Archive for May, 2012

Growing Home

What’s the difference between a house and a home? We all know the answer instinctively: articulating it is trickier. The architect Le Corbusier famously—and chillingly—described the house as “a machine for living in.” But “home,” surely, is not about mechanics. But when we are at home, where are we? First the house. Built to shelter [...]

Baby Bloomers

We Baby Boomers may not be called the “greatest generation”—that’s you, Mom and Dad!—but we certainly are the biggest. A veritable demographic juggernaut, the generation of Americans born between 1946 and 1964 is proceeding into post-middle age. On January 1st, 2011, the oldest Baby Boomers celebrated their 65th birthday. On every day since, and every [...]