“Look who it is: it’s Edwina, the Edwina,” Isaac Mizrahi exclaimed to The Observer this past Saturday, as he approached Edwina von Gal, the designer who, Ross Bleckner told us, “did the landscaping at my house in Sagaponack.”
We were at Cindy Sherman’s new East Hampton home at a benefit for the Azuero Earth Project, the Panama-based ecological nonprofit of which Ms. von Gal is president. It was a cozy beginning-of-the-end to the Hamptons summer season. Guests sat on benches under a white tent to eat empanadas and watch performances by Suzanne Vega, Rufus Wainwright, Laurie Anderson and Lou Reed. Children climbed into pendulous bamboo cocoons, stuffed with pillows, that swayed from the trees.
As it does for just about everything, the New York Times has a blog about songwriting. It’s called, somewhat pretentiously, Measure for Measure: How to Write a Song and Other Mysteries. It’s rarely updated, but it’s rarely bad. It features folks like Andrew Bird, Roseanne Cash, and Peter Holsapple (formerly of the Continental Read More
The Ralph Lauren model Filippa Hamilton has bought a duplex on the 10th and 11th floors of the Urban Glass House, the last residential commission of the late Philip Johnson.
But this newest buyer has more inviting cladding—which is why she’s been the face of Ralph Lauren since 2002. Johnson sold modernism to America; Ms. Read More
You gotta give Larry Silverstein credit for making a big deal out of what others might just want to gloss over: finishing a building before anybody is ready to move into it. The opening ceremonies for 7 World Trade Center on May 23 will feature a midday concert with Suzanne Vega, Ollabelle and Read More
The news came on June 1.
The owner of a house on a quiet street near the southern border of the West Village wanted $12.9 million for the place. Now, there’s no way to respectably sell anything in the neighborhood, even by employing what seemed to be the 2000 formula: doubling the going prices of Read More