December 20th, 2016
The holiday season has always been a favorite of mine. I love the old traditions and the making of new ones. For me it is a time to be at home—celebrating, cooking, and entertaining; but also, resting and pausing. This time of year sits on the cusp of looking forward and reflecting backward. I find […]
December 8th, 2016
Over the years at Aero in New York City, I’ve thought a lot about how to bring tradition into the modern home—both for my clients and my own life by example. I am fortunate enough to have a beautiful home outside the city in Bellport, New York, that I share with my husband, Dan Fink. […]
September 1st, 2012
As an extension of the design studio, the Aero
store is in many ways the most creative outlet for
my style. Essentially I treat the store like a
client residence, but one that changes and lets
me experiment and explore from season to
season with different furniture and settings.
January 2nd, 2012
From the framer to the store…
The fun and challenge of having a new batch of framed artwork at Aero is deciding how to display
it. As discussed in the previous story, I had a group
of photographs by Michelle Arcila framed to sell at Aero. I often have a general idea ahead of time of how the pieces may be grouped together...
December 14th, 2011
I have always loved the job of curating an art collection – in my personal life, at the Aero store, and for my clients’ homes. It is a process that takes years, searching for those special pieces that one
by one help create a unique personal statement.
April 19th, 2011
Twice a year for the past 12 years I have traveled
to North Carolina for the High Point Furniture
Market, a large international trade show for the
home furnishings industry. My first visit introduced me to the market and to the furniture company Hickory Chair. I later developed my first furniture collection for them and have gone back every
Spring and Fall...
March 3rd, 2011
Many years ago in the early days of Aero,
I was visiting one of my favorite shops –
Joel J. Mathieson Antiques in SoHo –
and came across a unique set of three
very old Chippendale-style side chairs.
They had many finely carved details, an
elaborate fretwork pattern, a beautiful
ornamental paint and velvet seats that all
suggested a very fine craftsmanship.
January 25th, 2011
This group of silver pieces came from Lawrence Jeffrey Estate Jewelers, one of my favorite vintage vendors in Litchfield, Connecticut. I’ve picked up all kinds of silver pieces there, from Victorian to pre-turn of the century to more modern styles, and I find that the real stories behind the objects I buy are often as much about the dealer or shop as they are about the pieces themselves.
January 18th, 2011
I’ve always loved the idea of the turn of the century artist studio. My tearsheet collection over the years has become filled with images of large-scale work-
spaces and artist lofts. In 2004, these images became conceptual touchstones for the design of the Aero Store and Studios when we moved to our current location on Broome Street.
September 30th, 2010
The only curtains I have at The Academy,
my home in Long Island, are in a small office
adjacent to the main entry hall. The room has
stacks of magazines, books, and various other
supplies that often find their way into the house
after making the trip from Manhattan. Though
the curtains are beautiful, not everyone would
guess that they are in fact among the most
personally significant vintage pieces I own.
September 30th, 2010
Becoming an author has always been a goal of mine. I admire and collect all kinds of books, and I envisioned doing my own one day, following in the footsteps of the vintage photography and design books that I use all the time in the studio. I’m drawn to these older books that are intimate and full of content; period and modern at the same time.