Architectural Digest Home Design Show
On March 23, I attended the Architectural Digest Home Design Show at Pier 94 in New York City.
While everything that is advertised in an issue of Architectural Digest far (far!) exceeds my own budget, I still had a splendid time.
The Viking stoves in candy colors! The grafitti ceramic stools! The wool rugs in amazing hues! I could, if I had the money, buy tiles for the kitchen that had actual fossils of fish and ferns (from 50 million years ago) embedded in it, mined from a quarry in Wyoming. If I wanted a brilliant flower shaped urinal, I could have bought one too.
My favorite installations were part of Dining by Design, sponsored by DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS. This area featured incredibly creative dining room scenes full of details and high drama.
It was like fashion week for the dining room.
At the end, I reclined in one of the modern couches on display. It was more comfortable than any couch I've been in, as if I were Thumbelina, sitting in a giant red velvet covered cupped hand.
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