16 posts in category Design

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

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

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

Lustig Lust at LACMA

Alvin Lustig Staff/Look Magazine Covers
You don't really need a specific reason to visit Los Angeles. Seeing all those places you've heard about in song or in film could keep you busy for ... Continue Reading

Killer Heels A Good Fit

The Palm Springs Art Museum can do no wrong. The permanent collection is stellar and the width and breadth of the special exhibits allow something ... Continue Reading

The Disney Detail Difference

The "Drop In" painted wall sign at Radiator Springs in California Adventure.
Disney gets it. All the Disney theme parks get it. The details matter. It's what sets them apart from other theme parks. Every opportunity is taken ... Continue Reading

You’re Looking at the Heads

There is something intrinsically lovable about a large, oval head. From Hello Kitty to Madagascar's Mort, an oval head screams cute and cuddly. ... Continue Reading

I’m Going to Disneyland

You've got to be some kind of crank to not want to go to Disneyland. It's clean, sunny, and filled with people who do their darndest to make you ... Continue Reading

My New Imaginary Girlfriend, Lucienne Day

In Andrea Zittel's Aggregated Stacks exhibit at the Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center (phew, still getting used to that moni... Continue Reading