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Monday, May 18, 2009

A Neat And Tidy Residence In 'The Flower-Box Building'

This apartment is in the 'Flower Box Building' in Manhattan.

The furniture opens and closes back into the walls as if it were a Swiss Army Knife.
"A wall of ivy was planted along the interior balcony that overlooks the living area. Directly below the garden is a shallow, 12-foot-long reflecting pool, where goldfish dart just below the surface."
I am a real sucker when it comes to English Ivy. I think this ivy covered wall, and the indoor pond are just wild, clever, and certainly unexpected. I love love love love it !

If I were a kid living in or visiting this place ... I would be dropping a 'Super Ball' off that kitchen balcony, and bouncing it back up to try and catch it ...and do it all over again.
Does anybody out there in the blog-osphere 
remember ' super balls ?'...They would bounce crazy high....

Not to mention , these are polished concrete floors.
Excellent for bouncing a Super Ball.
Come on people, get playful, maybe even a little mischievous. 
It will keep you young and happier than you were before the mischief.
Nothing like a good giggle to get the blood flowing in the right direction.

(Neat and Tidy Living, The Flower Box Building in NYC)

Renee Finberg 'TELLS ALL' in her BLOG.....


  1. I love the ivy wall.
    Super balls were the best...I think my boys have some.
    Ness xx

  2. I love that apt! The ivy has the added bonus of being the most air purifying house plant you can own! When I moved into my place, which was new construction, I bought a small topiary of ivy -it did it's job but unfortately absorbed so many of the toxins it DIED! scary! Better it than me!

  3. I DO remember super balls! I am such a blond girl and could never catch! Where do you find all of these great places...the fold up furniture....interesting! I do like the ivy and I'm with you, love love love English Ivy!
    Blessings Girl...

  4. I adore that fabulous wall of ivy! I had a blue super ball in about 1967. It was the BEST. I haven't thought of them in ages. :^)

  5. This is one cool pad Renee! Yes as the mother of 5 boys I've had very intimate relationships with Superballs & Slinkies over the years!
    Millie ^_^

  6. millie,

    yes....and i was sooo tom boy-ish.
    ...and mischievious.
    ...just as your sons may still be .


  7. This is hilarious awesome place. I would stay inside the whole day, bouncing the super balls *giggles...

    You rock, girl!

  8. Gorgeous apt.
    I'm dying over those steel windows.
    I think my kids and I would be dropping a bunch of super balls in there!




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About Renée Finberg

I have been in this business since the age of 22.

I love what I do and cannot imagine my life without Design.

Design Challenges are great.

And because of those challenges

I have imported fine antique pieces from Paris,

Designed and Manufactured Furniture,

Created Fantastic Window Treatments,

And solved all kinds of spatial & architectural issues

With my unique style.

If I can't find it, I create it.

My rooms would make excellent movie sets.

I am a visual, tactile and audio sensitive individual.

Creating is what I live for, not math, not spelling, not science.

Just Great Design.

Just imagine how it would be if each of us,

If only for a few hours of everyday,We could be in a space that is our very own.A place that is exactly the way we want it to be

Surrounded by all the things we wanted to see,

The atmosphere we wanted feel, smell and the sound we wanted to listen to.

Private Paradise



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