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What is the most im­pres­sive in­te­rior you’ve ex­pe­ri­enced lately?

MICHAEL WEBB Writer, “Free Flow­ing” (page 064) Es­pai Trans­mis­sor, a tiny mu­seum con­tain­ing relics of a pre­his­toric set­tle­ment out­side Sero, a vil­lage of 60 peo­ple in Cat­alo­nia. The ar­chi­tect, Toni Girones, used fru­gal ma­te­ri­als – con­crete, ter­ra­cotta, rebar and in­su­lat­ing ce­ram­ics – to en­close a sky-lit gallery that brings stones, bones and ar­ti­facts to life.

What in­te­rior would you most like to see in per­son?

MATTHEW HAGUE Writer, “Curve Ap­peal” (page 058) If I could just barge my way into any space, I’d spend a night at Sou Fu­ji­moto’s House NA (above) in Tokyo, partly be­cause of its seem­ing lack of in­te­ri­ors. In pho­tos, it looks hope­lessly im­prac­ti­cal. It doesn’t ap­pear to have walls, just glass-en­closed plat­forms. Is liv­ing there com­fort­able? Or is it like be­ing a statue on a plinth – al­ways on dis­play?

What was the most mem­o­rable part of your as­sign­ment?

JES­SICA WYNNE LOCKHART Writer, “Light House” (page 033) This visit to Tas­ma­nia’s Mona mu­seum was my first time ex­pe­ri­enc­ing James Tur­rell’s art­work and I’m def­i­nitely a fan now. I also hap­pened to be there for Dark Mofo, Mona’s in­fa­mous art and mu­sic fes­ti­val. The night ended with skinny dip­ping at sun­rise on sol­stice with thou­sands of strangers.

What de­sign ob­ject would you most like to re­ceive as a gift?

ERIN DON­NELLY Azure’s Se­nior As­so­ci­ate Edi­tor The Rest­ing Bear from Vi­tra, seen in our gift guide on page 42, is def­i­nitely top of my list this year (ei­ther turquoise or mauve is fine, thank you). But I’d also love to take the new wire­less Beosound Edge speaker (above) for a spin. It’s Michael Anas­tas­si­ades’s first col­lab­o­ra­tion with Bang & Olufsen, and it’s es­sen­tially a wheel of sound that you roll across the floor to turn up the vol­ume. Once the level ad­justs, the speaker rolls it­self back into place. Su­per cool, and ap­par­ently it sounds fan­tas­tic.

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