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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Who rocks this pad?

After this week's collective swoon by the design blogosphere over John Mayer's bleh apartment, I thought I should give you Dumplings a taste of what a real rock star pad can be.

So can you guess the singer who recently had Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz, the king of pale interiors, give this penthouse condo a whitewash?




[Property listing via Curbed New York]

22 comments:

nkp said...

1. I HATED John Mayer's pad when I saw it in the magazine. It's sooo boring!

2. I LOVE Lenny Kravitz, swoon. And this place is off the charts hot!

3. That listing description is so obnoxious..."the most important property in Soho"..."a great value..." puh-leese!

4. Does that sofa go on forever? Aaaahmazing!

drollgirl said...

bahah!!! i cracked up when i saw john mayer's place. ew! i can only imagine what he paid, and it is lame-o.

we have a LOT of clients that can afford to buy expensive art, but then have zero taste. it is rather pathetic.

then again, i think i have good taste and i can't usually afford what i want. thems the breaks, no?

amy @ switz~art said...

that pad is the cat's ass...so bright and edgy! luuurve it!

hope denver is treating you and your fam real nice!

ticklishfromadistance said...

Thank God. I SO did not like his pad, and LOVE this. Love the light. Give me that sectional, PLEASE.

Who gives?

Jools said...

Is so serene.

What is worse than John Mayer's apartment? His obnoxious interview.

John Mayer:

“After I finally figured out how to behave, and how to dress, I wanted to get the next thing—my apartment—right,” says John Mayer, the 31-year-old pop wunderkind turned guitar hero. “It’s the last piece of the style puzzle.”


Narrator in Fight Club:

"It’s just, when you buy furniture, you tell yourself: that’s it, that’s the last sofa I’m gonna need. No matter what else happens, I’ve got that sofa problem handled. I had it all. I had a stereo that was very decent, a wardrobe that was getting very respectable. I was so close to being complete."

Camilla @ Designalogue Blog said...

i run the risk of being shunned - but Im not loving either. Lennys looked better the way it was pre 'sale -whitening'!

Jon A said...

Wanna know what's weird? I looked at the pix and I thought, "Lenny Kravitz." believe me, I'm more scared than you. ;)

Pam Kersting said...

Love the bachelor rockstar pad! Now ... you must reveal whose pad it is!

susieq said...

Lenny's apartment is incredible. Tasteful, fine. But it looks like everything has been supersized. I just want to reduce the scale on most everything. And John Meyer's place is so drab. Truly void of personality. Surely in person there is more texture or detail...

Raina said...

Jools - Welcome. And you are brilliant.

Jon A - You are a man of deep sensitivity.

Pam - Lenny Kravitz.

David said...

Am I Gonna Go Your Way? With that apartment, absolutely.

Debi said...

that shelf in the bathroom is amazing. The John Meyer apartment was beyond boring...thank goodness I never bought any of his albums!

pillow mint said...

*love* that big-ass sofa -- big enough for spooning while watching a movie. (don't ya just hate trying to lie side by side on a too skinny sofa?!)
that brown carpet, however, should go....
Anyway, Lenny Kravitz -- yes.
John Mayer -- hell to the no.

Sol Kawage said...

my dream kitchen. That little sink in the island: that I'd kill for.

Decorina said...

Never been a fan of window treatments as ponytails. Ick.

I like color around me. Way too much white.

karly / design-crisis.com said...

OMG, people were freaking out over Mayer's pad? I hated it. I hated it so much that I forgot to even write you and ask you what the fuck was going on. So I guess I was just bored by it. John Mayer can suck an egg.

This pad, however, is awesome. As long as no one tries to play some cheesy shit on an acoustic guitar while I'm visiting, count me in.

Waxy said...

I haven't even been motivated to look through my issue to see Mayer's place yet....ha. Now I might have too just to see the awfulness for myself.

fromtherightbank.com said...

Collective swoon? You're being sarcastic, right? Because his apartment was so ugly and boring I thought I would die. Lenny on the other hand has always had cool pads. The man's got style.

fromtherightbank.com said...

Collective swoon? You're being sarcastic, right? Because his apartment was so ugly and boring I thought I would die. Lenny on the other hand has always had cool pads. The man's got style.

Rebecca@Harmony and Home said...

Ugh... I hate everything about John Mayer. Used to like his singing, but now that I've read what a slimeball he is it doesn't surprise me that his apartment would have pictures of himself all around and be without (good) personality..like him.

Raina said...

Hello Rebecca and welcome to this deliciousness!

sherri said...

that is one hawt sectional.