You'd be forgiven if you thought this was a painting above. Doesn't it look so artfully created brush stroke by brush stroke? In fact, it is a room designed by John Saladino. The interior is inspired by the movie The Girl With the Pearl Earring, but of course there wouldn't have been a movie without the painting. I like these show house type spaces where extraordinary talents are allowed complete creative freedom. Such pure inspiration. I was recently asked to name an iconic design of the 20th century. I'd like to change my answer to the Saladino Lamp. The thing is a small masterpiece.
And finally, some words of wisdom from the man himself: