Tuesday
Jan292013

"The Race Grows Sweeter Near Its Final Lap"

Procure some Kleenex: A pitch-perfect Modern Love column, by Eve Pell.

Monday
Jan282013

Stairway to heaven

A bookshelf staircase in a London townhouse, by Levitate Architecture and Design. More photos here; sketch here.

Thursday
Jan242013

Quoted

"My little doga heartbeat at my feet." Edith Wharton

Photo.

Wednesday
Jan232013

What Do We Have In Our Pockets?

Love this: A short "storyvid" by Etgar Keret and Dov Alfon—"an attempt to create the literary equivalent of a music video," according to Sadie Stein. More here and here.

Friday
Jan182013

Marshmallow chic

Snapped this photo at the Herman Miller booth last fall at NeoCon East. Loved her black flats. Just yesterday, I came across an old Metropolis article that dishes more details on Nelson & Company, who designed the sofa for Herman Miller in 1956. Turns out the woman in the photo was George Nelson's receptionist (according to Metropolis, "The office was straight out of Mad Men, with men in crisp white shirts and ties, and the few women in black dresses—cigarette smoke everywhere, classical music in the background..."), and the Marshmallow Sofa's designer, Irving Harper, "cooked up" his first model with a small metal frame and a checkers set. Inspiration everywhere!