There’s a sweet article in The New York Time’s 7/10/08 Home & Garden section about the approach Pamela Bell (a founder of the company Kate Spade) is taking in creating a home for herself and her children. The sofa and chair above are offered as evidence (photo by Phil Mansfield for NYT). I like the idea of interactive / communicative upholstery, whatever that might encompass. I’m not sure I could handle the kind of graffiti above on more than a small chair, but it does bring a history-telling dimension to upholstery, something I imagine Bell’s children will appreciate later when they look back on all those scribbles. — And, I like the less wordy, but still loud, painted upholstery shown at left as well!