Wrote about homes in the US and abroad, including a couple of Copenhagen residences, a modern dogtrot in Tennessee, artist Jill Magid’s Greenpoint rowhouse, a renovated A.D. Stenger midcentury gem in Austin, the Brussels loft of architect Julien de Smedt, and the now-recognizable “floating” farmhouse in upstate New York.
Interviewed a lot of talented people, frequently of the octogenarian variety: Yrjö Kukkapuro, Finnish furniture legend; Sheila Hicks, weaving great; Jack Lenor Larsen, textile giant; Lucia de Respinis, industrial design professor and George Nelson associate; her Pratt classmate and furniture designer Charles Pollock (also wrote his obit for Artforum).
Ran Dwell’s front-of-book for four years—encompassing news, profiles, trend forecasts, market pages, and so on—and pitched, assigned, and edited features like an architecture critic’s take on Barbie, a spotlight of women designers (Susan Kare, Natasha Jen, and Neri Oxman), and service-oriented packages on small-space living and knockoffs vs. authentic design.
Planned and executed the City Modern series—a week of design talks, home tours, plus a printed magazine—in NYC in partnership with Design Hunting and New York magazine. Organized and moderated scores of architect and designer talks for the annual Dwell on Design conference and trade show in Los Angeles.
Studio and on-location shoots for everything from barware, bathrooms, bedding, and building materials to candelabra, tabletop, timepieces, and upholstery fabric.