Takeshi Hosaka - Room Room (2011)
The residents of Hosaka’s Room Room are a deaf couple and their two hearing-able children. The windows in its walls and ceilings serve as means of easy communication and visibility among the family. The children sometimes drop small toys attached to strings to gain their parents’ attention from the second floor down to the first and Mom and Dad can sign to each other from separate rooms.
An Abandoned Men’s Club Is Now a Home
By the time David Hurlbut bought the Harmony Club, a 20,000-square-foot building on the waterfront here, it had been abandoned for nearly 40 years. Built in 1909 as a social club by a group of prominent Jewish businessmen, it had been turned into an Elks club in the 1930s; when the Elks disbanded in 1960, the building was boarded up.
Mr. Hurlbut, 47, first saw it more than a decade ago, when he was working as an industrial designer in Atlanta, where he was born and raised. He found it through historicproperties.com, a Web site he compares to an addictive drug. (It’s like “my crack,” he said.)
Photography: Robert Rausch
Our cabin lady made us a surprise shar pei and we came back from drinking to find it on my bed and nearly died of laughter.
The Fall Of Creative Directors
Fashion houses are just like all good rock bands. Creative directors take on the role of lead vocals. Where Queen had Freddie Mercury and The Rolling Stones have Mick Jagger, their fashion counterparts are figures who provide a recognisable face that both fronts and reflects the label, directly affect the consumer’s judgement and understanding of a brand.
But what happens when such significant figureheads leave the house with whom he or she has been so inextricably linked; with both designer and design house reflecting each other so closely? What makes the fall of these creative directors?