The Rowing Blazers Boathouses

The Rowing Blazers Boathouses

Guest post by Jack Carlson * * * “Rowing Blazers,” which I published last year, is a book with a clear focus: the club jackets worn by oarsmen and women around the world. But the book was never just about…

Bates College Dorm Room, 1901

Bates College Dorm Room, 1901

Guess he didn’t like the wallpaper, and really you can hardly blame him. Photographer and athlete George French at Bates College, Maine, circa 1901.  

Back Home Again With Indiana

Back Home Again With Indiana

When I was planning this site, the home of the character Indiana Jones was one of the first ideas for a post that I wrote down. So when I heard the news yesterday evening that Harrison Ford was injured in…

Harvard Dorm Rooms, 1899

Harvard Dorm Rooms, 1899

These photos are from the Harvard library‘s collection of images and are circa 1899. Tradition is supplied by the furniture, wallpaper, paintings, etc., and youth is supplied by the timely ephemera tacked alongside. I’ll leave you with a kicker: In…

Dorm Decor: The Punk-Prep Connection

Dorm Decor: The Punk-Prep Connection

Yesterday the wildly popular website Proper Kid Problems kindly gave us a shout-out, and so we’re returning the favor with a little post aimed at the college guys out there. I saw this page in a design magazine and thought…