very quick mind. He works at [&he... READ MORE
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Juan Pablo Molyneux

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What a grand, incredible world Mr Molyneux lives in, but what a thoughtful, courteous and cultured man he is. His design company works on some of the most astounding design projects in the world, palaces in India, a building in Russia for the ceremonial signing of treaties, castles in the Caribbean. The drawings he showed […]... READ MORE

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