A Sound Bath at the Integratron

Integratron license plate sign
Have you heard of The Integratron? Yea, me neither. But lots of folks know about it — apparently Anthony Bourdain filmed a tv bit there on "No ... Continue Reading

Chicago Building Awareness

Wrigley Clock Tower on the Chicago Architectural Cruise
Look for the blue awnings and start here. Even if it's gray and drizzling (it was when I went — check that sky in the photos), it's a ... Continue Reading

Wright’s Robie House Rules

Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House in Chicago
Sure there's Taliesen, the Guggenheim and Falling Water but if you fancy yourself a Frank Lloyd Wright aficionado, you better get yourself to ... Continue Reading

CitizenM Glasgow

CitizenM Glasgow, hotel exterior
You need to stay here. Really. You must. That's all. I've nothing more to say. Continue Reading

A taste of Mackintosh

Mackintosh rose detail
It goes without saying that a trip to Glasgow will involve some kind of bump up against Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Whether it be a climb to the ... Continue Reading

Sleeping with Great Scots

Angel's Share Hotel Room
During Festival season in Edinburgh, sleeping in an Airbnb is probably your best value as hotel rates can skyrocket. That's what we did for most ... Continue Reading

11 Things I Learned at the Edinburgh Fringe

Pleasance Edinburgh Fringe Festival
This past month I saw: a sound effects show, a teenage heartthrob, a surrealist play, 4 hysterical comedians, a mediocre dramedy, a 2-hit wonder, ... Continue Reading

Moholy-Nagy and the First Pop Up Gallery?

Moholy Nagy's "Room of the Present"
When it's a hot and muggy New York afternoon, ducking into a museum always provides air-conditioned relief and, at times, the chance to see some ... Continue Reading

The Four Seasons Closes and I Go Crazy

Four Seasons Restaurant ceiling shadows before closing
Sometimes you have to get crazy. When you hear about a storied New York institution closing. When you read the articles, see the historical photos. ... Continue Reading

For Your Consideration: The Musso & Frank Grill

Musso and Frank Grill neon sign
That is bona fide, actual dialog I heard while sitting in my red leather booth at The Musso & Frank Grill in Hollywood. The maitre d' was ... Continue Reading