For the last couple of years I have enjoyed writing for you—digging through old magazines and crumbling books, touring the various highways and byways of interior design. Few experiences in my writing life have been more delightful or more fulfilling. But blogging takes a toll. I'm exhausted, frankly, and have decided to bring An Aesthete's Lament to a close. But I wish to thank you for your encouragement, your words of praise, your occasional brickbats of criticism, and most of all, your desire to make your personal world more beautiful and more delightful.