That's a little double entendre meant to congratulate my insanely talented friend Keehnan Konyha and his boyfriend Jacob Gaboury, who turned a light-challenged Williamsburg loft (and former bathhouse!) into a moody den of multichic. It's like the best of 70s ArchDigest (minus the orchids and accordion-pleated lamp shades) meets hipster aesthete meets Billy Baldwin, and now it's NYMag's Space of the Week:
Having passed out there I can attest to its excellence as party venue ... I mean, who needs a bar tray when you have space for an ACTUAL BAR? With Pierre Cardin stools, no less. Keeks works for East Village decorating doyen David Cafiero and authors the blog 2THEWALLS, which sometimes makes me feel like I have the cultural capital of a pair of mom jeans but never ceases to inform and inspire. Among the many lessons here? Street finds can look better than half the crap on 1stDibs and quilted moving blankets make amazing slipcovers. Megakudos, kiddo!!
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Hootie hoo, yal! Remember like a month ago when I said I had news? Well, EXTRY! EXTRY! Read all 'bout it (sorry, can you tell I'm in Pensacola?):
Björn Wallander for House Beautiful
A TEENSY apartment I decorated for my friend and Scorpio Soul Sister Rebecca Phillips (a very talented photographer/yoga instructor -- that's her abstract closeup of coin-operated dolphin kiddie ride above) has landed in the pages of House Beautiful's July/August issue!! Just a little teaser here since I want you all to run out and buy a copy, but you can also check out a video tour of her pad here ... please, no comments on my wig, billowy checked blouse, or nasal squeal! BIGGEST thanks to EIC Newell Turner, Decorating Director Doretta Sperduto for reaching out, Creative Director Scott Schy for getting our girlie-Mexi-Frenchie-with-an-edge moment, and Style Director (and proud Brooklynite) Sabine Rothman and Senior Editors Orli Ben-Dor and Christine Pittel for a fabulous shoot and interview. Last but not least, thanks to genius photog Björn Wallander for capturing this labor of love and humoring us all as we shifted around candied kiwis, turquoise Buddha heads and Sylvia Plath novels until they looked just so. I am JUST SO THRILLED!!