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David Rockwell

  1. 9 Top Architects Share Their Dream Projects to Improve (or Save) New York CityNorman Foster, Charles Renfro, Rafael Viñoly, and David Rockwell have big ideas.
  2. A Holiday Display That You Can Actually Touch Comes to Lower ManhattanHoliday lights, updated.
  3. spring design
    18 Architects and Interior Designers on Their Favorite Rooms of All TimeThe New York residential spaces that have inspired them most over the years.
  4. On the Set of You Can’t Take It With You With Designer David RockwellSee the meticulously thought-out details that even those sitting in the front row may not be able to spot.
  5. Trendlet
    Trendlet: Restaurant Stairs Designed for Seating and Eating“We really love expanding on the idea of New York stoop culture.”
  6. Face-Lift
    Picholine Closes for MakeoverBack in September.
  7. Empire Building
    Danny Meyer Teams With David Rockwell for Whitney CaféIt’ll open in the winter.
  8. design hunting
    Your One and Only Chance to Sleep With BeyoncéDesign Hunting takes a look at the pop star’s new bedding collection.
  9. keep pulling the sweater
    Derek Zoolander Probably No Fan of New Oscar Set“It needs to be at least three times bigger!”
  10. design hunting
    A New Old Building, Anthropologie’s Happy Spring, and MoreNow in Nolita: total dream apartments!
  11. Openings
    First Look at Wall & Water, Now Open at the Andaz Wall Street HotelPreview the space at the David Rockwell–designed restaurant.
  12. design hunting
    Design Hunting: Art and Shopping at Prada and the Gagosian Gallery StoreA collection of cool things and good design ideas happening now.
  13. David Rockwell Likes Driving Fast on Deserted RoadsThe architect and designer answers our usual 21 questions.
  14. Mediavore
    Starbucks Ice Cream at Your Grocer; Bill Gates Goes for Prix FixePlus, Gino will survive, in our morning news roundup.
  15. fashion calendar
    Events and Sales: Deals on Emanuel Ungaro, Sigerson Morrison, DDC Lab, and MoreAlso get 90 percent off Sari Gueron and 80 percent off at the Class Roberto Cavalli sale.
  16. fingers crossed
    Amanda Bynes Could Be Returning to Television Next FallFingers crossed!
  17. Robert De Niro Pisses Off the Wrong Small Group of BureaucratsThe actor flagrantly disobeyed the Landmarks Commission when building a penthouse atop his Greenwich Hotel, and they are threatening to go all Eliot Ness on him.
  18. NewsFeed
    B.R. Guest’s New BBQ: Will Wildwood Succeed?Last month we reported on the possibility of a new B.R. Guest BBQ restaurant on Park Avenue South, and B.R. Guest officially pooh-poohed the idea. But we trust our BBQ world sources, and we have a lot of them, so today, we’ve got the details. The place will in fact be in the old Barça 18 space, as we predicted, and will be called Wildwood BBQ. David Rockwell will do the interior, which will include a 75-foot-long bar and 200 seats. Our take? Though there’s no doubt that B.R. Guest group knows how to run a restaurant, barbecue is not just another “concept,” and corporate restaurants, with their tight financial controls, rarely produce great meat. And it’s an odd place to put it, given that three of the best barbecue restaurants in New York are in the Madison Square Park–Flatiron area, in RUB, Hill Country, and Blue Smoke.
  19. Starchitect Showdown! Will Rockwell or Gehry Build the Better Playground?It’s never too early to start Manhattan tykes on high-end real-estate mania. The Parks Department has just announced that Frank Gehry will be designing a no doubt titanium-clad playground for Battery Park — which puts the L.A.-based starchitect in head-to-head competition with New York’s own David Rockwell, the man behind countless restaurant and hotel interiors, some of Broadway’s wittiest set designs, and a planned “imagination playground” on Burling Slip, a bit uptown on the East River. How do the two compare? See for yourself.
  20. Fancy New Seaport Playground Not Actually So New You’d be forgiven for thinking the new, David Rockwell-designed playground coming to South Street Seaport is the greatest, newest, most fabulous, innovative thing ever — in the last two days, it merited two major articles in the Times, plus a column posted to the Times website last night. And it does sound interesting: With $2 million from the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, Rockwell — the nice guy and design wizard who concocted Nobu, Rosa Mexicano, and the sets for Hairspray — plans to fill the Burling Slip playground with things kids can lift and fill rather than just swing, slide, and see-saw. But the idea, while innovative, isn’t actually new. In 1997, the nonprofit Design Trust for Public Space commissioned and installed similar interactive-play equipment at community gardens in Astoria, East New York, and Fordham/Bedford. The stuff didn’t age well, says Design Trust program director Stephanie Elson. “Designers weren’t coming with city maintenance and guidelines,” she explains. “One of the lessons was that a formal partnership with the Parks Department is really important.” And that’s what Rockwell’s plan has got. It’s also got researcher Roger Hart, who advised the Design Trust, too. So why all the coverage now? Says one design specialist: “It’s amazing what $2 million can do in this city.” —Alec Appelbaum
  21. The Cost of Utopia • The city’s doing so well financially that some City Council members — Democrats, even — are raising the specter of a tax cut. With the Independent Budget Office projecting a $688 million surplus in 2008, why not? [NYP] • A souped-up playground is coming to South Street Seaport. One suggested game: groups of children “loading containers with sand, hoisting them up with pulleys and then lowering them down to wagons.” David Rockwell designs the kiddie labor camp, pro bono. [NYT] • Time to check in with our pal Koral Karsan, Yoko Ono’s driver turned attempted blackmailer, now that the full text of his demand is public. Stalking points: Karsan frames his $2 million demand as compensation for “pain and suffering,” threatens to expose John as a “wife-beating asshole,” and boasts friendship with “NY media.” And yet, Koral, you never call anymore. [NYDN] • Say what you want about the new Village Voice, but at least it’s not afraid of readers’ letters. From the new issue’s crop: “You … take a dying paper and kill it over and over again.” “The Village Voice is dead.” “Reader’s Digest is edgier than you are.” [VV] • And a city Department of Sanitation cap is apparently a huge seller and a nascent fashion staple; Scorsese, Liv Tyler, et al have been spotted in them. So reports the Scotsman, our trusted source for apparel news. [Scotsman]
  22. Foodievents
    My Kid Could Design That Restaurant Logo! For every high-profile restaurant architect like David Rockwell or AvroKO, there’s an underappreciated artisan like Louise Fili. One of several people whose work is being honored by the Society of Illustrators at an exhibition opening tonight at the Museum of Illustration, Fili creates restaurant logos. Her elegant, Art Nouveau– and Art Deco–inspired designs give the Mermaid Inn, Artisanal, Pigalle, and Sfoglia, whose logo is exceptionally lovely and ornate, their trademark markings. A collection of her work can be viewed here; the museum exhibit runs through the 27th. “Letter as Image, Image as Letter,” Museum of Illustration, 128 E. 63rd St., nr. Lexington Ave.; 212-838-2560.
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