New York Cottages & Gardens - May 2015

Design Discoveries from New York and Beyond: Memphis

The 1980s Italian design movement Memphis, named after a Bob Dylan song by its Milanese founder Ettore Sottass, still resonates today, as seen with this roundup of striking pieces from Kelly Behun, Mario Milana, Damm, Christopher Coleman and Karim Rashid for Sancal.

Cutting Edge Objects to Buy and Love

This month's guide to the must-haves for the design-obsessed shopper, including Santa Barbara Umbrella in Whitecap and Sunflower, the wool and silk rug from Country Carpet, the James Coffee Table from The New Traditionalist and the low and an over the mantel mirror from Ann Madonia Art Antiques.

In the West Village, Neighborly Relations Are a Little Strained

In the West Village, neighborly relations are a little strained these days, especially when it comes to boldfaced names. Gary and Addie Tomei, parents of Oscar-winner Marisa Tomei, are suing their West 13th Street neighbor Sean Lennon, son of John and Yoko, over a tree on his $9.5 million property, the roots of which have allegedly cracked the Tomeis’ stoop and even crept into their basement.

Reaching the End of the (High) Line

With the completion of the final portion of Phase III of the High Line, which extends from West 30th Street and curves around Hudson Yards, the elevated park will receive virtually no further funding from New York City. Only a small amount is still allotted for security and similar expenses, requiring an influx of private money instead.

Frank Lloyd Wright Fanatics Take Note

To be marooned on Petra Island is a dream come true for mid-century-modern diehards. The 11-acre retreat on Putnam County’s Lake Mahopac, 50 miles from New York City, boasts two Frank Lloyd Wright–designed dwellings and is selling the entire island for $18.5 million.