Monday, August 30, 2010

Eames: Furniture 1941-1978

Please take a look what my google alert sent me Saturday.

Eames: Furniture 1941-1978 by Brigitte Fitoussi

Chair 1

Product Description

Pioneers of the 1950s and of the optimistic American way of life, Charles and Ray Eames created the greatest modern furniture "classics" between 1941 and 1978. They designed more than 20 chair models, mostly unique pieces, and developed know-how in the art of sitting. The Plywood Chairs LCW and DCW (1946), the Aluminum Group (1958) and the Lounge Chair (1956) have become true symbols of design that remain references today. Still produced, they inspire the admiration of new generations to convey the generous social ideal of their designers.

About the Author

Brigitte Fitoussi is an architect, journalist and curator. She contributes to various magazines and is the author of several books dedicated to architecture and style, such as Memphis (Assouline, 1998).

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Assouline Publishing (April 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 2843234204
  • ISBN-13: 978-2843234200
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 6.2 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces

Chair 2

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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Drabble Prompt - REGRETS

Dedicated to my both friends Susan and Basric. There will be better times again.

Title: Rain on the roof
Prompt: Regrets
Characters: Alexandra Eames/Robert Goren
Rating: T
Word Count: 251
Summery: Alex felt asleep on Bobby’s shoulder.
A/N 1: I discussed this situation with Tjara the last days. Would it be embarrassing to fall asleep on the shoulder of a stranger? YES! But to fall asleep at the right shoulder…mhm!
A/N 2: With beta help of gorengal.

Slowly she awoke from soothing dreams – warm and soft skin, familiar and masculine scent. Slightly she parted her lips and kissed his delicious pulse point – a soft moan in response.

Her eyes snapped open. She realized she must have fallen asleep during their rainy drive home from Upstate – now snuggling against his strong shoulder.

“We’re here – Beach Crest.” She heard his voice through the pattering raindrops on the roof.

She sat up, slipped away – put a little space between their heated bodies and grabbed for the door handle.

“S…should I…uh walk you to the door?”

She stopped in her movements. Lifting her head, she looked into his dark, puppy eyes – fixed his full and soft lips.

“I mean…”

“I understand, but…but wouldn’t we regret?”


“Regret, after! Throwing away our friendship, our partnership for a few blissful minutes.”


“Hours,” she gave in. “I need this friendship. I need ‘US’.”

“Maybe we can expand us and have both?”


“Our partnership and…” He raised his eyebrows and shrugged.

“Maybe.” She inhaled deeply and lowered her voice. “But would you risk it?”

“Yes,” he confessed honestly, instantly.

She nodded and got out of the car, waiting for him to follow her inside.


“Tomorrow morning, you’ll be here, right? I won’t wake alone?” She nuzzled her flushed and satisfied body against his – eavesdropped in the silence after.

“I will.” He gently stroked her warm skin and laid his arms around her frame. “You know where I live. I can’t escape…I won’t escape.”

Friday, August 27, 2010

Mother's House: Blog

Today I found a blog of a crew member of Mother's House. He or She wrote two entries about the filming and posted a few images.

Maybe you want to take a closer look behind the scenes:

Cwashin55's Blog

Very interesting lines:

The goal is to have the film finished and ready to go by the holiday season. While that seems to be far away, there will be weekly updates on the project leading up to the release date. Also in the works is the Mother’s House youtube page,which will showcase clips ranging from life on the set during production as well as footage of everything that goes on even after the release of the movie. With so much going on, the wait for the release will not feel so long.

I can't wait for more updates.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

100 Drabble - Alcohol

Title: Devastated
Characters: Alexandra Eames/Robert Goren
Rating: T
Word Count: 98
A/N: Post Purgatory: I don’t drink alcohol, so Alex and Bobby didn’t in a lot of my fictions, but this time I tried it. I don’t see Alex as a lone drinker, but in this drabble she did. Sorry…I still feel it’s not right.

After her ‘all your wounds are self-inflicted, he needed another drink. He located the ugliest bar in Manhattan, a bar no cop would ever visit. But already at the entrance he saw the familiar silhouette – the round shoulders, the honey blond hair.

Her glass held something golden and she gulped it down, the half-empty bottle before her on the dirty table.

Was she crying? Her back trembled and she wiped her nose.

He couldn’t enter. She would hate herself knowing that he saw her in this situation – devastated and she would finally leave him – which he wouldn’t survive.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Vincent talked about Kathryn at the Sarasota Film Festival

I think a lot of you watched the amazing interview parts of Vincent at the Sarasota Film Festival on BobbyG's My Big Fat Freakin' Life Blog.

I asked her if I could publish the part as Vincent talked about Kathryn and she agreed. Visit BobbyG's blog and watch the other interview sections.

So here again:

I love that he called her a friend.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Mother's House Update and a few more pictures

Mother's House sent another update on their homepage:

August 18, 2010: This would be an unusual sight on most film sets, but on "Mother's House" the cast and crew quickly got used to seeing Tim Guinee walking the tight wire while waiting for camera set-ups. Tim's pure poetry in motion; the rest of the crew demonstrated skill levels from "pretty good" to "hilarious" when he generously offered to let us try.

August 11, 2010: It's not all glamour on a film set. Just ask our very dusty star, Kathryn Erbe (yes, there she is, standing waaaay back in the old attic set). Fortunately, this was her last scene of the day, and she got to brush off the cobwebs and relax for the rest of the evening when Davis called "Cut! Everybody happy? Great... that's a wrap!"

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I couldn't hold me back...I must do a new header with the Mother's House Pictures for lovely Kathryn. I hope you like it.

Again, all pictures and information belong Colleen Lynch (Cedar Hill Photography) and Peak Road Productions.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

The real Smile of Siren Call

Last Tuesday I watched Siren Call again. I didn’t watched this episode in over one year, but that Brooke Shields was called ‘the Smile’ I remembered.

I discovered something new. Did you ever see that smile of Alex?

I think I caught it for the first time and started to wonder. The smile looked like a ‘hey, nice to see you’ smile. It looked like Alex and Bobby meet for the first time at Ashley’s crime scene. But we all know that is wrong. Bobby picked Alex from Dr. Olivet and delivered the car keys (still one of my favored CI moments).

Therefore I talked with friends about that smiling. I love what Susan and Suzanne thought:

Susan: Maybe it's a nervous smile, as this is her first dead body since Blindspot. Maybe she's telling him, "I'm alright, I think. Glad you're here though."

Suzanne: Oh, yes, that smile. It's very unusual. Really genuine smile initially and then melts to professional. It's like she looks at him first with the big smile. Too sweet. Definitely shows she might not be quite ready to go back to work because of the bodies - *but happy to be with him* - that feeds on from her earlier comment about not getting better sitting at home.

And I agree, when you watch the whole scene you can see that Alex feels not that comfortable like usual. Her face as Bobby moved Ashley’s head toward Alex…amazing and brilliant played.

What do you think about that SMILE?

Friday, August 20, 2010

20th August 1961

I know you're just fictional, but to know these little but many personnel details made you even more lovable.

Happy Birthday, Bobby. I hope you like your gift ;o)

Title: Only a tie?
Characters: Alexandra Eames/Robert Goren
Rating: K
Word Count: 99

Okay it was just a tie. As he opened the little, red box he tried to smile, but it froze.

She noted his disappointed face, took the dark-blue tie, stepped behind him and pushed him carefully down the stool. She laid the silky fabric around his neck and started to close the knot.

Her arms on his shoulders, her soft breasts pressed against his back, her breath murmured in his ear, as she lists the stepped to a perfect Windsor.

“I hope you like it.” Alex whispered, as she ran her hand over Bobby’s body to smooth everything.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Criminal Intent - Verbrechen im Visier - Season 3.2 on DVD

Originaltitel: Law & Order: Criminal Intent - Season 3 (USA 2003)
EAN-Nummer: 5050582785418
Studio: Universal Pictures
Vertrieb: Universal Pictures
Veröffentlichung: 07.10.2010
FSK: ab 12 Jahren
Ländercode: 2
Länge: 462 Minuten


Genre: Serie, Crime

Regie: Frank Prinzi
Drehbuch: Rene Balcer, Dick Wolf
Schauspieler: Courtney B. Vance, Samantha Buck, Jamey Sheridan, Kathryn Erbe, Vincent D'Onofrio

Robert Goren und seine Kollegin Alexandra Eames sind Ermittler der Major Case Squad, die für die Aufklärung von Kapitalverbrechen in New York zuständig ist. Bei der Lösung ihrer komplizierten Fälle müssen sie auch den kleinsten Hinweisen nachgehen, um die Täter überführen zu können.


Format: Widescreen (1.78:1 - anamorph)
System: PAL


Dolby Digital 2.0 (Stereo) in Deutsch
Dolby Digital 2.0 (Stereo) in Englisch
Untertitel: Deutsch, Englisch


Medientyp: DVD-9
Medienanzahl: 3
Verpackung: Sammelbox
DVD Art: Kauf-DVD

1. The Set-Tour with Fred Berner & Kathryn Erbe
2. Criminal Intent: The Private Eye


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

100 Drabble - Seafood

Title: Senachi
Characters: Alexandra Eames/Robert Goren
Rating: K+
Word Count: 99
A/N 1: Remember BLINK and Bobby’s talking about eating living octopus in Korea.

“Never again,” she whispered exhaustedly.

“I’m sorry.”

“Never again, Goren.” More choking and spitting. He held her sweaty hair and gently stroked her trembling back.

“It will be hard work to earn my trust back.” Alex got tired back on her feet – flushed away her nausea.

“I know,” he replied meekly and opened the warm water tap. She stepped in front of the basin and looked in the mirror at a pale green face, still feeling the wincing tentacles.

“I never saw such a strong reaction to eating octopus.”

She answered with an angry snort while rinsing her mouth.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Blind Spot adumbrated my week

I watched the episode on Tuesday and did my synopsis, I wrote the current 100 challenge DOOR in this mood and made my next 20 in 20 icons only with Blind Spot.

Title: I’m sorry.
Characters: Alexandra Eames/Robert Goren
Rating: K+
Word Count: 99

The long, sad halls were lonesome, the lights dim.

Three, Four, Five…there is door number SIX. I looked through the little window. The fluorescence light over her bed was on and she lay in the hospital bed…sleeping.

I slipped inside the sterile room. The breathing tube was gone but a monitor still recorded her vital signs.

My fingers wandered over the blue blanket, I reached for the chair and then for her left hand. Her fingers were strong and enfolded mine in her fitful dream.

Her wrists, God her wrists…

…how could I ever make this up to her?


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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Mother's House - on set pictures

I think this will be the last update about the Filming of Mother’s House. The whole on set working ended Monday (August 9th). I’m really curious about the post production and if we every will see the movie.

  • August 10, 2010: Wrapped already? Yes, we are. And we've got lots of photos and stories from the set still to post!
  • Here actor Eddie Schweighardt shows director Davis Hall how a real pro handles a tire swing stunt. Eddie seems totally unimpressed with Davis' style... but both of them had a great time fooling around while the camera department set up the shot.
  • August 3, 2010: If we can sum up day four of shooting in three words, it would be this: apple.....cider....donuts. That's right ladies and gentlemen, apple cider donuts were the talk of the day as we shot our car scenes in the towns of Stone Ridge and Rosendale. When we made a pit stop at Davenport Farms, we fell victim to the delicious taste of their donuts. Crew members were nearly fighting each other just to get a piece. But we eventually managed to concentrate on finishing the shoot for today.
  • We're nearly halfway done, but there are questions yet to be answered. Will Tim continue to intrigue us with more surprising facts about himself? Will Kathryn's run in with a skateboarder affect her psyche for the rest of the project? And will young Eddie steal the show as he continues to wow us with his energetic personality? All these mysteries will be solved as we continue shooting Mother's House.
(story by Christopher Washington)

The Mother’s House people posted much pictures of the filming on their facebook page.

They also linked to Colleen Lynch, the set photographer and Cedar Hill Photography. She took several wonderful images. Please visit her site. Here are the ones I found from Kathryn (with thank to Nantz. I couldn’t find all pictures you blogged.).

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Mhm, Kathryn's legs in a very short skirt.

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What a smile!

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So young!

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I wrote Colleen Lynch if there will be more pictures on her web page and she will add more pictures of the Mother’s House filming very soon. I can’t wait for them.

All information and photos belong to Peak Road Production, the Mother's House film crew and Colleen Lynch (But I foresee a new banner for my Kathryn blog – last picture).

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Cross-Check: successful

Second part ‘real meeting of Hannah and me’: successful

It felt unreal that Hannah would visit me in Berlin until I saw her coming out of the sliding door of Tegel Airport – with 30 minutes late arrival. I knew she would come for sure (no travel cancelation insurance) over a month and we wrote little countdowns in our email headers, anyway unreal.

But my brain switched and than we acted like last summer as I had been in Salzburg. We chat and talked and chat and talked on the whole way at home and the whole time until she left today through the security area.

Because the touch down wasn’t that nice and the weather really warm I decided to show Hannah my closer surrounding and neighborhood. We walked to the big water tower – Prenzlauer Berg’s landmark, the big synagogue of Rieke Straße, through Kollwitzstraße and Oderberger Str. Then I showed her the last pieces of the Berlin wall (yes, we climbed on that high tower for a better view) and at least we relaxed a little in the new Nordbahnhof Park. We both jumped on the trampoline. Don’t do that without shoes. It hurt.

The next day was full of Berlin main sight seeing. (Alexanderplatz, Berlin Dom (oh yes, we also entered its cupola), Government quarter, Brandenburger Gate, Holocaust memorial, Potzdamer Platz (yumyum with delicious ice cream and waiters with tie clips…snicker), Oranienburger Straße and Hackischer Markt.)

The big new free field of Tempelhof Airport we entered the next day. Dear, those were very big dimensions.

On Sunday we walked through the Gardens of the world in Marzan. I really like that area and Hannah took lots of flower pictures.

The last day we used for a visit of the big park around Castle Charlottenburg and on our way back we took the 200 double-decker bus and made a second and more comfortable sight seeing tour.

So maybe now you ask yourself what we did in the nights after so much walking (I had pressure Hannah to stay a few weeks longer. I lost three pounds since last Sunday. This way I would reach the weight I had planned for NYC a little easier.) We watched Criminal Intent…but just here a scene and there a scene, but we discovered things we never saw before. We looked at so many Vincent pictures. We checked out Gramercy Park on google maps. Hannah helped me with computer problems we solved in the end…jippy. She checked a little drabble for me (see below). I was inspired of a chat we had over the day. We fought ;o) Thank you so much, the chapter looks wonderful now. We found a new goof in Graansha and we found that hilarious article as we wanted to find the office of the Major Case Commander (is it really 11 floor?)

Thief enters NYPD's One Police Plaza headquarters, makes off with computers and phones

New York City police say a man is under arrest for entering their highly secured headquarters and stealing laptops and cell phones.

Police say the 30-year-old man entered One Police Plaza shortly before noon Tuesday. They say he stole two laptops and seven phones from one location.
He was later spotted outside the building and arrested.

Jermaine Sweet of Brooklyn was charged with burglary. The name of his attorney was not immediately on record.

There are so many new pictures of Kathryn at the Mother's House filming. I'll made an update tomorrow or maybe tonight.

Title: My asexual partner
Prompt: Touch
Characters: Alexandra Eames/Robert Goren
Rating: T
Word Count: 196
Summery: Bobby is too late and discovered Alex in a for him complete new situation.
A/N 1: With thinking about Bobby’s reaction in Unrequited to Alex’s NOT staying home and knitting.

Bobby was running late – 30 minutes. But he couldn’t just hang up the receiver before…before Frances had been pacified and her chaotic world had been stabilized a little.

Turning around the corner – Bobby stopped abruptly. In front of him, a familiar white car came to a halt…Eames’ Honda.

The passenger’s door flew open, but before the attractive man left to head to the next subway station, he leaned toward Eames, laid his arm around her shoulders and kissed her long and passionately.


Only when the morning coffee cup popped up into Bobby’s field of vision, he lifted his eyes from his paperwork for a second and welcomed his partner with a murmur. “M…morning.”

“Good morning, Bobby,” Alex replied in a good spirits, but instantly noted that something was wrong.


“I…I saw you with…with?”

Alex raised her eyebrows in a frown.

“In your car.”

“Ah, Steve…I told you about him.” Alex smiled.

“I know, but…” Bobby’s eyes wandered from Alex’s face down her petite body and back to her eyes. “…I didn’t need to see it.” He shook his head. “Eames, my asexual partner.”

“Right, it’s like imagining your siblings having sex,” she snickers. “Urg.”

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Barbara Havers - 20 in 20

My entry for round 12 of character 20 in 20.
Sharon Small as Barbara Havers (The Inspector Lynley Mysteries 2001-2007)

I say good bye for the next five days. Hannah wil come in a few moments.


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