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How Filthy Rich People Furnish Their Homes

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The New York Times takes a look at high-end "trophy hunters" who travel around the globe, including war-torn countries, to pick up fancy limestone or tiles for homeowners. Featured prominently is LA's John Finton, whose jobs net him from $5 million to $100 million, and take him to places like China, Jordan, and Nicaragua. Check out Finton's website for his contracting work. Treehugger takes a jab at the paper fawning over this conspicuous consumption. [NY Times]