in the shadows of the Cascade Mountains of Washington State, a
compact cabin opens up its walls to the surrounding forest. Tom
Kundig designed the steel-clad cabin to fade into the surrounding
forest. Although it appears to sit on the
ground, the cabin is actually perched atop a 16-foot foundation that
raises the living quarters so they are level with an outcropping in
back; a terrace atop the mound more than doubles the available living
space (the homeowner, a contractor, devised his own table and
benches). The chimney's height was dictated by thermodynamics
rather than aesthetics: The fireplace is so large that the stack had
to be tall to guarantee a draw.
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cage heels appeared on the runways in fall 2008, they took off,
launching a now-ubiquitous style that doesn't show any signs of
going away soon. With strong, sexy lines, the cage does for the foot
what a bandage dress does for the body, and the newest generation
adds interest with more cutouts, pastel colors and peep toes.
heels represent a return to modernist architectural lines, which,
positioned in the right way, make a shoe incredibly sexy," says
Faryl Robin Morse, founder and creative director of Farylrobin
Footwear. Those bold straps and grid-like patterns that encase the
top and sides of the foot are intensely graphic, a perfect fit for
the woman who wants to channel her inner dominatrix.
out making a huge statement in Bianca from Pour La Victoire. The
open-toe pump features geometric cutouts throughout the upper, while
the platform and stacked heel promise to boost your silhouette--not
to mention your confidence. Dress it up with sleek suiting, or dress
it down with designer denim--either way, you won't lose! It's
available in black and grey. The heel measures approximately 4 ½"
and the platform measure approximately 1 ¼". ($280 at
Times, Shopstyle; Endless
Posted by Amanda, in Shoes.
Sacha Baron Cohen's new quasi-documentary stunt comedy, is, if anything, a crazier,
funnier, and even pricklier pincushion of a movie than Borat,
his 2006 tweak of all things dumb, bigoted, and American. Teaming up
again with director Larry Charles, Baron Cohen once more wanders the
U.S. landscape in the put-on guise of an egomaniacally doltish yet
weirdly resonant pest. Brüno, who has no known surname, is a homosexual Austrian fashionista claiming to be a reporter from an Austrian television station. He is an Austrian fashion-celebrity-fame whore in skintight hot pants
and a frosted mop of Eurotrash hair that spills over his forehead
like the tail of a dead squirrel. Sacha
Baron Cohen, who plays Brüno, interviews unsuspecting guests about
topics such as fashion, entertainment, celebrities
and homosexuality, with an emphasis on the latter as each interview
are cameos, knowingly or not, by Paula Abdul, La Toya Jackson,
Harrison Ford, Ron Paul, Bono, Chris Martin, Elton John, Slash, Snoop
Dogg and Sting.
MPAA Rating: R for pervasive strong and crude sexual content, graphic nudity and language.
Running time: 82 minutes.
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not too late to pick up a great summer accessory from French
Connection. French Connection's thin leather solid pink belt with
contrasting black buckle is on sale at French Connection from $68 to $39.99.
Make these delicious and nutritious ice pop coolers as a frozen treat in warm weather!
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