Inside Russel Wright’s Manitoga

Inside Russel Wright’s Manitoga

In my previous post, I focused on the grounds surrounding  Manitoga, Russel Wright’s garden. In this post, I’m taking you inside his house. Russel Wright (1904-1976) believed so strongly that Americans should find their own cultural identity through...

Russel Wright’s Manitoga Garden

Scientists say the sense of smell has the strongest power to bring back memories. That was true for me from the minute I stepped off the plane in Albany, New York. The air in the airport carried the scent of a familiar place. I can’t describe the aroma except to say I...

How iconic 1950 pottery links to virtual art

In 1950, if you  lived outside of New York, Chicago, or Boston before the age of Amazon.com, touching the newest most Modern designs was almost impossible. Now, anything that can be pictured on a computer screen can be  delivered overnight to your doorstep. Alexandra...

Russel Wright designed sophistication

This week, I’m looking forward to attending a lecture on Modernism by writer and critic  Alexandra Lange. Lange contributes to Architect, Domus, Dwell, Medium, Metropolis, New York Magazine, the New Yorker blog, and the New York Times. Her talk, “Modernism...