Well, I hope you liked the interview with Boris van Berkum I published the other day – a pretty cool way to kick off a new season on Interiorator, right? After the launch of my first book, I really, really wanted to take things easy. And so, I did. It was too damn hot anyway, so in their right mind reads an interior design blog – let alone write it? But now that September has rolled around, it’s nice to get everything back on track. So, without further ado, here are some of the people and things that have been on my mind lately. First up, the the world’s rarest color.
The World’s Rarest Color
This summer, I wanted to waste a little less time on Facebook. I mean, how many kitten video’s does a middle-aged man need anyway? I didn’t want to leave the social network altogether. Just deleting Facebook from my bookmark bar and replacing it with something a bit more substantial did the trick. In came The New York Review of Books, New York Magazine and The New Yorker. I’m glad I did, because otherwise I would never have read this article about the Forbes Pigment Collection. It was written by famed historian Simon Schama no less, so this shit is classy. And talking about bodily functions, did you know that the world’s rarest color comes from…well, I guess you have to check it out for yourself!
Over the past few months, I’ve saved tons of bookmarks of stuff that I may or may not end up sharing with you. Of course, the annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House is something that you don’t want to miss if you’re into interior design. I didn’t actually go there, so let’s just say I was there in spirit. And with her Memphis inspired stairwell, it was designer Sasha Bikoff who singlehandedly put the “show” in the Kips Bay Decorator Show House. I looked her up online and instantly fell in love with her work. I’ve included a few photos from her website (hope that’s okay with you, Sasha!) and here they are:
As my friends know by now, my dot on the horizon is to develop my own TV show. I’ve been thinking a lot about the format. This interview with the recently deceased ballerina Liliane Montevecchi is a bit rough around the edges, but it’s definitely a direction I’m considering.
RIP Burt Reynolds
Granted, I was not Burt Reynold’s biggest fan (I guess that honor would have to go to The Golden Girls, right?) but I was kind of sad to hear he passed away last week. Here he is, the subject of a song sung by the inimitable Madeline Kahn. Life’s short, so make the most of it. And remember…too much of a good thing is a good thing.