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  • Paradise by Design Cover
    Review: Paradise by Design, by Bill Bensley
    A 1984 graduate of the Harvard School of Design, Bill Bensley was listed as one of the “Top 100 Architects of 2007” by Architectural Digest magazine. Initially trained as a landscape designer, Mr. Bensley has long since migrated his...
  • The Swiss Alps gets a poke in the eye.
    A pipe dream that looks like a pipe
    How does a luxury hotel fit out each of its 170 rooms with a view and further ensure that every sightline is panoramic?Easy.Shape the building like a cloud-busting column that rises an uninterrupted 80 stories, allow just one room per floor, and...
  •  			Women’s History Month Quizzo
    Women’s History Month Quizzo
    Since the beginning of time women have been at the forefront of life determining when, where, what or why we do what we do. Women, although not honored, recognized or considered for their leadership or contributions have steadily been the driving...
  • Lure of the ancients
    A museum makes a strong case for art of the ancients
    Guess which UK tourist attraction draws the most visitors year after year?Hint: It’s not the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace or the royal resident at Windsor Castle, or the prehistoric monument of Stonehenge, or Shakespeare&rsquo...
  • Marymount Ballston Campus
    Spring arrived but March took it back
    A few days ago you have thought that spring had arrived in Northern Virginia. I emptied my pots of dead plants and purchased new potting soil and flower seeds too. Now, from experience it is way too early to begin planting seeds outside. Last year...
  • Ave Maria Grotto and Gardens
    Brother Joseph and the Grotto
    Brother Joseph and the Grotto, superb folk art architecture design examplesKnown world-wide as "Jerusalem in Miniature," Ave Maria Grotto, located at St. Bernard Abbey, Cullman, North Alabama, is a gorgeously landscaped garden and four...
  • Tropical Hotels
    Review: Tropical Hotels, by Kim Inglis
    When seeking an ideal destination hotel or resort, today’s world travelers can rely upon countless travel guides, agencies, websites and publications for direction. One may caress a trusted, well-thumbed copy of Fodor’s or Frommer...
  • Frank Lloyd Wright's Florida Southern College Window Design
    Frank Lloyd Wright's Florida Southern College
    "...out of the ground and into the light, a child of the sun."Frank Lloyd Wright describing his architecture design work at Florida Southern College.Florida Southern College-largest collection of Wright buildings on single siteThe...
  • Moore-Dugal Residence Frank Lloyd Wright
    Learn about Oak Park- Frank Lloyd Wright's beginnings
    Oak Park, Illinois is home to the world's largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright designed buildings and houses, with 25 structures built between 1889 and 1913. It was in this village that Wright developed and perfected his signature Prairie...
  • Architecture for tomorrow
    Architecture for tomorrow
    Ideally, form follows function. When applied to architecture, the shape of commercial buildings would do well to reflect what goes on inside. But how about a building that reflects what goes on outside – the city in which it stands and for...
  • Hollyhock House
    Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House reopens
    Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic Hollyhock House recently reopened following a $4.4 million restoration.The Los Angeles property, strewn with split levels and terraces, and constructed with walls that tilt at 85 degrees to lend a Mayan appearance...
  • Ancient cabin ruins
    Forgotten cabins from a forgotten century
    Throughout the interior of Eastern North America, early 18th century English-speaking explorers and settlers encountered European-style masonry structures. Their surviving ruins have “flown under the radar” of historic preservationists...
  • James Wilder
    Meet 'Three Holes and a Smoking Gun' star James Wilder
    James Wilder is impressing with his starring role in the independent film Three Holes and a Smoking Gun; he was recently announced as the winner of the Independent Spirit Award at the upcoming Garden State Film Festival for his work. But who is...
  • Frank Lloyd Wright's frank Thomas House
    Frank Lloyd Wright- events that shaped his life
    Wright fought for acceptance of every new designJudged the most influential architect of his living time, Frank Lloyd Wright designed roughly 1,000 structures, some 400 of which were constructed. Wright described his "organic architecture...
  • Frank Lloyd Wright Frank W. Thomas House
    Frank Lloyd Wright-Prairie School of Architecture Historic District
    TheFrank Lloyd Wright/Prairie School of Architecture Historic DistrictA residential neighborhood in theCook County, Illinois village ofOak Park, U.S., The Frank Lloyd Wright Historic District is together a federally designated historic district...
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