This is a woman who custom designs doll-house furniture in modern stylings. Her rooms are amazing. I was listening to an interview with Wes Anderson the other day about his new movie the Fantastic Mr. Fox and he makes special mention of the miniature rooms that are in the basement of the art institute–the Thorne rooms. I just recently went there on my last visit to chicago and had forgotten how magical i thought those rooms were as a kid.
“You’re not here because your black, you’re here because you’re funny.”—Tracy Morgan talking to Terry Gross of Fresh Air on how he had felt people weren’t putting him in sketches because he was black and how Lorne Michaels (SNL) pulled him into his office to speak with him regarding his career. It was all he needed to say to make Tracy Morgan realize that he couldn’t make any more excuses for himself and that he could no longer run away from the pressures of having to work for success. He then realized it wasn’t because he was black it was because he wasn’t being funny. I’m glad to know that it happens to the best of us.