14 posts in category Junket Objective

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

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

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

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

Step into the Light: James Turrell at Louis Vuitton

Entrance to Louis Vuitton Las Vegas at James Turrell artwork
Seeing Akhob by James Turrell at Louis Vuitton in Las Vegas is sensory distortion at its finest. In a city of constant bells, clanging, clapping, ... Continue Reading

Part Sonic Youth, Part Getty

Lee Ranaldo playing at the Getty
"You don't have a glass?" In the museum cafe, a well-heeled hipster was grilling the cashier on the lack of a glass for his bottle of Stella Artois. ... Continue Reading

Real Life in the Liljestrand House Rec Room

Staggered sofas in the Liljestrand House Rec Room
Onward! We are continuing the two hour tour through the Liljestrand House, conducted by Bob Liljestrand. We head downstairs into the rec room and ... Continue Reading

Real Life in the Liljestrand House Kitchen

House Beautiful dinnerware ad
If you're following along, we're continuing a tour through the mid-century modern marvel, the Liljestrand House. Bob Liljestrand, who grew up in this ... Continue Reading

Real Life at the Liljestrand House

upstairs fireplace in the Liljestrand House
Touring modern houses of note can often be a dry affair. You view the building features, how cutting-edge the materials were, how visionary the ... Continue Reading