Category Archives: Architecture

Donald Kaufman on the Art and Science of Color, at the New York School of Interior Design

Last week my long time friend and sometime collaborator Donald Kaufman shared some of his knowledge about light, color, and materials to a nearly full house at the New York School of Interior Design. To set the tone for the evening’s … Continue reading

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BIG: Changing the New York City Skyline

The building known as VIA 57 West is nearing completion – a remarkable structure the likes of which New York City has never seen. Designed for the Durst Organization, it is the first project by the Danish architectural firm BIG … Continue reading

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Painting the Metropolitan Museum

Selecting paint colors for a single room can be a real challenge, but can you imagine the process of selecting paint colors for the Met? One of the largest museums in the world, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has an estimated … Continue reading

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Hiding in Plain Sight: Shelter Island

Mention Shelter Island and many New Yorkers will nod their heads and say they have heard of it, but haven’t really been, but boy are they missing out! About a two hour drive from the city to Greenport, Long Island followed … Continue reading

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Thank You Aspire Magazine!

Thank you Amy Sneider and Alice Garbarini Hurley for featuring our Upper East Side Pied-a-Terre on the cover of the Summer 2015 issue of Aspire Magazine! You can follow this link to read the article on Aspire’s website – and … Continue reading

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Martha’s Vineyard Modern

This distinctive modern house on Martha’s Vineyard was the second collaboration  with my long-time friend Bob Miklos at Design Lab Architects for some long-time clients. (If you are in the market for a cool modern house on Martha’s Vineyard the house … Continue reading

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Demolition to Magnificent

A number of years ago I worked on an all-but-tear-down renovation in Rye, New York. This image shows the ‘house’ when the demolition of the existing house was nearly complete. Today my client sent me a number of unsolicited snap-shots … Continue reading

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Hiding In Plain View: 90 Grove Street

Photo credit: Paul Rocheleau . I know that I am not alone in thinking that the historic West Village is the best neighborhood in New York City! If you have ever wandered around in the West Village it is likely that … Continue reading

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East 42nd Street: Walking Tour of Beautiful Spaces

Chances are if someone mentions ’42nd Street’ you will think Times Square. Unlike many New Yorkers, I really do like Times Square – not the tourists, not the shops, or the restaurants; I am not even a huge fan of big … Continue reading

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Landmark Interiors in New York City

Image courtesy nyc-architecture.com . This image is not war torn Europe after either of the World Wars. It is an image from 1965 of the demolition of the original Pennsylvania Station in New York City, designed by McKim Mead and … Continue reading

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