Monday, January 12, 2015

Slat Happy

Earlier today I did two microblogging things:
1. I deleted my "archidose" Tumblr page/account, and
2. I set up a new "Slat Happy" page on Tumblr
"Huh?" you ask, "You had a Tumblr?" Yes I did, and I'll admit it wasn't anything special, something I set up as an outlet for very short, image-based posts, featuring whatever struck my fancy. But over time – and I think I had the page for two years, tops – it got neglected, unlike the Unpacking My Library blog, which I started in July and is more focused and more interesting for me to do on a regular basis.

Yet I still like the idea of microblogging, so I decided to go the route that most good/successful Tumblr blogs go, which is finding a very specific niche and maintaining that focus over time. (Just think about all of the "F*!k Yeah" and "____ porn" – stair porn, bookcase porn, etc. – sites to see what I mean.) And although I'm not aiming for the levels of apparent excitement and overload in those sites, I like the idea of having a microblog focused on something I really like, and the first that came to mind was wood slats, a topic I wrote about for Houzz a few years ago.

So I set up Slat Happy*, loading it up with a handful of projects that put a smile on my face. The first one is one of my favorites, the Herman Miller/Holdrege Avenue Building by Lynch/Eisinger/Design.

(What's not to love? Photo: Amy Barkow)

 So visit, bookmark, follow Slat Happy. I'll be updating it as long as doing it makes me, well, happy.

*No, I did not see this Dwell article before deciding on that name. It just came to me and seemed to work well, and only later did I Google the phrase to see where "slat happy" has been used.


  1. Are we at peak Slat? Are you Slatisfied? How much more Slat can you take?

    1. Today's installment, the Microsoft Olympic Pavilion in Russia last year, would point to not nearly being satiated.

  2. The Herman Miller/Holdrege Avenue Building is definitely a beauty. I really enjoyed looking at Slat Happy, especially the Clyfford Still Museum.


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