Eric Clough, who created a living adventure game inside an $8.5m
Upper East Side NYC apartment is coming to GDL.
Clough, who was profiled in the NYT , was commissioned by Steven B. Klinsky and his wife Maureen
Sherry to create a home that was different and inspiring. Inspired by Klinsky’s request to bury a poem he’d written in the wall
of the house somewhere, Clough devised a home littered with puzzles for
the couple’s four young children to discover and solve. From the article:
apartment is quite attractive and perfectly functional in all the
typical ways, and its added features remained largely unnoticed by its
inhabitants for quite some time after they moved in, in May of 2006.
Then one night four months later, Cavan Klinsky, who is now 11, had a
friend over. The boy was lying on the floor in Cavan’s bedroom, staring
at dozens of letters that had been cut into the radiator grille. They
seemed random — FDYDQ, for example. But all of a sudden the friend
leapt up with a shriek, Ms. Sherry said, having realized that they were
actually a cipher (a Caesar Shift cipher, to be precise), and that
Cavan’s name was the first word.