The Beekman Hotel

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Downtown Manhattan is changing at a rapid pace which is making it one of the most exciting neighborhoods in NYC right now. One of the reasons I am most excited about this area is because of a newly restored hotel, The Beekman Hotel by the Thompson Hotel Group, which opened today near City Hall park. It is sure to enliven this historic neighborhood even further by bringing back one of its most prized gems, as well as adding a new take on Old New York with a residential tower. From what I have seen, it looks absolutely fantastic so far. The building … Continue reading >>






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Saipua’s Whimsical Take on Flowers

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My latest floral obsession is the New York family-owned Saipua, and once you see these magical arrangements, I’m sure you’ll be obsessed too! When I first came across the images of these arrangements, I was taken not only by the unique qualities of the flowers, which are a mix of wildflowers, plants and vegetables (along with more traditional blooms), but also with the style and art direction of the shoots produced by Saipua, which all have a very distinct and whimsical quality about them, creating a whole environment, or feeling around the flowers themselves. Founded in 2006 by Sarah Ryhanen as … Continue reading >>






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In the Studio with Monica Pisilli

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I first met the ceramicist Monica Pisilli through a mutual friend, who had a hunch that I’d love her work, and of course, I did! One of the best things about starting Interior Monologue has been the outpouring of leads like this from friends, or friends of friends, who know that I am always on the hunt for artisans like Monica. After seeing some small  samples that she brought along to show me of her amazing tile work, I just had to meet with her at her studio and find out more about this intricate and beautiful process. I also had to … Continue reading >>






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Interior Dialogue with Paulette Tavormina

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When I first came across the photographs of Paulette Tavormina, I was instantly hooked. These beautiful, dark, rich compositions looked like they sprang right out of a book of Old Master Paintings, yet they were contemporary photographs! I was so drawn to the colors and the gorgeous fruits and flowers she uses in her still life compositions that I just had to investigate further. Below is my Interior Dialogue with Paulette, where we talk inspiration, learning through hands-on experience, and the unexpected surprises that keep work interesting and enlivening! Paulette’s latest monograph, Seizing Beauty, is available now from The Monacelli … Continue reading >>






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Roll and Hill Lights up Howard Street

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It’s official: Howard Street in Manhattan is now the chicest block in the city. Despite only spanning a quick four blocks, this stretch has become an enclave of the most hip and stylish ateliers, showrooms, and shops. And with newcomers Roll and Hill, it just keeps getting brighter! Roll and Hill, the small scale lighting manufacture, collaborates with some of the most exciting independent designers working today to create a collection of beautiful and unique lighting fixtures. The collective was founded in 2012 by Jason Miller, who as a designer and producer wanted to bring together the highest quality on both ends, … Continue reading >>






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Interior Dialogue with Jeff Andrews / LA

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Welcome to our new series, Interior Dialogue, where I talk with friends, industry experts, artisans and makers from all around the world to find out their take on the best of the best through their own “interior monologue” lens. For our inaugural post, I couldn’t think of anyone better to talk with than one of my dearest friends, the immensely talented designer Jeff Andrews of Jeff Andrews Design. Jeff and I have known each other since 2003 when I lived in Los Angeles, and we were fast friends from the minute we met! He has impeccable taste, loves to travel just as much as … Continue reading >>






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