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Daan Mulder Designs Form Follows Function Sofa

Sofa named “Form Follows Function” is manufactured from laser cut steel plates. Designed by Dutch designer Daan Mulder.

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Fiona Apple: Why Try To Change Me Now

The lyrics to the song:

Why Try to Change Me Now
Frank Sinatra

I’m sentimental
So I walk in the rain
I’ve got some habits
Even I can’t explain
Could start for the corner
Turn up in Spain
But why try to change me now

I sit and daydream
I’ve got daydreams galore
Cigarette ashes
There they go on the floor
I’ll go away weekends
Leave my keys in the door
But why try to change me now

Why can’t I be more conventional
People talk
People stare
So I try
But that’s not for me
Cause I can’t see
My kind of crazy world
Go passing me by

So let people wonder
Let ’em laugh
Let ’em frown
You know I’ll love you
Till the moon’s upside down
Don’t you remember
I was always your clown
Why try to change me now

Sensational Driving In A Feisty Fiesta

How do you rate yourself as a driver? Above average? Watch this Ken Block video and ask yourself this question again…

Simply amazing!

Never Seen Photo Of Audrey Hepburn

Never? Yes, never. This pic is a 2009 creation.

Today as a matter of fact.  November 1 2009.

The picture of Audrey herself on the bike is not new. Urban setting that one.

Here she is with her doggie on her bike in a far lovelier setting.

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Marni Lends her Lovely Voice To Deborah

Marni Nixon dubbed Deborah Kerr’s singing voice again in An Affair to Remember, one year after dubbing her in The King and I. wiki

Here is the beautiful Deborah Kerr in An Affair To Remember. So hard to tell she’s being dubbed!

Marni is 79 and still singing! Perhaps the joy of singing helps keep her strong?


When The Dark Night Delivers The Day

“Nocturne” was the winning song in the Eurovision Song Contest 1995, performed in Norwegian by Secret Garden representing Norway. wiki

Wonderful melody. Not so sure what to make of the lyrics but what a lovely tune!

Nocturnes are generally thought of as being tranquil, often expressive and lyrical, and sometimes rather gloomy, but in practice pieces with the name nocturne have conveyed a variety of moods: the second of Debussy’s orchestral Nocturnes, “Fêtes”, for example, is very lively. wiki

Secret Garden is an Irish-Norwegian duo playing New Instrumental Music, also understood by some as Neo-classical music. Secret Garden is made up of Irish violinist Fionnuala Sherry and Norwegian composer Rolf Løvland. wiki

Lyrics by Petter Skavlan

Now, let the day
Just slip away
So the dark night may watch over you
Velvet, blue
Silent, true
It embraces your heart and your soul
Nocturne

Never cry – never sigh
You don’t have to wonder why
Always be – always see
Come and dream the night with me
Nocturne

Have no fear
When the night draws near
And fills you with dreams and desire
Like a child asleep
So warm, so deep
You will find me there waiting for you
Nocturne

We will fly – claim the sky
We don’t have to wonder why
Always see – always be
Come and dream the night with me
Nocturne

Though darkness lay
It will give way
When the dark night delivers the day
Nocturne

Sung in English :-

Design Driven Schubert In G Major

G is for garage.

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Maserati and Architectural Digest held a “Design Driven” Existing Garage Contest.

See why Schubert won it.

Not terribly practical but it is nicely done. Size is 1200 sq. ft. And it’s in LA.

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And you can watch TV comfortably while waiting for wifey to get ready.

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