1840 Census: Compendium of the Enumeration of the Inhabitants and Statistics of the United States
The heyday of the pinup was the 1940s and 50s, but pinup art became famous when Earl Moran signed an exclusive contract with Brown & Bigelow in 1932, who eventually sold millions of calendars graced with his sensual art deco pin-up girls.
With natural disasters occurring more often and more regularly, it’s become clear that humans and the buildings we live in are quite vulnerable. It’s so important that we learn from every disaster and resolve to design and construct buildings that are more resilient than ever.
The term “Shou-Sugi-Ban” is Japanese (焼杉板) and literally translates to “burnt cedar board”. The term is commonly used to describe the centuries old Japanese technique of charring “Sugi” (cedar) planks used for residential siding, fencing, and decking projects, now being used in the west for more aesthetic reasons.