I usually bypass the "T" Magazine in the New York Times, even though there's usually something awesome lurking between the fashion shoots for unwearable clothing and overpriced furniture. Today, though, they had the good sense to put an image on the cover that is catnip for geeks. The cover article is about the Majorca house of Alexandre De Betak, who apparently makes his money by putting on big P.R. spectacles for fashion world folks.
I've always thought that big events like De Betak's shindig for the release of J-Lo's perfume that featured a fireworks display that spelled out her name were just wasteful spectacles... but if the money generated by them can go to build a Tatooine-esque "man cave" like this one, I'm all in! The whole house, which is constructed from mostly local eco-sensitive materials doesn't have a right angle in it. What it DOES have is a treasure trove of bootleg Star Wars carvings and pottery made by Majorcan craftsmen.
I can't stop thinking of the fluid Philip Guston meets Peter Voulkos lines and beautiful carving on that R2-D2 ashtray. Does anyone want to help set up an import-export business? I volunteer for the long, hard trip to Majorca to track down the craftsmen responsible. Seriously.