Author of Designers Here and There: Inside the City and Country Homes of America's Top Decorators



Monday, March 21, 2011

AD Home Design Show 2011










A fun book signing, packed pier, and some very odd dining table set-ups for DIFFA. Was I the only one who thought so? Not. I toured around with a couple of editors and they were equally mystified. On the way home, the Tiffany windows caught my eye -- those clever elves, they created a Magritte homage -- but were too difficult to photograph, as did the moon, which was 14% larger than normal, something we won't see again for 20 years.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Architectural Design Show 2011 ~ Book Signing

Nearly a year after the release of "Designers Here and There" I've been asked to do another book signing! I love doing these, getting to meet dozens of interesting people, many of whom become friends or business associates.

Please stop by the Potterton Bookstore at the AD Show, Pier 94, 55th Street at Westside Highway, NYC, to say "hello" and if you like, purchase a book.

I'll be there on Friday, March 18th at 3:00 pm.

Vicente Wolf and Eric Cohler who are featured in it will be joining me.


Sunday, November 21, 2010







Joined my friend Patsy Kahn and a bunch of "Rosie's Theater Kids" for a fun Saturday outing. A wonderful group begun by Rosie O'Donnell, it works with the NYC school system and introduces kids to theater, dance and music through classes and visits like the one we took to the World Financial Center's CANSTRUCTION exhibit on Saturday the 21st.
A must for everyone young and old the exhibit consists of twenty-five artists' amazing sculptures made without any glue from full food cans. Once the exhibit is over, the approximately 100,000 cans will be given to City Harvest.







Saturday, November 20, 2010

What's Been Happening Lately






















Taking in Brooklyn 's new buildings and beautiful, historic homes . . . going to interior design events . . . watching the Marathon right outside my living room window. I feel so lucky to live in Manhattan. Used to think it wasn't the Center of the Universe, but now I think it just might be.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Kips Bay 2010

And to think it might not have happened! Some of the wonders to see: Eve Robinson's kitchen with her signature wallpapered ceiling and amazing artwork, the serenely beautiful aqua and dusty gold palette created by Elizabeth Pyne, clever peek-a-boo wallpaper created by Brett Design, Vicente Wolf's take on a wood-paneled room, the cleverly mirrored garden centered with a gazebo, and the deep charcoal-colored, nailhead wall covering in the Robert Verdi/Deirdre D'Elia space among many others. The party at Asia Society that followed was a mob scene...fantastic forest setting, delish hors d'oeuvres...kudos to Matthew Smyth and his team for pulling it all together.




















Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Never a Dull Moment in NYC




Nothing stops Interior Design Week in NYC, even having the Security Council in session and all its accoutrements -- sand trucks blocking streets, police men and women swarming about, Secret Service agents on their walkie talkies.

Rue Magazine's party at the NYDC was a smash hit last nite, everyone glammed up for the evening, many open houses at various showrooms, and tomorrow begins "What's New What's Next at the NYDC -- seminars, conversations with designers and new products in 80 showrooms!

New York's Finest -- Out in Force









It's certainly not stopping the Interior Design Week events in NYC, but the Security Council is in session, which means streets blocked off, Secret Service men and women plugged into and talking on their walkie-talkies, sand trucks positioned to stop traffic and police everywhere!