Amazing is an understatement when describing Ken Fulk’s work. He’s known for designing fantastic homes with layered interiors and planning over-the-top parties (like the famous wedding of Napster cofounder Sean Parker in a redwood forest). Ken exudes style and luxury and his incredible book, Mr. Ken Fulk’s Magical World, pays homage to all that and so much more. The book takes you behind the curtain of The Magic Factory, his 16,000-square-foot think tank in San Francisco. You’re welcomed inside with gorgeous, intimate photography of Ken’s creativity come to life, from his loft living room with an ostrich standing on a steel coffee table to his desk that sits at the foot of an enormous canopy bed with black panther standing guard. Our favorite part, obviously, is his custom dressing room. Here’s an excerpt:
“I purchased a series of antique haberdashery cabinets from a dealer in London: one with little glass windows for all my shoes so you could see what was in each drawer, another with fold-up glass doors and shelves that pull out so that each of my shirts can be seen better. For my suits, I converted colonial Indian brass hospital dividers into hanging racks by adding antique hooks. There are special cubbies for ties, a vitrine for cuff links, hidden watch drawers, and beautiful bronze hoof-shaped hooks—it’s a true sartorial fantasy. The entire thing is delightfully self-indulgent, but I smile every morning as I begin the ritual of getting dressed.”
As everyone should.