The Fabric of Emperors
Charmeuse (pronounced “shärmōōz”): female charmer [French]; one who is seductive. Seduce is just what this sophisticated silk does. Sensuous and soft, this light fabric is extracted from silk worms and then woven with a satin weaving technique to give it a lustrous and reflective front and a matte back. Sometimes called crepe back satin, it was once referred to as the fabric of emperors. This...
Ridgewood has been home to one of our two offices for over seven years, but the time has come to part with this quaint part of New York City. And in homage to this Queens neighborhood that feels more like a little village, here are the bits we’ll miss the most. Ridgewood contains thirteen national historic districts, including the Stockholm-Dekalb-Hart Historic District, where our office...