"And if he scouts and buys furniture for clients, if his friend Mike D of the Beastie Boys once referred to Walrod in Rolling Stone as his ''furniture pimp,'' and even if he formerly owned and ran a succession of influential used-furniture shops in Manhattan that helped to create the present-day vogue for midcentury modernism, he is clearly much more than a dealer.

But even the people for whom he buys or, increasingly in recent years, the people who have brought him in and paid him handsomely to collaborate on the conceptualization, design, decor and construction of ambitious public spaces like the Park restaurant in Chelsea and the Downtown Standard hotel in Los Angeles or acclaimed young artists like Tom Sachs, who regularly confers with him, and Toland Grinnell, who says, ''Almost everything that I've done that I would consider major over the last couple of years, I would link to something that Jim said'' -- even these people, the design and style elite, cannot say precisely what Walrod does."                      

                                        -"What a Design Guru Really Does," The New York Times, 12/1/02

"Bedtime Stories," T Magazine

"Bedtime Stories," T Magazine

"Paul Rudolph's Manhattan Megastructure," The New Yorker

"Paul Rudolph's Manhattan Megastructure," The New Yorker

“I wanted to live in a home that reflected our mutual love of art, furniture, wood, design and travel, with a nod to the luxury of older European hotels,” she said.

-"A Pair of Roamers, at Home on the Hudson," The New York Times, 7/08/07

 
 
"Why We Worry", Blackbook Magazine, 12/05/2008

"Why We Worry", Blackbook Magazine, 12/05/2008

"Pop Goes the Veronese," The New York Times, 8/13/08

"Pop Goes the Veronese," The New York Times, 8/13/08

Jim Walrod interviewed by Peter Hally, Index Magazine, 1999

Jim Walrod interviewed by Peter Hally, Index Magazine, 1999

"When Colors, a restaurant owned and run by former employees of Windows on the World, opens today in the East Village, it will have a $1.5 million interior by Jim Walrod, above right, inspired, he said, by the optimism of the 1939 World's Fair."                

 -"A Window on a World of Optimism: 58 People, Pulling Together, The New York Times, 1/12/06