Australian Modernism – Robin Boyd and My Grandparents’ ‘Peninsula I’ Home
by Doug Crisp
I had the pleasure of participating in some architectural detective work,
located on the other side of the globe in my hometown of Melbourne, Australia.The
Robin Boyd Foundation, which represents
one of Australia’s greatest architects, was compiling an exhibition and map database of
his work for display at t...
the holiday break I took a trip to Pittsburgh, PA to visit my friend. The
freezing temperatures made exploring Pittsburgh unpleasant, so we tried to stay
indoors as much as possible. However, one outdoor attraction made bearing the
cold worthwhile. Hug Robot at Randyland entranceWithin
an average looking neig...
La Sagrada Família
This past summer, I took a mini-grand tour of
Europe with some friends, our last stop was Barcelona. After having sat through
two semesters of Historical Styles in college, I was
eager to see all the architecture that I had learned about. My friends were
International Business and Sports Management majors, so I excitedl...
Hassan II Mosque
visiting Morocco last month, I had a very hard time deciding which cities to
visit in just a week. Everything I read hinted that Casablanca was one of the
more disappointing cities to see in Morocco as its name (associated with the
award-winning 1942 movie) carried a lot of weight and romanticized the city.
you turn onto the Rue Yves Saint Laurent in Marrakech, Morocco, you hear many
different languages coming from the line of tourists waiting to enter the Jardin Majorelle. The famous garden
was started in 1923 when artist Jacques Majorelle bought
a four-acre plot of land on the border of a palm grove. Eventually Majore...
by Yi Huang
Recently, I had the chance to
travel to the Azores,
a volcanic island chain located roughly 1,600 miles west of Lisbon, Portugal. Far away from the streets of continental
Portugal, the Azores felt like a snapshot of a time long past - a simpler
life. Although known more for its lush
greenery and yearlong mi...
by Joe Carline
800 feet above the Gulf of Salerno in the town
of Furore, Italy, sits Serafina
Agriturismo, a stunning family run farm and Inn. Farmhouse Serafina began
as a working farm with a side business of catering to hungry trekkers looking for
lunch. It is now a full B&B and agricultural tourism destination.Once you find the...
With crisper, more fall-like weather upon us,
one starts to think of all the great fall activities to enjoy. A popular
activity that comes to mind are corn mazes. Mazes are an entertaining form of
recreation. They ultimately give us the same feeling we had from childhood
games-they bring about our curiosity and awa...
After the devastating effects of Hurricane Irma, it is great to hear that the Florida Keys will officially reopen to
tourists on Sunday October 1st. While
some areas still need more time to recover, the Keys are reopening 3 weeks
earlier than expected. I was very lucky to have experienced the Keys earlier this year...
Welcome to the Dollhouse
by Molly Denver
since I was a little girl, I’ve had a fascination with dollhouses. My dad built one for my sister and I which I
recall being yellow, with graffiti that I personally contributed. The dolls
didn’t matter to me, just the house itself.Dad
built all the furniture and helped me build some, showing me how to att...
Total Eclipse Seeking in Missouri
This summer I journeyed to middle America, in the path of
the total eclipse of the sun. A
longtime family friend who spends part of her summer each year at her family
home in Windsor, Missouri invited us to join her for the occasion. Both small
town Missouri and the celestial event greatly exceeded my expectations. It w...
by Andrew Dolan
the eighth grade, one of my childhood best friends and I made a pact that when
we each turned 25 we’d buy an old boat, convert it into a beautiful residence,
then sail it through the Panama Canal (not sure why there specifically) and
travel the world. At the ripe age of fifteen, I would have told you that there