See a modern beach house that is the essence of summer camp
This contemporary cabin, across from a Marrowstone Island oyster farm, goes both ways; nautical one side, deep woods the other. It was guided to George Nelson's Gumball Coat Rack and Ball Clock, both in “rainbow,” hang on the wall. Says David ...
August 7, 2015
The Soviet Military's Eerily Detailed Guide to San Diego
The City is a transit point for 2 railroads and 4 motor roads (including two transcontinental highways: T6 San Diego – Vancouver and T15 San Diego – Let-Bridge, the latter one is not shown on the map). San Diego is a major seaport and an international ...
July 18, 2015
Saigon — or is it Ho Chi Minh City?
Still serving its original function, it is also a tourist site, showing off the period details of its original construction including murals and original woodwork, lofty arches and coves, all gazed upon by Uncle Ho, his photo mounted above all on the ...
July 19, 2015
John Horton Conway: the world's most charismatic mathematician
He sat down at the side of the road on a stone wall in front of King's College, rummaged through his briefcase, found a pen, pulled out a piece of paper, and began, “Dear Professor Cassels, I wish to apply for …” He handed it to Conway and .. Over ...
July 23, 2015
Colin and Justin: A post-and-beam fantasy
It was Discovery, in fact, who built our sunroom as part of Cabin Pressure Season 2 and to suggest they rose to the challenge of fashioning the perfect porch is a vast understatement. To be honest. they raced Keen to illustrate some particularly ...
August 6, 2015
What Else Can Art Do?
When I visited Bradford's industrial-sized studio, in South Los Angeles, this spring, one wall was almost entirely covered by a huge outline map of the United States, with clusters of numbers that represented the AIDS cases reported in each state up to ...
June 15, 2015
On Dec. 13, two months after a handful of Ebola cases in the United States touched off a minor media panic, many of the same Twitter accounts used to spread the Columbian Chemicals hoax began to post about an outbreak of Ebola in Atlanta. At 9 o ...
June 3, 2015
As a kid, Kristin toasted her s’mores around the campfires of Minnesota, land of lakes and forests. nautical one side, deep woods the other. “I love it when there are people reading on the deck, somebody takes a bike ride, and somebody else takes the canoe to the store for an ice-cream bar,” says David. Architectural firm Anderson Anderson drew up the structure, and then, about six years later when the couple was ready to build, interior designer Michelle Burgess took the drawings and ran with them. She amended plans, designed built-ins, had a hand in plumbing and electrical, designed the low-maintenance and modern interiors, chose finishes and lighting fixtures, and helped Kristin with furnishings. “We spent so much of our lives with color swatches on the wall,” says Kristin, “and Michelle came into our lives and nailed it. ”. That alone is no small feat, because Kristin loves and craves color. ) From plywood walls and ceilings, furnishings are like little firecrackers: royal purple Flor carpet squares. George Nelson’s Gumball Coat Rack and Ball Clock, both in “rainbow,” hang on the wall. Says David, “This is monochrome compared to our Everett house. He is the deputy city attorney in Everett. And this place of theirs “is like a little magic kingdom.
During the Cold War, the Soviet military mapped the entire world in one of the most ambitious mapping projects ever undertaken (see this feature article for more about these amazing maps, and the unlikely group of scholars trying to figure out... But the Soviets didn’t stop at just making some of the most accurate and detailed maps of the day. A Soviet map of Altan-Emel, a remote region of China near the border with Russia and Mongolia, for example, describes the monasteries and other settlements in the area: The houses are wattle and daub, (rarely stone or wooden). the yards are normally fenced with a wattle and daub wall 1-2 meters in height. There are detailed notes on the local climate: The summer has the most gloomy days a year (up to 10 gloomy days a month). In other places, the Soviet maps include details on the species, average diameter, and spacing of trees and the prevailing wind direction at different times of year. Soviet maps of US Navy installations in San Diego, for example, include details not shown on maps made by the US Geological Survey around the same time. The Soviet map of San Diego also comes with a long block of text.
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam — A touch of smog was our first impression looking out the jet window while descending from the hill country and over countless rice paddies into this sprawling metropolis near the southeastern coast of Vietnam. The huge Tan Son Nhat International Airport is the country’s busiest, with a sleek international terminal and recently expanded domestic terminal. Under the slightly different spelling of Tan Son Nhut, it was one of the world’s busiest military air bases during the Vietnam War period of 1968-1975. A 20-minute bus ride carried us on busy surface streets to the downtown of what was the capital... The city shows the architectural heritage of the French colonial era, notably in Paris Square with the Notre Dame Basilica built in red brick imported from France from 1863-1880. The facade often serves as a backdrop for wedding photos, with... Across the street is the lovely Central Post Office in butter yellow, designed by Gustave Eiffel and built from 1886-1891. Still serving its original function, it is also a tourist site, showing off the period details of its original construction...
Mad Fox Tap Room is FINALLY ready to open in Glover Park
Two years after the Mad Fox Brewing ... a rare serving tray and a Senate Beer-logo clock from the early 20th-century Washington brewery. A network of copper pipes snaking across the opposite wall are meant to invoke a brewery. Upstairs, what had been ...
August 12, 2015
As Maccabi Games come and go at Hitler’s stadium, is Germany now a (relative) light for Europe’s Jew
The story of modern-day anti-Semitism ... anti-Semitic slurs at two guards. And on Aug. 1, German police reported that anti-Semitic graffiti had been discovered on the East Side Gallery, an iconic section of the Berlin Wall. Since January, there have ...
August 12, 2015
Premier League Player Rankings: Silva, Yaya Toure, Oxford & Payet Star
combine both in a deadly left-sided duo. Layun, famed for his ability to take the outside lane and stretch the pitch, dropped inside during the Hornets' 2-2 draw with Everton ... not oft-seen in contemporary football, and causes slower full-backs big ...
August 12, 2015
I went for a drink with Katie Hopkins to try and find out if there’s a real Katie Hopkins
If a handful of people bitterly criticise me or my work I retreat to my duvet for days, questioning myself and the value of opinion in modern discourse ... I completely separate the two things. So here's my view that I'm purporting [not sure if that ...
August 12, 2015
Readers' Mailbag: Suffering from youth culture
Anyone who has been broad sided by this youth culture ... to something like the ‘Great Wall of China,’ and has contributed to the problems of modern youth, and represent a difference in their value system. Page 2 of 2 - They have no boundaries in ...
August 11, 2015
DAHLKE COLUMN: Visit to cabin on Lake Superior provides ultimate relaxation
A large picture window faced the lake and a rock fireplace dominated one wall. The furnishings ... A book about Lake Superior geology and one about clocks and watches were scattered amongst bestsellers and a Readers Digest condensed book.
August 11, 2015
The important estate collection from a NYC brownstone
Lalique objects, great Moser box, other Moser, choice antique wall ... modern, vintage and antique estate jewelry: Some highlights include, 4.06 ct. emerald and diamond platinum ring, a 4.0 ct. unheated Burmese (GIA) ruby and diamond platinum ring, two ...
August 11, 2015