November 3rd, 2008

Hotel Urban Design

Next week I'll be in Trieste, spending six nights at Hotel Urban Design--every item in the joint looks like it came out of architectural design mag--chairs shaped like...well, not chairs; square toilets; a reception desk shaped like a prop from the bridge of the Starship Enterprise.  These are the chairs in the bar-lounge...


 
 
 
...for those of you with wedge-shaped asses.

I don't want to look a gift horse in the mouth, and I'm sure it's a great hotel, but Jesus, living there for a week I may come out looking like modern furniture.  I may walk in spiral patterns.  And who knows, with square toilets, I may end up shitting little white cubes.  Has anyone ever emerged untransmogrified from such a hotel?  Is normal life possible thereafter?  At the reception desk...


 
 

...do they beam you up to your room?

In the restaurant, if they serve fish, say, do you get something that looks like a Picasso fish?

I'll let you know.

Meanwhile, one of the niftier Korean horror flicks of recent years was A Tale of Two Sisters.  Here's the trailer for something called The Uninvited, which purports to be the remake:



Astonishing....
me

Congrats, Liz

 Who won the World Fantasy Award for her novella, Illyria....thereby trouncing me and Ian McCloud and others.

Grr...  :)

And Congrats to all the winners:


LIFE ACHIEVEMENT
  •  Patricia McKillip
  •  Leo & Diane Dillon
NOVEL
  • Ysabel, Guy Gavriel Kay (Viking Canada; Roc)
NOVELLA
  • Illyria, Elizabeth Hand (PS Publishing)
SHORT STORY
  • "Singing of Mount Abora", Theodora Goss (Logorrhea)
ANTHOLOGY
  • Inferno, Ellen Datlow, ed. (Tor)
COLLECTION
  • Tiny Deaths, Robert Shearman (Comma Press)
ARTIST
  •  Edward Miller
SPECIAL AWARD, PROFESSIONAL
  •  Peter Crowther (PS Publishing)
SPECIAL AWARD, NON-PROFESSIONAL
  •  Midori Snyder & Terri Windling (Endicott Studios Website)