Monthly Archives: November 2010

“Oddities” Marathon and Party: Dec. 9th

My friends at Obscura Antiques and Observatory are joining forces to celebrate Oddities, a show now running on Discovery Channel that chronicles the adventures of Obscura’s partners, Mike Zohn and Evan Michaelson. On December 9th at 8pm, Observatory will be … Continue reading

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The Latest Move

Everybody chill out. I got this.

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Oddfellows Hoodwinks, Obscura Antiques

Was in Manhattan having lunch with my agent today. Popped into Obscura tonight to return some books I had borrowed. Spent a few minutes behind the counter to help sell some items (was assisting Mary), found these initiation goggles in … Continue reading

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An Evening at Adam’s

My friend Adam Wallacavage’s house. He had some friends over to see the new chandeliers he made for Art Basel Miami. It amazes me how he can manage to get these things delivered intact, although it seems that Adam often … Continue reading

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Japanese Maple Season is Here

This particular Japanese maple is around the corner from my house, and is one of the finest specimens I’ve ever seen. If you’re able, get out this week to see them. They’re spectacular right now (Zone 6b).

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The Magnificent Iris Apfel

Simon Doonan rightly sings her praises in his new Slate article. Always a fun read, that Simon.

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Bird Call Identification Blog

A wonderful resource for bird lovers in the Northeastern US: a library of bird calls.

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Braids: Not Just For Pretzels

My wife has been having fun braiding my hair this week. Those of you thinking of dipping my pigtails in an inkwell had better reconsider. No, really.

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An Important Announcement

Thought this election night was the ideal moment to announce my coup–er, candidacy. (Right now it looks like a Whimsy/Pootie Tang ticket, but you didn’t just hear that.) So go head and vote tonight. Get it out of your system.

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