We’re architect groupies. We’re not afraid to admit it. To that end, when we heard about The Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust’s In Wright’s Drafting Room: Architecture Fantasy Camp at the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio—a National Historic Landmark in Oak Park, IL, we began to dream in beams.
From June 12-15 and October 2-5, this adult workshop offers amateur design enthusiasts the chance-of-a-lifetime opportunity to create unique designs with the assistance of a professional architect.
Within the awe-inspiring Drafting Room of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Oak Park Studio, where the famed architect created world-renowned structures such as Robie House and Unity Temple and created the Prairie style of architecture, guests from around the world receive great personal attention with an accomplished architect to plan and design a structure of their own as the Preservation Trust allows a maximum of only twelve participants. The best part? No architecture experience is necessary, as the skilled designers will help participants create a new addition to their home, remodel part of their residence or design a picturesque dream home. Attendees also enjoy a private, in-depth tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio and Wright’s Frederick C. Robie House as well as a self-guided tour of Unity Temple. Past participants have used their Architecture Fantasy Camp designs to build actual homes.
Tickets for In Wright’s Drafting Room: Architecture Fantasy Camp are $500 for Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust members and $550 for non-members. For more information please visit GoWright.org
Milano is just one of those places where you really need to put on the dog, but come on now, it’s not like you’d expect to go there without having some of your hottest dresses and finest heels, right? Clarisimo. So, we here at Jaunt Magazine decided, what better way to travel in style than to stay in style?
Allora… we’re talking about Maison Moschino. Developed from an 1840’s neoclassical railway station on Milan’s Viale Monte Grappa 12, the Maison Moschino is a small palace of a place where guests are invited to realise their dreams and entertain their fantasies. Yes, the newest concept hotel from the renowned Moschino creative team in collaboration with designer, Rossella Jardini, is a 4 floor building holding 63 rooms and 2 suites, each one unique (think candy light fixtures and ballgown headboards), as well as a bar, gourmet restaurant, spa and gym. We stayed at Maison Moschino and, when they say it “offers an alternative life, fabricated in a world of imagination and surrealism” we couldn’t agree more (right down to their heart shaped soaps and adorable little shampoos and conditioners). In the hotel’s entrance, you’ll be greeted by the image above – a lamp in the shape of one of Moschino’s famous lampshade dresses. As they say, “The common thread connecting the rooms is a fairy tale theme, because to sleep is perchance to dream, and dreams are fairy tales that we are allowed to experience first-hand, the fables of a fantasy world that we have created…”
In one room, rose petals fall lightly from the ceiling down onto the chandelier and others cover the bed; in another, guests will feel as though they really are sleeping in the enormous ball gown that flowingly transitions from the bed board down; the theme is sewn into its scenic background in the forest room, echoing the enchanted forests of everybody’s dreams. Feel like a sweet tooth? Just rest your head on that tart right there. Yes, at some point in your life, you need to do something different and, if it’s not climbing Kilimanjaro, it best be throwing down those Euros for a few nights feeling like Alice in the Looking Glass. Just don’t forget your Gianmarco Lorenzi’s… stilettos look good in everyone’s dreams.