Today’s hyperconnected world leaves little room for mystery. Hence, our fascination with cabinets of curiosities or wunderkammer, which Victorians used to display exotic artifacts. The collections came to mind when we spotted Susan Ferrier’s porcupine. The Shutze Award–winning designer brought him home from a Paris flea market, ensconced him in a cabinet by Bradley, and installed him in the front window of McAlpine’s swanky new ADAC digs. Friends named him Needles. No, he’s not for sale, though surely he’s a sign of the design firm’s uncommon creativity.
Shagreen hippo with silver serpent’s tail and feet, $9,990, Martin Nash, martinnash.com
Hand-painted decorative plate by Rory Dobner, $40–$73, Amara, amara.com
Casper lamp plated in antique brass, $750, Arteriors Home, arteriorshome.com
Antique brass bottle openers, $60 each, Dixon Rye, dixonrye.com
Noir embossed pillow with exposed zipper, $149, Vivid Interiors, vividinteriors.co
Porcelain claw vase by Sarah Cihat, $180, Horne, shophorne.com
Brass vertebrae with metal base by Noir, $360, Bungalow Classic, bungalowclassic.com
Natural mussel shell necklace with pearls and black onyx, $325, Gogo Ferguson, gogojewelry.com
Contributing stylist: Nicole Morelli; Photographs by Caroline C. Kilgore or courtesy of their companies
This article originally appeared in our Winter 2016 issue of Atlanta Magazine’s HOME.