21 Responses to A Rare Bird

  1. Anabela Wednesday 1 June, 2011 at 5:46 pm #

    That painting is incredible!

  2. Alison Wednesday 1 June, 2011 at 6:27 pm #

    Oh, I love Iris Apfel! And that house — so intricate, so layered! And that painting is ridiculously awesome.

  3. Darcy Wednesday 1 June, 2011 at 7:18 pm #

    These are great, thank you!

  4. sami Wednesday 1 June, 2011 at 7:31 pm #

    LOVE her. i don’t no where she got her start, but i do know she was one of the first ladies to wear denim! i am happy she is still so fabulous!

    xo
    sami

  5. mel Wednesday 1 June, 2011 at 8:07 pm #

    It’s what I imagine heaven to look like. What a beautiful space.

  6. Caitlin Rose Wednesday 1 June, 2011 at 8:31 pm #

    that may be the most amazing apartment I”ve ever seen!

  7. katie/ thank you, ok Wednesday 1 June, 2011 at 9:01 pm #

    ahhhh, thanks for sharing! I liked her so much in the Bill Cunningham doc – “I’m the world’s oldest teenager!”

  8. Lenea Thursday 2 June, 2011 at 12:55 am #

    Wow that is an impressively decorated and commodious apartment!!! I heard that Hanna Bernhard is not too thrilled about Apfel’s new jewelry line Rara Avis slated for September with HSN. Apparantly the Toucan design is very similar to one Bernhard created. Drama. Needless to say I loved seeing these pictures of her home and her new line of jewelry is really fantastic. I just hope that there isn’t any truth to the allegations of stealing Bernhards design because that isn’t cool and would seem out of character and hopefully unintended.

  9. The Bohmerian Thursday 2 June, 2011 at 2:06 am #

    I find it rather interesting that in contrast to her home, her fashion style is very minimal. Every time I meet her she is sweeter then the time before.

  10. Maryam Thursday 2 June, 2011 at 5:27 am #

    The closet is my favorite pic . . . she’s so cute!!

    http://athomewithmaryam.blogspot.com

  11. m.fay Thursday 2 June, 2011 at 5:39 am #

    oh, man! iris is soooo cool.

  12. Ian Thursday 2 June, 2011 at 10:12 am #

    Loving those little African fellows she’s got in her living room.

  13. moira Thursday 2 June, 2011 at 1:37 pm #

    I think it’s because of the monkey on the cabinet but this reminds me of gloria swanson’s house in sunset boulevard.
    Thanks for sharing!

  14. mallix Friday 3 June, 2011 at 10:26 am #

    There’s these two very eccentric old ladies that live in Thornton that have a house that’s the SA version of this. We befriended them and Kristina wanted to do a shoot there but their daughter got mixed up with it and told us to get lost.. we managed to get some photos but we’re respecting their wishes and leaving them offline. The place is incredible tho – has not changed much since the 40’s. The sisters are both in their late 80’s.

  15. Mandy Saturday 4 June, 2011 at 4:36 am #

    right? she’s SO awesome.

  16. Ginger Thursday 9 June, 2011 at 11:05 pm #

    It feels like noone is living in there and former owners are dead.

  17. Vanessa Pope Wednesday 7 September, 2011 at 5:20 am #

    Thank you for posting this! She is amazing.

  18. Brittany Sunday 1 January, 2012 at 5:52 pm #

    Wow! How have I never heard of this woman?! Her house is absolutely amazing! I would love to have a house like this, except I think it’s hard to make it look happily cluttered and not just cluttered. It’s just so happy!

  19. danielle Wednesday 8 February, 2012 at 11:58 pm #

    this is what my dreams are made of

  20. Rosemarie Breuer Sunday 19 August, 2012 at 7:17 am #

    I am glad to see that Iris Apfel is also fond of Velasquez and Susan Herbert

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