The Philip Johnson Glass House, located in New Canaan, is a National Trust Historic Site, and its 47-acre campus is offered as a catalyst for the preservation and interpretation of modern architecture, landscape, and art, and as a canvas for inspiration and experimentation honoring the legacy of Philip Johnson (1906-2005) and David Whitney (1939-2005).
As an adjunct to the tours offered of this site, there is the Glass House Visitor Center and Design Store, located at 199 Elm St., New Canaan. The Design Store offers a well-edited selection of products for men, women, children and the home, featuring items that are inspired by the Glass House site and highlight the latest in eco-friendly materials, production techniques, and design concepts from around the world. The store is open from 11-4, and many of these items may also be purchased online as well, at Philip JohnsonGlassHouse.org.
Susan Matheson, a New York and London-based architect and avid baker, and author of “Gingerbread Architect,” — a modern guide to the traditional holiday craft of creating gingerbread houses — will be at the Design Store on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 11-2, signing books. She has designed a Glass House gingerbread house, which will also be on display.
Throughout her book, Matheson and her co-author, Lauren Chattman, provide a glossary of architectural terms, detailed blueprints and elevations as well as historical context and descriptions of prominent architectural features, made from gingerbread and candy.
Here is a sampling of products that may be just right for that special person on your holiday gift-buying list.
More info: 203-594-9884, PhilipJohnsonGlassHouse.org