The State Of The Oval Office

The State Of The Oval Office

Last night the president delivered his State Of The Union speech. Sounds like the perfect excuse to examine the state of the Oval Office, by which I mean not the man in the chair, but the chair itself. The White…

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Office

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Office

Teeter-tottering book stacks. A trophy. Simple furniture. Not so different from any other man’s office. Except that this man keeps a portrait of Gandi for inspiration. Here’s the MLK Memorial Library in Washington, designed by Mies van der Rohe: It…

Einstein's Desk

Einstein’s Desk

This is Albert Einstein’s desk as he left it on the day he left the Earth in 1955. It looks like the desk of a man who was active and mentally fertile until the end. I hope I leave the…