Some weeks ago we posted a FreakSpeakers' exclusive of the exterior rendering and photographs of Anderson Cooper's remodeled penthouse apartment. We had all kind of reactions, from interior decorating tips, scorn, claims of "how unreliable" this blog was and how we were always making "sh*t up". Some even went to an extent to start an email campaign to "John" Klein (BTW its Jon for Jonathan) in order for them to "stop the evil blog" . Others claimed to have e-mailed Anderson Cooper who gladly and immediately "set the record straight and denied the info" (YEAH, AND MY GRANDMOTHER IS A VIRGIN!).
But other reactions were completely BRILLIANT! particularly from an anon commenter :
Key words: CO2 and The repeat customer gig is a simple rule to follow for continued satisfaction. Add in the fact that those guys were selected to assist in the Katrina ravaged region and it all makes perfect sense.
So the veil lifts!
This anon got it COMPLETELY RIGHT! and the information was corroborated by the premier celebrity real estate blog The Real Estalker one of the most trusted sources of real estate information in the real estate business and media publications like the LA Times. MAMA KNOWS HER GAME! and its referenced as a reliable source.
Mama, like our anon, did her homework and independently confirmed our story. So here the recap:
1. CO2- The Code identifying the project within the architectural firm.
2. repeat customer gig - Do you remember the photo spread Anderson Cooper did of his old loft for In Style magazine where he talks about his good friend the BRILLIANT architect Andrew Kotchen (and BTW he is married with kids, so don't start making up crap) and that you all keep? Well surprise, surprise... he designed the new apartment.
3. those guys were selected to assist in the Katrina ravaged region -
Actor Brad Pitt, far right, with Global Green president Matt Petersen (far left), and Lehigh alums Matthew Berman (left center) and Andrew Kotchen (next to Pitt).
My favorite part! Kotchen and his business partner have been ALL OVER THE NEWS, because they won the rebuilding competition of the lower 9th ward sponsored by Brad Pitt.
4. Were the images legal?
OF COURSE! they were taken by the firm. How I got them? .... no comments!
5. Why didn't you disclose or provided a link?
Simple common sense and by the time we got hold of the images the portfolio wasn't finished, and the information available and provided was waaaay too sensitive, and contrary to the interests and safety of Mr. Cooper. We draw lines, you know! Thankfully the information and images are no longer available. So yes, IT WAS OUR EXCLUSIVE!
Cindy, are you ok? sorry but we are still laughing!
and P.S. apologies accepted.
And now, a little architectural porn: