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Baby Space NYC

Baby Space NYC

Baby Space Squeezing a new baby and accompanying paraphernalia into a tiny New York City studio or one bedroom apartment can be more painful than 6 months in new stilettos… unless you know these 5 secrets. You Got The Cutest Little Baby Space Thank heavens recent innovative

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Quintessential Collection

Quintessential  Collection

The four crucial factors in establishing an important collection are quality, rarity, provenance and intense interest in the items collected. Whether collecting sea-shells or fine art, these elements apply. An example of these best practices being employed in assembling a great and valuable collection follows: Ultimate Collector ?

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Collectors Optimistic – Part 2 of 3

Collectors Optimistic - Part 2 of 3

Why Buy at Auctions ? Ideally, auctions at the well-known “auction houses” establish the fair market value of the items being auctioned, namely the highest price bid. Auction houses base their reputations on their ability to authenticate and estimate the value of the works they sell. Bidding

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Collectors Optimistic

Collectors Optimistic

  Collectors Optimistic – But Cautious Part 1 of a 3 Part Blog Rare items presented for sale by recognized auction houses this spring and early summer have generally sold at high prices, some at record levels. Interestingly, a few unique items have either sold at lower

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Unique Apartments

Unique Apartments

New York City’s Most Memorable Apartments Of the 3 million apartments in New York City , a now deceased NYC designer estimated that less than 5% are what he termed “Unique” with a capital U.

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Declutter Secret 2

Declutter Secret 2

Clutter Research Quite a bit of research has recently been done on aspects of human behavior with regard to clutter. The most important studies give us significant insights into the negative affects of clutter on the human psyche and how best to deal with them:

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Decluttering Secret Revealed

Decluttering Secret Revealed

Do you want help to declutter your apartment ? You are not alone. Recent studies at UCLA, Yale and the University of Washington show that: Clutter stresses women but not men. Throwing away things we are attached to causes anxiety in both sexes. Zen-like willpower builder “Surfing

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Famous Art Challenge

Famous Art Challenge

FAMOUS ART CHALLENGE Test your knowledge of Art by naming the paintings – title and artist – below. Answers as well as your level of expertise, based on a modified Dreyfus scale, are provided after the following 17 paintings: Let us know if you named them all

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Art Market, New Picture

Art Market, New Picture

ART COLLECTORS PREFERENCE… NEW PAINTINGS Sought after art is categorized into four categories: Old Masters; Impressionists; Modern Art; and Contemporary Art. “Old Masters” generally refers to quality European artists, who painted between the Renaissance and 1800. Historically, quality Old Masters paintings, such as Rembrandt’s, had commanded the

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Staging A NYC Apartment For Sale

Staging A NYC Apartment For Sale

There are now multiple resources available for staging your apartment for sale. First you can do it yourself. It takes some time but is often very rewarding both personally and financially. Sofia storage has a “how to stage” guide on its website at:¬† http://www.sofiastorage.com/blog/staging-your-manhattan-condo/ Second, a large

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