Thursday, October 8, 2009


"E.L. Doctorow once said that writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can see only as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way." You don't have to see where you're going, you don't have to see your destination or everything you will pass along the way. You just have to see two or three feet ahead of you. This is right up there with the best advice about writing, or life, I have ever heard."

- Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird, Some Instructions on Writing and Life

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


The White House, where ambivalence is not an option.

Borrowed art chosen by the Obama's for their new home. This one is "I think I'll ... " by Ed Ruscha. In orange, it's indecision.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


The amazing Feltri chair by Gaetano Pesce. Made from felt with a resin base, the upper portion is molded to suit, by she who is seated. Like a throne made from a soft blanket. Jewel toned.

Best image, "Nesting Instincts", T Magazine, The New York Times, October 4, 2009

Monday, October 5, 2009


I mourn the imminent absence of Gourmet in my stack of magazines.

Sunday, October 4, 2009


Cirque de Soleil contortionists at the Aldrich Museum last night, the gala opening for the Bikes exhibition. It was like being a courtesan in a royal court, watching jesters and clowns doing everything wrong just to get a laugh. Bodies are not meant to contort. Yet we the revelers do seek the absurd, the bizarre, the mystical; it's what sets life apart.