If You're Staying at the Standard, Try Not to Peep On Diane von Furstenberg

Designer Diane von Furstenberg, who lives high above her store in a glassy rooftop aerie, is very mad at the new-ish Standard Hotel. See, the Meatpacking District trend-haus has windows that look directly into Furstenberg's crag-like lair.

I mean, just look at that picture! You can see right into the nitrogen-filled chamber where the clothier receives her "food treatments" and carries out her 15-hours-daily rest cycle. Andre Balzas, who designed the looming inn, simply says that the two buildings "share views of each other." Which is a fancy artist guy way of saying you can see one from the other one.

All Diane von Furstenberg wanted when she built an enormous glass igloo on top of a building in the most populous city in the United States was a little privacy. Is that so much to ask?

[Cityfile]