December 22, 2018

The figurative and literal rabbit hole.

Inside the wonderful apartment of Amy Sedaris:

42 comments:

J. Farmer said...

She’s always been my favorite Sedaris. Try as I might, I could never get into her brother’s work.

BJM said...

While I can appreciate the thought and love that she's put into her space...it's way too twee and cluttered for me.

Sebastian said...

I knew about crazy cat women. I didn't know about crazy rabbit women.

Danno said...

Who are the Sedarises and should we care?

Darrell said...

$25 for Japanese fake American beer cans.
Friends should tell friends.

tcrosse said...

Loved Strangers with Candy.

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Danno said...
Who are the Sedarises and should we care?

Even the lady at the end hurling a fusillade of superlatives seemingly could not in the end articulate a noun to describe what the hell it is Sedaris actually does.

Not even a perfunctory "artist", "woman" or "person".

Watch final seconds here.

Plus, the supposedly peppy, retro and amusing background music detracted from the piece. Real amateur stuff by NYM.

BUMBLE BEE said...

Drugs have certainly changed HER life.

Rabel said...

Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous ain't what it used to be.

walter said...

There is that wiki thing to look her up.
Yeah..it's laborious clicks away but...

Robert Cook said...

"Loved Strangers with Candy."

If you'll pardon the expression: DITTO!!!!

Stephen Colbert was good on that, too.

Danno said...

Blogger walter said...There is that wiki thing to look her up.Yeah..it's laborious clicks away but...

Wiki would be fine I really cared. Why are so many Americans hung up on celebrity and the name-dropping of such people?

Like who the fuck cares about the Kardashians/Jenners?

Danno said...

S/b ...if I cared.

Henry said...

Fairy godmother seeks Cinderella.

rehajm said...

Amy Sedaris is Deb in Elf. Glad I could help...

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Please tell us again, progs, how hard wimin have it here in the mean old USA?

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

I like some of the ideas. Like random patches where the pets ruined the upholstery. I'm stealing that one. Rebellious.

walter said...

That rabbit is kinda trans due to its owner.

J. Farmer said...

While Amy's apartment is not exactly my taste, it is still a wonderful representation of her spirit. It's exactly what I would have imagined her apartment to be like after reading books like I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence and Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People. So many Manhattan apartments are styled in that cold, sterile contemporary style, it's nice to see a change of pace.

Also, fun fact, while Sedaris was promoting I Like You at Book Expo, during which she discussed how to alter a Land O' Lakes butter carton to make it look like the Native American woman is flashing her breasts or a quick discursion into washing your labia, she was on a panel with John Updike and Barack Obama, who was promoting The Audacity of Hope at the time.

Laslo Spatula said...

She is prepared in care Wes Anderson wants to drop by her place to do some filming.

I am Laslo.

Curious George said...

"J. Farmer said...
She’s always been my favorite Sedaris. Try as I might, I could never get into her brother’s work."

Why would you try to get into someone's work?

Darrell said...

I saw a show talking about Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital. One of its long-term residents made loads of stuff for her cell, made from materials at hand. Like her own feces and dead mouse parts. This video reminded me of that.

J. Farmer said...

@Curious George:

Why would you try to get into someone's work?

I am not sure if this is a joke or not, but you know that "to be into" something means to enjoy it or be a fan of it, right?

Bob Boyd said...

I just have 2 words about that apartment: Steakhouse Baby.

eddie willers said...

she discussed how to alter a Land O' Lakes butter carton to make it look like the Native American woman is flashing her breasts

After all these years, Land O' Lakes has put a stop to it.

New packaging

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walter said...

Danno,
This isn't a subscription based forum.
Don't care? Move/scroll on.
Amazing power in yer hands beyond pissing on a post.

J. Farmer said...

@eddie willers:

After all these years, Land O' Lakes has put a stop to it.

Sadly, yes. I'm a regular purchaser of Land O' Lakes Butter. Here is an example for those unaware of the old classic.

Qwerty Smith said...

Is she agoraphobic or was the "rent is too damn high" guy understating New York's problems? I had a kitchen three times that size when I was a mostly-broke graduate student.

J. Farmer said...

@Qwerty Smith:

Places in the West Village typically go for over $2,000 a square foot.

tim in vermont said...

That's why I gave up renting out properties.

tim in vermont said...

It would be fun to have a girlfriend with an apartment like that, not so sure I would ever want to move in.

walter said...

Qwerty,
It's big enough to chop that onion in..when she figures out how.

walter said...

"Tina..help me out.."

Earnest Prole said...

"This is my bedroom where I sleep alone."

Biotrekker said...

It's a hideous nightmare on multiple aesthetic and cultural levels.

MountainMan said...

That apartment would drive me insane.

Mac McConnell said...

Amy Sedaris is funny and adorable, her apartment is a wonderland and a hoot. That said, I couldn't live in a place like that, but it would be fun to visit.

William Chadwick said...

"she discussed how to alter a Land O' Lakes butter carton to make it look like the Native American woman is flashing her breasts."

"After all these years, Land O' Lakes has put a stop to it."

Instead they have altered the carton so that now, Elizabeth Warren is flashing her breasts. Yowza!