If you liked the decor of my apartment in Vogue (click) then you’ll love Film Biz Recycling. Its this great charity that take in abandoned movie props that would have ended up dumped in a landfill somewhere and recycles them back into use. James and I have found a lot of our favorite treasures there and we think its a must-go-to for anyone who’s looking for that unusual piece for their home.
Recently Film Biz moved from Queens to Brooklyn and into a giant space 5 times the former size! This last week my sister-in-law Rebecca Conran (she has a tumblr too!), who is an art director for movies and commercials, volunteered to arrange the huge inventory of random props into these amazing little vignettes all around the 10,000sq foot space. James and I helped moving everything and we actually filmed the transformation of piles of knick-nacks into these amazingly little scenes like from a movie - I’ll be posting that video just as soon as we’re done editing it.
Today is the opening party of the space from 4pm - 8pm. I think you should all get on the R train to Union Street and give Rebecca and Eva (the owner of FBR) a big pat on the back! You’ll probably come home with something you never knew you needed, let alone existed!
This months Glamour magazine has a fun little feature called the “How To Do Anything Better Guide”. A few weeks the magazine came over to my apartment with the chef from New York City’s SALT restaurant to help me throw a “better” party for some of my friends. I was taught a few interesting new dishes and mixed drinks and the magazine asked me to give my own party-throwing advice (though I’m probably the least party-minded model you’ll ever meet). I
I will admit, the party playlist leaves something to be desired, I thought they were asking whats on my iPod right now! Opps… I do love myself some Cocteau twins though.
Well my place is finally done! …sort of. I still have a few things to do here and there (which I’lll probably never get around to) but over-all I’m really happy with how the place turned out. Here are a few pictures that Vogue Living took of the place.
My good friend James Conran did the interior design and also all the custom painting and plastering. I think he did a great job! If you’d like to see a full portfolio of his work you can do so at: