My Sons Build Better Box Forts

My love and I put together theĀ IKEA Billy bookcases for my library last Thursday. They had been occupying the hall, and my books boxes, due to certain logistical issues. Now the books are unpacked and shelved, but awaiting organization. I’ve sorted out the non-fiction and poetry, but I’m not happy with the result. I’m a […]

The Cooper Union demonstrates that the reality rarely matches the promise

A while back I expressed some trepidation regarding the Cooper Union’s trendy new building. Well, they’ve finished constructing it, and they’ve exceeded my expectations dramatically. It’s even uglier than I expected. But what I find most amusing is that the glistening outer shell in the sales brochure architectural elevation drawings doesn’t glisten. Before: After: Ha! […]