Ladislav Czernek's Waterfall table (above), for example, redefines the relationship between chair and table in a piece well-suited for small and large spaces alike. The Kenway Rocker (below) lives in that special place where Japanese and American woodcrafts meet, somewhere just more modern than the Arts & Crafts movement where the curves seemingly replicate the human body. And Michael Coffey's Swahili credenza (top) could have leapt from Hitchcock's "North by Northwest" with a stop in Pasadena.
After starting in design journalism at House & Garden and CNN, Jamie runs the International Design Awards festival, which rewards visionary international design. One University of Southern California MFA later, she maintains a steady fiction and dramatic writing habit.