"A delightful duo of vintage Chinese ceramic busts dolled up in their finest white-and-gold getups with fetching hats embellished with exuberant tassels. Why are these two dressed like they are Hammer-time backup dancers? We cannot say. We also cannot say why their eyes are closed, and why the little Chinese gal seems to be practicing to be a hand model. But they would look mighty fine sitting on a shelf or table in your home."
John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon are the dynamic duo behind Madcap Cottage, their Brooklyn-based interior design firm. Known for their imaginative 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. “You only live once,” say the pair, channeling Mae West, “but if you do it right, once is enough.”