Archive for September, 2010

Ford/Forlano Trunk Sale at GRANGE

By alexandra


For those Philadelphia-bound this October…

Grange Furniture, Inc., France’s leading high-end furniture manufacturer will host a Ford/Forlano jewelry trunk show and art exhibit in the Philadelphia Grange Showroom on October 13, 2010.

The New School Presents Living Concrete/Carrot City

By alexandra


Most people don’t connect the word “farming” with “urban.” However, the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons The New School for Design is unveiling a new exhibition this week that tackles this very topic – urban farming in New York City.  Through models, drawings and multimedia installations, the exhibition presents a range of projects – both realized and conceptual – that explore this growing movement and the impact it has on the city.

An opening reception will be held Thursday, September 30, from 6-8 pm and will feature Edible Cocktails by the Cross(x)Species Adventure Club, a cooking demonstration by students of Summer Youth Employment Program, a partnership between BK Farmyards and Growing Leaders, Brooklyn, and Hudson New York Corn Whiskey by Tuthilltown Spirits.

The Details:

Living Concrete/Carrot City

On View at the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery
Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
Parsons The New School for Design
66 Fifth Avenue at 13th Street
October 1—December 15, 2010
Opening Reception: September 30, 6:30—8:30 pm

Hearst Designer Showhouse

By eva


Great design and classic New York films come together to celebrate the 2010 Designer Visions Cinema Style program presented by Hearst Magazines. Three of Heart’s titles, which are synonymous with interior design, House Beautiful, Town& Country and Veranda will participate in creating the show house, which will be on the 58th floor of the stunning Setai Fifth Ave. Hotel and Residences. Each space will correlate to a different iconic New York movie. Phoebe Howard for House Beautiful will depict Something’s Gotta Give, Steve Gambrel for Town& Country will take on Six Degrees of Separation and Richard Hallberg for Veranda will be presenting a space inspired by the recently reincarnated Wall Street. Each publication will feature the residences in either their November, December or January issue. Hearst’s initiative was a huge success last year so if you’re in New York see the show house with your own eyes before it hits newsstands!

Available by appointment only after October 12th contact: Elida Jacobsen Justo, director of sales, at 212- 7360- 3500.

Veranda's Wall Street Living Room

Town & Country's Six Degrees of Separation Office

Town & Country's Six Degrees of Separation Office

House Beautiful's Something's Gotta Give Bedroom

What’s New What’s Next with Barclay Butera

By danielle


It’s 5:14pm and Barclay Butera’s session just wrapped up. What a great talk with a showroom full of architects and designers. In between tweeting for Kravet and posting on typepad, I managed to snap a few photos and listen in on what he had to say about this work and his design career. He’s got it all – retail, great clients and amazing manufacturing partners.  You know why? He cares! One thing that I loved was when he encouraged the crowd to “remember your client’s children’s birthdays and to send the family holiday cards.” It’s those little extras that go a long way and what has made him so successful. He mentioned that he is working on some new color books for Kravet. And his next book is about entertaining – indoor/outdoor design!

Now it’s off to see what What’s New, What’s Next throughout the building!

Ann Maine, EIC Traditional Home, Lisa Kravet and Barclay Butera

The crowd was literally out the door!

Congratulations to Michael Boodro and the Editorial Team

By danielle


What a turnout! Last night, the roof club of the Gramery Park Hotel was full of tastemakers and Elle Decor enthusiasts. The staff looked stunning – as always. We had the opportunity to catch up with our dear friend Erin Swift and meet the delightful new EIC Michael Boodro and the mag’s Executive Editor Vicky Lowry (yes everyone, your descriptions of her are correct – beautiful, fit and absolutely lovely!) It was the perfect night to celebrate! Good luck to the entire team and we can’t wait to see the amazing features you produce!

Rue Magazine Launch Party at the NYDC

By alana


Last night the NYDC kicked off “What’s New, What’s Next @ 200 Lex” with a chic fête celebrating the launch of Rue Magazine.  Host’s Crystal Gentilello and Anne Sage, founders of the new online magazine along with NYDC’s Alix Lerman gathered with friends in the beautiful Century Showroom at 200 Lex. Guests included many of the contributors to the mag’s first issue; plus the featured Vicente Wolf, Ron Woodson and Jamie Rummerfield, Heather Clawson, Emily Henderson and more.

The New York Design Center applauds Rue on their first issue, and was pleased to toast the founders along with their NY designer fan base and top design bloggers from all over the country.

Don’t miss What’s New, What’s Next @ 200 Lex this Wednesday, September 22, with a chance to meet the Rue Crew again with their program at 3:15pm, and again a champagne toast at 8pm.  For more information and to RSVP, please visit

Rue founders, Alaina Kaczmarski, Crystal Gentilello, Anne Sage and Caitlin Flemming

Hosts Crystal Gentilello and Anne Sage of Rue with Alix Lerman, NYDC

Designer Vicente Wolf and Crystal Gentilello

Designer Eddie Ross with Rue founders Crystal Gentilello and Anne Sage

See you Wednesday!

By danielle


A building full of events!!!! It’s a Design-Calendar Girls dream come true!  We’re walking the floors at 2 and just can’t wait to see What’s New and What’s Next at the NYDC. Be sure to visit us at Kravet (Floor 4, Suite 401/402) from 4-5pm to see what we’ve found and tell us What’s New, What’s Next on your events calendar!

Tom Dixon at the Dock

By eva


If you find yourself across the pond next week make sure to check out the discussion with Tom Dixon, Marcel Wanders and Piet Hein Eek on the issue of global industry at the Tom Dixon store on Portobello Dock. As part of the London Design Festival, the night is sure to be a smashing success with original shopping, in addition to indoor and outdoor installations overlooking the grand union canal. So go ahead and attend this fabulous celebration of design and make sure to stop by the “flash factory” where you can make your very own Tom Dixon Etch lights or candleholders!

September 23rd


Tom Dixon Shop

Portobello Dock, London

"Flash Factory"


By danielle


Kristin, Chris and I will be in Venice to see the Biennale on September 27, but we just could not wait to see what this year’s architectural exhibit has in store. Thanks to our Italian blogger Mircea Masserini, we don’t have to. She was kind enough to take us inside the Hungarian Pavilion and give us a taste of what’s ahead.

It is very hard to summarize an entire Biennale so, I won’t.   Let’s just say it shows that a woman directed the Biennale this year.  Mrs. Kazuyo Sejima has been able to put together one of the best Architecture Biennales of the last decade.

Among the 53 National Participations, and the 58 participants of the exhibition “People meet in architecture,” I picked out one of my fav: the Hungarian Pavilion with the installation BorderLINE Architecture.

Well, it’s not exactly an every-day on the press kind of country, even if part of Europe it’s quite rarely on the news.  But with this discrete yet great installation Hungary capture our overexposed mind.

Ninety kilometers of rope, twenty thousand pencils and hundreds of drawings are used in the installation.

The concept created by two young designers, Marcel Ferencz and Andor Wesselényi-Garay, relates both to the sensation of geographical borderlineness and the dissimilarity between various architectural attitudes. BorderLINE Architecture is presented as an installation medium in the Hungarian Pavilion the spatial design of which is based on the physical manifestation of the line and the visual representation of the living, drawn line. Because architects still draw. But also how they draw is interesting.

New York Spaces Celebrates Their Top 50 Designers at Sicis

By kristin


Master of ceremony Jason Kontos and the lovely ladies at New York Spaces Magazine unveiled their list of “Top 50” of designers last night at the glittery mosaic tile wonderland that is Sicis in Soho. Honoring a blend of the old guard along with budding stars for the third year in a row, the Top 50 has become a definitive list of who’s who in the New York City design scene.

New York Spaces editor Annmarie Marano spent much of the night tracking down the guests of honor in the bustling space. Read her post here to see who she found.

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