I would like to devote this post to my friend Brian J. McCarthy who last night, at an amazing event at the Four Seasons restaurant, was added to the AD 100, the always prestigious list of the top talents in architecture and interior design by Architectural Digest. Brian, whose love for the arts has informed his innovative state and style, began his prolific career at the Perish-Hadley Associates before opening his own firm in 1991. He has since designed some of the world's most magnificent homes, many of which are featured in his recently-published book "Luminous Interiors: The Houses of Brian McCarthy. The chair on the right, by the Campana Brothers is in his private collection; the home . Congratulations, Brian.