fifty inches wide

Posted on Feb 3, 2011 in architecture, Atlanta, buildings, food, interiors | 5 Comments

My kitchen is narrower than my parent’s television: fifty glorious inches wall to wall. When you subtract the necessary space for the sink and the stove and the refrigerator, you are left with a measly twenty seven inches of operating room. That’s considerably smaller than most people’s waistline. It is less a galley kitchen than ...

apparently, i should worry more

Posted on Sep 8, 2010 in buildings, china, interiors | 2 Comments

If this Mad Max-looking gas mask is any indication of imminent threats to safe respiration, I am in serious trouble. I do not want to live in the post-apocalypse: iron spike accents, clothing made of chain mail and freshly killed animals, mohawks, cannibalism, monster-people with names like Lord Humongous, Smashinator Crush or Tina Turner, and ...