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19 Oct Art of the Bar Cart – Chronicle Books

I did not write this book but I did consult on booze (!!!) and bar carts. The resulting book, which shows different styles of bar carts in various settings, along with drink recipes, is truly beautiful. Photographed by Antonis Achilleos, one of my favorite photographers. Check out the book here.  ...

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19 Oct Immortalizing Bill Murray

I was going through a plethora of emails for holiday gift guide merch, when I ran across one from the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Scroll, scroll, blah, blah and then this: WHAT? SERIOUSLY?  A coloring book featuring images of Bill Murray. Yes, THAT Bill Murray. I mean, what could be more perfect? Who are these people who commissioned artists (including Nicholas Stevenson, Anneka Lange, Murray Somerville, Donald Ely, Hattie Stewart, Bridget Meyne, Tobias Hall, Tilly W, Lucy Ketchin, Mike Force, Rich Fairhead, Mary Cheung, Sean Wars, Mary-Louise Plum, Sam Morrison, Logan Fitzpatrick, Catherine Askew, Michael Kilkelly, Brooke...

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27 Jul Victorian era Porn

The latest "victim" of my NYT "Shopping With" column is interior/furniture/industrial designer, antique dealer and dog walker Steven Sclaroff. He is, hands down, one of the funniest people I've ever met. Some choice quotes from him in the piece include “It’s clearly not going to match any of your furniture, unless you are the exceptional owner of a suite of furniture shaped like livestock." In another, he referenced Gorey's "curious sofa." I had never heard of Gorey, or the sofa (in my head he was saying Curious George's sofa - which I don't remember either existing or, if so,...

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22 May What I’m reading

The Elegance of the Hedghog, recommended by Paige Novick: New York Times review is here and describes it best. I don't read a lot of fiction but am loving this book - its super smart and wry and very funny in a quiet way....

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18 Oct Great gift book, part II

For over 15 years, Vanity Fair's version of the Proust questionnaire has been one of the most popular pages in the magazine. Now they've compiled 100 of those interviews in a book. It's  arranged alphabetically, beginning with Robert Altman and ending with Brian Wilson, and is a great read and an even better gift ( Amazon has it for $17). Some choice answers: What do you consider the most overrated virtue? Lauren Bacall: "a 24 inch waist" Annette Benning: "Virginity" Ray Charles: "Talent" Ted Kennedy: "Silence" What is your idea of perfect happiness" Lou Reed: "A rent controlled apartment" Salman Rushdie: "Life without policemen" What do you consider the lowest...

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