Monday, November 25, 2013

Thursday, November 14, 2013


I love this chair and always scream 'Rampensau' (pulling focus) when it appears in the next tv-show.

Television’s Most Favored Seat


From the office of Dr. House to the interrogation room of the major case squad in Law and Order: Criminal Intent, and countless other television series, stands an iconic chair. Emeco’s classic 1006 Navy Side Chair. In production since 1944, the chair continues to gain popularity. Apparently it’s even a product of the twelve colonies, making a cameo in the reimagined Battlestar Galactica series.
“Legend has it that Wilton Dinges, who founded Emeco in 1944, actually tossed a 1006 Navy Chair out the window of a six-story building. The result? A few minor scratches. Emeco’s 77-step patented construction process was invented to satisfy a military need for lightweight, corrosion-resistant equipment” for use on aircraft carriers, submarines, etc.
“In the late 1990s, the Navy Chair’s iconic design began catching the attention of architects and designers, initiating a new era for Emeco. Beginning with soft, recycled aluminum, 1006 Navy seating goes through a series of hand-crafted processes, including heat treatment and anodizing, to render the chair diamond-hard and virtually indestructible. Though imitations of the 1006 exist far and wide, Emeco’s Navy Chair is the only one to go through this rigorous production process. Three small welds on the back of the slats are left exposed to indicate that this often-copied seating is the real thing. Specially made stainless steel foot caps are covered with a clear plastic glide to prevent scratching floors or snagging carpets.”
The chair has also been subject in a short documentary film capturing its creation. 77 Steps, a film by Eames Demetrios, you can view it at, a site where Eames also offers fortnightly movies on Design, Architecture and Sustainability.

I was so thrill as the 1006 also was the only item Eric Bogosian used in his 100 Monologues II was able to attend during my NYC vacations.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

On set of Kensho at the Bedfellow

It looks like Kensho at the Bedfellow started to film. Over the last two weeks more and more behind the scenes pictures popped up on their twitter account. Kathryn was finally there on Monday.

Saturday, November 9, 2013


Visit Kathryn's Steppenwolf profile and find this nice picture of her and Gary Sinise during A Streetcar Named Desire. I know the other two photos of this production but here Kathryn has another facial expression.

Role That Was the Most Surprising
“I’m kind of embarrassed to say that when I first re-read A Streetcar Named Desire [1997, Steppenwolf Theatre], I didn’t feel I could relate to Stella. Why would this woman stay with this guy? But my then-husband [director Terry Kinney] knows me well, and once we started, I fell in love with Stella and Stanley and Tennessee Williams. It was mind-blowing, particularly as I grasped his deep respect for humanity in all its forms, the lowest of the low in particular. Every role I play teaches me something, and that one informed so much of the work I did afterward. Gary Sinise [Stanley] is such a giving, supportive person, and it was a joy to go to the places Stella and Stanley went with him. These two people were absolute soul mates. It was just an epic, tragic love story.”

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Pictures to Freedom Awards

2013 International Rescue Committee Freedom Award Benefit at The Waldorf Astoria on November 6th, 2013 in New York City.

See also a few thumbnails here at Photo sources: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

International Rescue Committee To Host Annual Freedom Awards

The International Rescue Committee will host its annual Freedom Award Dinner this week to raise funds to support the organization’s lifesaving humanitarian aid work around the world.
This year’s event will honor democracy and human rights supporter, philanthropist and businessman George Soros.
The evening will introduce the new IRC President and CEO David Miliband and will feature special appearances by Madeleine K. Albright, Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group and IRC Overseer; Scott Pelley, Anchor, CBS Evening News and Co-Chair, IRC Overseers; UN Ambassador Samantha Power; Jonathan Soros, CEO of JS Capital Management; and a performance by acclaimed jazz saxophonist Joshua Redman, with pianist Aaron Goldberg.
Also slated to attend: Debbie Harry, Sarah Wayne Callies (“The Walking Dead”); Reshma Shetty (USA Network “Royal Pains”) & husband, Indian actor, Deep Katdare; Danushka Lysek (Food Network), Brad Raider (“Kensho”), Kathryn Erbe (“Law & Order”), Kaley Ronayne (“Carrie Diaries”), Sahr Ngaujah (“Fela!”); IRC New Roots Spokespeople, celebrity chefs David Burke & Viet Pham; The Cooking Channel host Eden Grinshpan, and others.

WHERE: Waldorf Astoria Hotel
The Ballroom – 3rd Floor
301 Park Avenue
New York, NY
WHEN: Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the suggestion of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. Restoring safety, dignity and hope to millions of vulnerable people, the IRC leads the way from harm to home. The IRC has global reach and local impact — the only international humanitarian organization that operates international and domestic U.S. programs that help at each stage of a refugee’s journey from crisis to stability.

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