Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Here are some of his photographs of the construction of the Empire State Building:
View of the building rising to about sixteen stories, Lewis Hine
Connecting the beams, Lewis Hine
Icarus, high up on Empire State, Lewis Hine (this is my absolute favorite)
Worker torch-cutting steel, Lewis Hine
Worker signaling below, view looking north east, Lewis Hine
Plumbing up a column, Lewis Hine
Workers guiding hoisting cable, Lewis Hine
A worker hanging on to two steel beams, Lewis Hine
A worker at the edge of a platform, looking north, Lewis Hine
Can you even imagine what it must have been like to work there in the 30's? No hard hats, no harnesses, no welding masks... And you're building the world's tallest building! And I'm pretty sure they didn't have Afflack or Worker's Comp to support their families if they were injured or killed on the job! I'm so glad that Hine's work led to stricter labor laws.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Darjeeling dining table from CB2, $899.
Reclaim, restore, re-train. Rare saal wood is reclaimed from old Indian railroad
ties, restored, and pieced in a natural plank mosaic dining surface of raw awe.
Supported on industrial metal square tube legs, blackened with exposed welding
marks. Legs are inset flush at the sides and notched in the top, becoming one
with the patchwork. Wood is left unfinished in its natural state. Seats up to 8.
It has excellent reviews and is definitely unique.