Designing Henry Dreyfuss


Henry Dreyfuss is not a household name, but his designs are objects that fill and beautify our homes like the Royal Quiet de Luxe Typewriter, the Westclox Big Ben alarm clock, the Western Electric desk, vacuum cleaners for Hoover and the AT&T desk and Princess line phones, the round thermostat for Honeywell (cloned by Nest though still in use). He lead the forefront of American … Continue reading Designing Henry Dreyfuss

Radiant Coco Chanel


Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, the great couturier , was born on August 19, 1883 in Saumur France at 4 PM. Her ascendant is 30 Sagittarius, a secret business meeting, apropos for someone who held court with the Nazi SS during the Second World War. It is also conjunct the Galactic Center (26 Sagittarius), that imaginary point in our Milky Way that the Sun and the Moon … Continue reading Radiant Coco Chanel

da Vinci Medieval and Modern


Astrologically Leonardo We have adopted the traditional 10 of Sagittarius ascendant for a wandering mind, as the Maestro did not physically travel far. Its symbol is “a teacher giving new forms for old symbols, ” and hearkens to the higher faculties of human understanding with the keyword of “acuteness.” Life of da Vinci LEONARDO DA VINCI (1452-1519) is the great Italian painter, sculptor, architect, musician, … Continue reading da Vinci Medieval and Modern

#182 Illustrator Edward C. Caswell


Edward C. Caswell is #182 in the Jones 1000.  I could not find much on him accept this article from “The Villager” online.   “It was an ant with a crumb twice its size in its jaws slowly making its way over the twigs. It occurred to me that if I was that little ant, the shrubbery would look like a great forest, and so with … Continue reading #182 Illustrator Edward C. Caswell