Hemingway locales in Cuba: La Floridita, one of the several bars that claim he invented the daiquiri in. (Though this one is the most likely.) The room on the fifth floor of the Hotel Ambos Mundos, where he wrote two novels is remarkably small, though the views are great.
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This blog is a long, somewhat messy photo essay on the history and politics of design. The socio-historical context of design - that is, the origin of the design of objects, dwellings and cities - seems too often ignored. Historical knowledge can be fugitive in the New World, with everything so decontextualized in the flow of commodities. Don't even get me started on tumblr and pinterest.
This blog concerns itself more with the modern/contemporary and the ancient than the eras and styles that lie in between.....read more