Covid and the 60 inch TV


For years, I wanted a big screen HDTV. I asked my children, co-workers and complete stranger on street corners all over the country, if they would find it in their heart to buy me BIG TV. Even though I am a good convenient Christian, I had to buy my own like a semi-normal person. (I’veContinue reading “Covid and the 60 inch TV”

The Curse of an Open Floor Plan


A flowing, connected interior—once a fringe experiment of American architectural modernism—has become ubiquitous, and beloved. But it promises a liberation from housework that remains a fantasy. Illustration by Arsh Raziuddin / The Atlantic.   By:Ian Bogost/The Atlantic For some American families, one kitchen is apparently not enough. What is wrong with having just one kitchen?Continue reading “The Curse of an Open Floor Plan”

Japan: Masako Shirasu: woman of the world


Essayist Masako Shirasu helped define the tastes of postwar Japan in almost every aspect of aesthetics and design. BY ROGER PULVERS “If you use beautiful things every day, you will naturally cultivate an eye for beautiful things without giving it a second thought. In the end, you will be repelled when you encounter the ugly andContinue reading “Japan: Masako Shirasu: woman of the world”