the Contemporaine Building
in river north is desirable for
yet our client is hardly there.
hitting the slopes, biking,
climbing Kilimanjaro, gorilla trekking,
hiking the inca trail—
he is not a brunch and Target run
kind of weekender.
the space had idealism but no identity.
a glass palace with a killer
the rumble of masculinity
(and occasional monkey-ing around)
fell for our master plan: blending
exuberant, indigenous patterns
and vestiges of his globe trekking.
the African pillows and Peruvian fabrics
Aimee scored abroad suit his
the headboard in the master is made
from reclaimed factory doors,
the perfect back-story
for an international man of mystery.