Today Show: David Cassidy Auction For Alzheimer’s Association Of America
In the 1970’s women went gaga for David Cassidy. His fans have stuck with him to 2013 where he hopes they will help out a worthy cause. He is auctioning off some of his original costumes from the 70’s to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association Of America.
Cassidy’s mother died recently after a seven year battle with dementia. He said it was very hard on her and their family. He wants to help other families by raising money and donating to the cause.
Among the outfits up for auction are Cassidy’s jumpsuits, which they referred to as “onsies.” They were handmade by Nudie Cohn, the designer of some of Elvis Presley’s famous costumes. The most recent costumes sold for $5,000 to $10,000. All of the money goes to the AAA.
The auction will take place May 18 2013 at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City.
Today Show: Minimalist Lifestyle
In the 90’s Graham Hill made millions selling his tech start up company. He immediately bought a Cribs-worthy home in Seattle and filled it with stuff. He had swanky rooms, a fast car and a jet-setting lifestyle. He had all of this stuff, but it didn’t make him feel any more alive. He felt wasteful.
Hill decided to sell the stuff and go minimalistic. He bought a 420 sq. ft. apartment in New York and made it streamlined and efficient. His bed, desk, freezer and everything fold back into the walls. He has tables that expand with panels for his frequent dinner parties. As part of his new lifestyle, Hill always asks, “Will that make me happier?” before buying. He did a TEDtalk on being a smarter consumer of stuff. He believes that supersizing won’t make us happier. A plainer existence makes Hill happy.
Hill plans to build communities with the minimalistic apartment style. It’s effecient, greener and saves money. He believes that life is about experiences, connections and relationships. Of course, if you’re married, living in 420 sq. ft. won’t work.