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Colonial Williamsburg

My family and I finally made it out of the foundry and later that evening got ourselves to Colonial Williamsburg. Site of much traditional craft, in action, more than on display, and in period costume to boot. I had to … Continue reading

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Vacation Foundry Tour

On the way to Colonial Williamsburg for a family vacation this past memorial day weekend, my family and I “just happened to” be passing right by our friends at the foundry that’s making a big custom order of lanterns for … Continue reading

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Rockland County Courthouse

I used a part of my lunch break while on Jury duty to explore the grounds of the Rockland County Courthouse, a limestone art deco structure dating to 1928. The main stair hall and foyer to the courtrooms are detailed … Continue reading

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Secret Fishbowl

Alix and I spent a few hours shopping for antiques in Marrakech with Michael Graham and his wife Donna one afternoon. I found my favorite piece of art aside from the architectural details in the houses, museum, and madrassa, was … Continue reading

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Handmade Metalwork in Marrakech

On my trip to Morocco a few weeks back, I took the opportunity to dig into the design and making of the metal arts. I only had a few hours, so consider this barely scratching the surface. Nonetheless, I found a … Continue reading

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Last of the Neighbor’s Trash

Here’s I think, the last of the rich vein of design related news from that stash of drawings I found last month. There are a set of product designs, most, seemingly related to specific projects, one looks simply like a … Continue reading

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Jack Colgan, Modern Architect

They really had to know how things fit together, down to the screws. I dug deeper into the pile of drawings and prints from my former neighbor’s portfolio. It seems like Mr. Colgan worked for a number of years in … Continue reading

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More Treasures from the Neighbors’ Cache

Lewis Bowman was a New York based architect prominent in the first quarter of the 20th Century. He worked across the country, and in a variety of historic European styles, but is most notable for his use of Jacobean and … Continue reading

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