JJ lives in a cute little studio in the East Village - totally different from the charmless high rise apartment building I inhabit. He even has a backyard that he shares with a neighbor who is something like a wardrobe director for TV. I love the way she styled the backyard. It's not quite all captured here (on Kodak Portra 400VC I might add), but you get a sense of its vintagey aesthetic.
I also love the exposed/rough-edged panels of the door. I would say it's definitely a bit of a luxury to have a backyard in NY of your own. I'm already envisioning lazy summer evenings spent there in lawn chairs with ice cold beers and strings of adorable paper lanterns... oh sigh.