Monthly Archives: October 2016

Bathrooms for Real Men

Why can’t men have a more masculine bathroom? These days men usually spend a lot of time in the bathroom. We take showers, groom ourselves, relieve ourselves and some of us even take the time to read there as well. It’s a space that’s used for for many different purposes, why can’t we make it […]

Designer Kitchen – All About Black

I’ll Take One! What Do You Think?  Kitchen of the Week: A Study in Black by Designer Nicole Hollis October 27, 2016 4:00 AM BY Meredith Swinehart Photography by Laure Joliet, courtesy of Nicole Hollis. Above: In the studio’s communal staff kitchen, floors are custom dark gray concrete and walls are painted in Benjamin Moore’s Decorator’s White—the […]

Gothic Design Takes Over Brooklyn

House Call: A Brooklyn Brownstone Goes Gothic October 28, 2016 4:00 AM BY Alexa Hotz Jeff Madalena and Jason Gnewikow are the sort of creative couple who seem to have numerous design projects going on at any given time (they describe themselves as “creatively restless”). When they set out to remodel their 1910 brownstone two years ago, they came […]

21st Gallery – New Yorks Newest Art Gallery

New York’s Newest Art Gallery Jackie Caradonio September 15, 2016   Emmanuel Babled’s designs at the new Twenty First Gallery. New York City art ace Renaud Vuaillat has eschewed tradition with the launch of his latest Manhattan outpost. Opened in May on a tree-lined street in West Chelsea, Twenty First Gallery ( is set within […]

From Playboy Bachelor to Family Living – Lofts For Everyone

From Playboy Bachelor to Family Living 10 MODERN LOFTS WE’D LOVE TO CALL HOME Posted by Caroline Williamson on 10.27.16 While loft living might not be for everyone, others find it dream-worthy. If you want to convert your loft into a place to relax or even live then visit to see if you can […]

Clean Up In Black – The Best of Black Soaps

 Clean Up With Black Soaps! 10 Favorites: The Best of Black Soap October 25, 2016 8:00 AM BY Julie Carlson Essential for the noirish bath: black bar soap: Here are 10 favorites, ranging from Seattle-made Blackbird soap inspired by the Mount St. Helens eruption to a soap evoking “the feeling of drinking a fine scotch in […]

10 Dramatic Black Dinnerware PIeces

10 Easy Pieces: Dramatic Black Dinnerware October 26, 2016 4:00 AM BY Annie Quigley Every home should have a set of Basic White Dinnerware, but we think everyone should have a stack of pitch black plates on hand too. Ideal for moody dinner parties and striking when displayed on white shelves, think of black dinnerware as white dinnerware’s dark alter-ego. Here are […]

Six Easy Steps To Painting Popcorn Ceiling! – How To

Easy Do It Yourself, In Only Six Steps! How To: Paint Popcorn Ceiling Give that tired textured surface a fresh new coat with these steps. The popcorn effect—so called for its resemblance to America’s favorite fluffy snack—is the result of loose particulate materials mixed into paint and applied to a surface, usually with a sprayer. […]

Grohe Brothers To Step Down – Hansgrohe & Axor – Industry News

 Major Shakeup With Industry Leader Hansgrohe! Alice Morby | 25 October 2016  Philippe and Richard #Grohe are to leave their management roles at Hansgrohe SE, the company their grandfather founded 115 years ago. Richard, who is deputy chairman of the executive board, and his brother Philippe, vice-president of design management, will hand over their duties […]

Carl Hansen’s Limited Edition “Black Collection” – Interior Design

The Last Chair Is To Die For, Being Dark Has Never Been This Awesome! Dark Shadows: The Limited Edition Black Collection from Carl Hansen October 25, 2016 6:00 AM BY Julie Carlson Danish brand Carl Hansen has been playing around with the classics, reintroducing dormant designs from midcentury masters and updating classic pieces with new […]