Friday, February 24, 2006

Architecture of the imagination

From Bitter is the New Black by Jen Lancaster (Penguin):  

And my first shitty studio apartment in the city? Long gone. Fletch
and I live in THE hot Chicago neighborhood of Bucktown—known
for its trendy coffee shops, chichi boutiques, and the most fashionable
clubs, in a twenty-five-hundred-square-foot timber loft with
tons of space for my burgeoning shoe collection! With exposed brick
walls, fifteen-foot-high ceilings, spiral staircases, marble and
granite finishes, etc., we’ve got the world’s coolest pad. Best of all,
since we’re in the penthouse, I’ve got an uninterrupted skyline view
from my private roof deck.  My brother, Todd, tells me we’re insane
for spending what amounts to five of his mortgage payments on
our monthly rent,

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