THE EXCEPTIONAL INTERNET FINDS OF *RARIFY* and *DUNG NGO*
This week's FOR SCALE XL is two Internet sleuths with a range of covetable Stuff
Today we have two really legit, brilliant contributors, the gents of RARIFY (one of the Internet and real life’s best sellers) and DUNG NGO (a kind of enviably “about-town” figure whom we often trail at chair parties and such). = A very lucky day.
1. RARIFY = POWER DUO OF BRAINS AND TASTE
Rarify are the furniture gods of Pennsylvania, but they are also some of the Internet’s most charming Explainers Of “Stuff” via their Inst*gram, through vids LIKE THIS ONE about an Eileen Gray chair that is “quite an experience”.
They are DAVID and JEREMY, and are young and brainy and nice. David is an alumnus of Cornell and Harvard (and also previously started another “Exceptional Stuff” biz in the form of D ROSE MOD). Jeremy is an alumnus of Cornell (also) and MIT, and he’s like, a computer scientist on top of being a designer. ALL THIS TO SAY: when they say “Wow this is very interesting!” you have to think to yourself there’s a superior reasoning behind it. (FOR SCALE operates solely on instinct – very fallible!)
For us, they find:
A GEORGE NAKASHIMA TABLE (you’ll recall Paper’s Kim Hastreiter is a huge fan); a very-possibly-one-off credenza (credenza = FURNITURE’S BEST WORD!) by Gerald Luss, “the most incredible and famous designer who no one seems to have heard of”; and, some early EAMES, KNOLL, and GAE AULENTI. Among other things! Ranging from “MAJOR BARGAIN” to “COLLECTOR”
2. THE INIMITABLE DUNG NGO, WHO GOES EVERYWHERE THAT’S GOOD
Dung possesses a delicious combination of charm and stamina – meaning he’s f*cking everywhere that’s good, because people want him there and somehow he never seems to need to retreat into solitude as we do. This includes the many top-tier residences across Planet Earth. And, because of this exceptional breadth of décor-related life experiences, the Dungian Taste Level is very tight; this we appreciate because we’re a total mess and it’s just reassuring to even witness some kind of conviction and structure.
For us, he finds:
A series of the world’s best doorhandles. AS YOU MAY RECALL from the last FOR SCALE XL: FOR SCALE believes deeply in the EXTREME IMPORTANCE OF THE DOOR HANDLE. This is because you touch them ALL THE TIME and far too often they are terrible and generic.
It is complete and phenomenal serendipity that Dung had, unbeknownst to us, already been hunting for door handles for the FOR SCALE XL crowd as we were casually typing up some words to the effect of “Gosh, we need to pay more attention to door handles.”
And, the ones he found are terrific.