From the looks of things, Thursday madness has reared her pretty li'l head again after a few sluggish weeks of Times Home & Garden sections. Today there's scandal! And Intrigue! Like the divorcee who lives in a 600-square-foot studio in the same building as her ex-husband, the earful on wood-fired hot tubs, the family who lives in a pyramid, and more priceless Donald Trump soundbytes than one would find on a typical season of The Apprentice. Plus: some sort of conceptual arson-inspired art. Onward to the index.
· Most repetitive quote: “No,” she said. “Where I grew up it was one line of earth and sky. And what’s interesting here, there is a lot of sky and blue. You see the tops of buildings, you see sky. It’s about sky.”
· Most compelling headline: "Making a Home in a Pyramid, 462 Feet Above Seattle"
· Least compelling headline: "Dining Chairs"
· Most convoluted journey home: See text block, above.
· Creepiest photo of Donald Trump ever captured on film: Above.
· Biggest captain-obvious moment: Donald Trump isn’t afraid to put his name on things...
· Wait, scratch that: Mr. Trump seems to delight in surrounding himself with Trump products.
· Most incongruous question/answer couplet: Q: The same philosophy seems to hold true for your furniture collections. A: I love High Point. What I don’t love is when I see so much of our furniture coming from China. I look at High Point, and their quality is so much better. It’s as good as anywhere in the world, or better.
· Bougiest statement: "At home, I use largely crystal. We also have what I call 'glasses.' But we use a lot of crystal."
· New Yorkiest lede: "Home.Sweet.Home,” a show of 18 images by the photographer Gerald Slota, with captions by the playwright Neil LaBute, opened last week at the Ricco/Maresca Gallery in Chelsea.
· Biggest WTF moment: Mr. Slota set about “making you feel the lines,” he said—which, in this case, meant photographing a tiny house, burning a hole in the photo and inserting a figure that might be an onlooker, or the arsonist, or one of the twins fleeing, and then reshooting the entire thing.
· Best descript. of a store: "Here, it’s like taking a bite out of a macaron—light and sweet. But with my own twist.”