Category Archives: Film

Catch an Expeditious App and Put It In Your Pocket!

Six cities have updated wanderlusting apps from Fodor’s Travel, who has announced the re-launch of their City Guide apps for iPhone and iPad (Nook and Android versions are in the works). The free apps now integrate partner functionality from Expedia, … Continue reading

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Yes.

Marguerite Duras Is there a reason to be optimistic? No. There isn’t just one. There are many. The sun scaled my scrap of sky this morning; I am writing this, the open books on the smooth surface of my desk … Continue reading

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Ardor in the Court!

The French Court was already moving toward excess long before the opulence reached its peak with the overindulgences of Queen Marie Antoinette, who had the perfect predecessor in Madame de Pompadour, the famed mistress of Louis XV from 1745 until … Continue reading

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At this lone hour…

I’m taking a tour of Italian properties, one of which is CastaDiva in Lake Como. I arrived this afternoon to crisp air and a faint haze hovering around the undulant slopes that ring the beautiful body of water. I’ve been … Continue reading

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The Pillow Book of Saxon Henry

One of my favorite movies is “The Pillow Book,” a film by Peter Greenaway based upon The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon, a collection of anecdotes and memories of an eighteenth-century courtier at the height of Japan’s Heian culture. Shonagon’s … Continue reading

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“He was too fragile for this world” -Madonna

I trekked downtown to the Film Forum yesterday to see Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child. What a poignant film about the life and struggles of the renowned artist. I felt the film captured his drive to be second to none … Continue reading

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I’m Looking For Corny…

I was in Las Vegas not long ago and I was struck, as I always am, by the triteness of the town. Granted, I was only there for about 14 hours, but the over-the-top plasticity of everything was difficult to … Continue reading

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Building Dwelling Thinking

The Pritzker Architecture Prize winner was announced yesterday. Congratulations to SANAA for receiving the prestigious recognition. I thought I’d treat Roaming By Design readers to a lecture by a remarkable architect, which I heard while attending Cersaie in Bologna, Italy, … Continue reading

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