Apr 25
Sexy Salons

la Lecture de Molière by Jean-François de Troy (1679-1752), “We need a salon” said a friend and reader. “Pardonez-moi” I responded, in keeping with the moment. “We need a Friday evening salon to discuss the contents of your blog. “Woa, I thought, cool! People actually care”. Sorry, no salon – it sounds like way too [...]

Apr 18
The Flame that Burns

The old bridge was packed. Not the normal throng of tourists ambling along following a brightly colored daisy or closed umbrella thrust aloft so each little pack could identify their own leader. The mood of the crowd was tense, a cheery little band trying to drown the angry chants with jolly tunes. I had watched [...]

Apr 11
Philippe, meet Mai.

    If you wend your way slowly north from Hanoi in central Vietnam you will eventually reach some of the most hauntingly beautiful terrain in the world, a lunar landscape of jutting limestone pinnacles and granite outcrops interspersed with steep valleys. Pockets of cultivation crop up in whatever tiny patches of land can be stolen [...]

Apr 4
Starck Raving Mad

The iconoclastic guru of design Philippe Starck, took the design world by storm last week by announcing “Design is Dead” in an article in the German newspaper Die Zeit. He even went so far as to apologize for the waste his career has caused. “I was a producer of materiality and I am ashamed of [...]

Apr 2
Penguins in Australia?

Love Ones, I regret to report I’m addicted to TED! I am developing a “Hungry Ghost” of my own and it’s Ted! I rush home to be with Ted, I have late night trysts with Ted, I wake up early to hang out with Ted, while my husband’s playing golf I fool around with Ted, “don’t [...]

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