Day: September 14, 2020

This modern, eclectic two-bedroom loft on Cedar Springs is just blocks away from Klyde Warren Park

With just a five-minute walk to Klyde Warren Park, this condo boasts a modern design and location, location, location.


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The 2,359-square-foot unit has two bedrooms and two bathrooms and is listed for $955,000. Listing agent Bryan Crawford said the home belongs to art collectors. The colorful assemblage of art pieces contrasts with the minimal design of the space.

The unit is a loft with a balcony and a wall of 20-foot windows. Crawford said the design of the home is softened with the white walls and natural light, in contrast to the industrial design so often associated with loft-style living spaces.

On the first level of the loft, the kitchen, dining and living room share a floor with a guest bedroom and bathroom. The second level includes the primary suite, along with an office or study area that is open to the first level below.

Crawford noted that

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Copenhagen Imports’ 50th Anniversary Collection Is a Testament to Timeless Design


Copenhagen Imports’ Texas regional manager, John Milk, is always quick to distinguish furniture design trends, such as sectional sofas with trendy style options like smoky mirrors and gold-plated tables. He should know – he’s been designing furniture showrooms for almost three decades. John has always admired interior design, recalling days when, as a child, his mother would take him along to visit his favorite furniture store in his hometown of Tucson, Arizona.

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Jewelry maker Loree Rodkin wants $2.3M for Manhattan studio

It’s not too often that a rock ‘n’ roll interior decorator morphs into a talent agent for stars like Brad Pitt — she got him cast in “Thelma and Louise” — and then becomes a top jewelry designer.

But that’s the story of Loree Rodkin, whose ex-boyfriends include Richard Gere, Bernie Taupin and Don Henley.

The high-wattage pieces she designed for Michelle Obama to wear to the 2009 inaugural ball — including 61-carat diamond earrings with garland drops and a 13-carat diamond cocktail ring — now sit in the Smithsonian.

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Now the designer — who calls Cher and Elton John pals and did interiors for clients like Rod Stewart — is selling her own glam Manhattan apartment.

It’s a West Village studio — with a generous 942 square feet and one bathroom — listed for $2.3 million. (She bought it for $1.7 million in 2012, according to

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Poetry provides comfort and memories of a special mother

Not many people read poetry these days. And it’s very hard for poets to get their poems published in 2020.

My dear husband, Baheej, loved poetry and was raised reading and reciting it. He read poetry every day right up to his death. Every morning. Sometimes in the afternoon, as well.



Oddly, my own mother liked poetry, which I think is unusual for someone who was raised on an Oklahoma wheat farm. She loved Robert Frost. She had never been to New England, but she read Frost to me in Minnesota, early in the morning. Frost’s “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” was a favorite of hers, and so it is of mine.

Well, it’s not winter yet, but because of Labor Day, I am reminded of my dear parents and my childhood when Labor Day was a big holiday — not just because of family barbecues but big

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