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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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The tragic life of the Corsair IV

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J. Pierpont Morgan Jr. could never have imagined his yacht Corsair IV being converted into a deluxe cruise ship whose short career would end in tragedy but it happened. J.P. Morgan Jr. and his legendary business tycoon father, J. Pierpont Morgan, owned four yachts christened Corsair, and built three of them. Each yacht was bigger, […]... 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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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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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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Tudor Place and Hillwood

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Washington Weekend. House Tours. Our nation’s capital has two house museums that are significant to our history, and relatively little known on the Washington tourist circuit and especially with the out of town tourists. But gems; real gems, and not to be missed if you can help it. The oldest is Tudor Place, located at 1644 31st […]... READ MORE
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Judith Solodkin

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Judith Solodkin is one of those lucky people who found what they wanted to do in life, and then did it. She is a Master Lithographer and founded SOLO Impression in 1975, in the space where we visited her, the Starrett-Lehigh building in Chelsea. She works closely with artists such Louise Bourgeois and Donald Sultan, creating […]... READ MORE

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