February! The month of love! In addition to the United States, Valentine’s Day is celebrated in Canada, Mexico, England, France and Australia. By the middle of the 18th century, it was common for friends and lovers of all social classes to exchange small handmade tokens of affection or handwritten notes!

By the 1900 printed cards began to replace written letters and today, with so many commercialized products on the market, it’s no wonder that so many people truly appreciate something truly unique. Distinct creations by individuals, the result of hard work, creativity, and love for the craft.

Therefore this February, we highlight the unique and the artisan. A jewelry line extra ordinarily different, a hair salon that creates details that make YOU stand out and two phenomenal homes, one so unique that it will “turn” your head and the second created and handcrafted by two artists over three years and of course all MADE IN NY!


Made In NYC:
Behind The Brand-New Jewelry Line that’s so hip and unique its heralded in the
Cool Issue of British GQ 


Snake Bones’s  edgy signature style, impeccable craftsmanship and inventive designs are valued by clients from around the world. Their work strives for authenticity, supreme technical execution, thoughtful attention to detail, and humor. Their designs reference nature, popular culture, and especially vintage, found objects.  Created by two generations of artisans in a designer studio in Manhattan, the brand is known for impeccable craftmanship and a distinct, one-of-a-kind look! You can check out selected pieces from Snake Bones collection, in person, at the Wolf and Badger store, opening this month at 95 Grand Street, in SoHo.

Available at www.snakebones.com


In Hair, in Life
and at Union Beauty
Love is in the Details!


Hair can be sexy and romantic, whether short or long.  Its all about the attitude, the point of view, and the designers who create the details that make it stand out! The artists at Union Beauty create modern, natural looks with an eye on trend and the best way to flatter YOU. When you want to look your best and feel great for weeks and weeks to come then this is THE place.  The sign outside is humorous, the vibe inside is cozy and warm, and the stylists and colorist are gifted artists! Book your appointment you will be  in love!

Union Beauty
849a Union Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215 347-599-2001 



Far from Convential


This Modern, Eco-Friendly, beautifully crafted Wooden Dome Home is set in the middle of 18 acres of forest at the base of the Mohonk Preserve. Lofty ceilings, massive curved windows, an open, wall-free floor plan created with organic material cedar, bamboo and  limestone help create a peaceful and perfect weekend retreat. 2,300 sqft of unique living area adds up to a very spacious, 2 level, 3 BR 2.5 bath home. Open Kitchen featuring high end appliances leads to an open living area, first floor Master Bedroom Suite, custom built staircase to the upper level library, office, bedroom and full bath.

Far from conventional, it is surrounded by a 40′ curved cedar deck perfect for lounging and entertaining in a private setting.

This environmentally constructed Dome can be rotated by a remote control utilizing Passive Solar Energy. Designed for low maintenance, engineered for ease of flow.

If you want a truly Unique Home, One-of-a-Kind in a Great Location. Then This Is It !!!  View Listing

116 Canaan Rd | New Paltz, NY 12561
Bedrooms: 3 | Bathrooms: 2 Full, 1 Half
2,300 sq. ft. on 18+ acres | Year Built: 1999
Price: $699,000


Handcrafted With Love Into A True Masterpiece


The one-of-a-kind residence, located in the desirable Beech Hill area of Scarsdale, is just a half mile to the village shops and Metro North station, only a 30 minute ride to NYC. The home filled with amazing hand-carved wood details and quality finishes, is both elegant and comfortable. Handcrafted coffered ceilings, cabinetry, handrails and mantels; and floors sheathed in tigerwood and porcelain with marble are among the many unique design elements that create warmth and character throughout the 3 levels. A sprawling chef’s kitchen centered by a 9-foot tall fireplace that can also be used for cooking, a banquet-sized dining room and a light-filled living room that opens to the 90 ft. terrace count among the many special living spaces. Four bedrooms including a master suite and 4.5 baths are included within the home’s 6,300sf of living space. An expansive garden level with a gallery, wine cellar, studio and recreation room, and a 3-car garage further enhance this special offering which also features an elevator.

The beautifully designed setting is equally impressive with its lush level  landscape and sweeping stone terrace. It’s easy to relax and escape your  everyday cares in this intimate haven accented with towering trees, tailored  hedges, fountains, ponds and fragrant gardens. A rushing stream and  cascading waterfall add to the natural splendor and sense of tranquility that  prevails throughout the 1.4-acre grounds

Handcrafted with love into a true masterpiece!!!
View Listing

44 Beech Hill Road | Scarsdale, NY 10583
Bedrooms: 4 | Bathrooms: 4 Full
6,500 sq. ft. on 1.14 acres | Year Built: 2010
Price: $3,100,000