Downtown Galerie Leffanour at Salon NY Fair 2014 with Perriand

Passing Time with Design Royalty

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It isn’t often you can spend an afternoon with the crown jewels of modernism but this was my pleasant fate when I attended the press preview for The Salon: Art + Design at the Park Avenue Armory last Thursday. I strolled along aisles flanked with works by Charlotte Perriand, Jean Royère, Jean Prouvé, Le Corbusier, […]

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Save the Eames House and Preserve an Idea

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The Eames House, a U.S. landmark of post-war modern architecture (pictured in the featured image above) is falling into disrepair; and to help rescue the building from the fate of countless underfunded construction projects, the Eames Foundation has recently launched a fundraising campaign to help save the Southern California monument of modern design. In collaboration […]

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Modern Tide: Midcentury Architecture on Long Island

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This documentary came across our radar through Jake Gorst on Facebook. The film producer at Jonamac Productions in Northport (a wonderful town on the Long Island Sound) will be bringing Modern Tide: Midcentury Architecture on Long Island to its namesake locale next Thursday (July 12) at noon (details here).   Midcentury Modern Gets Its Fifteen Minutes The […]

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AFNY Presents a Panel of Architects During ICFF

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In a city filled with more architectural talent than most towns can withstand, certain events come along that up the ante on architects who comprise a forward-thinking knowledge-base worthy of highlighting. One such event was “Trends in Architectural Materials & Color Design” a panel discussion held at the AFNY Showroom on Monday, May 21st, during […]

Craig Robins rescued the Moore Building

The Transformer: Craig Robins is Honored by Montblanc

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The mark of a brilliant businessman is his ability to anticipate significant shifts in circumstances as or before they occur. In this respect, Miami-based developer Craig Robins is a veritable superhero. Known for taking down-and-out sections of his home city and reshaping them into vibrant destinations, he first helped to steer South Beach’s revival then […]

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INAX Becomes a Fixture in NYC

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When I attended the INAX showroom opening in Manhattan last week, I was thoroughly surprised to learn that this Japanese company originally produced the tiles for the walls and floors of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, which replaced the original structure that burned in 1919. The manufacturer has since expanded from terracotta tiles […]

The Happy Home Project: A Practical Guide to Adding Style and Substance to Your Home on the adroyt blog

A Note About Style

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Author Jean Nayar’s book The Happy Home Project: A Practical Guide to Adding Style and Substance to Your Home was released last month and we’ve just had the chance to sit down and peruse the book, which is filled with beautiful photography and satisfying sentiment. “Who doesn’t want a happy home?” the author writes in […]