Steven Learner has long been one of my top design influences. Founded in 1995, his architecture and interior design studio specializes in art-related projects that are clean, sophisticated and always edgy as evidenced by the above photo. His latest project is the London-based Haunch of Venison gallery in New York City which opened its doors last week with their first show, Abstract Expressionism: A World Elsewhere. The exhibition features work by Willem deKooning, Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock and others. But equally impressive is Learner's smart architectual approach to this 20,000 sq ft space, proving once again why he's at the top of the class.