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Show some leg

Last week I spent two days in Paris. On the morning of my departure, I took a quick walk over to the Tuileries to see "Maman," a spider sculpture by Louise Bourgeois. Apparently a whole family of these 30-foot-tall wonders graced Rockefeller Center in 2001. If you missed that installation, and find yourself in Paris anytime soon, it is so worth the effort to check this one out. ...

The flats you need for summer

A couple years ago, when in Charleston, I came upon a shockingly good store called Worthwhile (shopworthwhile.com), where I bought a pair of great sandals by a guy I'd never heard of named Matt Bernson. Back in NYC, we ran these sandals in Best Bets and just yesterday I met Matt live in the flesh for the first time and saw his spring/summer and fall '08 collection - both rocked. Below are a few samples of shoes you'll wear every day. And the best part is, they won't break the bank - and your cost per wear will be pennies...

Lambertson Truex gets slouchy

I had the opportunity to check out the fall offerings from Lambertson Truex earlier this week. I love those guys and am always eager to see what's going on, especially since they Samsonite bought a stake in the company and they've opened some stores. One word for this collection - WOW. Lambertson Truex, to my mind, has been known for very structured bags. Bags with posture. Bags that are - forgive me - very Bergdorf Goodman first floor (their core customer). I have a couple LT bags and they most certainly do not fit that description - my favorite is...

Adler-ize your walls

Jonathan Adler has thrown his glue brush into the wallpaper ring. I personally am so over the wallpaper thing, but I realize the rest of the world either (a) doesn't realize the trend exists and (b) salivates for anything by Monsieur Adler. For those of you who fall into these categories, your wall wardrobe options are below: that's just a sampling. see them all at jonathanadler.com...

The Next Moss Show

I love Moss because when they do a show, they do a show nobody else would do. It's stuff most people wouldn't understand or want or possibly even begin to afford - which is the point. When you get it, you get it. Here's the latest from 3 Dutch Masters (Maarten Baas, Hella Jongerius, and Studio Job), opening on March 24th. All are extremely limited editions, detailed info follows the photos: On March 24, 2008, Moss will open DUTCH MASTERS, a group show featuring Studio masterworks from designers Maarten Baas, Hella Jongerius, and Studio Job (Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel ). Excerpts...

Would you go to church if your church looked like this?

So, on the drive from Austin to Fredericksburg, we passed through a town called Johnson City. Its claim to fame is being the birthplace of Lyndon Johnson. But I say their claim to fame really should be the fact that here, in a teensy texas town, stands this gorgeous geodesic dome-like church. It's called the Liberty Lighthouse Fellowship and despite repeated emails and phone calls I couldn't get the scoop. Looks like a kit house to me. It wasn't open but I did get one interior shot. And can we discuss the color? I gotta meet the person who thought...

Fredericksburg, Texas

You might be wondering what it is and why anyone would go. Re: question number 1- Fredericksburg is a very cute Texas Hill Country town about 90 minutes drive from Austin. Re: question number 2 - you go to have a meal at Rather Sweet, to shop for antiques and do a lap in a few good stores. But you could easily spend hours in the best of all the stores: Dooley's 5-10-25 cent store. It's an old-school general store, kind of like Ben Franklin meets Woolworths, that's been in that spot for 85 years. Some of their stock looks...

Living Large

I try to only write positive things on this blog but sometimes I get a press release or other info that is just so ludicrous, I have to share. Witness, the new Petit Bateau tank top - described by their press person as "oversized." To quote "This summer Petit Bateau gets naughty with an oversized tank top!" Now, if any of you know the brand, you know the emphasis here is on the word Petit. Meaning that this oversized tank top would probably be tight on most women. Between the Celebrity Autobiography show I saw last night and...

Celebrity Autobiography

Everyone seems to agree that February has basically sucked ass. If you agree and are looking for a way to escape your life, if only for a couple hours, then IMMEDIATELY go to celebrityautobiography.com and buy tickets for a show I guarantee will make you (almost) wet your pants. Real live actors - last night they included Matthew Broderick, Donna Murphy, Richard Kind, Dayle Reyfel and Tony Roberts - read from the autobiographies of celebrities. We were entertained last night by the often ricidulous words of "authors" Star Jones, Joan Lunden Neil Sedaka, Loni Anderson, Burt Reynolds, Burt Reynold's assistant...

New Hot Couple: R 20th Century and Oscar Niemeyer

R 20th Century is collaborating with the Oscar Niemeyer Foundation to reproduce a selection of furniture designs by the legendary Brazilian architect. They'll be introduced to the NYC community next week. Here's a preview: The Rio chaise lounge, originally designed in 1978, $28,000 Marquesa bench in limited edition, $40,000 A glass dining table originally designed in 1985 (it is SO 80s, no?), $16,500 And a 3-seater sofa (also available as a loveseat and chair), designed 1990, ($21,000; $14,500 and $8,500 respectively): Definitely one of the most interesting introductions or re-introductions i've seen in a long time. For more information: http://r20thcentury.com/...