Monthly Archives: March 2012

I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore

Buildings like this always set my mind to wondering at the dedication of the small community of Catholics who decided, in 1908, to build themselves a church worthy of a European duchy. What inspired them? Continue reading

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Architecture and Happiness

“The influence a space can have on our happiness explains the popularity of shelter magazines and designer porn. In the right house and in the perfect kitchen, we imagine better marriages, better behaved children, a better social life. Meghan Daum’s 2010 book, Life Would Be Perfect If I Lived In That House, captured the obsession with real estate as the stage setting for ultimate fulfillment. ” Continue reading

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