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Camouflage The Chaos Part Two

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Friday nights are an important time in our family. We often light Shabbat candles, have some wine, order pizza, and watch a family movie. We all love movies; recently we've watched “Bend It Like Beckham,” “The Pink Panther,” and “Chupa.” To enjoy watching a movie, it is my belief that you…
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Roundtable Discussion

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I love a good mix of style and pattern within a space. When we moved our old dining room table to my design studio, I decided to replace it with a round one--to bring more flow into the room. There happened to be a circular, Palladian-style pedestal table in the family…
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Preserving The Past, Creating The Future

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My husband Eric's late father, Mike, grew up in a fancy Upper East Side apartment on 79th and Lex. Mike's father and Eric's grandfather, Jacob, grew up in the Lower East Side where the family owned a paint store. Jacob became a successful attorney, married Eric's grandmother, Evelyn, and they had…
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Sing a Song

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Last week my kids, husband, and I went to Puerto Rico for spring break. It was an awesome trip. One of the best parts was getting to hang out with Paola Melendez, a textile designer who lives just east of San Juan, where we were staying. Paola and I first met in…
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Camouflage the Chaos

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We recently completed a pair of channel-back swivel chairs for a local client who chose the Branquilla print by the late Viennese architect Josef Frank. The pattern is so bold, exhuberant, and modern-looking that you would never guess it's 100 years old.Like me, my client has two kids (one which is…
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Bent Wood

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We recently spruced up a set of eight Bentwood chairs, otherwise known as Thonets (after German architect Michael Thonet.) The name 'Bentwood' is quite literal. Bentwoods have arguably the most recognizable silhouette of any chair that's ever been produced.The original No.14 Thonet is made up of six pieces of wood, ten…
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