Archive for November, 2008

the origin of women’s dresses in the 19th century: “Dresses increased dramatically to the hoopskirt and crinoline-supported styles of the 1860s; then fullness was draped and drawn to the back by means of bustles. Dresses were generally one-piece garments from 1800 through the 1840s; after that it became common for a dress to be made […]



i opened up this month’s issue of The Ecologist, a British environmetal magazine that i usually would not have thoroughly leafed through at all, had it not been for the ‘Fashion CHANGE!’ heading on the front cover.  the magazine’s spreads were highlighting London Fashion Week’s Estethica exhibition, which will make its sixth season appearance in […]


today, i worked my usual 8-11pm closing shift at MIT’s Rotch Library of Architecture and Planning.  since i had taken a lengthy nap right before, i had yet to eat dinner, and my lunch [i.e. scraps of whatever edible strewn around my room] was a barely an impressionable event of eight hours ago.  i felt […]


on collars

03Nov08

from a blue-collar economy to a white-collar economy to richard florida’s ‘no-collar economy’ to… a green-collar economy? ‘Provocative, personal, and inspirational, New York Times bestseller The Green Collar Economy by Van Jones is not a dire warning but rather a substantive and viable plan for solving the biggest issues facing the country–the failing economy and […]