Page 112: We enjoyed the look at Kazu Makino and Amadeo Pace's NYC apartment. We found it interesting that the two musicians feel that their home environment affects their art to such a degree - its a concept that we totally agree with. What you surround yourself with at home makes its mark in all areas of your life. (Oh, and on a design note, we love all the bright blue accents.) Page 106: We couldn't really get into the "Guide to Chests of Drawers" and while it may have been the subject matter, we just didn't love too many of the picks...although the advice on looking for quality construction given by Valerie Morand of B&B Italia is good: "Look for wood on wood joinery, such as doweling and dovetail joints; this allows wood pieces - which contract and expand under everyday conditions - to fit together themselves. Joints secured by metal screws can crack."
Page 47: We love love love the pattern/texture/style mashup in the room featuring the tables by Ippolita Rostagno. The black and white graphic rug mixed with the traditional scandanavian upholstery-covered chairs was so modern looking - especially with the artwork over the fireplace. Yet, as much as we like the look - the price tags are just frightening: Chairs ($1429. each), Chair Fabric ($225. per yard), Tables (from $1100. each), Rug ($4860.). Page 51: Donald Judd's work seems to be everywhere we look these days. His installations were used as inspiration for a bathroom with interesting results in this months "The Inspiration". For a peek at Donald Judd's SoHo home, check out this post from today's AT:NY frontpage. More Domino at dominomag.com.