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LET TER FR OM TH E E D ITOR Dear Readers, We participate in many rituals and traditions in our lives, from marking family rites of passage to celebrating national holidays. These events help us to preserve the past, but, in my opinion, they serve a greater purpose—to pass the baton of knowledge and renew the spirit within our communities. The design world enjoys many traditions as well, and one of the most treasured among them is the Kips Bay Decorator Show House. Back in 1973, when the city’s infrastructure was crumbling and fabric of neighborhoods was unraveling, our community responded and rallied in support of the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, a refuge for urban kids. And of course designers did it in the most vibrant, stylish and splashiest way possible. This issue of ARRAY acknowledges the enormous contributions made by the organization ($22 million raised, 10,000 children served and 15,000 annual visitors), and celebrates how this annual event has become part of the industry and a jewel in the City’s cultural crown. Cathy Whitlock highlights many of the designers who participated in this year’s Show House, from veterans like Charlotte Moss, Cullman and Kravis, and Peter Pennoyer to first timers such as Studio DB (It’s Showtime! p. 24). In these pages we also profile designer Young Huh, a Detroit native who launched her design firm in 2007 after earning a law degree, and never looked back. Young’s work was featured at the most recent Kips Bay Decorator Show House, transforming the fifth-floor atelier into a studio worthy of a great artist, complete with skylights and a salon-like wall of paintings (Artistic Achievement, p. 36). For a complete history of the Kips Bay Decorator Show House, flip to our Backstory (p. 80) to discover more background and details. We hope you find inspiration in these pages for your own work as well as carry on the tradition of our industry to simultaneously do well, and do good.

Paul Millman Editor-in-Chief

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