Author Archive

Joseph G. Brin

Joseph G. Brin is an architect, artist 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 photographs are posted on Instagram: @joe.studio.ink, and a new book of his photographs "Ancient Glass," is in the works

“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

How To Read Your State

How To Read Your State

January 23, 2012  |  Walk the Walk

Or half of it, anyway--a review of "Buildings of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania" by George Thomas > more