"Taste is the result of a thousand distastes." -François Truffaut
10 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT ALEXA1. Lives: Mission District, San Francisco, in a one-bedroom flat.
2. Has Lived: Del Mar; Paris, in a chambre de bonne; San Francisco.
3. Design Haunts: MARCH, Boulette's Larder, and the Presidio National Park.
5. Last Item I Bought for my House: A trio of wooden spoons from Josh Vogel's 365 Collection.
6. On My Wishlist: A woven Portuguese bath mat.
7. Inspired By: Imperfection and Pheobe Philo.
8. Greatest Indulgence: Jewelry from Maryam Nassir Zadeh and candied violet ice cream from Mr. & Mrs. Miscellaneous.
9. Latest DIY Project: White painted leather cabinet pulls.
10. Latest favorite work of art: Gabriel Orozco 's installation at the Galerie Chantal Crousel.