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Bring Back the Concorde! (Or Jet-Set Like It’s Back...)

Bring Back the Concorde! (Or Jet-Set Like It’s Back...)

The first commercial Concorde jet plane, the F-WTSS, rests bored in its disuse at a museum in Paris’s Le Bourget Airport, the furthest airport from the city . At the time of its maiden flight in January 1969, long haul travel was blossoming into an experience for all with glamorous staff, sleek design, and speed! (At least all who could afford the sky high prices.) The F-WTSS made 397 flights before it retired. With the Concorde traveling faster than the speed of sound, world travel reached new heights. It became possible to dine in Manhattan, hop in a cab to...

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The Trip Home After Pop Up Curio NYC

The Trip Home After Pop Up Curio NYC

Nicole's further thoughts... What Jenny said is all true, but packing up and going home after Pop Curio was over is another story. My experience getting The Curio's big box truck (lovingly named "Van Diesel") through rush hour traffic in New York and then idling in it was a joy... Until it wasn’t. On the corner of Sullivan and Prince, this massive beast decided not to move anymore. A honk behind me. Another series of honks. I hopped down from my rig and told them all that the beast of a truck was dead, murío, mort. People came out of...

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NYC Pop Up Curio Eclipses Expectations

NYC Pop Up Curio Eclipses Expectations

Nicole and I are back from our grand adventure in New York City! For the last two weeks of August, we set up Pop Up Curio in the art gallery space at Con Artist Collective on Ludlow Street in the Lower East Side. The purpose of the trip: To spread the word about the special collection of antiques and oddities at The Curio of Norfolk, LLC. When we rolled in with boxes of stuff and furniture on our trusty box truck (nicknamed Van Diesel), the artists that work daily at the collective seemed genuinely shocked to see us transform the...

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Unremembered Saints

Unremembered Saints

Unremembered Saints: Saint Sebastian, His Savior Irene of Rome, and an American Red Cross Nurse's Cart from the Great War Search online for Irene of Rome, and all traffic is directed towards her martyr husband Saint Castulus. His Wikipedia entry appears at the top of the search list rather than her own. Isn't that just par for the course? In the medieval European world, stained glass, mosaic, and art are how lay people learned their Bible stories. The priest did not even face the congregation and did not speak in the vernacular. Faith for the common man was based on...

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