Saturday, March 10, 2012

Every Day Miracles

Not Here Yet (But Soon)

At the suggestion of one of my students, over the next few weeks this blog will celebrate everyday objects, looking at their evolution, their taken-for-granted status, and their magic.  Among items we will consider will be swimming pools (or California's prototype skateboard parks, depending how you want to look at them)...

... at that most essential and humble object, the office chair (here, an 1849 example with a tensioned steel spring suspension)...

and at the refrigerator, or what my dad called "the ice box."

It will take a bit of time to get the right images lined up, but within the week this series will start, giving praise for the things that make life possible (or at least comfortable) and seeing how one thing became another thing.  Watch here: we'll be back soon.

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