Monday, March 12, 2012

When Quirk Works

There are moments when a dwelling's unapologetic authenticity, its multidimensional trinkets and loving layers, create an undeniable honestly. Certain spaces tell the stories of their boarders better than others. There is a panache, a living, breathing personality at work behind the souvenir samovars and casual book stacks and impulse-purchase art. Such is the case with the NYC pied-a-terre of UK expat turned shopkeep, Christopher Gow, owner of design boutique Ruzzetti and Gow, profiled here, over at the NYSD. Clearly, the spirit of the Grand Tour and a thirst for the world and its many riches live on between these walls. A lust for texture and touchable pattern belie a world-wandering palate grown fond of all things tactile. Restrained taste can at times be overrated. Yes, sometimes it's best to lay it on thick. 





2 comments:

Raina Cox said...

Art envy!

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

Hi there Raina,

Word.
I call the two pieces flanking the mantle and that stunning red stain over the suzani-ed daybed.
Wrestle you for 'em -- ready, set?
Alcira

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Urban flâneuse, armchair observer, absent-minded scribbler, occasional epicure and carpool line cultural attaché, my nom de plume is Nero. Join me as I catalog a compilation of earthly delights and stuff that I dig. Alcira Molina-Ali

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