I had 3 great things happen on my birthday yesterday:
1. Lew found a stunning treehouse for the tiny houses book. We’re doing a full-bleed, 2-page spread of the interior, and it’s so far the best two pages in the book.
2. I went skateboard-sailing with my umbrella. Tried various streets and directions and found a 2-block stretch along the ocean where the wind pulled me along rather smartly. Fun! Made me think of rigging up a lightweight junk sail that I can unfurl.
3. We watched Der Blaue Engle (The Blue Angel), the original German version. Oh what a movie! Marlene Dietrich is stunning, a luminous presence. I couldn’t help but think of all the special effects krap movies of today by comparison. The power of black and white…