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An artist. A Russian-speaking, Germany-living, universally-talented artist.

Here’s her site (go click on every link at the menu, you’ll not regret it). here’s her blog (scroll down to posts; as of now – only in Russian). Purchases welcome – click on Contact to organize one. Or many.

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Artist’s Spring

From here

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Visual Aid

Symptoms

Check and compare

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Поклёп!

Пирог мой не сырой! Наши Никиты- бесхвостые!

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Marie Laforet is no more

 

 

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From Gerard Michel:

Joyeux Noël et Bonne Année !

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TV surfing serendipity

…on my way to Showtime happened on some  black talk show* where a hefty man with decoratively shaved scalp, holding a toddler on his lap, was rhapsodizing on camera why he taped and posted on youtube the “birthing process” of his son: “It’s all about love, man, I wanted to share the love, to spread my love, man!”

I clicked to next channel.

A generously endowed queen from the hood on an ebony soap op’ra was delivering a snappy remark to a cocky guy in flashy rings. “Yeah, – she scorned, – “Spreading it all over the East Coast!”

 

*What can I do – they segregated themselves, intentionally

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А далеко на Севере

Hand of the Architect: Mathieu Velt

Paris XIII, fall is coming with heavy rains

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I am going through my periodic Nero Wolfe phase.

Today is a third weekend in a row; I even skipped the gym for pleasures of A Man Alive.

[…]they (Daumery & Nieder, a ficitonal haute couture house – Etat) had there that afternoon six of the girls I was waiting to marry, if you count Cynthia Nieder, and I don’t see why you
shouldn’t. Each of them made around a dozen appearances, some more, some less, and as for picking and choosing, if the buyers were as far up a stump as I was by the time it was over the only way they could possibly handle it was to send in an order for one of each.

As I explained to Wolfe in the office that evening, after I had reported a blank and we were conversing, “Imagine it! After the weddings I will of course have to take a good-sized apartment between Fifth and Madison in the Sixties. On a pleasant autumn evening I’ll be sitting in the living room reading the newspaper. I’ll toss the paper aside and clap my hands, and in will come Isabel. She will have on a calf-exposing kitchen apron with a double hemline and will be carrying a plate of ham sandwiches and a pitcher of milk. She will say seductively, ‘Two-ninety-three,’ make interesting motions and gestures without spilling a drop, put the plate and pitcher on a table at my elbow, and go. In will come Francine. She will be wearing slim-silhouette pajamas with padded shoulders and a back-flaring hipline. She’ll walk and wave and whirl, say ‘Nine-thirty-one’ four times, and light me a cigarette and dance out. Enter Delia. She’ll be dressed in a high-styled bra of hand-made lace with a billowing sweep to the—”

“Pfui,” Wolfe said curtly. “Enter another, naked, carrying a basket full of bills, your checkbook, and a pen.”

He has a personal slant on women.

Marvelous! admit it.

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Corner of my eye

Надпись на доске-меню открытого ресторана:

“What is “flax converter”?!

А может, и не конвертер. На бегу прочла.

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Sausages, the source of life

By  Marina Skepner.

Isn’t she amazing?

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Just realized

…where I have seen his face!

 

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…жизнь между тем идёт, и хочется красоты.

Вот, смотрите – сегодняшние покупки:

Первая картинка ближе к правде: японский кофейник – снежной белизны и лёгкости. Бело-серые блюда – бельгийские, а двойня  эспрессо – Jansen & Co. Они 2х оттенков серого, потеплее и похолоднее – но столько коричневого в тёплом сером нету.

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случается найти чудесные весёлые картинки.

и отступает на время.

“О Консуэло, ты Утешение!”

 

 

Никто не знает, как присобачить ЛЖ-сообщество к ленте в Dreamwidth?

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Colorful past

How, do you think, this happened? When, where, in what alternative universe?

In April, “45 hungry and desperate Russian laborers descended upon the office of the Tujunga Valley Rock Company and demanded money with which to get something to eat,” according to the Los Angeles Times. These men had been building a roadway for six weeks in the Big Tujunga Wash and had been given checks that turned out to be worthless. They camped out in the rock company’s office and refused to leave until they had been paid.”

Still in America, but universe is alternative indeed: CA, LA. What happened next? Read the whole thing. That building has a fascinating personality – see, now, why I like them buildings?

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Just watched on cable agem, agem, agem (c) [A.Haspel] of a movie: “Hail, Caesar!”

Last year’s Hollywood comedy about 1950’s Hollywood. Absolutely hilarious! Actors can act (Clooney, Swinton, Brolin, Johansson, Fiennes, McDormand), writers can write (Coens). The costumes and interiors are fantastic, the storylines – bizarre, dancing – spectacular, and I was laughing my head off from start to last credits.

Want to see the best scene? Spoiler under cut

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Что заставляет одних людей постить вот такие фотки себя (ну и  – надевать вот это при таком росте, осанке, постановке коленок и главное, при таком хорошем умном еврейском лице):

, а других (как минимум полста болельщиков) захлёбываться в восторге: “ах, вы прекрасная-клёвая-необыкновенная-и-особенная”?

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только я подумала, что унылая “пачка” ну копия тех, что шили нам в советском детсаду на муз.утренник  – как гордая владелица сообщает: “она, кстати, детская, размер 10, хе-хе”

Ну милая, эпатировать буржуазию тоже надо уметь. Секрет в том, что предмет эпатажа должен быть безупречен – как  плавки на подкладке из “голого” шёлка”, сшитые Николь Дику на пляже Ривьеры.

 

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у этого дизайнера не так давно случился крик души на тему: я работаю, творю безупречно выверенное пространство, приходит пользователь, расставляет свой мелкий хлам, и вся эстетика идет лесом

А я вот очень даже понимаю и сочуствую.
Вот вам быль.

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Предыдущие части сериала:

1), 2), 3)4)

На чём мы остановились? Ага, кладовка у входа.

Это ж природный coat closet: как зашёл – снимай пальто с калошами, не порти ценный мех паркет! Вернем клозету законное лицо – раздвижные двери, глядящие в прихожую , а не в спальню, ну и полки и вешалки какие надо внутри.

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С кухней разобрались.
Каким из вызовов займёмся теперь?

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A line is…

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Art on Paper – a strange conglomerate of art projected onto 2D paper and 3D art made of the medium itself- is tacked away into no less strange corner of Manhattan. The show invitation provided address of 299 State St; it occupied a hangar (warehouse?) on Pier 36 at LES. To get there one has to exit subway  and then walk along in the dark under FDR Drive for 20 min, passing parked fire tracks and menacing warehouses behind chicken wire fences.

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Смотрела запись интервью на Свободе. Отметила что -необычно для России – Екатерина Шульман совершенно не накрашена. Подумала: что мне напоминает её лицо и выражение?

Так северо-европейские портреты 18века же! Типа вот такого:

J-E. Liotard, Geneva. Portrait of a Young Lady

J-E. Liotard, Geneva. Portrait of a Young Lady

Что думаете?

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…searching my own comments in blogosphere, as a reminder to myself [“oh, where did I said something like this before?!”], I found this amusing exchange.

A biscuit to first reader who’ll spot the name of [unimaginable-then] our President Elect.

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