Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Follow the Ring

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 8:45 PM

Click the ring for Pierre Cartier on the barber of Seville
and “The evolution of concepts of space and symmetry.”

Monday, October 22, 2012

Follow the Ring

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:00 AM


From Penelope Green’s New York Times  story on Wednesday night’s Cooper-Hewitt design awards gala (links added)—

“Then Mr. Wurman went into full curmudgeon mode, fiddling with the two mikes on the podium and questioning the format of the night.

‘We should have talked to each other longer,’ he said. ‘This is the least interesting part.’

When he was done, Gloria Nagy, his wife, recalled how he had critiqued Mrs. Obama’s speech during the awards luncheon in July. (The Huffington Post reported Mrs. Obama as saying Mr. Wurman was ‘quite dashing and sassy.’) Ms. Nagy said Mrs. Obama had teased her by offering condolences and asking how she put up with her husband. In answer, Ms. Nagy said, she flashed what she called her Hazardous Duty Prize, a blindingly huge diamond ring.

Some designs work subtly. Others are successful through sheer force.”

Par exemple—

IMAGE- The Cartier diamond ring from 'Inside Man'

See also Cartier in this journal.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:30 AM

(Continued from July 22)

IMAGE- 'Follow the Ring' note from the film 'Inside Man'

Manhattan, July 22, 2012 — "Once upon a time, in a quiet corner
of the Middle East, there lived a shepherd named Gyges.  Despite
the hardships in his life Gyges was relatively satisfied with his meager
existence. Then, one day, he found a ring buried in a nearby cave."
Read more…

Sunday, July 22, 2012


Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:01 AM

"One ring to bring them all…"
— J. R. R. Tolkien, Catholic author

Today in History, July 22, by The Associated Press—

"In 1934, bank robber John Dillinger was shot to death
by federal agents outside Chicago's Biograph Theater,
where he had just seen the Clark Gable movie
'Manhattan Melodrama.'"

From a  Manhattan Melodrama

"Follow the Ring

Piatigorsky died on Sunday, July 15. Notes in this  journal from that date—


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