Art and culture journalist Stacie Stukin takesan all-encompassing look into the ethos and inspiration of the famed interior design duo Adam Blackman and David Cruz, known for their quirky, daring style, which has drawn in celebrities and tastemakers worldwide.
Foreword by Emmy Award–Winner Ryan Murphy
With a keen eye for evocative design, Adam Blackman and David Cruz have been delighting audiences in their Blackman Cruz showroom with their insatiable avidity for acquiring showstopping furniture, lighting, and decorative arts for over thirty years. Gravitating toward the rare, dramatic, and playful, these purveyors of “life enhancers” create environments with objects that captivate with their multisensory design aesthetic and unusual provenance.
From a pair of chairs from Al Capone’s Wisconsin retreat called the Hideout to a rare 1930s Arturo Pani desk to the creations of designers such as Carlo Bugatti, José “Pepe” Mendoza, Mike Diaz, Lika Moore, Jane Hallworth, and Gianni Vallino, among others, Beauty & Mischief showcases the merchants’ predilection for the quirky and the quintessential, inviting readers to indulge their senses and curate their own spaces.
Includes Color Photographs