Wednesday, April 23, 2008


I just wanted to say thanks for all of the nice inquiries about my arm. As it turns out, I can join the ranks of assembly line workers and video gamers who have repetitive strain injuries. Mine is due to years of typing away at work spaces that were more aesthetically appealing than ergonomically efficient.

While the recuperation period restricts my time with the computer (this post alone will send me searching for an ice pack and a Tramadol), the good news is that not much else is off-limits. It's nice to get out and move around in the real world when forced.

For any of you currently sitting in pretty lyre-back antiques or chrome mid-century numbers while using your computer, might I suggest you check the height of your desk, keyboard and monitor for proper alignment. An injury of this sort is more annoying than painful, but it comes on without much warning and is a bitch to mend.

Photos from top: Venus de Milo, Julie Janklow's desk from Vogue Italia.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Armrests and Ivanka

So my little Spring hiatus is turning out to be a bit longer than expected, thanks to a strained tendon in my right arm. It's nothing serious, but my physical therapist has instructed me to stay off of the keyboard for a bit (as I peck this message out with my left hand).

In the meantime, I will leave you with a little design project by our favorite Trump, a budget redo of an apartment belonging to her assistant, Darcy. While this space is not nearly as sophisticated as Ivanka's own apartment, it is fun (and perhaps funny) to see what she would do with limited space and expenses (like spray painting the appliances silver).

Darcy at work in her newly Trumped pad. Click above to see the "before".

Photos by Eric Cahan for Glamour.