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Revel In New York: Jim & Hester, Interior Designers

Produced by Scott Newman and Marc Santo

Jim Walrod is a self-taught designer whose projects have ranged from designing hotels like The Standard in LA and The Thompson LES in New York, to consulting on period furniture for Ang Lee's film, "The Ice Storm".

In the 90's, he co-owned a furniture store where he met and befriended Mike D of the Beastie Boys, who referred to Jim as his "Furniture Pimp" in an issue of Rolling Stone. That meeting also led to a design job with Mike's art collecting mom, Hester, that would challenge Jim's concept of taste and change the way he approached design forever.

Revel In New York

About Revel In New York

Revel in New York is a city and culture guide for curious travelers and locals alike. Through our original videos we introduce you to interesting New Yorkers that range from established artists, chefs, and musicians to the equally charismatic characters operating outside the margins of popular culture.

All of our videos are presented with our subject's personal recommendations about their favorite things to do in New York City as well as their suggestions on books, music, films and the cultural interests that have shaped their tastes. It is true that our character selection is subjective based upon people we like, but we hope you'll like them too, or at least find them interesting.


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