Posts Tagged ‘Pasadena’

Hans Wegner/ The Bear Chair

Monday, October 20th, 2008

Hans Wegner, the legendary Danish furni­ture-maker, always worked with natural mate­rials like wood and wool, and his furni­ture reflects both the natural world and abstract art; you can see traces of Bran­cusi and Picasso in it, as well as animals and trees. He designed more than five hundred chairs during his long and illus­trious career. One of them belongs to me.

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Emma

Monday, January 1st, 1996

Holly­wood has fallen in love with JANE AUSTEN. Her scripts feature snappy dialogue; her plots follow the classic formula of girl meets boy; girl loses boy; girl gets boy; her story lines move deli­ciously from chaos and confu­sion to harmony and delight. The latest is EMMA, played to perfec­tion by GWYNETH PALTROW in Wedg­wood colors, Empire dresses and pearl-drop earrings.

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A California Dream

Tuesday, May 15th, 1990

The places we have known do not belong only to the world of space on which we map them for our own conve­nience. None of them was ever more than a thin slice, held between the contiguous impres­sions that composed our life at the time; the memory of a partic­ular image is but regret for a partic­ular moment; and houses, roads, avenues are as fugi­tive, alas, as the years.”

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