The Golden Age of Pinball Art

Illustration of woman on pinball machine at Pinball Hall of Fame, Las Vegas
To be honest — and shame on me — I never really thought about the artists, designers and illustrators behind pinball machines. Which is strange ... Continue Reading

Boulevard of Broken Dreams: Unbuilt Las Vegas

Architectural sketch of Xanadu by Martin J. Stern
A small but select exhibit hangs at the UNLV Lied Library. Called "Unbuilt Las Vegas: Imagining Failed Dreams," it showcases architectural concepts ... Continue Reading

Place Oddity

Cabot Museum adobe house with Kachina painting
There's a saying that states the desert attracts eccentrics, visionaries and crackpots. Ok, maybe there isn't, but there should be. Because it does. ... Continue Reading

Yes, It’s Brilliant

Neon letters at Brilliant exhibit at the Neon Museum Las Vegas
I recently received an invitation to view a new feature called Brilliant at the Neon Museum in Las Vegas. The invitation was not explicit in its ... Continue Reading

Uncommon Las Vegas: A modern architecture photo survey

Front of the Mesquite Club in Las Vegas
It's been said that after moving to a new place, a good way to meet people and become involved with the community is to volunteer. An added bonus ... Continue Reading

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