Event: Dwell's New York debutante party, honoring new publisher Brenda Saget Darling and executive editor Amanda Dameron
In the House: Dwell President Michela O’Connor Abrams, Storefront for Art & Architecture director and fashion plate Eva Franch, Thom Filicia, Jonathan Marvel of Rogers Marvel, Winka Dubbeldam, and representatives from New York firms LOT-EK and BIG
Menu: Precious tempura-ed things and vegetable/tuna rolls, followed by intricate bite-sized pastries
Dress code: Architect black interspersed with PR girls in jewel tones and statement necklaces
Soundtrack: A ukelele player on the 6th floor!
Gift Bag Contents: Two issues of the magazine, a humid candied apple, and a sweet metal water bottle with bamboo Dwell-emblazoned cap
The Skinny: Water bottles aside, we were psyched to scope the interiors of the 10,000-square-foot townhouse that's haunted our dreams since the renderings hit the CurbedWire in 2008. The recent interior design is over-the-top, but it works in the way a showhouse does, i.e. hiding white-box detailing and tying together a humongous space that might otherwise seem like a numbing series of rooms. Front- and rear-facing terraces on the seventh floor are pretty sweet, as is the enclosed backyard. We didn't make it to the basement, but according to that ridiculous floorplan, we missed a home theater and private gym.
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