January 22, 2012

In a New York City State of Mind - Manhattan Style

Manhattan in one single word:  Powerhouse 
Urbane, Sophisticated, Formal - adjectives that easily apply.
It's a juggernaut of design that pulsates endlessly.
 It's where I went to school, worked for many years and I love it dearly,
for how could you not be endlessly inspired? 
The Art, The Architecture, The Parks, The Fashion....
 It's all available in massive quantities here, and though, maybe a little cliche
it's still very iconic - so why not click on the opening to 
a little 'Moon River'  then begin to scroll down to scratch the surface
of just what made, and makes Manhattan so incredibly special. 

Cecil Beaton photograph, Charles James gowns

Kate Winslett - Harper's Bazaar
The 1930 Chrysler Building - Considered One, if not the most important Art Deco Building in the world.

Steven Gambrel
Central Park
Washington Square Park

Frank Lloyd Wright - The Guggenheim
Stephen Sprouse
Atlas at Rockefeller Center
Candice Bergen - Famous Truman Capote 1966 Black & White Ball
Billy Baldwin:
21 Club
Albert Hadley: One of the Most Influential Interior Designer's of the 20th Century
Andy Warhol: Soup Can 1962

 Grammercy Park Townhouse

Albert Hadley
An event at the Frick Museum
The fabulous ceiling of the Metropolitan Opera
Millicent Rogers
The wonderful Bemelmens Bar; at the Carlyle Hotel, especially well known for it's murals by the creator of the classic Madeline Books.
Iconic Four Seasons
Bonnie Cashin top photo, and her apartment below

Elevator at the Chrysler

Harper's Bazaar 1942


Alfred Hitchcock's 'Rear Window'

1940's Vogue - when taxi's also came in green.
From a 'Touch Of Mink': Bergdorf Goodman 1962 Fashion Collection:

Jeff Koons

Frick Museum
Rockefeller Center
Roof top Garden opposite St. Patrick's Cathedral
Central Park

Lobby at The Mark Hotel and the Entrance Below

Todd Romano
The Metropolitan Opera House

The Chrysler Building

More than any other place Dark glazed walls  work especially well in Manhattan. 
The above photo is Aerin Lauder's Apartment. 
Diana Vreeland
Jackson Pollock, Number 8
Bemelemen's Bar
Chrysler Building Mural
Portrait of Millicent Rogers

Radio City Music Hall

Oscar De La Renta

Skating at Rockefeller Center
Grand Central Station

From the 'The Thin Man' series
The Four Season's Bar
Metropolitan Museum
Vintage Norman Norell
Vintage Halston Above and his Apartment Below

Macy's Day Floats 1938

One of my favorites: The Delcorte Clock - Children's Zoo, Central Park
I also love the Lily pad stepping stones that are crossed when entering 
the Children's zoo!
Seals at the zoo
Norman Norell
The Dakota
A Residential Loft Downtown
Chado - Ralph Rucci Fall 2011

Andy Warhol's 1964 Jackie Kennedy

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