Once upon a time we had some really cool friends who lived close by in New Haven. They eventually outgrew life in Connecticut and packed up their card catalog and their cats and moved to Brooklyn. Last weekend, we visited their apartment in a Boerum Hill brownstone and I’d say that big city life is the perfect match for Michele and Burke. 
You can’t tell from my photo, but that’s a whale pitcher by Jonathan Adler. I love how its ribbing complements the lines of the fireplace mantle.M & BAs promised:
Their monster card catalog from the Yale Sterling Library.
One of their two cats: Kali, enjoying the warm spring sunshine.M & B