What I’m Reading: Spring has Sprung? Edition

  • When I move into Diane von Furstenberg’s amazing “tree house” penthouse apartment which both overlooks NYC’s High Line (which she helped create) and sits atop her flagship store in the Meatpacking District, I will keep everything except for the gigantic picture of her face.  This Architectural Digest article about her home is my own personal interior design porn:
  • Although I am currently against the new encroachment of businesses and bloggers on Pinterest, I am delighted to follow the pins of Design*Sponge, who are keeping it classy.  Check out their “copper” Board.  Pretty:
Harry Weese Brutalist lighting fixture 1968
  • In this NYT op-ed, a call for creative solutions to the housing crisis:

…better design is precisely what suburban America needs, particularly when it comes to rethinking the basic residential categories that define it, but can no longer accommodate the realities of domestic life. Designers and policy makers need to see the single-family house as a design dilemma whose elements — architecture, finance and residents’ desires — are inextricably linked.

  • After complaining last week to my wonderful friend Danielle about the severe creative mental blockage I was suffering, she suggested I read The War of Art by Steven Pressfield (also the author of The Legend of Bagger Vance).  Although some of the book was a little too touchy-feely for my taste, it got to me and and I “overcame resistance”.  Not as great as The Hunger Games (!), but I think it could help anyone (creative or otherwise) who needs to get mentally unclogged.
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