Any magazine that puts the OXO swivel peeler on its cover merits cover-to-cover reading, and so it goes with the October 29 design issue of New York. The issue highlights “nine New Yorkers who changed–and are still changing–the way we look at the world,” that is: Fabien Baron, Mario Buatta, Santiago Calatrava, Joe D’Urso, Jack Lenor Larsen, Martha Stewart, Massimo and Lella Vignelli, and Eva Zeisel (and among the 25 others who get a quick shout-out are logomeister Ivan Chermayeff, Knopf‘s Book Design Department, and the extraodinary Albert Hadley).
There’s plenty to read here, but we couldn’t turn away from Mark Heithoff‘s photos of Fabien Baron’s Soho loft. It’s everything we hoped for: clean lines, interesting textures (leather shag rug anyone?), Poul Kjaerholm furniture, photographs by Irving Penn and Eugene Atget, and a Bertoia sculpture that’s reminiscient of a Baronian typographical flourish from the pages of French Vogue. Fabien: did we mention that mediabistro is headquartered in Soho? And that we happen to be excellent apartmentsitters?