Monday, May 26, 2008
The newly introduced Airia desk by Kaiju Studios for Herman Miller, as seen on Not Cot
Isn't that the most gorgeous post-modern desk you ever did see? It has cork-lined shelves and cable storage to keep unsightly cords organized. Sigh. I'm in love.
It costs $2,315. I think my current desk cost about $30.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
"Under the Same Moon." I seriously cried from start to finish, and basically sobbed at the end. It was just incredibly beautiful and heartfelt. It's the story of a little boy in Mexico who crosses the border on a mission to be reunited with his mother, who has been working in the U.S. for four years, trying to save up enough money to bring him to L.A. The little boy is so cute and courageous and such a good little actor, I just want to hug him every time I see him.
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Saturday, May 3, 2008
So, on April 18, Sean and I went to see Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater in Pennsylvania, just 90 minutes south of Pittsburgh. It is wayyyyy back in the boonies, ya'll. The drive was nearly identical to the drive to Pound.
But anyways, for those who don't know, a short history:
Fallingwater was the home of Edgar Kauffman, the proprietor of Kauffman's (Pittsburgh's equivalent to Macy's). It was built in the 1930's for about $160,000, which would be comparably to $2 million today. It was extremely over budget (the Kauffman's planned to spend $30 to $40,000).
It is built above a waterfall and is arguably the home that most fully realized Wright's vision of organic architecture. The rocks in the living room (which we weren't allowed to photograph) are river rocks, waxed to always look wet. Even the foundation was built into the side of the ridge. It is really amazing and inspiring, and for $16, I think everyone should see it.
The best part of the tour was our fellow tour members: a group of about 7 non-English speakers from Uruguay. It was pretty classic. They blatantly ignored the no cameras rule and when one of them was forced by the tour guide to translate, she couldn't find ways to explain canopies, cantilevered roofs or how the owners could be short, but not fat, even though their beds were so wide.
At the end of the tour, our tour guide said, "Many celebrities came to Fallingwater!" and the group translator said, in awe, "More famous than Frida Kahlo???"
"Yes! Albert Einstein stayed here," he said.
The Uruguayans (???) ooohed and aaahed and then our tour guide says, "But a couple years ago, two REALLY famous people came — BRAD PITT AND ANGELINA JOLIE!!!!!!1"
And I'm not kidding, the Uruguayans could not have cared less. The translator gave him a Look that said, "More famous than Frida Kahlo????"
Penguin Classic's items on sale at the Bloomsbury Store, which is unfortunately in England. I can't really think of anything I want so badly that I'll pay to have it shipped for England.
But then again, I imagine chilling in my secret garden on my "Room of One's Own" lawn chair and I find myself resisting the urge to make a currency conversion.
Friday, May 2, 2008
I think they are just incredibly romantic; they look like upside-down tutus, and have real personality. Open and yet demure at the same time. If someone really wanted to get on my good side, peonies would do the trick, every time. hint. hint!
By the way, Pittsburgh update forthcoming. I'm a loser and I've been way busy and I'm doing stupid stuff like leaving my cell phone at Sean's!
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert.
The book is about a period after the author's divorce when she went on a soul-searching trip to Italy, India and Indonesia.
Totally chick-litty, and kind of corny and a guilty pleasure, but you know what? It was great and now all I want to do is move to Bali and meditate with ancient medicine men.