Wendy Talarico

On the Waterfront: New York City Learns to be Green

Architect: Kiss + Cathcart Engineer: Ove Arup & Partners Landscape Architect: Judith Heintz This proposed structure, to be built in the new Stuyvesant Cove Park located along the East River between 18th and 23rd streets, gives New York City residents an opportunity to learn how environmentalism and sustainable design are part of city life. Building description: A modest rectangular building…

Corso Italia: Italian Design at the ICFF

In the past few years, Italian designers and manufacturers have grouped together to present their products at the ICFF. This year the companies subtly set themselves apart from the rest of the show by setting up their booths between two scrimmed walls. The result was the ICFF equivalent of Little Italy. Represented along these subdued and elegant aisles was Fontana…

Opening Day at the ICFF

Walking the floor at the ICFF is wonderful and frustrating. I want 95 percent of what I see. I want to throw away every bit of furniture in my house and replace it with these sumptuous pieces-right now. I would be happier with drapes made from that seagreen Knoll textile with the puckery dots. I’m sure my life would be…