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Thursday, May 27th, 2010

I Gotta Hand it to GOOP

Becky

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At first, Gwenyth Paltrow’s website, GOOP, annoyed me to no end. I don’t know why, because I really like her – as an actress, she seems really cool, and one time on Oprah she described a hilarious teenage prank she and her friend played on Arnold Schwartzenegger when he lived next door to her family and it’s made me like her ever since. But GOOP seemed so pretentious and name-droppy. However, since then I have heard her explain that she has been able to do a lot of extraordinary things in her life, and wants to share what she finds out with her friends and anyone else who wants to know as well, so I’m softening on the whole GOOP thing, sitting back, and enjoying the newsletters. Unless they have to do with Tracy Anderson – those just make me feel irrationally bad that I am not size 00 and that I don’t survive on fish and kale.

Today there is a post about how Annette Joseph renovated Gwynnie’s temporary apartment in Nashville that was really fun to read – the apartment was ripped down to a shell, rebuilt and re-decorated in TEN DAYS! The only thing I don’t like are those cheap knockoffs from the discount website – if I’m going to get an iconic chair, I’m not going to settle for some Canal Streetish wannabe, copycat version of it, I’m going to save and save and get the one that’s really special. Wow, I ‘m just full of personal opinions in this quick link post, perhaps I should just give you the link and shut the heck up! Here’s a teaser, starring a sofa from Blu Dot:

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Friday, September 18th, 2009

Flickr Faves on Fridays: Maximizing Space on a Modern Balcony

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Yesterday I gave you a peek at some of my friend Lucas’s clever artwork tricks. Today I thought I’d show you his balcony, which is in this flickr set. This loft is right around the corner from The King Center in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward. Lucas has really made the most of his balcony. It overlooks Freedom Parkway, Downtown, and Midtown. I was at a party at Casa Luca last week and at one point there were at least seven of us seated comfortably out there.

He has softened modern pieces with pillows, plants, and a rug. At night, he brings out his rechargeable lanterns from Vessel (on the chair in the top photo). Once you lounge on this daybed, you NEVER want to get up. The fabric is weather-resistant, and he also has a cover for it.

Lucas likes to take some time out to enjoy The View. And when he turns his head sideways, he gets this view. Not too shabby!

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