Kyle Pierson

Architecture, Art, Travel, & Florida
“Bending Arc” Does it bend far enough?

“Bending Arc” Does it bend far enough?

Janet Echelman named her 2020 sculpture "Bending Arc" to echo a quote Martin Luther King made famous, “The arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice.” When Echelman researched St. Petersburg's Spa Beach location for her new installation on the...

The Flamingo Lodge: Florida’s Mission 66

The Flamingo Lodge: Florida’s Mission 66

To find Flamingo using Google Maps, drop a locator pin where the beach meets Florida Bay. Follow the driving directions from Homestead, then fork off U.S. Hwy.1 and cut though 38-miles of palmetto scrub, traveling southwest until the road dead ends at two pink...

Old tires and non-residents: Don’t tread on my sand!

Old tires and non-residents: Don’t tread on my sand!

Volume 1, Issue 6, 2017A Spare Tire for the One Percent In September 2016, waves from Category 1 Hurricane Hermine dumped a heavy-construction tire on exclusive Belleair Shore, whereupon it dug itself into the sand. If I were superstitious, the tire might have...

Finding my way home: Buffalo

Finding my way home: Buffalo

I grew up in Buffalo and I didn't know until I read this post from architectural writer Alexandra Lange that I grew up in an architectural mecca. Lange's article drove me to rediscover my home town. As a native Buffalonian and garden lover, I was surprised to learn...

Developing a knack for kayaking

Developing a knack for kayaking

Last month, my husband Dave and I finally found the most important feature we were looking for in a kayak – lite weight. Our local dealer introduced us to the Crescent Ultra Lite, and three years after we had installed roof rails on our car, when we saw the orange...

Touring the Space Age in Sanford, Florida

Touring the Space Age in Sanford, Florida

One of my favorite parts of the 1960s TV show The Jetsons was George Jetson's chair and all the push button appliances in Jane's kitchen. Of course, as a kid, I didn't appreciate that George's chair was based on Arne Jacobsen's 1958 Egg chair design. The Atomic Age...

Kyle Pierson

Architecture, Art, Travel, & Florida

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Touring the Space Age in Sanford, Florida

Touring the Space Age in Sanford, Florida

One of my favorite parts of the 1960s TV show The Jetsons was George Jetson's chair and all the push button appliances in Jane's kitchen. Of course, as a kid, I didn't appreciate that George's chair was based on Arne Jacobsen's 1958 Egg chair design. The Atomic Age...

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