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.
A postcard showing Small's Paradise on 135th Street back in 1943 was probably the inspiration for the new interior of the one of Harlem most popular eateries. This dynamic curved barrel design can be found today at the Red Rooster on Lenox Avenue but with a slight finish modification. We especially like this trend of designer taking cues from early century decades and updating them slightly for modern times. The Clover Leaf Bar was probably one of the most unique ones to be found in Harlem back in the day and it now has a second life thanks to the design direction of Chef Marcus Samuelsson.