Meatpacking District

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Apple Cube, Apple Store
  • New app Getaround lets New Yorkers borrow cars from strangers on demand. It’s the freedom of driving without the anxiety of alternate side parking. More on Business Insider.
  • Daily Intelligencer uncovers the little-known story of how the Apple cube actually landed in Midtown.
  • Packtasche is an architect-designed cardboard carrier that makes toting groceries and the like while cycling through the city much easier. Arch Daily has the scoop.
  • And in more cardboard design news….this $40 smartphone projector is light, compact, and transportable, so you can show your favorite cat videos to a crowd on the go. Check it out on Better Living Through Design.
  • CityLab talks to photographer Brian Rose about documenting the extreme transformation of the Meatpacking District from 1985 to today.

Images: Apple Cube, via Wiki Commons (L); Packtasche, via Packtasche (R)

Chelsea, Cool Listings, Interiors, Meatpacking District, Starchitecture

100 Eleventh Avenue interiors, Jean Nouvel building, Jennifer Post interior renovation

Starchitect Jean Nouvel’s 100 Eleventh Avenue may have received mixed reviews—which is made even more evident when you look at its rocky listing history—but that doesn’t change the fact that this pad is a clear showstopper. Not only does the stunning full-floor penthouse offer 360 degrees of stellar views through 150 linear feet of floor-to-ceiling windows; have a sprawling layout and two terraces; and reside on one of New York’s most recognizable blocks, surrounded by buildings designed by Pritzker Prize winners like Frank Gehry and Shigeru Ban; but this unit also has recently renovated interiors courtesy of Jennifer Post, one of Architectural Digest’s top 100 designers. Bottom line, if you’re a big name-dropper, this $45,000/month rental has your name written all over it.

Check out the views from this incredible home here

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Images: 170 Putnam interior (left), Classes on the Cobbles (right)

Celebrities, Green Design, Interiors, Meatpacking District

Diane von Furstenburg penthouse

The headquarters of the “Queen of the Wrap Dress” (ladies, you know what I’m talking about if you’ve ever stood in line for one of these sample sales!) is well known for the big, geometric glass structure that sits perched atop the traditional Meatpacking District building. Not so well known, though, is that inside this rooftop crystal is Ms. von Furstenberg’s penthouse apartment.  And just as you’d expect, the space is full of all of the sleek, yet glamorous style that the designer expresses in her clothing.

Conceptualized by Work Architecture, the Diane von Furstenberg headquarters was adapted from this landmarked meat market building to house the firm’s flagship store, administrative offices, and production space. The re-imagined rooftop is not only an apartment, but a garden oasis. The staircase, dubbed the “stairdelier” by the architects since it is lined with Swarovski crystals, ties the live/work space together and is its crowning jewel. Descending diagonally through the building’s six stories, it reflects light throughout the entire interior.

More about the sparkling staircase and all of the interior eye candy this way