Erik Benjamins

25 July 2024

  1. After-Dinner Walk
  2. Alex Reed’s Home Work
  3. Ben Sanders is Drawing at the Dinner Table
  4. Bookends & Good Hugging
  5. Bookshelves & Hard Optimism
  6. Bottega Louie
  7. Built In at the Neutra VDL House
  8. Building Block
  9. Butts of Florence
  10. Confessions of an Anonymous Recipe
  11. Crying Into the Breadbox
  12. Disintegrating Smeller
  13. Eric Payne
  14. Forgetting the Words
  15. Free Smells
  16. Happiness for Art21 Magazine
  17. Running of the Interns
  18. Schindler Centennial for Cereal Magazine
  19. Self-squaring and Double Acting
  20. Sitting Suite for Seed
  21. To Sit is to Time Travel
  22. The Spongiologist’s Mantra
  23. Use All Five
  24. Wood Fire Chicken for Lucky Peach
  25. Young Joon Kwak’s ‘The Cave’
  26. Show All

Crying Into the Breadbox 2019

A commissioned essay for Sad People in Modern Homes in Popular Films (2019).

The long-awaited sequel to the now canonical Evil People in Modern Homes in Popular Films (2013), continues an elegant and witty taxonomy of modern architecture’s presence and influence as found in recent cinema. One of four commissioned writers, I lamented on the Kitchen Space as an escalator of tragedy in the films The Joy Luck Club (1993), A Single Man (2009), and Io Sono l'Amore (2009).

Edited by Benjamin Critton
Published by Surplus Surplus Surplus
First Edition, 2019
24 pages, full color, 11.5 x 15 in.

Photographed by Brian Guido