“Entertaining is all about the details,” explains Jung Lee, the coveted event designer and co-founder of the New York based event firm, Fête. Last month, the detail-oriented tastemaker opened the double glass doors of her eponymous boutique. Her shop brings together a unique selection of high and low priced home goods. Anywhere from Read More
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Q & A with Jeannine Williams
How would you describe your interior design style? This is a difficult question to answer because I tailor my design to suit each client. Every project is new and unique to the client. Whether it’s a traditional home in Greenwich or a modern apartment in New York, I approach Read More
Beginning this month through Labor Day, Brooklyn based boutique Bird—with three locations in Park Slope, Cobble Hill and Williamsburg—opens a pop-up shop on Shelter Island. Appropriately named Beach Bird, the shop will feature all of Jen Mankin’s (the owner of the contemporary and luxury shops) favorites with a special emphasis on sunny weather wear and beach accessories. Think Turkish Hammam towels, one-of-a-kind beach Read More
Q&A with Paula Caravelli and Martha Angus
What is your favorite living space to design? Entry spaces are special for us because they set the tone for the interior and you can be a bit adventurous. We were honored when Iris Dankner asked us to be a part of Holiday House ‘12 last fall for Read More
What made you decide to pursue a career as an interior designer? Growing up in a mod 70s home—that still looks incredible and timeless today—was the beginning of my exposure to great design. From girlhood it was my dream to do interiors.
Where do you turn for inspiration, design and otherwise? Inspiration is everywhere! I Read More
What is a typical day like for you as an interior designer? The answer is there is no typical day! I have set meetings of course, but after a few phone calls into the day, my team and I have to lift sails and turn the boat more often than not. In this business you Read More
What made you decide to pursue a career as an interior designer? I always wanted to be a painter. I studied painting in school and abroad, but ultimately pursued the more business side of design. Years later, I found myself longing to get my hands on a creative process that I loved and made the Read More
What is a typical day like for the two of you as interior designers? There’s really no such thing as a typical day—every client and project presents new challenges and opportunities. There are many days that you’ll find us in the D & D building and various showrooms throughout the city. On other days we may Read More
Sixth grade was dunzo! I snatched my skateboard, stashed in a bush outside Barclay School, and hit the sidewalk with a slap and roar of joy. After narrowly avoiding prison, aka Grace Farm, that boarding school for “troubled youth” in the boondocks of Maine, I celebrated the start of summer with eight packs of Pop Rocks, all shoved in my mouth at one time. Each sugary snap created a chorus of freedom ringing down East 74th Street.
My parents love “the country,” meaning Southampton, but I way prefer the city unless it’s summer when I can boogie board. So I quietly sat in our green station wagon with my headphones on as my parents drove the two hours to Southampton. My punk rock playlist drowned out most of their annoying conversation, which centered on some “ghastly” (my mom’s favorite word for anything she didn’t like from people to someone’s shoes) divorced woman who had been black balled from the beach club where I basically spent every day all summer. Read More
You don’t have to be part of the in-crowd to eat with them. But we’re not saying it doesn’t help.
Artan Gjoni, the managing partner of the eatery who was previously at Mercer Kitchen and Norwood, says the clientele at this painfully chic restaurant didn’t happen by accident.
“I come from a good line of work places, so I’ve always had very loyal customers and friends coming by,” he explains of the large number of regulars. “I always had the ‘West Village client.’ For this place I wanted to get more of an artsy feel of the Lower East Side, more than people who were just eaters and tastemakers—I wanted to get the young, intellectual crowd who also appreciated our menu—and we’re getting that so far.”
Ken & Cook—whose name is a homage to its location on Kenmare Street—is drawing quite a set of A-listers to boot. Right after it opened its doors in the former Travertine space, the restaurant held the after party for the film Hick, which drew the likes of Emma Roberts, Chloë Grace Moretz, Rory Culkin and Charlotte Ronson. Read More