The Online News Association event in Austin last week was great. This was my first journalism conference since 1995 (when I launched
The late 1960s and early ’70s were a period of intense innovation in poster design, from psychedelic music posters to
When the sun rose on BART in 1972, it was a joyous, miraculous thing – the future had arrived. At
I visited the Berkeley Public Library the other day looking for planning drawings, to see what kind of ideas or
Newspapers (the printed kind) may be on the ropes, but they want you to know that they’re not dead yet.
Among all the random stuff I’ve collected over the years, this 1881 Boston phone book is one of the standouts.
If you want to start a trend that goes from obscure to ubiquitous seemingly overnight, open it up wide. Case
It’s no King Tut’s tomb, but the History Room at the Berkeley Public Library is worth a look. Due to
Bill Gates once spent millions of dollars to build virtual art displays into his new house. Well, now the cost
Over the past few years I’ve been noticing public art more. It’s gotten way more interesting – we’re finally past
Since moving to Berkeley, where I have more space, I’d been thinking I really needed a trophy wall of some
U.C. Berkeley apparently has great visiting speakers. This past week I saw three provocative book authors on the Berkeley campus…
Bought this badass stool today… I’m assuming it’s Korean War era, since it’s marked “Selective Service System,” and looks to
Just did a quick loop through the Berkeley Campus to buy some books at Moe’s and came across two things I hadn’t
This weekend I saw two breathtaking, ambitious, large scale projects that captivated me: The new Sawyer Library at Williams College, and
Saw these Love posters by Yves St. Laurent up for auction in a gallery in Hudson, NY, and thought they
Today I went to a convocation ceremony at Williams College in Massachusetts, where the featured speaker encouraged students to do
While looking around a local architectural salvage yard in search of something to use as a hanging pot rack, I ran
On the world stage, empires are becoming operating systems. That’s why voting to leave the EU, in favor of some
A quick interaction tonight convinced me that either Andronicos market doesn’t really care about the environment, they don’t give their
I’ve been on a strange book-buying binge over the past few weeks. The paper kind. Almost 100 books and counting.