"A whimsical set of four ceramic canisters always makes us see the sun, moon, and stars, so this vintage vegetable set is like a small slice of heaven picked from the pumpkin patch. There's an eggplant, a green pepper, and maybe a melon or perhaps it's a gourd, and then a cabbage. Genius! I want to be the ceramic company that sat around back in the day and said, ‘The marketplace is lacking melon-shaped canisters. Let's make some! Eureka!’"
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.”