BNB EOY 2017

The midwesterner in me doesn’t like to brag, but we wrote up a year-end recap for Brand New Box...

2017 Badge of Merit

Every year at Brand New Box we make a Badge of Merit, and send it out with our holiday /...

The Erika Kirkland Museum of Found Objects, 2017

My wife Erika is planning to start a Museum of Found Objects. Polaroids, hubcaps, and whole galleries devoted to those lone shoes you see on...

World Chess Hall of Fame

We went to St. Louis to visit family for Christmas, and I’m trying to do a better job of doing stuff in...

Maggie's

New to me: there’s a foundation called Maggie’s in the UK that builds beautiful buildings next to hospitals, and provides emotional support for cancer patients. There...

Business Cards

After more than a few years being ‘out’ of our old business cards, we’ve finally got some new ones at Brand New Box. BNB...

37

Today I’m 37. I’m pretty cool with this, despite my many jokes about death’s unstoppable pursuit. I told everybody there was no need to make...

The Oriental Institute

Today in Chicago I convinced Felix, Brad and Elliot to come with me to the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago. I’d never been,...

Chicago Thanksgiving

Like the last couple of years, we skipped the official Thanksgiving dinner in St. Louis and drove up to Chicago to hang out with Brad...

In the Midnight Garden

This beautiful installation by Jennifer Angus was called In the Midnight Garden. It was at the Smithsonian. (!) Jennifer Angus 2