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Archive for May, 2009

Futuristic Cities

Monday, May 25th, 2009
[caption id="attachment_613" align="alignnone" width="217" caption="Future City by Frank R. Paul"][/caption] I have long been fascinated with illustrations depicting cities of the future. This older graphic (Future City by Frank R. Paul) is one of my favorites because of its bold forms and colors. These utopian depictions of the future in print ...
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Buy Local

Monday, May 18th, 2009
[caption id="attachment_603" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Buy Local"][/caption] The Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce has launched a "Buy Local" campaign. By supporting local businesses, you contribute to the health of the regional economy as a whole.  Here are a few good reasons to use local businesses: A local reputation for good work. Dedication to the ...
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Mapping Modernism

Monday, May 11th, 2009
[caption id="attachment_594" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Tanimura & Antle Library, CSUMB"][/caption] A free map of local modern architecture has been published by the Monterey Bay Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIAMB). More than fifty commercial and residential designs (since 1947) have been photographed and mapped. If you like to gawk at ...
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History Often Repeats

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009
[caption id="attachment_583" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="\"Looking for Answers to Fuel Problems\""][/caption] The headline “Looking for Answers to Fuel Problem” could have been in this morning’s newspaper. But the date on this article is actually 1979. That long haired fellow on the right is me, explaining how a solar room heater works. Those ...