About Wednesday night – there was plenty of vodka at a fundraiser for THE LGBT CENTER at the expansive APPARATUS STUDIO in NYC and I indulged.

The ‘COMMUNITY = POWER’ themed evening was hosted by A -list design team Jamie Drake and Caleb Anderson The celebration raised funds for programming at The Center, which provides outreach for LGBT youth and young adults.

    There was a fierce silent auction that featured some pretty cool items from Brands like ZAK+FOX, MARC JACOBS, THE FUTURE PERFECT, CALLIDUS GUILD, FORT STANDARD and so many others.

    Gabriel Hendifar and Jeremy Anderson are the creators of the five-year-old design studio Apparatus. They started their lighting design studio when they couldn’t find the right light fixtures for their new apartment. Though neither came from a lighting background—Anderson worked in public relations and Hendifar designed clothes—the couple started toying with salvaged materials and crafting them into one-of-a-kind fixtures. And, then Apparatus was born.

    The duo has been known to throw a killer party in their stunning space and last nights fundraiser and silent auction was S I C K .

      Jeremy Anderson and Gabriel Hendifar A P P A R A T U S

      Jeremy in an interview with CAKEBOY,  says “100 percent of what is raised is going to The Center. We’re offering up the space and underwriting the cost of the event, so every penny spent for tickets, the money raised at auction—everything goes to them.” Including any DONATIONS.


          A P P A R A T U S guests listen to MC Justin Vivian Bond
            A P P A R A T U S party for THE CENTER
              friend, Jane Michaels, Brad Ford
                Tamara – Jordan – Kevin
                  A P P A R A T U S 3rd floor terrace
                    Jason Taff -Crystal Jarrett -Brad Thornton
                      A P P A R A T U S
                        A P P A R A T U S
                          Andy Goldsborough and friends
                            Atif Toor – Aamir Khandwala
                              Multi-talented MC Justin Vivian Bond and gorgeous Violet Chachki
                                APPARATUS STUDIO party for THE CENTER
                                  Bruce Benta – Christopher Knight – Gail Mckenna
                                    Legendary DJ Lina
                                      APPARATUS STUDIO – dressed to kill guest at party for THE CENTER
                                        Sean Santiago – Peter Smith


                                          Cynthia Powell – Cannon Schaub – Veronica Macasaet
                                            APPARATUS Studio – handsome Grant Roth at party for THE CENTER





                                              Rio Hamilton

                                              Rio Hamilton is a business development professional with vast marketing and sales experience.He specializes in brand promotion for the luxury interior design and lifestyle industries. Rio works with companies, individuals and groups on concentrated brand identity and elevation. He has a popular website that chronicles "the who's who" at design and fashion events throughout greater New York.

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