Philip Johnson meets Maurice Sendak, perhaps

This could be an all-good-outcome situation. The former headquarters of Schlumberger, Ltd in Ridgefield, CT is being considered to house and exhibit the works of Maurice Sendak. Although the combo seems a little incongruous – a corporate HQ for an oil and gas drilling equipment and technology company + the creative works of the author/illustrator of possibly the most moving and indleible children's books – it is great to think that the museum will be in the town where Sendak lived and that people will get to see this building, which is totally hidden from viewing as a drive-by.

After close brushes with being razed or bought by an art collector for his private collection, this seems like a very good fit for all. – GF

Make room on the bookshelf – here comes Cape Cod Modern

Metropolis Books has a June 2014 issue date for Cape Cod Modern – Mid-Century Architecture and Community on the Outer Cape by Peter McMahon, (Director of the Cape Cod Modern House Trust), and Christine Cipriani, with Photographs by Raimund Koch. Check it out and pre-order here. If you order now, you'll have until June 9 to scoot those other design and architecture books over to make room. You may need to clear a whole shelf, though, when you see all the other wonderful offerings at . . – GF

Man-made weather events for The Glass House

While this could be pretty cool to see first hand, my initial reaction in, "Why?". It's especially ironic that the first manufactured fogs are due to begin rolling in today, May 1, 2014, while Mother Nature has an intense fog show going on right outside my window, 8 miles away from PG's house . . .

Although I'm sure they've thoroughly researched the effect extra moisture can have on the building, I'll desperate, as usual, to keep humidity out of and away from my house this summer.

Let us know if you visit The Glass House while one of these fog events occurs, and what you thought of it. – GF
Images by Richard Barnes