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August 28, 2013
Ah, the Big Apple. If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. These 6 residents are not only making it, they're doing it with style, innovation, and that little something extra that only New Yorkers can accomplish. Take a look!

BOLD COLOR, SMALL SPACE: THE BLACK APARTMENT

In this Dwell video, frequent TED speaker and international advertising consultant Cindy Gallop opens the doors to her unusual apartment in Manhattan, an all-black space filled to the brim with curios and novel objets d'art from far-flung locations.

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Architect Bill Ryall at home in Harlem, New York

MANHATTAN

Like many white people of a certain age, I first visited Harlem by mistake. I took the wrong subway and barely got out of the station: First one guy, then another, tried to shove me down the stairs. Thirty-two years later, walking past the gourmet markets, wine shops, and chain drugstores that are the sine qua non of change, I am struck by the Asians and Caucasians on their way to work, none scurrying with the head-down haste of the unwelcome. Harlem may still be the global capital of the African Diaspora, yet no court could have integrated it as efficiently as the lure of affordable Manhattan real estate. Nowadays, everyone takes the A train.

photos by: Jake Stangel

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THE INTELLIGENT KITCHEN: DR. VIJAY BATTU

In this Dwell video, Dr. Vijay Battu gives us a tour of his elegant Manhattan apartment, extolls the virtues of open space in kitchens, and performs an impromptu living room concert. Along the way we learn about symmetry, skylines, and the secret life of Italian cabinetry.

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Wood works book cabinet

SPACE-SAVING WOOD-PANELED APARTMENT IN MANHATTAN

Faced with the challenge of a diminutive New York apartment in desperate need of a refresh, architect Tim Seggerman went straight to his toolbox to craft a Nakashima-inspired interior.

photos by: David Engelhardt

Originally appeared in Stacked
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Modern small space bedroom nook with stairs

THE MANHATTAN TRANSFORMATION

As head of retail development and legal counsel leasing for American Apparel, Michael Pozner spends a lot of time sorting out the details when a new venue is chosen for the brand’s purposes. But, he admits, “I’m not a big architectural design guy.” So when he decided to reinvent the diminutive Manhattan studio in which he lives and works, Pozner tapped Darrick Borowski of Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture with whom he’d collaborated on multiple American Apparel stores. Pozner explains what happened when, architecturally speaking, he took his work home with him.

photos by: Raimund Koch

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Originally appeared in The Manhattan Transformation
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Checking email over coffee, Hughston places his laptop on the fold-down Formica table that Sanders designed. Jack Lenor Larsen's Cybelle fabric covers the wall on his right. Above the sofa hangs an Italian pendant lamp of mysterious origin; if you recogni

ONE ROOM FITS ALL

New Yorkers often work, eat, sleep, and entertain in a single room. But for Milan Hughston, a renovation turned that predicament into a pleasure.

photos by: Grant Delin

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Originally appeared in One Room Fits All
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black apartment bold color small space 1x1

BOLD COLOR, SMALL SPACE: THE BLACK APARTMENT

In this Dwell video, frequent TED speaker and international advertising consultant Cindy Gallop opens the doors to her unusual apartment in Manhattan, an all-black space filled to the brim with curios and novel objets d'art from far-flung locations.

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