Today Scotland’s bard Robert Burns would have been 257. Why should you care? He wrote “Auld Lang Syne” Bob Dylan has credited Burns’ “A Red, Red Rose” as his single most important influence Salinger took the title of “Catcher in the Rye” from Burns’ “Coming Through the Rye” The title of Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men” is… Read More Happy Birthday Robert Burns!
I had always wondered how renowned architect Philip Johnson handled the bathroom in his groundbreaking (1949) Glass House in New Canaan, CT. The small circular bathroom, which includes a toilet, sink, and shower, is enclosed and covered in blue-green mini tiles. It is so unobtrusive that I had to hunt for it. Operated by the… Read More A Visit to the Philip Johnson Glass House