Let's Talk About Women in Architecture
At the close of Nora Ephron's 2010 book, I Remember Nothing
, she included a list titled "What I Won't Miss."
Down at the bottom, between "Small print" and "Taking off makeup every night" was this zinger, "Panels on Women in Film." I like the way she capitalized the letters, capturing the organizers' formal sincerity while maintaining her distance from the whole enterprise.
On October 3, I find myself playing both roles.
Just Keep Typing
For the just-published book Breakthrough! Proven Strategies to Overcome Creative Block and Spark Your Imagination I looked at my everyday practice for hints on how to keep the new ideas coming. For me, that involves Post-It notes, legal pads and baking.
Someone Else's Shangri La
Doris Duke's Honolulu mansion, called Shangri La, falls into the category of so bad it's good, except in this case all the over-the-top elements are museum quality. I appreciate seeing rubies and rugs and architecture and landscape and lighting all together. This mixing is what a design museum should do, but too often one category is broken out from the domestic herd.