Category Archives: Museums

“Crowded” Doesn’t Begin To Describe This 15-Hour New York City Day

Did you notice? Last December, there were no descriptions of the holiday window decorations at Tiffany’s and Bergdorf Goodman. No tales of commuter train travels to farther-afield destinations with Presidential connections. No accounts of must-see museum exhibitions. No mouth-watering descriptions … Continue reading

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Wanted For Michigan Move: The Heinmillers’ 1920 Model T Ford

I was there for four hours, but it took me about four seconds to decide that I should live on Bagley Avenue, worship on Chapel Lane, work on Burbank Avenue, eat on Main Street, shop on Mill Road, make friends … Continue reading

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“Fun Can Be Found Almost Everywhere” At Alden B. Dow’s Home and Studio

Most people who make the trek to the National Shrine of the Cross in the Woods come to admire the world’s second tallest crucifix. I, however, was on a quest to see the church that architect Alden B. Dow (1904-1983) … Continue reading

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Tickled Pink By A Movie Modiste With Blue-Lensed Glasses

Hollywood star Norma Shearer was tickled pink when a modiste from Akron, Ohio introduced her to color psychology. But it was more than just a fascination with how certain hues determine human behavior. With the perfect blend of feminine sophistication … Continue reading

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Toby’s Touches Inspire “Letters Home”

“The details are not the details, they make the design.” Charles Eames was correct. The right setting is everything. Take the East Building of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Enter I.M. Pei’s modernist creation from the street, … Continue reading

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Sailing On The QE2 With Speed, [Seasickness] And Style

Pigging out on midnight buffets, line-dancing during sailaway parties, and watching fruits and vegetables being carved into edible art at lightning speed: They’re all familiar moments to enjoy aboard a cruise ship. However, only a small minority have experienced the … Continue reading

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What Was I Afraid Of? I Can Do Anything!

After Karen Schultz of Silver Spring, Maryland spent five hours at the Art Institute of Chicago, she was taken with the sheer breadth of everything she had seen. “What are you afraid of?,” she asked herself. “Look at what people … Continue reading

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