POW! One of the best parts of traveling is learning stuff that we knew nothing about before we embarked on a particular journey. Case in point, the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh here in Glasgow, Scotland. Above you see some images from his masterwork: The Glasgow School of Art, aka, The GSA. Mackintosh was one of the trailblazers of Art Deco in architecture, furniture, and painting, and he also was instrumental in the development of the art and design movement now referred to as The Glasgow School. His work was an inspiration to folks like Frank Lloyd Wright, Donald Judd, and others. . .we stroll around Glasgow and take photos of his buildings and houses, sip tea in his teahouses, and feel the vibes of a powerful industrial aesthetic that is in transition and ready to burst forth as something new and exciting–a vague Detroit revivalist or Cleveland refurbishment or Pittsburgh rebirth feeling in the air. . .mmmm, aaaaahh! Feel free to Google Charles Rennie Mackintosh to learn more about this important Scottish dude. . .his design philosophy will put a smile on your face, I gar-ron-taaaay!!
I send you edifying vibes from Glasgow. . .feel them. . .they are good for you.
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It’s lovely out there.