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This seems to be turning into art deco week on the blog, but I couldn't wait to share these! We were in Cincinnati recently for my brother's wedding, and stayed a night at the Hilton Netherland Plaza Hotel. This downtown art deco gem was first opened in the Carew Tower...
These 1930s Japanese railway posters have a cool story behind them: discovered by a college student who inherited his aunt's shuttered antique shop in California, they completely stumped appraisers. While some experts knew what they were, they'd never seen examples before, and even a leading poster museum in Japan...
Matt Sweeney dropped out of high school and moved to Hollywood in the late 70s, hoping to snag an internship in film production. While he never did make it in the movies, Sweeney fortunately held onto the fantastic photos he shot during that time, and has been scanning and...
We're off to NYC this weekend for a much needed escape. It's actually my first time there! When I taught English as a second language, my students were always surprised that I'd never been. It is a little funny that I've been to Tokyo 3 times, but haven't made...
Truthfully, I'm only a couple chapters in, but I'm so enjoying reading How Paris Became Paris: The Invention of the Modern City by Joan DeJean, that I had to share it with you! I'm not always great with history books. My eyes go blurry pretty quickly amongst a catalog...