Joseph G. Brin, Architect & Writer

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You Coulda Had Class, too!

In Historic Preservation on April 5, 2012 at 8:05 pm

“You don’t understand! I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I could’ve been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.” – Marlon Brando in On the Water-

Walking just off South Street, the famed SS United States came into view – displayed in a men’s clothing store window. That ship musta been something. It musta meant something. It must’ve had class


Warp Speed

In Artist Profile on April 5, 2012 at 1:05 am

A native of Kyoto, Japan, Hitoshi Ujiie grew up in a kimono design and manufacturing family, learning all aspects of the trade. He studied at a textile college in Japan and under Glen Kaufman, textile fiber artist, at the University of Georgia in the United States. He also produced exquisite fine art textiles purchased by important museums so…

What happened? Ujiie discovered that technology can now achieve durable images on any surface, porous or non–porous, floors, walls and ceilings. He coined a profession, “Surface Imaging Designer,” and decided “That is the future.”

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