"Whether it was the jaunty flower positioned just-so in this vintage embroidered owl's ear or the vaguely 'Brady Bunch' color scheme, we love this hooted-up little owl whom we have named Kitty Karry-All. Kitty is a vixen, and she can bat those daisy-ringed eyes like Mata Hari when questioned by the French before her final to-do at Vincennes. 'Harlot, yes, but traitor, never.'"
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."