"When John and Jason Oliver of Madcap Cottage unearthed this vintage butterfly pillow at a sale in Palm Springs, it was not unlike Howard Carter finding Tutankhamun's earthly remains in some musty old tomb in a hot desert. Epic. Legend. Own it. Of course, this pillow isn't musty--just eye-catching, colorful, and very Enid A. Haupt. Note: The pillow's back is dark green velvet. No zipper. Cotton fill."
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.”