When you’re approaching thirty, you find that for the first time your nostalgia is meaningful. Meaningful because you remember things from a legitimately bygone era and you’ve likely seen some major trends come and go. There’s a world that you knew that not only the children of today but also the nascent adult masses—the college co-eds and the interns—will never know. Take for instance the telephone. More
A few months ago, a pile of new – and massive – phone books were dropped off in the lobby of my apartment building. Four weeks later, they were still there. Where will all these sad, unloved telephone books go? Perhaps to UrthBags, who takes old phone books and turns them into gorgeous bags, like the one above. More
“I send notes. I’m not a chambermaid whom you can ring at every moment. Today, you know, most people act like they work at a switchboard in a hotel.”-Karl Lagerfeld I don’t want you to be my butler, Karl. I … More
I don’t know who “Aura Dione” is, but I do know who she is not: Lady Gaga. Ms. Dione can wear all the telephone headpieces she wants, but I will still know she is not Lady Gaga.