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Joseph G. Brin

Joseph G. Brin is an architect, product designer and writer based in Philadelphia. He has covered Philadelphia architecture, design and culture for Metropolis Magazine. His residential architecture website can be seen HERE. His new home product design company, JoeStudio, can be seen HERE

On Fabric Row, Signs Of A Paradigm Shift

On Fabric Row, Signs Of A Paradigm Shift

September 25, 2012  |  Walk the Walk

Philadelphia has no branded "design district," but South Fourth Street, "Fabric Row," is halfway there, says Sara McCorriston, the co-owner of Paradigm Gallery and Studio. Joe Brin catches up with her and others who are dreaming big > more

Film Scout Love Affair

Film Scout Love Affair

August 14, 2012  |  Walk the Walk

In his latest Walk the Walk, Joe Brin stumbles upon a film location scout and learns about his love affair with the city > more

“Strong in Bees & Honey”

June 13, 2012  |  Walk the Walk

In his latest "Walk the Walk" column, Joe Brin stumbles upon the folks at Urban Apiaries, Philadelphia's pioneering urban beekeepers. But beekeeping, as he discovers, isn't anything new in this city of bees > more

You Coulda Had Class, Too!

You Coulda Had Class, Too!

April 5, 2012  |  Walk the Walk

Joe Brin discovers the magic of ocean voyage through the story of Joe Rota, who joined the SS UNITED STATES crew at 19 and became a ship photographer > more

Lifeboat For The Ages

Lifeboat For The Ages

March 9, 2012  |  Walk the Walk

In his inaugural monthly column "Walk the Walk," Joseph Brin finds himself in a 100+ year old South Philly synagogue, where old and young alike pitch in, rebuilding the building, the congregation, and a new way of life > more