On Wednesday night, I hosted an event for God’s Love We Deliver in my apartment. I made a big effort to create an endowment program for them, where they are remembered in people’s wills. It is a way of giving back and helping those in need. Among those who attended were Mario Buatta, Daryl Roth, and Margaret Russell. I went to the flower market to get flowers, and the apartment ended up looking like a Macy’s Easter Flower Show. I overdosed on pinks, lavenders and mauves. I’m passionate about the foundation and what they stand for, especially since so many people have been kind to me throughout my life.
Here are some photos from the evening (click on photo to see larger size):
This is the first time in at least ten years that I have not designed a table for Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) Dining by Design. I started to get withdrawal… so when my friend Roger Thomas, Creative Director for Steve Wynn (who makes all the gambling palaces a reality) asked me to help him do a table for for Maya Romanoff because he wasn’t in town to do it, I gladly said yes. It was fun participating. All I did was the centerpiece (which was Roger’s concept), and he designed the rest of the table. It was a great evening with lots of celebrities, among them Ralph Lauren. Dining By Design raises money for a good cause, and is the benchmark for a New York design industry event.
Here are some pictures from the evening (you can click on the photo to view it in a larger size):
I was recently interviewed by Musée Magazine, a new online photography magazine started by photographer Andrea Blanch. She has a wonderful eye for picking young and emerging photographers to feature in the magazine. I admire how she has put so much energy into helping people who are starting out in the industry. In the interview, I talk about collecting photography, and you can read the Q & A here.
This issue — Musée Magazine No. 2 — deals with fear, and there are some scary things in it.