The Afternoon Wrap: Monday

  • Mr. Goodbar‘s bombshell Tuesday Weld is selling her oceanfront Montauk home for about $10 million. She says, “It’s like being on a yacht.” [WSJ]
  • Critic and architect Peter Blake is dead at 86. His books include the well-titled “Form Follows Fiasco” (subtitled “Why Modern Architecture Hasn’t Worked”!). He collaborated on Philip Johnson’s Glass House, and, out in Water Mill, he built for his family the gleeful 1955 Pinwheel House. [Metropolis]
  • It’s another sign of Manhattan’s swift descent into evil postmodern chaos, brought upon simply by the tough real estate market! Peter Marigold is selling fancy “transportable, modular shelving… perfect for renters who must leave the surfaces of their homes undisturbed.” And here’s this: “They’re available in expandable polypropylene that will expand to fit your space exactly.” [Apartment Therapy]
  • Babylon, NY, goes green. [Multi-Housing News]
  • West 51st Street’s essential Le Bernardin has introduced a new surf and turf menu. For shame, sirs! In other news, Jay McInerney’s new wife “never met a pork belly she didn’t like.” [House & Garden]
  • - Max Abelson