Current Obsessions: After the Storm
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First and foremost, thinking about the wake of Hurricane Sandy, and about the looming election: • Here are two ways to donate to victims of Sandy , courtesy of Brownstoner. • Sarah and Julie got a preview of these quilts, on view at MARCH SF though January 7th. Above: Admiring the house visit of Dutch knitwear designer Nanna van Blaaderen from Freunde von Freunden; photographed by Mathieu Garnier. • We're thinking ahead: Thanksgiving centerpiece ideas . • Christine has been contemplating Old Is New Again . • Trying to decide if we like the design of Steve Jobs' yacht . Above: The change in weather has us thinking about knitting; photograph by Rosa Pomar on Flickr . • Checking out photos of Reese Witherspoon's Ojai home , currently for sale. • Alexa has been mixing Triple Crown Blackberry Jam by Inna Jam into yogurt almost daily this week. • Inspired by Christine's post , our friend Adam sent us these images of cats' paws in the bricks of his 1890s Arts and Crafts house. Ancestors of Mr. Finch's cat Sydney ? • For those in Austin, Texas, Synonym Journal and Domy Books is holding an event on Saturday, November 10. Meanwhile, on Gardenista: Above: Janet's obsessed with potting benches —guess what "10 Easy Pieces" we're going to feature next week? Above: Michelle went to painter Duncan Hannah's new show, The Infatuationist , at Modernism in San Francisco, and admired the artist's work up close. Lost Moorings (L) is one of Hannah's series of imagined book covers. Chabrol (R) offers a compellingly intimate glimpse into strangers' lives. The exhibit runs through Dec. 21. For more, see A Painter at Home: Duncan Hannah in Manhattan . Above: We're getting a jump on the holiday season with our Winter Gardens Pinboard . Follow us, and we'll repin one or more of your images.