“With the steel tube performing double duty in this way, the table, technically, stands securely with fewer than three legs. The result of this arrangement is a light, asymmetrical table, the figure of which changes significantly according to view angle.” says Sabine.
’ When I was eight or nine years of age, I inherited as a first bicycle, an old, large and solid 3 speed Humber- which was much too big for me- and was significant only because of the crankwheel which struck me as being a beautiful thing. I saw it as a version of men supporting the earth (much like multiple Atlases… Atlii?). I found it described online as the Humber dancing men, and Liz immediately likened to the painting The Dance by Matisse. ’
“DOG TOOTH” brick detail, with corbelled row of brick below and above, together serves the function of a water-table, to shed rain water away from the brick wall below. Its an economical way to build a water table layer, instead of using more expensive stone sill / banding.
Notice the very thin 1/4” mortar joints they used back then, contrary to the fake antique walls you see in mall retail stores or bars / pubs where they used reclaim bricks and 1” - 1 1/2 ” mortar joints. Back then they used lime or lime-based mortar instead of today’s masonry.