"My first rental apartment was kind of a bittersweet affair. It was sweet because I roomed with the most divine girl named Julia, whom I love—she's a really good friend of mine—in a very, very glamorous doorman building on 9th Street between 5th and 6th [avenues in NYC]. The bitter part was that I was sleeping in the nursery, which had baby-blue infant wallpaper with little balloons and elephants, and it was just big enough to fit my full-size—wait for it—futon. So needless to say I couldn't sleep for a year because I was sleeping on a futon but it was a very, very pleasant place to spend sleepless nights staring up at the happy balloons and elephants."
· Jonathan Adler [official site]
· All Renters Week 2011 posts [Curbed National]