The Lives of American Communists After Communism
The meeting would begin about seven o'clock, and we'd usually try to get the business over by eight-thirty. There would be very wide participation, and if it . Through the dirty panes I looked out on only a blank wall. Shuddering, I threw on my ...
July 10, 2015
Lessons We Can Learn From Old Buildings And Apply to New Ones
The windows on your home are not just holes in the wall that you open or close, they are actually part of a sophisticated ventilation machine. People used to take it for granted that you tune them for the best ventilation, but in this thermostat age we ...
October 15, 2009
Flatpack Double Stray Lights by Inga Sempé
Her previous collections include design gems such as the High Pleated Lamp for the celebrated Italian brand Cappellini in 2002, the cheeky analogue versus digital wall Clock 2000, which Sempé holds a patent for, and the Table La Chapelle which won a ...
July 3, 2008
ENERJAR: Make your own energy meter with the DIY Enerjar Kit!
Helping to knock vampire power out of the house, the cute little EnerJar measures how much energy your household appliances are sucking up, by providing a conduit between the wall outlet and your device. Just plug the EnerJar into the wall, and your ...
February 25, 2008
When history moved beyond the Cold War, it became possible for historians to develop a more nuanced understanding of the role of the Communist Party in American society. Books such as Mark Naison’s Communists in Harlem during the Depression and Maurice Isserman’s Which Side Were You On. : The American Communist Party during the Second World War treated party activists as men and women organically linked to the... There were of course scholars like Harvey Klehr who continued to insist that they were automatons serving almost as foreign agents but it was difficult to square that view with the evidence found in the new historiography or in films like “Seeing... When I read Vivian Gornick’s The Romance of American Communism not long after dropping out of the Socialist Workers Party, I was struck by how similar my own experience was to that of ex-CP’ers, particularly those who took factory jobs in the hope... Gornick’s book combines her own reflections with oral histories, mostly those of rank-and-filers, including Karl Millens who recollects “Going into Industry” (a term we used as well) in brutally frank terms:.
Great stuff, low tech, sustainable and consciousness-raising about one’s energy consumption. But, I don’t think this is worth the first price in a Greener Gadget design contest. Ideas about sourcing alternative energy, or storage alternatives. Greener Gadget winners should be able to change the “gadget world” in my opinion. This is a pretty amazing design by anyone’s standards who cares about the environment because it is sustainable and functional. I work for a design college that is very concerned with sustainability, and I love seeing more of what goes on here at Art Center, more and more in different places all over the world. Great design always brings people together and makes the world work a little more smoothly y’know. Especially in light of the world’s new challenges with recyclable materials and sustainability. If you don’t know about it already, there is a big conference going on in Barcelona in March that Art Center is hosting called The Global Dialogues ( http://blog. The title of it is Disruptive Thinking and there will be amazing designers and pundits and philosophers there from all over discussing how people must think about design (in addition to business and climate change too) in new and exciting,... These energy jars here certainly reflect that type of conceptual thinking.
“To omit numbers and have an abstract object that moved on the wall was something no one was doing at the time,” he says. Once or twice a year he would design a group of about eight clocks, which would then be presented to Howard Miller and put into ...
August 5, 2015
HOWARD MILLER PEMBROOK WESTMINSTER CHIME KEY WIND CLOCK 613-231 - Serviced 7/13 For Sale - New and Used
Below are the details from the Howard Miller website ... Thanks for bringing this to my attention. The clock is in perfect working condition. Antique Ansonia Spring Driven Vintage 1747s Old Style Pendulum Wall Clock Hb 02 Antique Ansonia Spring Driven ...
July 12, 2015
Howard Miller Spokane Wall Clock, Brushed Aluminum
Amazing!!!! Was shocked that the product surpassed the price of the clock. Once on our kitchen wall it looks like it costs a couple hundred dollars. Love the retro look and the fact I can read the time. It replaced a clock that was difficult to read.
January 14, 2015
Howard Miller Contemporary Pendulum Wall Clock, Brushed Nickel, Hudson
This contemporary pendulum clock is perfect on our 42-inch recessed wall. It is functional and has a rather sleek and unique style that fits our decor. Just add two AA batteries, hook the pendulum to the ring and you're good to go. Appears to be keeping ...
December 15, 2014
10 Easy Pieces: Simple Kitchen Clocks
The Classic Clock by Howard Miller, Remodelista Above: The Classic Clock was designed by Howard Miller (son of Herman) and measures 12 inches in diameter; $55 at DWR. Aluminum Wall Clock from Muji, Remodelista Above: The Aluminum Wall Clock measures 9.45 ...
December 25, 2013
Pendulum clock chimes at wrong times
Q: My husband and I purchased a beautiful Howard Miller pendulum wall clock in 1994. It worked well until a few months ago, when it began adding two chimes, one at five minutes before the hour and one at 25 minutes after the hour. It continues to chime at ...
February 27, 2013
eBay watch: Original George Nelson Built-in wall clock by Howard Miller
We've featured various George Nelson reissues in the past, but here's an original one - this George Nelson Built-in wall clock by Howard Miller. A 1950s midcentury design, this Howard Miller-made clock has apparently never been out of its box, let alone ...
July 25, 2010