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A festival celebrating New York’s modern design with tours of the city’s most coveted interiors
September 27–October 4, 2013
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Flavor Paper Pad

When Jon Sherman was looking for an architect to help him transform a 16,000-square-foot parking garage into a space that could serve as both his home and location for his new wallpaper company in Brooklyn, New York, architect Jeff Kovel came to the rescue with a unique vision. The converted structure on Pacific Street now contains the Flavor Lab, home to Flavor Paper's design and screen-printing operations, as well as Sherman's eccentric penthouse.

To support the hand screened printing process, the Flavor Lab houses a darkroom, screen etching equipment, and an ink room where they custom mix all of their colors. The Flavor Paper showroom is located on the second floor and offers clients a unique way to view wallpaper and experience the bespoke offerings. The home was inspired by Flavor Paper's New Orleans roots (the original company was based there before Sherman bought and relocated it to New York), and the unique wallpaper is a focal point in every room, from leather-clad cabinetry and ceilings to furry bedroom walls.

The building's exterior is also an impressive endeavor in melding art and architecture; illuminated by colored windows set in dark stone, the house appears more like an installation than a home. One of the most captivating features of the home is a Sakura neon sculpture that ascends to a mirrored ceiling—and phenomenal rooftop meadow.

Jeff Kovel
Skylab Architecture

Portland-based architect Jeff Kovel founded Skylab as a "laboratory to explore a departure from an industry of mounting standardization." The award-winning firm has built several private homes and commercial spaces around Portland using techniques and materials that blur the distinction between architecture and design. His latest project, the LEED Platinum Weave Building, is sure to be another Portland landmark. Kovel recently completed an exhibition space showcasing Nike innovation during the U.S Olympic Trials for track & field competition that was named the 2012 Best of Year by Interior Design magazine.

Join us for this exclusive opportunity to go behind the scenes and tour New York’s most coveted interiors.



See the Homes:

Saturday: Manhattan
14th Street Loft
Fractal Pad
Lafayette Townhouse
Meatpacking Loft

Sunday: Brooklyn
Dean Street Townhouse
Flavor Paper Pad
Pacific Street Trio
Salle Residence
State Street Townhouse

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Enjoy access to ALL CITY MODERN events including:
• Meet the Architects event
• Manhattan Home Tours
• Brooklyn Home Tours
• ALL panel discussion throughout the week

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Enjoy access to ALL PANEL DISCUSSIONS during the city modern week, from September 27 through October 4.

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