“A couple of years ago, Franklyn co-founder Michael Freimuth wanted to print their name on a comb. He did and they started bringing them to new business meetings as parting gifts. They were an instant success, even with bald heads. Next came branded versions of his partner Patrick Richardson’s favorite 4-color Bic pens. Last Fall, an invitation to participate in the Image of the Studio exhibition at Cooper Union justified the creation of Franklyn toothbrushes, snapback hats, air fresheners and more.”
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Old Kentucky Home (1883), 48 Spruce Street, Asheville, North Carolina by Steve Minor Via Flickr: home of American writer Thomas Wolfe (1900-1938) • parlor • dining room • stone angel from Look Homeward Angel • biographical sketch • A House Restored (NYT) • National Register of Historic Places, 1971 • photo of Wolfe’s Brooklyn Heights NY residence (1933-1938)
“Dixieland. It was situated five minutes from the public square, on a pleasant sloping middleclass street of small homes and boarding-houses. Dixieland was a big cheaply constructed frame house of eighteen or twenty drafty high-ceilinged rooms: it had a rambling, unplanned, gabular appearance, and was painted a dirty yellow. It had a pleasant green front yard, not deep but wide, bordered by a row of young deep-bodied maples.” —Thomas Wolfe, from Look Homeward, Angel (1929)