Delicious Minimalistic Holiday Wishes

December 23, 2011 § Leave a comment

My friend Iyna posted this link to a slideshow featuring iconic architecture constructed out of gingerbread. Included are Frank Lloyd

Fallingwater

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Wright’s Fallingwater complete with bricks made of Sweetarts and Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House.

Last night I spent some quality time at the Crafting Modern exhibit at the Museum of Arts and Design, and over the weekend I’ll be rewatching the Ray and Charles Eames documentary that aired on PBS earlier this week.

In all, I’m feeling rather spoiled for choice this holiday season and not missing a minute of the crazed shopping and acquiring frenzy that used to mark my Decembers.

Wishing you a holiday season with a minimum of stress, but jam-packed with soul nourishing and interesting experiences.

Useless Tchotchka #12837

December 5, 2011 § Leave a comment

Warby Parker, an eyeglass company known for their sleek styles and affordable pricing have produced a product that almost defies

Mr. Peanut

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belief. I say almost, because one imagines that a company geared to hipsters, cheapsters and those looking to make an inexpensive fashion statement might actually find this item useful.

It is…

a monocle.

No, really. A single framed eyeglass generally favored by movie villains and war criminals has suddenly reemerged as a seemingly viable fashion statement.

And how soon after purchase and the initial ‘ooh,’ ‘aah’ and chortle do we suspect this will be filling landfills and junk drawers everywhere?

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