Monthly Archives: October 2010

Masks: What Lies Underneath?

With Halloween lurking just around the corner, it’s never too soon to start planning your costume.  Every year I’ve wanted to handcraft a scary mask, but never had the time or inspiration to do so.  And then I find myself … Continue reading

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Richard Tepe: An Early Look into Nature

Richard Tepe, Trio haantje met twee hennetjes (Trio: rooster with three hens), ca. 1910–40 Richard Tepe, Bloeiende tak (Flowering branch), ca. 1910–40 Richard Tepe, Vink bij zijn nest met jongen deze voederend (Finch feeding its young), ca. 1910–40 Richard Tepe, … Continue reading

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Paterson, New Jersey: Lewis Hine’s National Research Project

Lewis Wickes Hine, Paterson, New Jersey, December 1936 After the skeins are taken from the whizzer, they are hung on racks to dry. Lewis Wickes Hine, Paterson, New Jersey, December 1936 Silk skeins on winding creels or swifts. The yarn … Continue reading

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Zhang Dali

Zhang Dali, Demolition: Time Plaza, Beijing, 1999 Zhang Dali, Demolition: World Financial Center, Beijing, 1998 Zhang Dali, Dialogue: Full Link Plaza, Beijing, 1998 Zhang Dali, the most famous graffiti artist in China, sprayed his profile all over Beijing. Here’s his … Continue reading

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Gum, an Agent to Share or Solitaire

I was watching this vintage Beech-Nut gum commercial from the 1950s that shows two men discovering a treasure chest of gum, and it reminds me how much gum is an agent of innovation, with new things to discover about it … Continue reading

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The Commune Comes to America

John Olson, [Commune members], 1969 John Olson, Alone in their teepee at the end of a day of communal work, meditation, and play, a family within the Family reads from a book of fairy tales before the children’s bedtime. Ron, … Continue reading

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Margaret Bourke-White: Women at Work

Margaret Bourke-White (1904–1971) was a woman of firsts: the first foreign journalist allowed to take pictures of industries in the Soviet Union; the first female photographer hired by Life magazine and its first female war correspondent. In fact, her work … Continue reading

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