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Bougiest Quotes of the Week: "Concept of a Cube," More!

Welcome to our newly revamped weekly Home & Garden Index, in which we let the folks interviewed by New York Times reporters about design, decorating, and architecture speak for themselves. Through this highly exacted and carefully controlled sociological study, we hope to determine how, exactly, the other half lives. Onward to the countdown!

10: “The cube evolved out of wanting cozy with the option of keeping a big, open space at the same time. And we added wheels for feng shui purposes." [link]
9: “The extension is the cube’s lifeline,” Mr. Kasai says. “We wanted that cable to look like a little tail. We wanted to make sure the cube looked alive, charged by something.” [link]

8: “I couldn’t move the meditation tearoom. I wanted to design the work space so that it could also turn — turn it toward the light on a sunny day, or in a different mood, turn it to the wall and meet a deadline.”
7: “To us, a backgammon table is like a fireplace — you’ve got to have one,” Louise Brooks, a partner in Oomph, said of the design company’s latest creation. [link]
6: “You are conceived in bed,” Ms. Von Furstenberg said in her familiar growl. “You are born in bed, you die in bed. You should feel good in bed.” [link]
5: Mr. Meeker, whose first book, “Light x Design” ($75; Glitterati), is out next month, calls light “the most powerful tool we have to create any feeling.” [link]
4: “Dust is such a vague term. I’m being very particular here: soil particles suspended in the atmosphere.” [link]
3: “We restored the grandeur of this home to share with our friends, art aficionados and potential clients,” Mr. Pantaleone said, but beyond that, there was little to be done. “After all, this was a home fit for a prince.” [link]
2: "We needed to be where the young, emerging artists were producing, tagging art on sidewalks and constructing art installations atop bombed-out and abandoned buildings.” [link]
1: “Ming is my feng shui teacher, and he retaught me how to design our physical environment,” he said. “And we loved the concept of the cube. How often does an architect get to design something so outrageous?” [link]