Taken Down By Downton: Rep. Aaron Schock Resigns

Taken Down By Downton: Rep. Aaron Schock Resigns

Strangest political scandal of all time? ABC News reports on Congressman Aaron Schock’s announced resignation.

Tinker

Tinker

Here’s a screenshot from the undersecretary’s office in the atmospheric film adaptation of John le Carre’s spy thriller “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.” The time is 1973, and the office blends the modern and classic in a compelling way. It also…

Schocking Red: The Office of Politician Aaron Schock

Schocking Red: The Office of Politician Aaron Schock

What do you get when you cross a “Downton Abbey” fetish with presidential portraits and a generous heaping of bordello red? You get the office of young Illinois congressman Aaron Schock. The story first broke yesterday at TalkingPointsMemo.com, which had…

Cool Or Cold? The Offices Of IBM

Cool Or Cold? The Offices Of IBM

After our last post on space-age bachelor pads, a user left a comment saying that such midcentury interiors left him cold. Well at least they have creature comforts such as beds and refrigerators. Imagine working in the stark offices of…

Book Cave: The Office Of William F. Buckley

Book Cave: The Office Of William F. Buckley

Now you know how Buckley developed his infamously gargantuan vocabulary. I’m sure he had an assistant to put the bookplates in all the books, though. The New York Times ran this photo with WFB’s obituary in 2008: And included this…