House & Home Roundup: 8.18.05
Great week (in our opinion), despite the fact that the overall theme is a rather melancholy emphasis on crowding and small spaces. Our all time favorite quote is in this issue as well.
From As Views Disappear, Rumblings of Resistance: After Ernest Beck clearly establishes that Trump’s Upper West Side towers have had many detractors due to the terrible siting and agressive view-stealing (all in keeping with Trump’s general rape-the-city approach to developing), The Donald replies with signature tortured logic and pure blather:
[They] fought me on everything. I won because I had the proper case. Everybody loves the job I did there.
Just, which “everybody” is he talking about?
- Bricked In? Lighten Up: Many in NYC have lost their views due to an unparalleled building boom in the past year. Here’s what a few have done about it.
- And Boyfriend Makes Three: Eva Hagberg writes about her friends – it’s a post-Friends, post-Sex And The City world and everyone’s living together but no one’s having fun.
- Questions: For a starter apartment, is there starter art? How difficult is it to paint textured walls? Is there a shortcut?
- A Wall, and Peace: Great story about a home in Brooklyn that had a laundromat go up next door, creating a huge, prisonlike wall onto their backyard. They got help, landscaped and painted – and they still love their home.
- The Headboard Without the Headache: Marianne Rohrlich gives a nice rundown on upholstered beds with headboards. Eight choices, from $350 to $14,000.
- Two Vertical Commuters, in Horizontal City: Must read fun and long. In short, this LA couple bought an old warehouse for their office and hoisted an old Airstream-type camper onto the roof for a sweet little overnight home, when working late.
- Interior designs for a homeless shelter on the Bowery by Rafi Elbaz, Kathy Chang and Aaron Gabriel.
- Yes, it’s our very own Prague Kolektiv, with the two cuties, Barton Quillen and Giovanni Negrisin
- William Lee of Modernlink on Bond, introduces a new line of bamboo furniture called Modernlink Design.
- Handblocked wallpaper by Amy Mills of Mills Paper, Brooklyn
- Flowers! Magnolia has opened a little kiosk in Bryant Park
- Flameout is a handy new aerosol extinguisher for use in small spaces. Even better, it’s environmentally safe.