Architecture Fantasy Camp
The Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust will offer a four-day Architecture Fantasy Camp at Wright’s Home and Studio in Chicago’s Oak Park neighborhood. The first of four 2010 sessions takes place March 5 to 8. Participants will work in Wright’s studio with accomplished architects to plan and design a structure of their own. Attendees will also tour Wright’s Unity Temple and Robie House (above). No experience is necessary; the camp is open to non-architects only. Tuition is $850 for Trust members and $900 for non-members. 708-848-1976; www.GoWright.org.
Sweet Island Escape
Sugar Ridge is scheduled to debut in December 2009 on Antigua. The island’s sugarcane-covered hills inspired the name—and the design—of this luxury resort. Local designer Charmaine Benjamin-Werth created modern interiors and a spa evoking the colors and textures of nature. Introductory rates from $120 per person if booked by January 31. 866-591-4881; www.sugarridgeantigua.com.
Green In Soho
The eco-friendly Crosby Street Hotel, a member of Design Hotels, has opened its doors in New York’s Soho neighborhood. Owner/designer Kit Kemp has employed her signature style in this new venture, mixing tradition with technology. She hopes to attain Gold LEED certification for the property, which employs recycled materials, green power and efficient plumbing. Rates from $495/double. 800-337-4685; www.designhotels.com/ crosbystreet.
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