February 27, 2012
“I have this habit of walking into any door that’s unlocked…You start poking around, going into doors…you find the coolest things…” -Andrea Seabrook, NPR Congressional Correspondent
February 11, 2012
Somebody might be able to do a great painting that’s 20 x 30 inches, but you take that down to 1 x 1.5 inches, and it’s a challenge to make it work.
-Ethel Kessler, Art Director for USPS Stamp Services
January 28, 2012
Before the 1850s, dentures were hard, painful and very expensive, often made from gold or ivory. They were a luxury item. The invention of Vulcanite hard rubber changed everything.
January 21, 2012
January 6, 2012
The Pruitt-Igoe housing project in St. Louis became most famous at the moment of its demise. The thirty-three high-rise towers built in the 1950’s were supposed to solve the impending population crisis in inner city St. Louis. It was supposed to save the urban poor from the indignities of the downtown slums that lacked natural light, water and fresh air. And for a short while, it worked. It was a housing marvel. Read More…
December 22, 2011
For all of you interested in design and architecture, this podcast is for you. Have a listen to the latest episode and we bet you’ll be hooked within 20 seconds.
99% Invisible is “a tiny radio show about design, architecture & the 99% invisible activity that shapes our world”. We love the show, its superbly produced and look forward to every episode, please keep these coming Roman.