I came across this two-in-one ghost sign combo at 798 Eddy St. just off Van Ness Ave., San Francisco’s old “auto row.” The Pioneer Motor Bearing Co., with its jaunty arrow, is fairly straightforward. The older sign? I think it says Stark Motor Co. Continue reading →
Water Writes is a series of collaborative murals about pressing water issues. It’s an initiative of the Estria Foundation, a Honolulu-based organization that creates public art in order to raise awareness and inspire action to resolve human and environmental issues. Continue reading →
Just down the street from the New York Times HQ is this massive ghost sign for a travel agency called P-something. Sea, air, and then places: Las Vegas, LA, Mexico, Miami, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Bermuda, Bahamas, Mediterranean, Middle East, and Greek Island Cruises. Do travel agents even exist anymore?
Recently, I had the chance to take a guided bicycle tour of Oak Park, the Chicago suburb where Frank Lloyd Wright lived and practiced for a number of years. The 2-hour tour includes 22 structures designed or renovated by Wright, scattered throughout the town. Continue reading →
Built in 1931, the gorgeous Art Deco Omaha Union Station by LA-based architect Gilbert Stanley Underwood is located at 801 South 10th St. It now houses the Durham Museum. But we don’t care about that; we just want to ogle the interior! Continue reading →