Sadly, the great interior design blog The Aesthete's Lament has blogged for the last time today. Covering British country piles and the history and gossip of French nobility, every topic was handled in an erudite way. The stellar research, revealing sources and direct access the Aesthete had were second to none. Since they are logging off, do you think AL will reveal their true self, coming out from behind the nom de plume? If you know who the author is, as I do, perhaps you will agree some things are best left a mystery.