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Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller Carrier and Company Interiors, NYC Adam Blackman, David Cruz Blackman Cruz, L.A. (Continued from page 130) (Continued on page 134) The moment you knew you were going to be part of the design world. Adam: April 15, 1993 — the day we signed our lease and opened Blackman Cruz. David: Ever since I can remember, I've been moved and have sought beautiful design and architecture. So, I don't have a eureka moment when I realized that design and architecture were going to be part of my life. Design books everyone should have in their library. Adam: Antiquaires: The Finest Antique Dealers in Paris by Jean-Louis Gaillemin; Axel Vervoordt: Portraits of Interiors; Eight Homes by Kathleen Clements and Tommy Clements; Beyond the Canyon: Inside Epic California Homes by Roger Davies; Kerry Joyce: The Intangible. David: Ashley Hicks: Details; Grand Tour: The Worldly Projects of Studio Peregalli; Axel Vervoordt: Wabi Inspirations, or any Vervoordt book; Jean-Michel Frank, English or French edition. First important piece you bought. Adam: Dan Johnson Gazelle bronze dining set. David: A carved and gilded 18th-century Mexican mirror that to this day hangs over my bed. You collect. Adam: Yes. David: I collect anything that moves me. Museums you love. Adam: Musée de Arts et Métiers, Paris; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; The Noguchi Museum, NYC. David: The National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC; The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Home scent. Adam: Rose-scented geranium. David: Copal incense. Personal fragrance. Adam: Ivory soap. David: None. Movie you love because of the design elements. Adam: I Am Love (Lo Sono l'Amore) — the scenes of the Villa Necchi Campiglio. David: Todd Field's 2022 Tár; Luchino Visconti's 1963 The Leopard; Rene Clement's 1960 Purple Noon. Farrow & Ball hue that always works. Adam: Mouse's Back. David: Hague Blue. Second home. Adam: Ojai, California. David: San Miguel de Allende. Next for you. Adam: Japan. David: More furniture design, continuing the search for new designers, more scavenging. The moment you knew you were going to be part of the design world Jesse: In 1995, when I received an internship at Aero Studios, then with Thomas O'Brien & Bill Sofield in SoHo. Mara: From an early age, I loved family vacations to Colonial Williamsburg and episodes of This Old House. Then, as a design student in NYC, I ventured to my first antiques fair in Old Greenwich to purchase a copy of Parish Hadley: Sixty Years of American Design signed by Mr. Albert Hadley himself. Design books everyone should have in their library. Jean-Michel Frank by Pierre Emmanuel Martin-Vivier; George Stacey and the Creation of American Chic by Maureen Footer; An Illustrated History of Interior Decoration by Mario Praz. First important piece you bought. Overscaled, oil gilt Italian sconces from the Chelsea Flea Market. This was one of our first purchases together as a couple and remain a favorite, decades later. You collect. Ceramics and artwork … Things that fit in a New York apartment! Museums you love. The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Tenement Museum, NYC; and Picasso Museum, Barcelona. We've been told the Nasher Sculpture Center will be a new favorite. Home scent. Bulgari Au Thé Vert. Movies you love because of the design elements. A Perfect Murder, The Royal Tenenbaums, North by Northwest. Second home. Hudson Valley in Upstate New York. Next for you. We are thrilled to be hitting the road! We have a robust book tour with events in many our favorite places. 132

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