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Moms Who Tire of Giving Back; The World's Most Expensive Card

This morning's Home & Garden section in the Times: ehhh, over it already. Amid the dull, gray landscape of volunteerism, stools, and Christmas cards, the brightest spots pop up in a story about a modern loft in Tel Aviv that features tetris-like kitchen cabinetry (above). Still, we pulled the heftiest of the slim pickin's and herein present the index:
· Best name: Rayman Boozer.
· Most gangsta move: When she saw her name listed as chairwoman of the annual Donuts for Dads Day (another event she oversaw last year) on a volunteer sign-up sheet, she whipped out a Sharpie and crossed it out. "No, I’m not," she wrote.
· Best reference to the Internet: The growing world of mom blogging has provided ample forums for exposing the darker feelings of motherhood, and a number of women have taken to cyberspace to gripe about school volunteer work.
· Best reference to Jewish food: Ms. Barak calls it “the fish sink,” because she imagines it was once used for laundry “or to store live fish before they were made into gefilte fish for Shabbat.” Now it is where she gives Sophia a bath.
· Most naive statement: “And because the square is such an important part of the city, we don’t have to worry about waking up one day with a new skyscraper being built outside our door.”
· Most fun seating: Netscape, the large star-shaped structure he designed, offered visitors an opportunity to rest their feet, with hanging seats made from polypropylene netting.
· Scratch that: See photo above.
· Bleakest-sounding trimmings: He and Brian Bohon, his assistant, were wrestling with a half-built holiday window display involving chicken wire, potting soil and adhesive spray mount.
· Craziest card: Mr. Allen enlisted Judy Ivry, a bookbinder, to make his card—a money pad that folds into a money tree; Ms. Crawford’s creation, left, has a gold paper angel perched on top.
· Most egregious price point: $144 for a single holiday card.
· Most 20-something: All three designers had one thing in common: where they spent most of their money (Craigslist, IKEA and vintage shops).