Aaron Draplin is collector of the under appreciated, overlooked, forgotten little details of America. He’s also a foul-mouthed bear. Both of those traits are what make this video so enjoyable.
He talks about what has compelled him to collect a tremendous amount of feed and seed memo books that have inspired his current Field Notes brand. A comprehensive digital archive is being built to preserve these small
Norman Mailer’s life is depicted in his eclectic last home in Brooklyn Heights. Among all the books, photos and furniture gathered in Norman’s curious and quirky “Victorian parlor/yacht cabin” apartment, you can really get a sense for the writer’s inspiration. The apartment is now for sale for a mere $2.5 million, so run and buy yourself a little piece of history. More info about the author and his apartment check NYtimes.