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PaperCity Houston January February 2022

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A sitting area in the bedroom with an Eero Saarinen for Knoll table from Smink and Saarinen chair from Design Within Reach. Italian pouf from Forty Five Ten. Icelandic alpaca rug acquired in London. Vintage '70s nightstand. of celebrities crowding the walls in the apartment. "We like to make people slightly uncomfortable with our art," Martin says. "They are conversation pieces." Tyler Shields has photographed Lindsay Lohan flat on her back, hands bloodied, and a gun pointed at her face. Their newest acquisition is by street artist Plastic Jesus, created entirely from diamond dust, that reads, "Stop making stupid people famous." The irony isn't lost on Asher. "It's a mantra for us, even though I want to be famous," he says. Asher has been lobbying Martin to let him buy a photograph of Dolly Parton and put it in the bedroom — so far, he's been unsuccessful. "David said, 'I don't know if I want to wake up next to Dolly,' but I'm like, 'You already do, so it's perfect.'" IF THE WORLD has AN OBSESSION WITH DESIGNER LABELS, ASHER AND MARTIN ARE IN ON THE JOKE. 71

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