Sunday, August 30, 2009

Japan Prepares for a Change as Voting Begins

Recent polls show that the main opposition Democratic Party is likely to win well over 300 of the 480 seats being contested, giving it the majority needed to choose the next prime minister. Such a victory, which would be driven by voter discontent with Japan’s long economic and political stagnation, would unseat the incumbent Liberal Democrats for only the second time since 1955... Read more in today's Times.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Bracelet Love

She's been around for quite a while from what I gather, but I've only just recently discovered Anne-Marie Chagnon, jeweler extraordinaire. Needless to say, I'm smitten. Head-over-heals. Bonkers. And I cannot wait to get my hands on one of these at the Salon des m├ętiers d'art in December.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Obama's Summer Reading List

Richard Price's Lush Life, Friedman, McCullough, Pelecanos... Sigh. What a guy.
The complete list is in today's Telegraph.