Likely inspired by the exceedingly high demand for warm comfort foods recently (how mysterious, could it be the weather?), this week’s New York Times Dining and Wine Front Burner featured the retro-inspired coffee thermos from none other than the Philip Johnson Design Store. The article credits Murray for the store design, and mentions the former Moss store and galleries.
Go ahead, have a pour. Click the coffee pot to read the article.
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Yes, we know EVERYONE is heading to Miami, but we, being we, went in the other direction. Up to New Canaan, for a get together at the home of Henry Urbach, the Director of the Glass House. Henry lives in the house that was once David Whitney’s and seems to have the entire Glass House rolling property as his back yard, which is just about as swell as it gets. So we wandered around a little and saw some of the structures one usally doesn’t visit. For instance, above is the amazing tower Johnson built in 1985 as a memorial to Lincoln Kirstein. And below, is Murray, standing on it, having fearlessly climbed an entire foot to the first ledge. Yes, that boy is game.
And we couldn’t agree more. Click on the row of tiny chairs to read the full article.
Great piece in W online today about the “reinvented” retail at Philip Johnson’s Glass House.
It was a glorious day, and how wonderful to stroll those spectacular grounds, drinking heavily. And then have our picnic lunch listening to a thin woman playing the accordian and singing. I know that sounds like it might have been slightly weird, but somehow it just all worked and a great time was had by all. Good job, Mr. Johnson.
Arlene Hirst, writing in the Home section of the Times today, quotes Murray on the new focus for the Glass House store. So what’s the problem with finger puppets? I suppose there won’t be any mimes either.