Friday, May 29, 2009


So I'm doing this gluten-free thing for awhile to deal with some health issues I've been having. This meant having to find and buy new condiments, pastas, crackers, etc. I just had a lunch involving some rice pasta and I have to say, it was AMAZING. The texture was way better than semolina pasta. Not bad for the first try.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

CB2's Draper Sofa

In a nod to Mad Men, CB2's new Draper Sofa actually looks like nothing Don Draper would ever sit on but is still very chic. The description recalls menswear, an attempt to perhaps masculinize something that is anything but:
Bespoke. Mid-century references, apartment-sized profile, confident menswear stripe. Tailored bold in neutral black/charcoal and red/orange with crisp pinstripes of white. Simple lines in armless bench on six recessed legs ( cool is that?) finished in a period mid-tone.

I'm generally amused by this but it is an interesting subcultural text in and of itself. Style is marked in such obvious ways, and CB2 has definitely taken advantage of the recent obsession with Mad Men to both promote its own modern furniture styles and to pay homage to some earlier ones.