humansofnewyork:

"A few years ago, I got a call on my cell phone from a twelve year old child from my village. He was calling me from a bus stop. He’d taken a bus into the city alone, and he was calling me to ask if I could help him find a way to go to school. Both of his parents had died of AIDS, and he had no money for tuition. I told him to stay where he was, and left work immediately to pick him up. At first I was very mad at him. He should not have travelled alone. But then I looked at him and I saw myself. I’d also been desperate to go to school after my father was killed, but we had no money. So even though I was suffering myself, I told him I would try to help him. My salary was not enough, so I tried many things to get the money. After work, I went to the landfill to hunt for recyclables. But after I paid to have them cleaned, there was no money left. Now I’m trying to make bricks. I have a small operation in the village to make bricks, and I sell them in the city. It doesn’t make much money, but it’s enough to pay tuition for the boy and three of his siblings.” (Kampala, Uganda)

humansofnewyork:

"A few years ago, I got a call on my cell phone from a twelve year old child from my village. He was calling me from a bus stop. He’d taken a bus into the city alone, and he was calling me to ask if I could help him find a way to go to school. Both of his parents had died of AIDS, and he had no money for tuition. I told him to stay where he was, and left work immediately to pick him up. At first I was very mad at him. He should not have travelled alone. But then I looked at him and I saw myself. I’d also been desperate to go to school after my father was killed, but we had no money. So even though I was suffering myself, I told him I would try to help him. My salary was not enough, so I tried many things to get the money. After work, I went to the landfill to hunt for recyclables. But after I paid to have them cleaned, there was no money left. Now I’m trying to make bricks. I have a small operation in the village to make bricks, and I sell them in the city. It doesn’t make much money, but it’s enough to pay tuition for the boy and three of his siblings.” 

(Kampala, Uganda)

andrewlipsky:

A descendant of the Steinway piano family woodburned this for his father for Christmas.

andrewlipsky:

A descendant of the Steinway piano family woodburned this for his father for Christmas.

paulagold:

Hand Painted Steinway Piano by Timothy Martin

paulagold:

Hand Painted Steinway Piano by Timothy Martin

leadingtone:

A Steinway advertisement at the back of a Chicago Symphony Orchestra concert program from December 26, 1892. The concert, given in London, Ontario, featured the orchestra’s premiere of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite which the composer had only finished earlier in the year.  

leadingtone:

A Steinway advertisement at the back of a Chicago Symphony Orchestra concert program from December 26, 1892. The concert, given in London, Ontario, featured the orchestra’s premiere of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite which the composer had only finished earlier in the year.  

roomonfiredesign:

A Côte d’Azur villa that’s serenity itself. With his typical visual dexterity, Belgian antiques dealer and interior designer Axel Vervoordt pairs a Steinway with an abstract seascape by Japanese photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto. Photo: Laziz Hamani.

roomonfiredesign:

A Côte d’Azur villa that’s serenity itself. With his typical visual dexterity, Belgian antiques dealer and interior designer Axel Vervoordt pairs a Steinway with an abstract seascape by Japanese photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto. Photo: Laziz Hamani.

chopin—liszt:

Steinway & Sons Piano Sale (Disney Concert Hall)

filmscorefan:

Steinway and Sons