Corvin Matei sent me a few photos of his living room, and I thought you wouldn't mind if I posted them (even though they're not from my visit to poke around). Corvin, an architect, is an all-around artist. His home is filled with his own drawings, carved tiles he made when he was, oh, four years old, an occasional architectural model, as seen on the bench above, collections of cameras and fans... See what I mean? Sheesh.
He built the bookcases below. Bookcases! I'm obsessed with the problem-solution in NYC that is book storage. I love this simple, industrial solution. The unit is quite large but lacks density; the metal rods are thin and elegant. That yellow book on the end, Hand-Drawn Worlds, features renderings--no straight edge, no CAD--from some renowned architects, including Mr. Corvin Matei.
Photography here by Corvin Matei.