Tiffany Glass at the Chicago Cultural Center

The Chicago Cultural Center has many attributes including a great history and the current status as a cultural center that offers free events throughout the year. One of its most jaw-dropping characteristics, however, is the Tiffany glass that decorates the southern entry, stairway, and 38-foot-diameter dome. Chicago is no stranger to Tiffany glass. The nearby… Read More Tiffany Glass at the Chicago Cultural Center

Vikingsholm: Tahoe’s Piece of Scandinavia

  Tucked close to the water between steep granite slopes and the azure water of Lake Tahoe is a 1929 Scandinavian estate known as Vikingsholm. The wood and stone castle-like summer home was commissioned by millionaire Lora Josephine Knight. The estate sits within Tahoe’s picturesque Emerald Bay, which reminded Knight of the Scandinavian fjords. Although… Read More Vikingsholm: Tahoe’s Piece of Scandinavia

Thinking Outside the Box(office): the Geodesic Domed Pioneer Theater

Domes and circles seem to be everywhere and cutting edge lately. There’s the ring-shaped Apple Park in California, the Amazon bubbles in Seattle, and a recent announcement was just made about a glass dome apartment to be constructed on the top of a Seattle building. But domes aren’t new. In fact, you may be familiar with… Read More Thinking Outside the Box(office): the Geodesic Domed Pioneer Theater