November 5, 2005

But In The French Version, Jill Always Tumbles First


Hotelier/Uma Thurman squeeze Andre Balasz commissioned a children's book as part of the marketing program for his new SoHo condo loft development, 40 Mercer St, which was designed by French deathstarchitect Jean Nouvel. It's called--get this--Jacques et Jill:

In "Jacques et Jill," a charmingly oddball tale illustrated by Girard Nicolas, two Chihuahuas fall in love in SoHo and make cute, without shedding a hair, frolicking around 40 Mercer, a 40-unit condo with all the trimmings of a five-star residential hotel. The book opens with Jacques darting from Moss, Balthazar and other SoHo landmarks [darting? good luck with that. When your streets are clogged with hordes of fake Vuitton-shopping daytrippers... -ed] to a condo's private roof garden (with its own resistance pool) and a posh marble bathroom with six-foot soaking tub. On the last page, the canines watch the sun set, leaning over the glass balcony of the penthouse duplex. Loaded with sexual innuendo, "Jacques et Jill" is a bedtime story for spoiled, grown-up kids.
I can't wait to see the Danish version.

It's not clear if or where the book is available, although I do know you missed the signing last week. A shrewd negotiator will ask that a copy be included in the sale price of his condo, which were running $1.9-5.9 million in May. So far, half have sold.

Jack and Jill Went Up the Private Elevator
40 Mercer St [40mercersoho]
Curbed commentary on 40 Mercer [curbed]

Leave a comment

Type the characters you see in the picture above.

Google DT

Contact DT

Daddy Types is published by Greg Allen with the help of readers like you.
Got tips, advice, questions, and suggestions? Send them to:
greg [at] daddytypes [dot] com

Join the [eventual] Daddy Types mailing list!



c2004-11 daddy types, llc.
no unauthorized commercial reuse.
privacy and terms of use
published using movable type