Blogging...Martha Stewart Living: Inside the New York Offices

Blogging...Martha Stewart Living: Inside the New York Offices

Sonia Zjawinski
Jan 7, 2009

Martha Stewart's office within the Starrett-Lehigh Building where Martha Stewart Omnimedia is housed is a sparse skeleton compared to the organized chaos at her home. Or so she'd like us to believe in the latest issue of Martha Stewart Living. In the January pages of the mag, Martha invites us in to the cubicles and glass offices of her empire. While her home office is cluttered with TVs, laptops, photos, and books, her Manhattan office is a tidy fish bowl.

She tells the magazine, "It may seem peculiar to an outsider that my office is devoid of decoration or flowers or pictures or tchotchkes, but in fact it's deliberate. The less chaos, the better. The impersonal and pared-down modernist look is actually quite conducive to writing and meetings."

More photos after the jump...

This is the office of editorial director for collecting Fritz Karch. We love how much history seems to be in the space. We want to sneak into this office and thumb through the mysterious stacks of books and the antique boxes crowding the ceiling. He tells the mag, "Some people need absolute quiet and order to think. I'm not one of them. Absolute quiet terrifies me." The antique cooking molds hanging on the walls began accumulating after he proposed a story on them. "I became a victim of our own success. I kept going and going." We suppose it would be a bit weird if the editorial director of collecting wasn't a collector himself.

photos: Robert Polidori for MSL

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