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I want to read one design article this month, what should it be?

If you’ve got time for just one design story, go for Taylor Antrim in Forbes FYI on the 50th anniversary of the Eames lounge chair. Of course, you can skip straight to the $6,500 chair itself.

Apparently they’ve found a way to make it in a rosewood, a grand old wood they claim is sustainable.

Also, Forbes FYI is edited by Chris Buckley, a gentleman of an editor whose new movie is pretty funny. (Though the book is even better.)

Posted 13 years ago at 4:18 pm.

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This site’s a little different than anything I’ve seen before. Who are you, anyway?

Hi, I’m Ali: I’m a real estate agent, investor and journalist.If you’ve read the New York Post on Saturdays, you’ve probably read the real estate section I started.

I got that job because, like so many of you, I’d been playing the New York market: Seven closings in six years.

In the eighteen years I’ve lived in New York, I’ve bought co-ops, a condo, and a suburban house.

I’ve been a landlady to great tenants, and I’ve evicted a bum who ran out on three months’ rent.

I’ve walked through a Newark crack house with a flashlight and fear, and I’ve drunk champagne in an $11 million Chelsea penthouse.

I’ve bought granite wholesale, renovated a bathroom, and ripped out a basement.

I’ve skim-coated my own wall (never do this), painted more apartments than I could count, and helped attach a roof to a Habitat for Humanity house in Atlanta.

I’ve spoken about real estate at the Brooklyn Real Estate Expo, the Harlem Home Fair, and the Learning Annex Real Estate Wealth Expo at the Javits Center.

And for two years, I shared the joys and sorrows of real estate with half a million readers.

I now write a column for Inman News, the national real estate site. And I still speak about real estate (I’d ask you to donate an honorarium to Habitat).

But I left the Post in 2005 because I had to play the game full-time, not just watch it: how can I help YOU?

email: aliATdgneary.com

ps: The “We” isn’t royal; I’m hoping to expand this site next month to include some design writers.

Posted 13 years ago at 10:34 am.

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