Cathy Whitlock will be speaking at the Art and Antique Dealers League Show at the Park Avenue Armory this Friday, May 4th from 3-4pm. Her lecture will cover a century of cinematic set decoration, featuring highlights from every decade of Hollywood history. A slide presentation will show photographs, behind-the-scene images and designer sketches of sets […]
I was thrilled yesterday when the Huffington Post described how Andre Morris, president of Varran Media, chose the Top of the Strand, the rooftop bar we designed, as the venue for a party hosted by 50 Cent! “Morris knew that in order to please the celebrity rapper, he’d need a venue with the right mix […]
Posted on April 23, 2012 (Events, Fabric, Fashion, Outdoor, Press, Sex and the City, Uncategorized) Tagged Huffington Post, ralph lauren, Sex and the City, The Strand Hotel
Not at all design related, but written by a very old friend of mine, an inspiration nonetheless. Totally hilarious memoir and most will relate in a million ways. Also read the profile by Kat Stoeffel on him in the New York Observer yesterday, if for no other reason but that the title is “Journalistic Party Boy […]
The Barney’s windows in New York City, designed by Lady Gaga, are far from your traditional Christmas windows. For more details, see the New York Post article on going Gaga for Gaga…coincidentally, those images were shot by one of our fave photographers, Tom Sibley, who shot the Baxter Street loft on our website! The first […]
Kerry O’Malley, one of the leads in the Broadway revival of On a Clear Day, invited the the Marks & Frantz team to decorate her dressing room backstage at the St. James Theater. We wanted to make her space comfortable yet glamorous. In a space this small, the design must be well conceived and the […]
Posted on December 13, 2011 (Color, Events, New Work, Resources, Small Spaces, Uncategorized) Tagged color, design, Kid's Rooms, Marks & Frantz, wallpaper
Last night the entire Marks & Frantz team hit the NYDC for their 6th Annual Masquerade Ball! The theme was Roaring 20s, which we largely ignored (Nicole pointed out that the Girl Scouts were founded in 1912, so we are not so far off!). It was a benefit for The Alpha Workshops, a wonderful workshop […]
As featured designers at the New York Design Center, we have been asked to participate in a variety of events this Tuesday evening at 200 Lex. We are so excited to meet all the magazine editors, interior designers and see what’s new in the showrooms! Stay tuned for future blog posts on one of our […]
CNN International interviewed me for their travel show called CNNgo – very exciting! The feature was about great things to do outside in New York and they included the Top of the Strand, the rooftop bar that Lisa and I just redecorated for the summer. We are really happy with our design – Trina Turk […]
Posted on July 14, 2011 (Events, Fabric)
Our designer showcase at Grange last night was a huge success. Thanks so much to all our friends, family and colleagues who showed up to support us! We had a fantastic time and Grange knows how to throw a fab party!
One of our commercial projects, The Top of the Strand (hot new rooftop bar at the Strand Hotel) is finally open to the public. It’s got fabulous views, great cocktails and, of course, fabulous decor!