NYT: Pearl Lam's Shanghai Loft

House & Home Roundup 12.20.07

Her kitchen may make you dizzy but Pearl Lam is credited for boosting Chinese contemporary art and design to the attention of international dealers. She is obsessed with the blending of cultures through design and her 9,700-square-foot loft in Shanghai's French Concession neighborhood only proves this. Described as "a Chinese version of Pee-wee's playhouse", the extravagant home highlights her collections of private commissions and over-the-top embellishments. See what it's like At Home With Pearl Lam: A Shanghai Auntie Mame...

(Pics: Doug Kanter)