A Secret Celebration

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By: Dale

The custom clothiers Secret Empire threw a party for friends and family during New York Fashion Week: Men’s. Since it was sponsored by Charles Heidsick champagne they had a lot of it they wanted to share.

So I made my way to the West Village.

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Vacation Season: A Primer

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By: Dale

Welcome to “Vacation Season”. Everyone is doing it.

Each successful trip starts with a carefully planned packing process. Or you could try waiting until the last minute and getting angry at the four hours of sleep you got while running through the airport. A tactic I affectionately call “my way.” Here is the key to the former method while completely avoiding the latter. Continue reading

We Need A New Republic

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By: Dale

It was Memorial Day weekend, the very last day of the exhibit, but I was determined to make my way to A New Republic; I’d been promising myself since February that I would see it. It was hot. I stickily walked down from my apartment to the Brooklyn Museum with my camera strapped tightly over one shoulder. I didn’t really know what it was about, but I knew it was “really good”, in that way that your friends tell you when they want you to see it for yourself. I wasn’t quite prepared. Continue reading

Let There Be Light, and Other Things: The Best of ICFF

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By: Dale

ICFF is huge, not only evidenced by their occupation of the first and third floors of the Javits Center or by their gigantic banner, but because they are the crown jewel of New York Design Week.

Luxury furniture designers from around the world come to display their best, and next, greatest designs. Here are a few of my favorites straight from the showroom floor, and since I’m a lighting snob, they’re almost all lights. Continue reading