When I interviewed former Domino editor in chief Deborah Needleman in August of last year, I, of course, asked her what she was up to in her post-Domino life. She said she'd been spending her time gardening "like mad," consulting, and writing, and conceded that it was "quite a good relief to not be working so hard and to have a break from the pressure." Hopefully, she enjoyed her respite, because now she's back in the grind with a full-time gig as the editor in chief of the Wall Street Journal's news and lifestyle glossy, WSJ.
Needleman's premiere issue debuted in the WSJ Weekend edition on Saturday, and it's apparent that she has not lost her enthusiasm for design. Always a shelter magazine girl at heart, she was sure to sprinkle a delightful dose of interior eye candy in the December issue. In "The City Squire," Roxy Music frontman Bryan Ferry, who dropped a solo record in October, opened up his London apartment to another Domino alum, writer Rita Konig. The rock star shares his keen collections of British photographs, ceramics, and antique textiles, and reveals a very unrocker penchant for decorating and entertaining at home. "Decorating is so interesting to me," he says. "I like to control my environment. How it looks, feels and sounds. I couldn't imagine asking someone else to decorate it." Ferry's apartment, a puzzle of furniture pieces, has a decidedly bohemian vibe with an upscale British style, layered with worn textiles, stacks of books, and other worldly finds. Check out the article to take a further peek inside Ferry's home, and pick up the issue on newsstands tomorrow!