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Frieze NYC 2012

People are in town, galleries are open late, + there is a lot of contemporary art to see in NYC during Frieze. May 4-7.
I’m happy to post on some friends’ shows that celebrate Frieze.

Glenn O'Brien + Richard Prince

curated by Peter Makebish


yes, your majesty

My friend Phoebe sent me a link to this great website today, Style Queen. Great jewelry with an OAK look, but at a Chinatown pricepoint.

I’m not much of a jewelry person, but if I get something, I like unusual statement pieces. I grabbed an antiqued chain  + peacock feather necklace, sans shopper’s remorse, considering the 28 dollar price tag. (what the what?!)

Now I know where to find all of my girlfriend gifts, hereto-forward…


matsuri + hiro auction; japanese design

It saddens me to post that the great doors of Matsuri and Hiro in the Maritime Hotel, NYC will be closing forever on March 24, 2012. I was an opening manager at this restaurant, and worked many long, fun-filled nights there for 3 years.

All items in Matsuri & Hiro will be auctioned off Wednesday April 4th.  Preview starts at 12 noon and auction starts at 2 PM.  Auction ends when all lots are sold.
There will be additional previews from 1 PM to 4 PM on Monday the 2nd and Tuesday the 3rd.
Entrance will be on 16th Street through Matsuri.

Matsuri + Hiro have been hailed in numerous design magazines & websites around the globe. In 2004, Matsuri was cited as having the Best New Design in New York Magazine’s Best of New York awards.

Large and cavernous like the hull of a great wooden ship, the Japanese restaurant is bathed in warm light and tastefully designed with green and brown glazed oval tiles from Heath Ceramics, antique tansu, hand-thrown pottery, zabutan, artisan lanterns, tea pottery, lacquerware, etc.

Below are some photos of this amazing place that housed my favorite NYC restaurant, and the adjoining club Hiro.
This auction is open to the public, so it’s a great opportunity for some amazing finds.

home sweet home





finally, fun carry-ons.

LV Damier bags are fine and all, but I find them a bit conservative and stuffy. Not to mention, a bit embarrassing when the woman in leopard print tights and hot pink lipstick with poodle in-tow is reaching for the same bag as it slides down the belt at baggage claim. I’m kidding. I don’t own Damier luggage.

Globe-Trotters are probably still my aesthetically favorite, but it’s not the best choice for my size, as they’re clumsy and heavy. Hideo Wakamatsu has a great line of luggage with a rainbow of colors + good choice of styles. Personally I like the bright jelly-bean colors, like the orange one below….but if your taste is more conservative, there’s plenty ‘o options to go around for you jet-setters or business superheroes alike. This carry-on is under 7lbs + has a 360 degree swivel. As if I need more reason to horse around in the security lines.

new fabric

upholstery-weight cotton twill. repeat pattern printed from oil pastel on paper



no, not the oil company, silly.

I don’t know what it is, but there’s something that innately draws me towards the chevron pattern. This month’s World of Interiors cover has an amazing chevron tiled floor on the cover. Some more chevron photos below…

March 2012 World of Interiors

World of Interiors, March 2012

Roost design on chevron tiling...

cherry & ivory chevron


3d Chevron tiles by Kristina Gerig

chevron patterned linoleum floorcloth




@ The Hole 312 Bowery. Congratulations to an amazing artist, hairdresser, friend & person…

tangerine tango

Congratulations to Tangerine Tango as being dubbed by Pantone as color of the year.

It’s always been one of my favorite colors, though I’ve always called it “Mandarin Red “. It’s a rich red-orange, that’s vibrant and yet more subdued than a fiery bright orange.


world of interiors nov. 2006

hand-painted peacock pillow

screen-printed throw pillow

saarinen knoll ottoman

PODs planter

letterpress memopad

coffee table journal

pomegranate workshop wallpaper

ikat accent pillows

iPhone 4/4S cover

do the hoki poki

Inspired by old Danish sewing tables, Poki is a line of functional + stylish storage. The textile “drawer” has a great texture + it comes in an array of rich colors. halloessen is a design collective based in Germany; keep an eye out for this duo…

fresh, functional storage

Poki : Holm Giessler + Jennifer Heimann