House & Home Roundup: 2.2.06


This week, H&H has pretty much dispensed with the usual fare to get in on the buzz surrounding the Winter Olympics and Fashion Week, and - actually - it's sort of a nice breather in the midst of this long non-winter (and it's just nice to see snow somewhere, as in the first story).

Top Stories

  • Slopeside at the Olympics, Designing With Frozen Fingers: It's that time again. Olympic time. But this time, the organizers have got Lance Fung of "Snow Show" fame on the job with Yoko Ono, Norman Foster, Paolo Pivi and others building six snow projects.

  • Living Ever Larger: Estates in the Sky: This has to be read to be believed. Even in a city where Donald Trump is big, this trumps him. The best of which are the new 8 bedroom apartments at the Stanhope. Size? 8,360 square feet each. That's the floorplan above. See it bigger at Curbed.

  • Nests Imperial or Fashionably Feathered: Ready-to-Live-In Apartments. Ruth la Furla gives us the story on the next wave of brand name interior design. The headline here is the new Armani/Casa styled building at 20 Pine.

  • Personal Shopper: This roundup of new shower curtains is a good starter answer to a question earlier this week. We really like the Anthropologie above.

  • Q. I have a collection of photos, paintings and carvings of different sizes. How to arrange it all? A little help for Art Month here, but not too much.


  • One day modernist auction this Saturday at Rago Arts and Auction Center in Lambertville, N.J. (Rago Arts and Auction Center)

  • A nice little (but $$$) makeover at Judy Casey's on the UWS. With tips.

  • "architectural" products that mimic the museum are for sale at the De Young in SF.

  • The G Spa in the basement of the Hotel Gansevoort by Robert D. Henry. (Hotel Gansevoort)

  • The Museum of Arts and Design opens "Beyond Green: Toward a Sustainable Art" today. (The Museum of Arts and Design)

  • Delia Shades by Delia Heilig are mesh roller shades with patterns. Stunning. (Delia Shades)