I'll never forget going to a talk given by Alexa Hampton and hosted by Architectural Digest. She's not only an amazingly talented designer but part standup comedian, too! Anyhoo, story goes like this: she and her hubby were reading in bed and he was kvetching about some matter of the design of their home. She turns to him and says, "I'm sorry, remind me where I've seen your design work published?" CLASSIC -- love it. But then he kept on complaining and she said. "Fine, if you can tell me, without looking, the subject matter and artist name of the artwork above the headboard, then you can have your way." Surprise surprise, he couldn't answer. HA!
Well, here's the bed in which that amusing tale transpired:
Visit Alexa Hampton's website here.
Milan picks. I didn't go to the Milan furniture fair. In fact, I have never even been to Italy -- crazy, I know -- it's on the list...Meanwhile, I was poking around looking for news on the recent design event and found these lovelies.
From Tom Dixon's brilliant mind -- cast-iron and marble screw tables, $1,260 and $1,700
The chicest camping furniture -- leather and beech -- you've ever seen -- Jesper Thomsen for Normann Copenhagen, $1,700-$3,500. Blond wood is really having a moment now. I'm seeing it everywhere -- Blond post to come soon...