(Source: cfergusons)

npr:

You may not know the name Homer Laughlin, a china factory in Newell, W. Va., but you’ll likely recognize — or have eaten off of — its most famous product: brightly colored, informal pottery called Fiesta.

While most of America’s china factories have closed, unable to compete with “made in China” or Japan or Mexico, Homer Laughlin, which set up shop on the banks of the Ohio River in 1873, is still going strong. It employs about 1,000 people.

Linda Wertheimer takes us into the depths of the factory — which feels like a relic from a different time — to show us how Fiesta has kept this company going.

Photos/GIFs by Ross Mantle for NPR

Bucket List destination.

Enjoying Indigenous People’s Day with my Boosie.

Enjoying Indigenous People’s Day with my Boosie.

I was all pissed that they tore down a #Brutalist office building, until this was revealed.  (at Federal Street District)

I was all pissed that they tore down a #Brutalist office building, until this was revealed. (at Federal Street District)

thenearsightedmonkey:

Dear Students,

This just in from sharp-eyed Smiley Bone.

In 1947, ten cartoonists drew their characters blind-folded. Can you dig it? Wanna try it?

Read more here….

chickswithstevebuscemeyes:

You with Buscemeyes?
Thanks to zerofriends.com for this one.

I can’t even handle this.

chickswithstevebuscemeyes:

You with Buscemeyes?

Thanks to zerofriends.com for this one.

I can’t even handle this.

Not sure who invented this method, but I approve. (at Dairy Witch Ice Cream)

Not sure who invented this method, but I approve. (at Dairy Witch Ice Cream)

"Big, with rift," Steven Siegel (2009), newspapers and flora. (at DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum)

"Big, with rift," Steven Siegel (2009), newspapers and flora. (at DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum)

Crazy Spheroid—Two Entrances, Dan Graham (2009). (at DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum)

Crazy Spheroid—Two Entrances, Dan Graham (2009). (at DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum)

at DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum