Good bye, and thank you

You might have noticed it's been a bit quiet here lately. I apologize for that. I've been so busy with work, family, and New Documents that Ars Longa has become a much lower priority for me. Ever since I started Tweeting my thrift experiences, I've found this website to be less and less compelling to write. So I think the time has come to put a lid on Ars Longa as an active project. I appreciate all of you guys' friendship, kindness, and support over the last eight and a half years, but I'm finally closing up shop.

That doesn't mean I'm done writing about design, though. You can still catch me any number of places, not the least of which is on Twitter. Every day I write about thrift shopping and midcentury modern decorative arts using my SllabStudios account. You can also chat with me about midcentury modern graphic design using my dcmnts account for New Documents.

And speaking about New Documents, I'm currently working on a blog that should launch in the next couple months for that project. Head on over to dcmnts.com to join in that conversation very soon. I'm also beginning a handful of ongoing guest author gigs on some really quite interesting design blogs. Keep tuning in to Twitter for those pieces as they are published.

Thanks again for all these great years. I'll be leaving comments open here for a few weeks, but I'll eventually shut them down too. I fully intend on maintaining the site in perpetuity as an archive of all the great objects and discussions. Best wishes to you all!

Welcome To Ars Longa ...

a journal of fine arts, modernist design, and thrift shop archaeology. Nicely designed objects and beautiful artworks can be affordably attained by everyone, you just have to know where to look ... read more

Recent Acquisitions ...

12-001. Michael Lax 2.5 Quart Pot

12-001. Michael Lax
2.5 Quart Pot
Found on January 12, 2012

11-020. Russel Wright American Modern sherbets

11-020. Russel Wright
American Modern sherbets
Found on December 16, 2011

11-019. Gordon Martz P139 square tray

11-019. Gordon Martz
P139 square tray
Found on November 18, 2011

11-018. Eva Zeisel Town and Country mixing bowl

11-018. Eva Zeisel
Town and Country mixing bowl
Found on October 07, 2011

11-017. Francis Higgins St. Louis bicentennial tray

11-017. Francis Higgins
St. Louis bicentennial tray
Found on October 05, 2011

11-016. Russel Wright American Modern wine glasses

11-016. Russel Wright
American Modern wine glasses
Found on September 26, 2011