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Friday, January 23, 2009

A satellite in the Obama universe

Continuing with all things Obama, we take a look at the New York loft of clothing designer Isabel Toledo (creator of the First Lady's inauguration day suit) and her artist husband, Ruben. The couple took nine months to renovate the penthouse apartment turning it into a workspace for Ruben. Isabel's atelier takes up two lower floors in the same building.

Ruben is best known as a high fashion illustrator working with clients such as Barneys, Nordstrom, and Louis Vuitton.

His skylight-lit studio features views of the Empire State Building.

Isabel made the chairs' slipcovers to hide the previous owner's cat scratches. The graffitied mannequin was created by Ruben for Ralph Pucci International.

The master bedroom screens were painted by Ruben. The mini street lamps, a gift from a friend, are from the Watergate Hotel in Washington, DC.

[New York magazine]
[Harper's Bazaar]


only a movie said...

Ooooh... aahhhh. Love the bed.

And the prom pics of Obama are too much. I can't get enough of them.

woodley park-zoo said...

OMG love the portrait of the couple with the skylit view. Glamouuuuur!

hmstrjam said...

great to see this again, their space is awesome!

nkp said...

Incredible to view the space of such creative minds! Thanks for sharing this one.

susie q said...

Love it, love it. I want to be Isabel!

Designers' Brew said...

wow that window is attic porn on steroids.

erin@designcrisis said...

Windows!!! The glory is so bright and beautiful it hurts.