Mahogany bureau with a figure of Apollo

Mechanical Furniture From Marie Antoinette to Micro Apartments

With growing populations, limited space, and rising rents, apartments in global cities are becoming smaller and smaller. And increasingly, an emerging trend in urban-dwelling is the use of multi-function furniture for space and money saving purposes. But the history of this mechanical furniture is one of royal origins.

Mahogany bureau with a figure of Apollo

Mechanical Furniture From Marie Antoinette to Micro Apartments

With growing populations, limited space, and rising rents, apartments in global cities are becoming smaller and smaller. And increasingly, an emerging trend in urban-dwelling is the use of multi-function furniture for space and money saving purposes. But the history of this mechanical furniture is one of royal origins.

Diamond District

Welcome to the Diamond District

West 47th Street between 5th and 6th avenues may appear to be just a street of jewelry stores. However this area, known as the Diamond District, is much more than its humble exterior.

Diamond District

Welcome to the Diamond District

West 47th Street between 5th and 6th avenues may appear to be just a street of jewelry stores. However this area, known as the Diamond District, is much more than its humble exterior.

Diorama at the American Museum of Natural History

Analog Virtual Reality: Dioramas at the American Museum of Natural History

Every year, millions of New Yorkers and tourists alike visit the American Museum of Natural History on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Stretching from 77th Street to 81st Street and from Central Park West to Columbus Avenue, the museum houses over 32 billion specimens in 27 buildings.

Diorama at the American Museum of Natural History

Analog Virtual Reality: Dioramas at the American Museum of Natural History

Every year, millions of New Yorkers and tourists alike visit the American Museum of Natural History on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Stretching from 77th Street to 81st Street and from Central Park West to Columbus Avenue, the museum houses over 32 billion specimens in 27 buildings.

Monet Painting

Missing Monet

Picture it, 1985, the upper east side of Manhattan. On a clear day, a truck pulls up outside the town house of Imelda Marcos, First Lady of the Philippines. As crates are loaded into the truck, a Monet painting goes missing, not to resurface for nearly 3 decades.

Monet Painting

Missing Monet

Picture it, 1985, the upper east side of Manhattan. On a clear day, a truck pulls up outside the town house of Imelda Marcos, First Lady of the Philippines. As crates are loaded into the truck, a Monet painting goes missing, not to resurface for nearly 3 decades.

Sir Isaac Pitman

A Brief History of Sir Isaac Pitman & His Legacy

Sir Isaac Pitman was born in Trowbridge, Wiltshire on January 4th, 1813. He was the third of eleven children, and was educated with his siblings. He described books and music as being his “two loves,” and was an avid reader.

Sir Isaac Pitman

A Brief History of Sir Isaac Pitman & His Legacy

Sir Isaac Pitman was born in Trowbridge, Wiltshire on January 4th, 1813. He was the third of eleven children, and was educated with his siblings. He described books and music as being his “two loves,” and was an avid reader.

Melville Dewey Portrait

The Dark Side of Dewey

Melville Dewey was born in 1851 in Adams Center, New York, into a deeply religious family in a deeply religious area of the state. The area of upstate New York was known as the “Burned-over district” for its many religious reformist movements.

Melville Dewey Portrait

The Dark Side of Dewey

Melville Dewey was born in 1851 in Adams Center, New York, into a deeply religious family in a deeply religious area of the state. The area of upstate New York was known as the “Burned-over district” for its many religious reformist movements.

Brooklyn Bridge

Grand New York: Beaux-Arts Architecture in NYC

New York City, the City of Marvels. From the stunning stainless steel Chrysler building to the double arched elegant Brooklyn Bridge, the architecture of New York is both beautiful and monumental.

Brooklyn Bridge

Grand New York: Beaux-Arts Architecture in NYC

New York City, the City of Marvels. From the stunning stainless steel Chrysler building to the double arched elegant Brooklyn Bridge, the architecture of New York is both beautiful and monumental.