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Brooke Duchin

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A disadvantage of print rather than broadcast journalism is that it is often difficult to convey tone of voice, expression and gesture, which, in the case of Brooke Duchin is a shame. Although she was reticent, at times quite happy to give one-word answers or simply say ‘I don’t know’, those answers merely reflect her determination to [&hel... READ MORE
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Adam Kushner

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Architect, Adam Kushner tested our mettle as interviewers because he really is impassioned and well-reflected on many things. Each answer gave us pause for thought as we spoke about his views of technology as limiting rather than expanding our experience of the world. His apartment in the West Village was conceived as a space that moves through [... READ MORE
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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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Nina Griscom

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We interviewed Nina Griscom on a different day to the photo shoot – and she didn’t dress up for us: no make up, hair scraped back in a pony tail, an old sweatshirt. (She did have a very large rock on her finger though). She wasn’t at all rude but she really didn’t care what we thought […]... 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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