Tag: Glasgow

  • STYLE MOMENT | Charles Rennie Mackintosh

    STYLE MOMENT | Charles Rennie Mackintosh

    “‘Life’ is the leaves which shape and nourish a plant, but ‘art’ is the flower which embodies its meaning.” [Charles Rennie Mackintosh 1868-1928]

  • EYE ON DESIGN | Glasgow School of Art

    EYE ON DESIGN | Glasgow School of Art

    In 1896, a junior draftsman named Charles Rennie Mackintosh won a competition to design a new building for the Glasgow School of Art. The building was completed in 1909, heralding the birth of a new style in 20th-century European architecture and establishing Mackintosh as a design influencer in the Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau…

  • Weird but Wonderful | Cone Head

    Weird but Wonderful | Cone Head

    In front of the Glasgow Museum of Modern Art stands a statue of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, sculpted by Italian artist Carlo Marochetti in 1844.  For as long as anyone can remember, there has been a traffic cone on his head. For the past thirty or so years, the traffic cone has been…

  • Style Moment | Glasgow Launderette

    Style Moment | Glasgow Launderette

    “Travel does what good novelists also do to the life of everyday, placing it like a picture in a frame or a gem in its setting, so that the intrinsic qualities are made more clear.  Travel does this with the very stuff that everyday life is made of, giving to it the sharp contour and…

  • Glasgow | Breakfast, Lunch, Tea, and Dinner

    Glasgow | Breakfast, Lunch, Tea, and Dinner

    Starting in the trendy West End of Glasgow, Scotland, here are my recommendations for breakfast, lunch, tea, and dinner – and a little tour of the city as a bonus. Sandy Welch (above) is a well-known Scottish actor, who also makes the best croque-monsieurs in Scotland, if not the world.  His shop, Felix and Oscar,…

  • Glasgow | Citizen M Hotel

    Glasgow | Citizen M Hotel

    A last minute hotel booking in Glasgow introduced me to a groovy new breed of hotel called Citizen M. With a splashy contemporary design and a dose of humor, Citizen M was developed to provide affordable luxury accommodation to the “mobile citizens of the world.” From their website: “Mobile citizens include the the suits, weekenders, explorers,…