PORTALS

There is no separation between art and architecture. Except for movement through space . . . visual or physical. Yesterday in my art workshop, David Dunlop’s lecture and demonstration was about portals. David is an amazing artist, scholar,  purveyor of dreams....

LOUIS XVI & HIS LASS

Hiding in her room, she shivered knowing she was soon to be convicted of thievery. A crime by the government of France against the people of France. Is the crime one of this regime, Louis XVI and his Lass, or is it a crime of near bankruptcy through the opulence of...

McMANSION FINALE

Location: Norwalk, Connecticut National Landmark Over the top, Lockwood Mathews mansion is over the top, bigger, better, more complex and complete than other later similar homes. It was first, before the Newport Cottages, before Victoria Mansion in Portland, Maine,...

McMANSIONS

When American businesses finally began to eclipse the success of their European counterparts, the robber barons took to real estate to show off their massive wealth, building meticulously detailed mansions as a testament to their fortunes. Baron Walter Von Richthofen,...

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