Reassembling the American Dream
The Museum of Modern Art's new exhibition "Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream" asks what people really like about suburban living. And then, Can they do that with less
Downton Abbey: Fell In Love With a House
As in Jane Austen, from whose Pride and Prejudice
the Matthew-Lady Mary relationship initially seemed remixed, behind every love match is the question of property. Downton Abbey
, for all its melodrama and dropped teacups, is really the story of falling in love with a house.
Round Thermostats and Crystal Lanterns, Revisited
While the tech blogs have a knee-jerk affinity for Apple, I have a knee-jerk affinity for the industrial design greats of old. I couldn't believe that Walter Isaacson, in his biography of Steve Jobs, wrote as if Apple were the first computer company to have
a design program. There's no reason to be so snotty about old tricks.
Want to Buy A Valentine?
You can buy a valentine handmade by someone else. You can send your beloved a vintage card using an app. But where's the romance in that? That part of the card you made where you messed up, and you couldn't start over, that has love in it too.