Hi my name is Carol and I'm a guest blogger for today. I'm the Twinkie who wrote about Korean Christmas traditions. This time I wanted to tell you myself about our fab summer trip to the U.K. I know that Veronica has mentioned me to you in the past. Yes, that was me who took photos of the Missoni hotel and vintage stores in Edinburgh and Dublin.
I can honestly say that before our day trip to Glasgow, I wasn't that much of a fan of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. I felt that his work was rigid, impractical and sort of boring. I always thought that his furniture designs are similar to Frank Lloyd Wright's in style. I once flipped a Wright chair over and it wouldn't sit straight after that! I was one scared university student on her first trip to a Wright house.
Mackintosh was a native Glaswegian who is renowned for his accomplishments in Architecture, watercolour art, furniture and textiles designs. He was a key figure of Art Nouveau in the United Kingdom and designer in the Arts and Crafts movement.
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The local museum also had a Mackintosh wing which featured a lot of his chairs and other furniture items.