Sometimes the house of the future is better built, lighter and larger than all the houses of the past, so that the image of the dream house is opposed to that of the childhood home…. Maybe it is a good thing for us to keep a few dreams of a house that we shall live in later, always later, so much later, in fact, that we shall not have time to achieve it. For a house that was final, one that stood in symmetrical relation to the house we were born in, would lead to thoughts—serious, sad thoughts—and not to dreams. It is better to live in a state of impermanence than in one of finality.
—Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space
1. Harlick Skating Boots Historic Ice Skater Photograph Gallery (Volumes 1 through 4 and Jo Humber’s Collection / Also everything else)
2. Historic Pear Watercolor Collections
3. The wonderous, strange world of dollhouse miniatures