Wishing you all a bright and happy new year. May it bring increased opportunities for transit! … Continue reading
I was doing collections research related to my runaway servant clothing project and took a look at online collections database for The Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. I’m a museum collections manager by training and I manage data for collections at … Continue reading
I read Allison Arieff’s New York Times Opinionator article “How Small is Too Small?” with a somewhat familiar perspective. I live in Manhattan, in a 450 square foot apartment. I get small. But I’d be hard pressed to get smaller. … Continue reading
I thought readers might enjoy a photograph of my refrigerator. You’ll notice it looks more like the one you had in college (except with more vegetables), than the “American-style” refrigerator you have now (that’s how they are known in Europe … Continue reading
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For a while, I collected photos of manhole covers during my travels. A manhole cover that says “Acquedotto” looks way more beautiful to me than one that says “Sewer.”
Nearly fifteen years after its publication, Sarah Susanka’s The Not So Big House has turned into a movement. Visit the website here. I first encountered this volume when it was brand new, sitting in the gift shop of The National … Continue reading
I conjure Siracusa, and bite my lip. It’s wonderful. Layers of civilization created this hauntingly beautiful city on the southeast coast of Sicily. Remnants of Greek, Roman, and European pasts overlap. Pots of flowers sat on the streets around doors … Continue reading
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I started photographing phone booths on my travels several years ago. Originally, phone booths were small bits of architecture and design glorifying communication technology. Evenutally, after many years of serving as restrooms and temporary shelters for the homeless, many pay … Continue reading
Cafe Witteveen (run by friend Jeremy W.) featured a website dedicated to the insignias of railroads long gone by. Honoring my Maryland roots, here’s a Baltimore & Ohio insignia from 1945: This reminded me of a job Walker Evans did in … Continue reading