DESIGN-STEW is me, Nina Jaroslaw. I studied Art History, Literature and Theater at Yale and Interior Design at Parsons. I am a mother of four, with a deep appreciation for the complexity and competing imperatives of contemporary life. I believe that beautiful design and aesthetic merit are as likely to be found in the quotidian, the imperfect and the peculiar as they are in the rare, the impeccable and the classic. Sometimes less is indeed more, but sometimes more (judiciously edited) is just fine.