Behind my desk I have low shelves. Within short reach, on the top shelf, are lucite boxes of both current magazines and some with which I cannot part.
I have a lot of House & Gardens, a good bit of Domino and a smattering of older AD, House Beautiful and Elle Decor. Sometimes, and it just might coincide with a hiccup in the writing process, I'll turn around and wonder why I kept certain issues.
Today was such a day. I ran across a most excellent pop quiz, but I don't want to run it today. I'm saving it for next week and it will be the mother of all pop quizzes. Like the abhorred algebra teacher, I will place my head on my pillow each night over the weekend, grinning with anticipation of this too-hard test.
But today I will stand at the front of the class, a class expecting nothing new on a Friday, a class dreaming of red carpet gowns and sunny climes, and ask the tough question in an off-hand, yet steely way.
Anyone want to venture a guess when this was published? These room struck me as timeless in a not-overly traditional way. I think the publication is obvious, but if you can also name the designer you will go to the head of the class.
Kudos to Los Angeles-based designer Oliver Furth. At 12:54 a.m. CST, he correctly identified this as an Architectural Digest piece from the early 1990's. He also recognized it as the home of Harley Baldwin above the Caribou Club in Aspen, Colorado.
|I can hardly say "star pupil" as I am learning from him.|
Images, Architectural Digest, November 1993, photography by Mary E. Nichols; Furth image courtesy of Elle Decor.