IQ in The New York Times: Soviet Architecture in Berlin

Eager to distance themselves from their imperialist past and embody the new ideals of the Soviet state, the architects of Communist Russia created avant-garde structures with a social purpose.  Through July 9, the exhibition “Building the Revolution:  Soviet Art and Architecture 1915-1935” at the Martin-Gropius-Bau  in Berlin combines vintage photographs, period artwork and current images … Continue reading IQ in The New York Times: Soviet Architecture in Berlin

Vienna: Life Ball Celebrates 20 Years!

One of the most extravagant fundraisers in the world and Europe’s biggest HIV/AIDS benefit, the Life Ball shakes up the Viennese ball tradition, adds a modern twist, and serves an incomparable cocktail of glamor, fantasy, and philanthropy.  Equal parts theatrical performance, fashion show, red carpet event, educational forum and celebration of life, the full fabulousness … Continue reading Vienna: Life Ball Celebrates 20 Years!

Tailor-Made London Tours

You’ve hopped on and hopped off.  Now, one London tour company is letting you steer your own sightseeing course.  Urban Gentry  matches your interests with an industry professional to provide in-depth, personalized tours of London’s art, fashion, design, food or architecture scenes. All itineraries can be tailor-made to your specifications, or you can choose from … Continue reading Tailor-Made London Tours

IQ in The New York Times: Amsterdam Tattoo Museum

In Amsterdam, which claims to have the greatest number of museums per square mile in the world, few topics are left unexplored. There is a museum that delves into sex, another on war (or at least the Dutch resistance), and a museum dedicated, of course, to marijuana. Last fall, a museum opened with a focus … Continue reading IQ in The New York Times: Amsterdam Tattoo Museum