Alison Kondritz


On Art —
Brice Marden, in particular the Cold Mountain series inspired by Japanese calligraphy. Edouard Manet, for his excellence in portraiture and ability to oscillate between conventional subject matters and his more innovative depiction of the urban experience of nineteenth century Paris. Mary Cassat’s works on paper for the elegance of her technical simplicity paired with an enthusiasm for traditional composition. Edwin Landseer, whom Queen Victoria commissioned to paint many of the Royal pets.
On Jewelry —
For inspiration, study, investment, and appreciation: Verdura, David Webb, Elizabeth Locke
For my personal collection: Kenneth Jay Lane, Ciner, Native American Jewelry, Bounkit, thrift store finds, and (of course) our exclusive Maximalist Candy collection
On Fashion —
You’ll find me in: caftans, caftans, and more caftans; all black outfits with statement jewelry, opera coats, vintage Ralph Lauren with loads of turquoise, ball skirts with a crisp white blouse, leopard, and — more often than not — pajamas! 
On Food —
I adore being in the kitchen. My favorite dishes to cook are filet mignon with a lemon thyme compound butter and Mushroom Bisque. For dining out, a slice (or ten) of cheese pizza from the streets of NYC or any one of our many Mexican food haunts.
On Decor —
Every room in a house needs something black in it; an abundance of white orchids, dogs, great lighting, books, candles, and laughter.