Hi, D! I just wanted to let you know that this junior designer has a new design assistant! Meet Tonio (because we're close like that) de la Pedrera y Mila de Barthelona. He's great! Just spot-on design sense, and such a humble guy -- when we were choosing silk burlap for an armchair, he insisted that the focus be on the fabric and not on him! Oh, and he took me aside (so that the other designers wouldn't hear) and said that covering the armchair with burlap, even silk burlap, would make anyone sitting on it look like they were perched on a feedbag. Wow, I love that candor-- and so discrete!