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This site features the showcases the home of Charles Rennie Mackintosh in QuickTime VR that is very well done. Mackintosh was a Scottish designer and architect who was a contemporary of Frank Lloyd Wright and a Prairie School/Arts & Crafts Movement fellow traveller. I like his designs, which are sadly absent from this site except for what you can make out in the QTVRs.

There’s also an excellent site for the Willow Tea Rooms in Glasgow that he designed. The designs are gorgeous. It’s still operating nearly 100 years later. As Keats said, “A thing of beauty is a joy forever.”

[UPDATE: Of course the minute I do the post, I find another site about Mackintosh that takes my breath away. It’s about his House for an Art Lover and it looks exquisite. The site offers a quote from Mackintosh that is really intriguing and makes me want to research the man more: “Reason informed by emotion…expressed in beauty…elevated by earnestness…lightened by humour…, that is the ideal that should guide all artists.” Words to live by. I’m hoping that all those ellipses aren’t the equivalent of yadda yadda yadda: “Reason informed by emotion and guided by faith, expressed in beauty ripped apart, elevated by earnestness and rage, lightened by humour and hormone ….”]