Design Hunting

11.03.10

Happenings
  • A Gallery in the Sky
    A construction site on 23rd Street is about to get a lot more colorful: On November 11, the scaffolding ringing Chelsea’s London Terrace Gardens building will be gift-wrapped by billboard-size works of 25 emerging local artists, courtesy of nonprofit arts organization ArtBridge. More ›
  • Working Out the Italian Way
    Italian fitness company Technogym, seller of sleek and luxurious home-gym equipment, will opens its first showroom and lifestyle center in Soho on November 16, featuring its full line of equipment, as well as a “wellness lounge,” a library of design books, and a vertical garden of over 900 plants. More ›
  • Gehry Speaks
    The always-provocative starchitect Frank Gehry will sit down for a free public conversation about the “troubled relationship” between architecture and beauty at the Pratt Institute School of Architecture on November 10. More ›
Design Hunting

Space of the Week

Fishs Eddy’s Secret Stash

Julie Gaines and David Lenovitz started Fishs Eddy 25 years ago with little more than a rickety pickup truck and a love of American-made housewares. Now their store’s inventory—and the museum-quality collection that inspires it—is hidden inside a 50,000-square-foot warehouse space in Jersey City. View the Slideshow ›


Metal molds that held ceramic cups in place to be spray-painted.

This stash of nudes was found in a rabbi’s basement in Pittsburgh.

These gorgeous wrappers were used for letterpresses.

The Best Bet

Keith Haring Children’s Chair

Give your own radiant baby her first piece of Pop Art.
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Behind Closed Doors

Harlem From on High

Olivier Giugni, floral designer and author of the new book Living Art, shows off his balconied apartment on Central Park North.
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The Brooklyn furniture restorer Christophe Pourny makes a wood-enhancing Furniture Tonic that’s already a good value at $15 a bottle. It takes just a few drops on a rag to restore luster to old, beat-up wood surfaces, which means a 200-ml bottle could outlast the furniture itself. Mention this newsletter for 20 percent off the regular price. (Cp@ChristophePourny.com or 718-855-8865.)