Yarrr! Today be that rarest of events, Atone Like a Pirate Day! As I will be arr-therwise engaged, please enjoy this very topical rebroadcast of “arr” September 19, 2017 episode. Listen right here at 9:00 AM ET! PODCAST LISTENERS: There’s a new podcast platform in town, and the big news is: this one pays! RadioPublic pays podcast producers on a CPM basis, for listens on their native app (available for iPhones & Androids), financed by pre- and post-roll ads they insert. Not a bad way to support the show, with somebody else’s money! So if you’re a podcast listener, please consider downloading the RadioPublic app on your Android or iOS phone. Yes, you can still download directly from their site, or listen to the player embedded here at Daily Kos. But it’s listens in their app that count toward payment. Nothing changes on our end. It’s still Greg Dworkin, Joan McCarter, and even Armando. Plus also, me. And you! As always, we still want your voice on the air with us. Sit down with your smart phone or other electronic recording device and send us your stories and commentary to share with the audience. There’s no easier way to try your hand at podcasting, without all the hassle! Of course there’s no substitute for having your support via Patreon, or one-time contributions via Square Cash. (And hey, if you want a cool trick for donating sorta-kinda cost free, get their cash.me app and use this share code to get $5 in your account (plus $5 in mine) when you send your first $5 (to anyone)! For now, how about one on the house? Here’s what we did last time out, on our LIVE show: x Embedded Content RadioPublic|LibSyn|YouTube|Patreon|Square Cash (Share code: Send $5, get $5!) Sometimes, having an eye for the little things means a lot. For instance, the Brett Kavanaugh story has become a sweeping historical epic, a parable of our times, history in the making! While the rest of the media paints in broad strokes, come to KITM, and bring your loupe, because David Waldman will be examining the subtleties in the details entwined amongst the nuances others hurry past: It is a long time until next Monday, and many minds, some brilliant, some stupid are working out strategies. Strategists should not plan on women being fooled however, because all women have run into at least one Brett Kavanaugh, and they know one when they see one. Lying might not get Republicans through election day, so for once they might be forced to open the manual. David hauls out Jefferson’s manual, but you’ll have to keep in mind the distinctions between the original text and the commentary on the text if David isn’t there to read them in different funny voices. You will want to read it if you are looking for precedent on impeachment. Robert Mueller needs to read Watergate prosecutor Leon Jaworski’s secret Road Map to reporting unlawful and impeachable conduct to congress. (Thanks to Scott Anderson for the show summary! Please help me pay him more!) Need more info on how to listen? Find it below the fold.
So we are at the part where everyone rolls their eyes and disbelieves Brett Kavanaugh’s denials. His defenders minimize the offense. His detractors think this will sink him. And women become more and more outraged while the WH chooses to ignore the gathering storm. They don’t want to attack Dr Ford, Kavanaugh’s accuser so they attack Diane Feinstein and the timing and the unfairness of it all (to them). Daily Beast: Team Trump: If We Ditch Kavanaugh, We’re Signing Our Own ‘Death Warrant’ It’s Judge Kavanaugh or bust. “A withdrawal would be disastrous for Trump,” one pro-Trump political operative who worked on the president’s 2016 campaign said. “You take away the whole ‘We’re sick of winning’ message. That’s a huge, marquee, top-line loss.” xIt's almost like nobody actually wants this hearing to happen. Literally nobody.— Liam Donovan (@LPDonovan) September 18, 2018
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Cartier Carat is a fragrance that sparkles with all the fire of a diamond. It has two models: Cartier Carat Eau de Parfum, and Cartier Carat Perfumed Body and Hair Mist.“Carat, the new fragrance from Cartier, bottles the seven colors of a prism that converge into a single pure scent, akin to a diamond. Capturing the light, the diamond bottle inspired by Art Deco diffracts the colors of a prism and mirrors their reflections in its glass square-cut facets,” says the Cartier website.Cartier Carat in the words of Mathilde Laurent, Cartier perfumer, “I wanted to create a fragrance that shimmers with all the fire of a diamond. It occurred to me to apply the principle of diffraction to the fragrance: dispersed light appears as flashes of rainbow colors in a diamond. And so, I chose seven beautiful fresh flowers that come together to form a new flower, abstract but alive, like the light of the diamond,” as per the website.The website describes the Cartier Carat Eau de Parfum Spray as “Reveal the carats that shine within you. A bouquet of fire, a thousand points of light both luminous and floral created by Mathilde Laurent, perfumer at the Maison Cartier. Faceted like a diamond, the bottle captures and fractures the light in myriad colors.”Some of the other fragrances from the brand for women are La panthere, Baiser vole, Les heures de parfum, Les heures voyageuses de cartier, Eau de cartier, Must de cartier; for men are L’envol de cartier, Declaration, Declaration d’un soir, Pasha de cartier, Eau de cartier, Santos de cartier, and Les heures de parfum.Cartier looks beyond the fleeting fashions of the day, forging a style out of its extraordinary history, travels and encounters with exceptional personalities.Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the perfumehttp://www.blouinartinfo.com Founder: Louise Blouin
What: Furniture & Art Objects - Malatier CollectionWhere: Ader, Room 5-6 - Drouot-Richelieu, 9, rue Drouot 75009 ParisWhen: October 10; 01.30 pmTop lots of the sale:- Charles Joseph Natoire (Nimes 1700 - Castel Gandolfo 1777): Fishing. Canvas formerly circular (with ears), placed in the circle then put in the rectangle, 89 x 94 cm. Signed lower left: C Nat ... F, bears a signature posterior down to right C. Natoire. Old restorations (and small gaps). In a frame with circular view. Estimate: 100,000 - 150,000 € ($ 116,638 - $ 174,957)- Jean-Charles Nicaise Perrin (Paris 1754 - 1831): Hector in the palace of Helen, reproaching Paris with cowardice, and announcing the singular combat. Canvas. 129 x 162 cm. Signed left: ICN Perrin. Old restorations. Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 € ($ 69,983 – $ 93310)- Exceptional chandelier patinated bronze eighteen gilt bronze, the openwork wreath of palmettes supported by six thyrses crisscrossed in the lower part ended by pine cones supporting figures of lionesses biting three arms of light; all supported by busts of children coming out of a sphere with stylized lyres. Attributed to Jean-Pierre Lancry. Russia, early nineteenth century. H: 125 cm, D: 123 cm. Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 € ($ 69,983 – $ 93310)- Giorgio Vasari (Arezzo 1511 - Florence 1574): Bacchanal. Pen and brown ink and black pencil. 28 x 28 cm. Estimate: 50,000 - 60,000 € ($ 58,319 - $ 69,983)- Very rare two-leaf tapestry screen, from the Royal Manufactory of Savonnerie from the second quarter of the 18th century (around 1740), originally belonging to a furniture ensemble, decorated with cartoons by Alexandre-Francois Desportes (1661-1741) ). Wool on wooden frame (reassembled). H: 200 cm, L: 66.5 cm per sheet. Description of the patterns of the panels: Sheet 1: Two rabbits at the base of a hedge of orange trees loaded with fruit under a balustrade with two monkeys playing above with a parrot perched above. Sheet 2: Three ducks at the foot of a rosebush in bloom, with a balustrade on top of which is perched a parrot and revealing at its side a crane crowned and perched above a pair of snakes in palms. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 € ($ 34,991 - $ 58,319)- Jean-Baptiste Huet (Paris 1745 - 1811): Partridge and doves in an entourage of flowers. Pair of original canvases. 58 x 136 cm. Both, signed and dated lower left: JBHuet 1790. Old restorations. Estimate: 30,000 - 40,000 € ($ 34,991 - $ 46,655)- Two Egyptian porphyry vases with twisted gadroons and winding handles, resting on a molded pedestal, the lid also fluted and surmounted by a catch; (color difference). Rome mid-seventeenth century (small chips and restorations). H: 33 cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 40,000 € ($ 34,991 - $ 46,655)For details, visit: http://www.ader-paris.fr/index.jspClick on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.http://www.blouinartinfo.com/Founder: Louise Blouin
What: DesignsWhere: Sotheby’s, Sothebys Bookshop, 34-35 New Bond St, Mayfair, London W1S 2RT, UKWhen: October 16; 02.00 pmPublic Viewing: Fri, 21 Sep 18 | 09:00 am - 05:00 pm BST; Sat, 22 Sep 18 | 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm BST; Sun, 23 Sep 18 | 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm BST; Fri, 12 Oct 18 | 09:00 am - 05:00 pm BST; Sat, 13 Oct 18 | 09:00 am - 05:00 pm BST; Sun, 14 Oct 18 | 09:00 am - 05:00 pm BST; Mon, 15 Oct 18 | 09:00 am - 05:00 pm BST; Tue, 16 Oct 18 | 09:00 am - 12:00 pm BSTTop lots of the sale:- Joseph Walsh (B. 1978): Unique 'Enignum X' Dining Table. With Engraved Copper Plaque 2013 / Joseph Walsh / Enignum Table X, olive ash, burr olive ash, white oil, 75 x 360 x 145 cm (29 1/2 x 141 3/4 x 57 1/8 in.). 2013. Produced by Joseph Walsh, County Cork, Ireland. Estimate: 80,000 — 120,000 GBP (103,208 USD - 154,812 USD)- Fulvio Bianconi: Rare 'Sirena' Vase, Model No. 4201. with acid stamp venini / murano / MADE IN ITALY. Blown iridised glass with trailed fenicio decoration in lattimo glass. 31 cm (12 1/8 in.), circa 1950, produced by Venini, Murano, Italy. Estimate: 30,000 — 50,000 GBP (38,703 USD - 64,505 USD)- Piero Fornasetti (1913 – 1988): 'Fiori Nella Notte' Commode. With metal plaque Fornasetti Milano. Hand-painted and lithographic transfer-printed on wood, brass, 82.5 x 100.5 x 55 cm (32 1/2 x 39 3/4 x 21 3/4 in.), circa 1955. Estimate: 16,000 — 20,000 GBP (20,642 USD - 25,802 USD)- Gabriella Crespi (1922 – 2017): 'cubo Tondo' Adjustable Coffee Table, From The 'Plurimi' Series. Impressed with artist's facsimile signature Gabriella Crespi and with applied artist's logo. Brass, lacquered wood, wood, with leaves extended: 47.5 x 115 x 89 cm (18 3/4 x 45 1/4 x 35 in.). Estimate: 12,000 — 18,000 GBP (15,481 USD - 23,222 USD)- Flemming Lassen (1902 – 1984): Sofa. Ash with sheepskin upholstery. 76 x 155.5 x 79 cm (30 x 61 x 31 1/8 in.), designed 1940, executed by cabinetmaker Jacob Kjaer, Denmark. Estimate: 10,000 — 15,000 GBP (12,901 USD - 19,352 USD)- Axel Einar Hjorth (1888-1959): Rare Pair Of 'Madame' Chairs, Model No. 34643, Designed For The 1930 Stockholm Exhibition, each with manufacturer's metal label, both impressed R 34643, one dated C 12 3 30, the other C 16 6 31, lacquered birch, birch veneer, with fabric upholstery each: 81 x 48.5 x 48 cm (31 7/8 x 19 1/8 x 18 7/8 in.). Designed 1930, executed 1930 and 1931, produced by Nordiska Kompaniet AB, Stockholm, Sweden. Estimate: 10,000 — 15,000 GBP (12,901 USD - 19,352 USD)- Salvatore Meli: Unique Centre Table. Signed in glaze Meli – Roma. Glazed earthenware, glass. 70 x 114 x 86.5 cm (27 1/2 x 44 7/8 x 34 in.), circa 1953. Estimate: 8,000 — 12,000 GBP (10,321 USD - 15,481 USD)- Martin Eisler and Carlo Hauner: Pair of Armchairs. Peroba do campo, painted iron, with fabric upholstery, each: 84.8 x 63.2 x 87 cm (33 3/8 x 24 7/8 x 34 ¼ in.), circa 1950. produced by Forma, São Paolo, Brazil. Estimate: 4,000 — 6,000 GBP (5,160 USD - 7,741 USD)For details, visit: https://www.sothebys.com/en/Click on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.http://www.blouinartinfo.com/homeFounder: Louise Blouin
Fashion in itself is creative and an art form, yet, designers look around for inspiration from historical, cultural and social events to various shapes, forms, and colors. The latest to take the route is Giorgio Armani. The brand’s latest offerings that are up for grabs are pop art-inspired prints, full of color and contrasts, depicting an iconic image of Giorgio Armani.The assortment has many things from scarf, sweatshirts to T-shirts. All of these have Giorgio Armani photographic print. As per the Giorgio Armani website, an iconic photograph from fashion history is the distinctive feature on this exclusive accessory. “If you love art in any form, this 100 percent silk scarf can be your go-to accessory this season. You have two color options, take your pick and let the ‘The Face of Fashion’ scarf do all the talking,” writes the website.Even the T-shirt with Giorgio Armani photographic print carries the iconic picture of the designer. “Made from stretch viscose, the T-shirt features most contrasting effects and colors played against the legend’s picture. The material has 10 percent elastane along with viscose and is available in short sleeves,” states the website.There’s also Giorgio Armani sweatsuit, consisting of sweatshirt and trousers in pure cashmere. “Initially designed as sportswear, sweatsuits are being given a new lease of life: elegant, exclusive and sophisticated. Made from plain knit pure cashmere, the sweatsuit features a timeless, understated design and is a high quality, luxurious garment to be personalized with individual accessories,” says the website. The multi-pocket women’s garment is available in midnight blue.Pleated sheath dress in stretch viscose is another pairing piece of clothing that is part of the collection. “Made from stretch viscose, this dress features clever pleating that defines the line of the garment and enhance the shape,” says the website. Coming together of art and fashion is nothing new and with this collection, Giorgio Armani has taken fashion one notch up. Fashion, which is sometimes not considered the form of arts, gains prominence when such designs are made popular by the masses.Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the collectionhttp://www.blouinartinfo.com Founder: Louise Blouin
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