Maxwell Ryan
Oct 4, 2005

  • A New Measure of Well-Being From a Happy Little Kingdom: In Bhutan, King Jigme Singye Wangchuck has put into place a program that measures his country's progress by GNH (Gross National Happiness), not GDP (Gross Domestic Product). It's working.

  • Trape armchair by Perfectos Dragones from Argentina: Chair is in solid oak and textile upholstery. More good stuff by this group if you follow the link.

  • Arc Deco Bedroom Set from And So To Bed: Not much detail on this, but a very nice, clean look.

  • Louis Vuitton Facade by Sung Jang: Called "Topiade" and designed with Clino Castelli, it is a "lay-over" topiary facade intended to renew the existing building without major reconstruction.

  • The Nusc├╝p by Pollen Design: From the designers of the Rabbit Corkscrew, you control the amount with your thumb, cleans easily and mounts with a magnet on any metal surface.

  • "Green Planks" by Rebecca Holland: Entirely made out of poured melted Jolly Rancher candies.

    Writer's Almanac:

  • It's the birthday of the novelist Anne Rice, born in New Orleans (1941).
  • POEM: "Pie" by X.J. Kennedy

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