How iconic 1950 pottery links to virtual art

In 1950, if you  lived outside of New York, Chicago, or Boston before the age of Amazon.com, touching the newest most Modern designs was almost impossible. Now, anything that can be pictured on a computer screen can be  delivered overnight to your doorstep. Alexandra...

1939 World’s Fair was “World of Tomorrow”

It’s a lucky break for me that my in-laws liked to travel and collect post cards along the way. They left me a stack of vintage Florida souvenir postcards from memorable vacations. And others —  for example this treasure from the New York World’s Fair of 1939....

“Outraged” gave voice to architectural debate

Sixty years after British architectural critic Ian Nairn expressed “Outrage,”  that post WWII English cities had lost their identities to look-alike architecture, the debate continues — and  the BBC is asking citizens to report — was Nairn...

Iconic sea level architecture: risky vs. sensible

With last week’s news confirming that sea levels are rising at a faster rate than predicted, shouldn’t new buildings be moved to higher elevations?  Notably, many new “iconic” structures  built in coastal cities are going up, but not on the uplands. Some cities are...