Month: March 2011

The Inspiration Journals of Rachel Duarte

Wednesday Media Bits

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Hello everyone,
I usually do my media round ups on Mondays, but here it is Wednesday! Here’s my little list of interesting things. Please check back and let me know what you think!

Colette has more punch than Proust?

Ten movies that were better than the book.

Five perfumes for nerds.

A new portrait of Edith Piaf.

The ultimate fashion website blogroll.

Dumb stuff overheard in bookstores.

Have a lovely day!

(Illustration by Aidan Koch.)

Clever Bookshelf…



I love this little bookshelf. It seems perfect for bedside reading. My nightstand is stacked with so many books and magazines at the moment, there’s barely room for the lamp…

Photo, above, from here. Bookshelf, by David Design, for sale here.

Hope you’re having a lovely week!

Black Swan Controversy

There was lots of buzz this weekend about Natalie Portman’s body double — ballerina Sarah Lane — claiming she did most of the dancing in the movie Black Swan. Portman’s face, Lane says, was grafted onto her body by film editors.
(Example of the movie’s very cool special effects above.)

It’s another interesting twist in the making of this fascinating movie. The Wall Street Journal has a Q&A with Lane HERE…

Do you think Lane’s claim diminishes Portman’s Oscar win?

The weekend…


Happy Friday everyone! I wanted to sign off for the week with a link to this interesting New York Times story, headlined “Gadgets you should get rid of (or not).”

In sum: Dump the desktop, keep the books (with one exception-cookbooks???)

Have a lovely weekend!

(Illustration by Vivienne Strauss.)

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