Boston & Waltham

Now that I’ve bored you to tears with the architectural history of the Otis & Gropius homes I thought I would share some of my sightseeing photos from Boston and the surrounding area.  I was in Boston for a total of 2 months and spent almost all of that time either working or exploring.  My … Continue reading

Bauhaus, Gropius and Breuer

As most students of architecture and interiors do, I gained a healthy and lasting respect for Modernist architecture and it’s beginnings.  Walter Gropius founded the Bauhaus school in Weimar Germany in 1919.  After the first world war, Germany experienced a time of artistic experimentation.  Gropius believed that simplified forms, functionality and mass production could enhance … Continue reading

Boston Mass.

Way back in 1997 I took an internship at the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities (now known as Historic New England).  Since 1910, Historic New England has preserved historic homes, operated and created museums in most of the homes they own and boasts an impressive collection of period pieces from clothing to … Continue reading

Inspirations from Cracovia – Part II

I apologize for the delay in posting the second installment of my trip to Poland.  This section is particularly inspiring to me for several reasons.  One: I have always had a heart for the Jewish people and their history and Two: I was unexpectedly mesmerized by the Communist aesthetic (which affected Poland’s architecture and art immensely).  First off … Continue reading