Inspired by Style Statement, by Carrie McCarthy & Danielle LaPorte

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Container Store

I grew up in Springfield, MO where Wal-Mart is a one-stop for most of one's needs, from orange juice to trampolines. My first year at school in Manhattan, I remember feeling as if I was wasting vast amounts of my time going to separate stores for groceries and drugstore needs.

The Container Store is a place so specialized in its merchandise that it always feels to me delightfully, maddeningly Manhattan.

The Container Store is having an Organized Traveler Sale. This exactly reflected my container needs a few days ago. I went to the store, held travel-size bottles and vials and jars of various volumes in my hands, and imagined the empty spaces filled with the liquids that structure my daily routines.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

White Noise

I read the first 50 pages of Don DeLillo's White Noise online.

I bought the book at left this morning. I feel I am reading a different and better novel now.

The big difference is that I read more slowly in print, and so the book proceeds at a conversational pace, rather than a mad dash of witticisms.


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A happy student of Economics at Columbia University in New York City.