The New York Times looks into the New York City problem of dirty air and white apartments — and they talk to some designers and architects who have battled gritty soot-filled air with their clients AND their own homes...
• Interior designer Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz ditches his street clothes at the front door of his white apartment! He has special "around the house clothes" that help him keep his apartment clean.
• Architect Marc Kushner designed this cool "wall of molding" in a recent project — but only because the windows don't open!
• Designer Jayne Michaels likes to keep her windows open — so she pays $400 twice a year to have all her carpets and upholstery shampooed.
While we agree that NYC air is dirty, it's nothing compared to Shanghai!
Check out the story and the extremes some people go to for white furniture: Soil and the City.
(Image: ©2009 Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times)