"Meet our newest friend, Mike Lee, a fabulous gent who originally hails from Xian, China but later moved to Boston where his family owned a noodle shop. Mike decided to eventually leave the family business and now he sells Amway in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Here, Mike wears traditional garb in rich green with a small cap and perhaps a bit of eye makeup. We think that Mike might cross-dress on occasion, but we are not ones to throw stones, n'est-ce pas? A simple black fabric shade tops Mike's fetching get-up. And go. Ceramic lamp, newly wired and in working condition.
John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon are the dynamic duo behind Madcap Cottage, their Brooklyn-based interior design firm. Known for their whimsical use of color and pattern, the Madcap gents scour the world for eclectic finds that capture their unique and gimlet-eyed view of the world. Imagine a British country house that pairs Granny’s antiques and a spirited dash of chinoiserie chic with a side of Moroccan marvelous and Indian élan. "If you are looking for beige and boring,” says Jason, "go bark up someone else’s tree.”