Monday, September 15, 2014

Sarah and Matthew's place

Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick recently put this property on the market ($22 million). Looking at it, I just couldn't see them living here, nice as it is. Pictured them in something much more casual. Looked around a bit and it seems they never did live here. They just like to fix places up and flip them. Found THIS quick and fun 73-question interview with Parker, which was taken in their actual home. Looks much more like them, I think. 

I guess she stores clothes here :)

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Bill Cunningham

Have you seen the documentary "Bill Cunningham New York?" It follows the 85-year-old photographer around the city on his bike as he shoots for the NY Times Sunday Styles (On the Street) and (Evening Hours). He is the most adorable, happy, talented man who absolutely loves what he does.  I was so taken with him and throughly enjoyed the movie. If you haven't seen it yet, it's on Netflix and is wonderful. Truly, a special human being.
"I'm not interested in celebrities, I'm interested in clothes" - Bill Cunningham.

 "Fashion is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life." - Bill Cunningham.
One of my favorite parts of the documentary is when the photographer is waiting politely in line with the other journalists to get into the Paris fashion shows. The girl admitting people is completely ignoring him. Another employee rushes past her to allow Cunningham in and tells her, "This is the most important person here."

Up until very recently he lived in this tiny studio on the top floor of Carnegie Hall with no kitchen, closet or private bathroom. In his new apartment he had the landlord take the kitchen out so he would have more room for file cabinets.

"We all get dressed for Bill." - Anna Wintour.

With Annette de la Renta.
His friend and neighbor at Carnegie Hall, the late photographer Editta Sherman, in her apartment.
Photographing at a black tie event. He has a tuxedo for such occasions, but otherwise wears blue smocks that the garbage men wear in Paris "because they have lots of pockets." Although he is always offered food and drink at these parties, he never accepts. Not even a glass of water. A line he won't cross and is therefore never beholden. 
With Sarah Jessica Parker
With Andy Warhol
Cunningham was the only person from the media invited to Brooke Astor's 100th birthday party. He took these photos of her.

Brad and Angelina's W....alls

Happy to see Brad and Angelina tied the knot recently, but was even more excited to see their 35 room, Chateau Miraval, where the nuptials were held. People magazine posted some photos. Wish there were more of the 173-year old French chateau, which they bought in 2012 for $60 million. The chateau sits on 1,000 acres, has a successful vineyard, spa, two gyms and all the amenities you'd expect, including a moat. The walls in this room are just gorgeous. I wonder if they are original to the estate or if they were added by the newlyweds. Either way, amazing!!

Seeing white

I've been finding the greatest white accessories lately. I think one of the things I love most about white is that it just works with everything. The two sphere vase above is on its way to the store and is currently on the website. This is my favorite piece from the recent gift show. Simple, but a great look with a beautiful feel and finish. See it HERE. Very excited about the products we're going to have this season. Hope you are too.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Peter's new pad

I love small spaces so was very excited to see House Beautiful's annual issue of the best in pint-size design. I was extra happy to see Peter Dunham's new 550 square-foot home in LA included. After splitting up with his partner, the designer wanted to start anew and this small space allowed him to edit everything he didn't need (from his 3,500 square feet house) and start over. Dunham is amazing at mixing patterns and color to create rooms that are gorgeous and memorable. And those pink walls. Genius. Who doesn't look good against pink?

"I walked into this little compound of eight Tudor-style units built around a garden of palms and fruit trees, and everything about it felt safe and comforting. I thought, You know, I can make this wee place work." - Peter Dunham.

"One trick that works well (in a small space) is to put as many large scale pieces of furniture in the room as you can to create a feeling of luxury. I feel like I'm living big in a small space." - P.D.

"I wake up every morning in my little bedroom and lie there looking out at the palms and think how incredibly lucky I am. I'm in heaven." - P.D.

"Maybe we're a bit like dogs. They love the coziness and security of their crates, their little doghouses."- P.D.
See Dunham work the Brimfield flea market with One Kings Lane here.

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