Parsons School of Design alumnus with a BFA in fashion, who has worked in the menswear industry for several years. Past lives have been in the East Village and Lower East Side of Manhattan; more recently transplanted to Harlem. Currently living in a 1907 "French flat," an Edwardian era middle-class apartment.
Walking by one of the standard cast iron gates found in Mount Morris Park, we noticed a bit of a designer touch had been added on to provide visual interest. Gold is quite in style in fashion circles these days but has always been the proper accent for older townhouse homes. A bright coat of metallic paint had been added on to the tips of the gate finials and spires to provide another focal point to the otherwise drab utilitarian fence. This type of aesthetic also goes hand in hand with the gold lettering that is often found in the doorways of historic neighborhoods: LINK