In 1896 Louis Henry Sullivan wrote an article titled “The Tall Office Building Artistically Considered”, arguing that in order for a building to be an effective service to mankind, it’s form should be dictated by its function, which is to say that its design and construction should be reflective of the work and life taking place within, rather than a thoughtless combination of walls floors doors windows and pillars. As sure as this argument can be applied to office buildings, it can be applied to coffee pots: enter the Chemex.
The land of the free and the home of the brave is the modest phrase used by certain citizens of the republic to the south of us to designate the country they live in. They may be brave—but there is nothing free. Free lunch passed some time ago and on attempting to join the Freemasons you are informed it will cost you seventy-five dollars.
Excerpt from A Free Shave, March 6, 1920
The Toronto Star is digitizing all of Hemingway’s articles from his early career. This is my new favorite website.