Did You See This Absolutely Unique Holiday Gift For Pre-Order?
Several attendees of the 2017 Wright Society Virtual Summit were asking about the availability of the enamel pin that was provided with the Reference Library package during the 2017 Wright Society Virtual Summit...
...so we decided to offer a limited edition run for pre-order this holiday season at 20% off retail until Monday November 27th, 2017 at 11:59pm Eastern.
This limited edition enamel pin also includes a limited edition display print inspired by the summit artwork (using Eric's original design and illustrations) and a special wooden display stand if you'd like.
[$24] Limited Enamel Pin & Display Print: The enamel pin is 1.5" x 1.5" and made of a beautiful hard enamel with metallic plating plus a metal clutch to secure the pin. The display art print is 7" x 5" with four layers of superfine paper pressed together in an uncoated, textured finish—and a rich seam of black color running through the middle. Full price is $30 after 11/27.
[$28] Limited Enamel Pin & Display Print With Dark Brown Stand: The Dark Brown display stand is 0.75" x 1.5" x 5" and made with premium natural pine. Great for displaying this unique gift on any desktop of counter surface! Full price is $35 after 11/27.
[$28] Limited Edition Enamel Pin & Display Print With Natural Finish Stand: The Natural Finish display stand is 0.75" x 1.5" x 5" and made with premium natural pine. Great for displaying this unique gift on any desktop of counter surface! Full price is $35 after 11/27.
Note: Since this is a pre-order opportunity offering 20% off until November 27th, 2017—we'll be shipping items the week of December 11th, 2017.
Email bryan[at]wrightsociety.com if you have any questions.
Wright Studio Having Free Holiday Open House
The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust welcomes the public on Saturday, December 2, 2017 to Wright's Oak Park Home and Studio for "Home for the Holidays" which features tours, refreshments, and discounts. Wright's home will be decked for the holidays as it was when the family lived in the house in the late 1800s and early 1900s. In keeping with tradition, a 12-foot Christmas tree with handmade ornaments will be in the children's playroom. The open house is free, but registration is required online. Read more.
A Look Inside the Dana-Thomas House
Frank Lloyd Wright's Dana-Thomas House will be participating in the Downtown Springfield, Illinois Holiday Walk this year. The house will be open until 8pm on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 and offer guided tours through the house decked out in holiday decorations. Read more.
Local Relative Donates Photo of William Carey Wright
In recognition and celebration of the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright's birth, Mary C. Rogers has donated a photo of William Carey Wright, father of the famous architect, to the Marion Heritage Center and Museum, in Marion, Iowa.
William Carey Wright was born in 1825 and lived until 1904. A good part of that time he was a Methodist minister who preached in many different locations in eastern Iowa, including from Belle Plaine to Washington to McGregor on the Mississippi River. Mrs. Rogers is a local family relative. The photo is a studio card and is stamped "Hawkeye Studio Marion, Iowa, c. 1890."
Admission to the Heritage Center is free, thanks to a grant from the McIntyre Foundation of Cedar Rapids. Read more.
Brunch at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin
Beginning this weekend Taliesin in Spring Green, Wisconsin will offer brunch Saturday's and Sundays through April 29, 2018 at their Riverview Terrace Cafe inside the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor's Center.
Originally designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and completed/expanded by the Taliesin Associated Architects, the building serves as a restaurant for travelers and locals alike, as well as the gateway to visiting Taliesin.
Brunch will be served Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-2pm. View menu.
Still Time to Experience SC Johnson
With the Chicago Architecture Biennial hitting its halfway point, there is still time to experience Frank Lloyd Wright's designs at SC Johnson's world headquarters in Racine, Wisconsin. Since the Biennial opened in September, more than 5,000 people have taken the tour, with 2,700 guests using the free shuttle bus from downtown Chicago to Racine. Read more.
A Winter to Remember at Nakoma Resort
It is said that winter is the perfect time to experience a tranquil, rejuvenating vacation. Nakoma, in the heart of the Lost Sierra, California, is the ideal destination for a romantic getaway or a winter wonderland escape for the whole family. With its clubhouse and Wigwam Room restaurant, inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright's original design, architecture enthusiasts are sure to enjoy this destination. Read more.
Which Wright Buildings Bear These Red Squares?
Thomas de Monchaux explores Wright’s gift for branding in the article “Building a Brand: The Enduring Legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright.” Find out which of Wright's buildings’ red tiles are featured in the Frank Lloyd Wright Quarterly Fall 2017 special issue titled “Elevation.” Within the piece are featured six red tiles and readers are asked to guess which Wright buildings bear the red ceramic tiles. Test your Frank Lloyd Wright intuition and be sure to become a member to get your issue! Read more.
Books That Have Meant the Most Mr. Wright
The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation's Whirling Arrow blog recently highlighted an excerpt of an article originally published in a September 1932 issue of Scholastic magazine titled Frank Lloyd Wright: Books That Have Meant the Most to Me. As an extremely avid lover of books, it is interesting to read what literature was memorable to Wright. Read more.
Luxury Hat Maker Creates Limited-Edition Porkpie Hat
If you have always wanted to exhibit a little of the style that was Frank Lloyd Wright, here is your chance. The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation has announced that Optimo, maker of exquisite-quality custom hats, has created a Limited-Edition Frank Lloyd Wright Porkpie Hat. Read more.
Architectural Archaeological Discoveries At Penwern
Mark Hertzberg's Wright in Racine blog recently featured an entry about some of the architectural archaeological discoveries made in the summer of 2017 at Frank Lloyd Wright's "Penwern" estate on Wisconsin's Delavan Lake. Read more.
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