This picture from Shorpy of a 1950s lounge in an IBM plant is bizarre: it looks almost identical to my 1970s elementary school style, down to the chairs, the orange couches, the magazine racks, and the acoustic tile.
The way speech recognition used to be.
The always-wonderful James Lileks has a great write-up on The Gobbler, a retro-futurisitc hotel/restaurant/club, shaped like a turkey, in rural Wisconsin. It was torn down over twenty years ago.
I got into San Diego this afternoon and checked into the Se hotel, in the Gaslamp quarter. I regularly check Shorpy, a website dedicated to displaying old photos, mostly from the turn-of-the-century. For the first time, they had one of San Diego, taken from the U.S. Grant building, two blocks away from the Se. The […]