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  • Trip Report Matt's Review of the Art of the Craft Tour at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel

    This is a sub-report from my larger Fall, 2016 Dapper Day and Club 33 Trip Report found here:

    https://discuss.micechat.com/forum/d...ay-and-club-33



    And here we go......

    We started in the far end of the Lobby. There were several pictures of people building Arts & Crafts resorts.



    Our tour started with our guide reminding us that the ARTS AND CRAFTS movement started in the late 1800s, early 1900s and started over in Great Britain. It started in the time period where industrialization was coming about and machines were replacing entire shops... This upset the craftsmen because their jobs were being lost. That started John Ruskin to start writing about the movement featuring nature in design and the importance of craftsmanship. A fan of his writings, a gentleman by the name of William Morris. The Tapestries you see in the hotel were inspired by William Morris. The children's sized rocking chairs in front of the TV are Morris Chairs... He took John Ruskin's writing and put it to life. He had Morris & Company and hired a lot of those craftsman to build anything from tapestries to furniture. Here we fast forward to the United States...and talk about a gentleman named Bernard Maybeck who was considered the founding father of ARTS AND CRAFTS in California. She points to Maybeck in a picture hanging in the lobby...which is picturing Burbank California and playhouse he designed.




    In another picture he was modeling one of the main ideas of the ARTS AND CRAFTS movement. Which was whoever designs it also builds it. The structure pictured was built in 1918. Unfortunately due to the fact that nobody did upkeep or maintenance, it was torn down in 1974. Frank Lloyd Wright - Falling Water in Bear Run, PA. The fun thing about the house is not only does it institute all the natural resources from the area, the sandstone was quarried from there, all the wood he utilized, but he also did a cantilevered design so half the house is hoisted over the river to show that merge between nature and design itself.

    Pictured is this print of Falling Water Under Construction




    Inside our main hotel area they do not have very much FLW in it. Some of the lamps are in his style. This photo is the hosts all-time favorite ARTS AND CRAFTS structure... this hotel. Most of this hotel is modeled after the Charles and Henry Greene brother's structures. She asked if anybody was aware of the Gamble House. Charles and Henry were well known for that house and structure in their buffalo style and craftsman style. One of the main ideas of a craftsman home was called an ingelnook: you'd have a huge room with nooks and crannies you could sit in and enjoy the hustle and bustle of the main portion of the house and still be away. For example, the lobby is a huge room, but there are nooks and the fireplace area where you can still see what's going on but be out of the way.

    The aforementioned picture of the Grand's Fireplace nook under construction..




    Peter Dominick was the designer for this hotel. Our guide asked if anybody had been to WDW. A few hands went up. She then inquired if we had seen the animal kingdom lodge or the wilderness lodge. Peter Dominick was also the designer of those as well. If it has Lodge in the name, he probably helped in some way, shape, or form. PD had the biggest challenge, which was taking a bungalow style home which is quaint and making it into a 745 room hotel. She asked who would want that challenge, to which only I raised my hand. She then proceeded to tell us how he did it and turned us around looking back down the reception area.


    Before we proceed, let me apologize for the next few images. I didn't have any readily available, so these are the best I could source on short notice.. I promise to come back and rectify these shots after the next trip and any I did not shoot myself will be noted under them.

    Behind the front desk you see three tapestries. On the far end you have one which looks like a garden.


    (Not my picture)

    As she had previously mentioned, bungalow style homes are usually modeled after the gardens which surround them. What would be like a garden, just bigger? A forest and this is where this next tapestry comes in.


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    The entire hotel is modeled after forests and has a forest surrounding it. In the middle was a tapestry of the hotel itself.


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    Down in front you have the lovely lamps which were made for the hotel by Dale Tiffany and feature four California critters. Quail, Salamander, Butterfly, and a Snail. Down below you have for the four seasons.
    They have something called the artisan program. The artisan program is made up of 30 different individuals/companies who contributed to the bungalow-style craftsman-style hotel. These are three of them, the dancing bears through the four seasons is her personal favorite. They were done by a husband and wife team from the Berkeley area. The wife hand molds the tiles out of terracotta and the husband does the installation. They also did several other pieces of art for the hotel.


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    While we are in the reception area, she wanted to point out the ceiling. We wanted a welcoming, open, yet comforting feeling when you first walked in. This particular section of the lobby is modeled after First Unitarian church built by Albert C. Schweinfurth and Bernard Maybeck and was one of the first structures he built and built in 1894 and is still standing today. The fun part about it, in the worship area, they actually shipped down Madrones trees from Santa Barbara and steamed them so they would bend over all the pews. Luckily enough ours is made out of Disney wood, so it was easy to bend. They are still standing today, so if you look them up or go up to visit it up in Berkeley, the tree trunks are still bent over the worship area today. It is supposed to symbolize spiritual growth in life and the church, but here it is just a welcoming feeling.



    So far as I can tell, this is the Church in question, however I've been unable to locate any interior pictures..


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    After that, we ventured outside to view some more of the bears. We headed out to the porte cochere. When they first opened the hotel, the column which greets you by the valet was completely blank. They went back to Susan Dannenfelser and Kirk Beck, the husband and wife team to ask if they could do more work for the hotel because it would much nicer if they could have a nice art piece to look at vs. the blank column. When they got the bears they thought they were kind of funny and asked what dance moves they were doing. It turns out she's a big football fan so one is the quarterback and one is the receiver. She actually dedicated each bear to someone who assisted with the designing and each of the bears has a name inscribed on the back of the tile.


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    The most important part is the dark brown bear on the bell services desk. It's actually dedicated to all of you so thank you for coming and visiting.


    Turning around, we looked and waited and waited and waited for the stained glass doors to close. This stained glass stems from the Gamble House in Pasadena. The Gamble house has a beautiful stained glass door with a Japanese Oak tree on it. The gamble house was actually built in 1908 and during that time period electricity was just brand new and they didn't have very bright burning lightbulbs like we have now. Back then if you could get a 35 watt lightbulb you were lucky. That's why the lamps are very dim. The idea was a solid wood door would hinder a lot of light and they wanted that natural light. Stained glass gave a nice artistic feel and also let light in without allowing people to see in through clear glass. On one side you have Grizzly peak which is the symbol of California Adventure. On the other side you have a redwood tree which symbolizes the hotel. When they come together it shows you how close they truly are. The hotel was actually supposed to be part of the theme park, but when they started building CA, they didn't know where they would put all the people who would come to visit the park so they took a chunk off and made the hotel. She likes to call it the free part of the theme park unless you stay here and then it's not so free. We headed around the corner and looked at the logo and she asked about the hidden mickey which everybody instantly pointed out at the top fo the tree trunk. We then headed down the walk way towards the conference center.

    The Grand's doors..



    And the Gamble House's doors for reference:


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    She then went into a brief synopsis of the front of the hotel. The shingling made it look more like a redwood tree but if you look at the front of the hotel you'll notice there isn't a lot of shingling. In 1906 there was a huge fire in Northern CA. As you know in CA, wood and fire get a long great. Unfortunately a lot of Bernard Maybeck's houses burnt to the ground and he was very very upset about it and he ended up creating one of the first concrete houses and it was called the Lawson house which is still around today. The fun part about it was he did beautiful etch work in the concrete and used art tile as well to make it more artistically pleasing. He couldn't get away from the redwood too much as you can see the trellis work on the top was missing from his house as he did keep the redwood for the roof. Luckily enough for him it has survived earthquakes and other fires that have gone through over the past century.

    Here is a picture of the Lawson House in it's current state:




    We were then ushered back in with the promise of some Frank Lloyd Wright. Welcome to the convention space. It was a little different from the main hotel. There were lighter colors and more natural lighting. Those are key patterns of FLW. He loved to utilize nature whether it be the lighting or trees. One of his houses he didn't want to cut the tree down so it's now in the center of his living room. (Robert's house). He really loved the natural look.

    And the Elm tree in the Robert's House


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    They didn't want to get too far away from the main hotel area so there is a darker trim, as well as the patterns are very similar along the walkways. We were taken in to the Board Room. The space is used for parties, weddings, conventions, and expos in the 20,000 square feet of interior event space. .

    The California Boardroom had a foyer with two phone booths off each side which formerly had pay phones and its own M&F bathrooms as well. On the wall was a portrait of the Marin County Civic Center, one of FLW's first structures it was done in an En Plein Air Style which means open air. It was usually done by a painter who is painting it in quick 2-3 sittings using traveling artists with a limited palate of colors. It's usually small format around the size of a folio binder because they are traveling and cannot bring large canvases with them. They would sell their art and move on to the next town. If you are ever in San Juan Capistrano, they have a great exhibition of En Plein Air in the mission down there. Some are so small they need to have a magnifier on it so you can see all the details.

    We were ushered in to the board room which is modeled after the Oak Park Playroom in PA. It has the same barreled ceiling, but this does not have the natural light the original has. The original playroom has a piano in an alcove inset in the wall at the far end and the mindset was when you played the piano, the entire room would act as the sounding board of the piano with the acoustics. As you can hear in the boardroom, the acoustics are also great which lead to them having to pad the walls. We were then instructed to try out the chairs, which are supremely soft, and it was mused about how anything can possibly get done by people sitting in such chairs. Instead of a piano, the board room just had a TV.. kind of a bummer.

    The Canfornia Boardroom:





    And the Oak Park Playroom for reference:


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    You can see the piano here:


    (Not my picture)

    And finally Katherine... getting used to her future seat of power at the Disney company...



    We exited the convention center and headed straight across to the Brisa Courtyard. Brisa means North wind, and as you can see from the Brick work, it's sort of like a tornado which is blowing you out to the North, which lead us North towards the DTD entrance..



    The idea continues with the lanterns going out to DTD with the wind blowing you that direction. The Brisa is the outdoor event area. They used to have more, but the DVC wing currently sits where those spaces were. As she mentioned at the beginning of the tour back out front, they had the shingling on the front of the hotel to make it look like a redwood tree. In the courtyard, it is a different color, green. If this was a redwood tree, this would be the North-facing part of the tree, or the mossy side. The Artisan Program was mentioned again as well as the multiple art pieces. Two were rather large. One, the flooring in the lobby which we would get to in a bit and secondly, beautiful gates going into DTD. She ran up to close one side of the gates while we waited. The gates were created by a gentleman by the name of Tim Burrows from MI. https://www.facebook.com/TimBurrowsMetalArtandDesign/


    He did two other gates at The Grand. This one was named for the Blue moon inset into it, and yes, that is Tiffany glass. The theme is you are in a forest and walking out into a clearing known as DTD. Not many people can see that because it's always open. In the ten years our guide had worked there, it has only been closed twice. She asked if anybody had seen it before and I had to chime in about having seen it many moons ago on the cover of American Bungalow.



    Yes, I have that issue amongst my extensive collection of Arts & Crafts periodicals.



    As we walked, I struck up a conversation with our guide. She asked about my interest in CARTS AND CRAFTS. Asked if I had been to the Gamble house, which regrettably, I have not. She mentioned the Grand's lead facilitator has close contacts with them and they send updates about what they discover during their restoration activities.

    She talked about the refurbishment pictures hanging up and the materials as we passed into the lobby. When we first walked in, the cabinets were prevalent. There are four cabinets, and all are different. 4 different artisans created them. The one we were positioned in front of had the bears which mimicked those of the front desk. This one was her particular favorite because of what was inside it.. Roycrofters... There was a gentleman by the name of Elbert Hubbard. He was the leading Larkin soap salesman in Buffalo New York and he loved to write, but without a college degree, nobody would publish him. So he got frustrated by this and traveled to Europe. Remember when she said the founding father was William Morris.. well they happened to meet up, just by chance. William Morris also published some of his own books with the Kelmscott Press.

    In 1891 Morris rented a cottage near Kelmscott House in England and set up three printing presses. He had long been interested in the printing and the binding of fine books, and there, influenced by mediaeval illuminated manuscripts and the work of early printers, he would design and manufacture beautiful editions of over fifty books written by himself as well as others. The books issued by the Kelmscott Press were expensive as Morris designed his own typefaces, made his own paper, and printed completely by hand. They were worth it though, and ever so beautiful. They were designed to be read slowly, to be appreciated, to be treasured, and thus made an implicit statement about the ideal relationships which ought to exist between the reader, the text, and the author — a statement which we have, by and large, continued to ignore. Elbert Hubbard thought that was brilliant, came back to NY, built his own press named the Roycrofter press and said "if you won't print me, I'll print myself". The most popular book of his was "A thousand and one Epigrams"
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  • #2
    Very nice. I took the tour at Grand Californian nearly two decades ago. It may actually be a different tour, for all I remember. It was very interesting, though. People don't realize how much research and care goes into the design of these resorts.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by sbk1234 View Post
      Very nice. I took the tour at Grand Californian nearly two decades ago. It may actually be a different tour, for all I remember. It was very interesting, though. People don't realize how much research and care goes into the design of these resorts.
      Just getting started with this one. I think it's going to be a three-parter based upon the content I have.

      That being said, I'd LOVE to be one of the people who created/designed/curated the Grand. Such fun. I felt like I knew more than my host at times, but that's just part of being a mega-fan of both Disney AND the A&C movement.
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      • #4
        I might add, I'm trying to figure out where I can squeeze in the DLH tour as well when we are there for DD. That's going to be a busy trip, Dapper Day, Cabana, trying to figure the logistics for an end of day C33 dinner with Katherine, etc..

        If anybody likes tours like this, and is interested in the DLH, I've got signed copies of these two books. They are GREAT, and a must for any DLH fan.

        https://www.amazon.com/Disneyland-Ho...sneyland+hotel
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        • #5
          Really excellent write-up! We've done the tour a couple times but it's been quite a while. Nice to have all he info here. Do they still take you in the FLW and Greene and Greene suites?

          We're huge arts and crafts style fans and have our house that way as well and have visited many important sites around the world. Always glad to find others that appreciate it as well. It was fun when they used to have the arts and crafts conventions at the hotel!

          Did they show any of the remodeled rooms? We were really dismayed at the photos we saw of what they did to the bathrooms; it looked more like a Westin hotel bathroom than anything. There is a lot that could be done in the arts and crafts style that would have been an improvement without going that route...

          Every time we visit we find more details; incredible job they did. If we ever win one of these powerball lotteries we might actually stay there one day! (alternating between the FLW and G&G suites of course!)
          L + L = R

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          • #6
            Originally posted by skoolpsyk View Post
            Really excellent write-up!
            Thanks! Just getting started here... much more to come.

            We've done the tour a couple times but it's been quite a while. Nice to have all he info here. Do they still take you in the FLW and Greene and Greene suites?
            They didn't mention or take us into those. I've seen pics and video of the El Captain Suite, but not the FLW/G&G.

            We're huge arts and crafts style fans and have our house that way as well and have visited many important sites around the world. Always glad to find others that appreciate it as well. It was fun when they used to have the arts and crafts conventions at the hotel!
            I really liked when they had the convention actually at the hotel vs. way over at the convention center. Wish they would bring it back.

            Did they show any of the remodeled rooms?
            Unfortunately not. They may not have started the remodel when I took the tour, just had up what they were doing.

            We were really dismayed at the photos we saw of what they did to the bathrooms; it looked more like a Westin hotel bathroom than anything. There is a lot that could be done in the arts and crafts style that would have been an improvement without going that route...
            1,000% agree. They could have made it really classy, but they went too modern for not only the bathroom, but the room as far as I'm concerned. At least I got one of the beautiful former headboards for my home before they threw them out...

            Every time we visit we find more details; incredible job they did. If we ever win one of these powerball lotteries we might actually stay there one day! (alternating between the FLW and G&G suites of course!)
            Disney really takes theming to the maximum. Unfortunately, they've started to cheapen things though in the shadow of the all mighty dollar. I hope it reverses.
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            • #7
              In 1891 Morris rented a cottage near Kelmscott House in England and set up three printing presses. He had long been interested in the printing and the binding of fine books, and there, influenced by mediaeval illuminated manuscripts and the work of early printers, he would design and manufacture beautiful editions of over fifty books written by himself as well as others. The books issued by the Kelmscott Press were expensive as Morris designed his own typefaces, made his own paper, and printed completely by hand. They were worth it though, and ever so beautiful. They were designed to be read slowly, to be appreciated, to be treasured, and thus made an implicit statement about the ideal relationships which ought to exist between the reader, the text, and the author — a statement which we have, by and large, continued to ignore.

              Elbert Hubbard thought that was brilliant, came back to NY, built his own press named the Roycrofter press and said "if you won't print me, I'll print myself". The most popular book of his was "A thousand and one Epigrams". An epigram is a short, witty saying. "All that glitters is not brass". He stole that from Shakespeare, but we'll let him have that one.

              Everything in the cabinet was an actual original Roycrofter piece. What ended up happening was that people wanted to come from all over to hear what Elbert Hubbard was thinking and writing which about his ideas. But unfortunately in that time, Buffalo NY wasn’t as big as it is right now, it was more of a rural area. They only had one or two houses so Elbert Hubbard hired a bunch of craftsmen to build a hotel and also became the Roycrofter complex which had several houses and they also created their own items like leatherwork, books, pottery, and porcelains. Just to survive day-to-day business. They also sold them as well to earn some money. Unfortunately, Elbert Hubbard passed on but his company did not.

              The company passed on to somebody else and continued to make these lovingly created items and those later pieces are called Roycrofter Renaissance pieces. The original Roycrofter pieces you'll see have the symbol shown on the book at the bottom of the cabinet. It's a circle with an ‘R’ and an antenna on it. A Roycrofter Renaissance piece has two ‘R’s back to back.

              Some Original Roycrofters from the aforementioned cabinet:











              And the two symbols, the first for original Roycrofter works:



              And the second for Roycrofter Renaissance pieces:



              The largest Roycrofter Renaissance piece they have is actually located inside of the middle of the lobby. It's the beautiful vase on the table in the middle. She wouldn't recommend picking it up to look at the coat of arms.. it's quite heavy so she just asked you to trust her on it.





              The cabinet we were in front of was the only one which had originals. The others were all inspired or replicas of actual Roycrofters as originals tend to be a little bit pricey.

              Some examples from the other cabinets:
























              She had us turn our attention to the lobby itself. One thing she wanted to bring us back to was the idea that it is a forest. Peter Dominick wanted you to walk into the center of the lobby and feel like you were coming into the center of a forest clearing. You have the beautiful tree trunks with the moss growing up it. The chandeliers are the branches with berries on them. And down below, you have the wonderful groundcover that goes underneath it all.

              The mossy trunk:



              The branches and berries:



              The ground cover in the spirit of a bungalow home is also a welcome mat. It is hand woven, and comes out onto the marble and slate on the outside portions. The stonework was cut on waterjet which she equated to "new age Arts & Crafts" technique which was truly using nature for your design using water (and suspended abrasives she forgot about) to cut the pieces to make them how you like. She inquired if anybody in the group could tell her what kind of flowers the yellow ones with the orange in the center were... I resisted at first, but after a few labored moments blurted out "California Poppies". Ooops.. I must try not to be "that guy". As many may know, poppies open and close with sunlight. If you are in a clearing in a forest you only get partial sunlight so the poppies are only just partially open. When you get outside, they are fully open. It's amazing how the imagineers tie it all together.

              Those Poppies!!




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              • #8
                Gorgeous! We've been fortunate to stay at the Roycroft Inn in New York. Some may know that Elbert Hubbard was killed aboard the Lusitania when it was attacked prior to our (official) involvement in the first World War.
                L + L = R

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by skoolpsyk View Post
                  Gorgeous! We've been fortunate to stay at the Roycroft Inn in New York.
                  So good!!!

                  Some may know that Elbert Hubbard was killed aboard the Lusitania when it was attacked prior to our (official) involvement in the first World War.
                  I read that in my research for this TR, but the tour guide seemed edgy about including it in the tour content so I left it out.


                  I'm also going to pre-apologize for the next installment... NONE of the pictures are mine. I'll be correcting that and updating this TR after my next trip when I can snap some better quality pics of my own.

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                  • #10
                    Disclaimer: The pictures in this installment are not mine. I will be replacing them when I can grab some I shot, but for the mean time and the purpose of this TR, they will have to suffice. Try as I might, I could only find this SINGLE PICTURE I've taken of the lounge..



                    We then ventured over the hearthstone lounge. If it were a bungalow styled home it would be known as the game room, or the early-day man-cave. Women were usually not allowed in the game room. It truly is a game room because if you look on the table at the back, it has a chess/checkers board. You can actually play chess or checkers and the barkeep has all the pieces. In case you don't want to go to Disneyland this is an alternative for you. Because women weren't allowed, the imagineers felt bad so every painting in the lounge is of women. They even had a lovely lady carved above the bar above one of the epigrams mentioned earlier. "NATURE IS THE SOURCE OF ALL ARTISTIC EXPRESSION".


                    (Not my Picture)


                    (Not my Picture)

                    Our host wanted to point out two things. First, every piece of wood, the bar, the paneling, everything, it all came from a single tree. They didn't cut it down, it had fallen in Northern CA. They brought it down, and in a homage to how much of an influence Bernard Maybeck was to this style, dedicated the room to him by using redwood all over.

                    The beautifully appointed lounge with its wonderous woodwork pictured here:


                    (Not my Picture)


                    (Not my Picture)

                    The second, are the chandeliers. The best part of these chandeliers are very closely mimicking the chandeliers Bernard Maybeck did up in the First Church of Scientist of Berkley, CA, which he received a Gold medal award from Architectural Digest for that structure and it's still around today. They wanted to make them look so much like the originals that they even put the cloven bulbs on the bottom of them like they still have over in Berkeley. They've made two slight modifications. The originals had three circles representing the trinity. The imagineers just shrunk down the upper two to make a hidden Mickey but otherwise they look almost identical to the originals.

                    The chandelier from the lounge:


                    (Not My Picture)

                    The Chandeliers in the First Church of Scientist of Berkley:


                    (Not My Picture)
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                    • #11
                      We exited the lounge to the eastern patio and walked up to the pool entrance. She mentioned that here was the second gate Tim Borrows had done for them. The first being the Blue Moon Gate, which was also present in the lanterns around the hotel.

                      You can see some of those lanterns pictured from one of my previous trips where we stayed above the GCH entrance with a great view of Napa Rose...





                      This gate, known as the Arbor Gate is special because of all the little critters he put on to it. They asked him how he got them to look so life like and because we had been a good tour group, she told us the secret...he said he hammered them until they looked good. The fun part about it was not only the ones you could see, but it was the ones that he added that got away from him. At the bottom was a snail trail from the snail that didn't really stick. The gate is all hand hammered.

                      The Arbor Gate:


                      (Not my picture)

                      The third gate was right around the corner so we started in that direction. As we walked, she instructed us to look at the brick wall to our left. She had mentioned that nature was the source of the design for any of the Arts & Crafts Movement and the Gamble house is a great example of it because in the back of the Gamble house there is a nice pond area which is all done out of brick work. They had pillars which resembled the ones here which encircle the entire pond area made out of a particular kind of brick. When she asked if anybody knew what kind they were, Amy and I said in unison "Clinker Brick". For those not yet indoctrinated, clinker bricks are those placed too close to the fire which are popped, cracked, or discolored. During 1908 when they were building the Gamble House, it was the perfect price of .. free. The bricks lend a very natural look especially given that the wall waves like the pool it surrounds. Amy happened to notice the trees here were fruit trees to which the guide commented that they were indeed REAL FRUIT.

                      She walked us over to a mosaic inset into the ground by the north gate. The artisan who created it was from Northern California as well and she knew this would be an exterior installation so she traveled all over the world to get clay which was the natural color she was after so it would not fade like other dyed clays. She also knew that it would be placed adjacent to the third of Tim Burrow's gates, the Sun Gate, so she made it into a working sun dial. If you stand in the center, it will tell you what time it is based upon where your shadow falls when you are viewing it from South to North using only the open Poppies to count.



                      Based upon the shadow, it was roughly 1:45 according to our guide... which it was actually 1:42.. when I snapped this pic...remarkable.



                      This is also one of the main ideas of the Arts & Crafts movement which is that not only does everything have beauty but is functional.

                      The Sun Gate (Back side, it's better if taken from outside the gate):



                      After leaving through the sun gate, we took a few steps to enter The Library of our bungalow style home or as most of us would know it, Storyteller's Cafe. Chip and Dale were wandering the dining room and our host asked Katherine how you could tell them apart. Katherine being a Disney Savant clearly knew that Chip has a nose colored like a Chocolate Chip. They call this area the library because the beautiful tile work between the serving stations was taken from the Wilmington Library in Wilmington, California and is modeled after the one they have in the Robin Hood Room and it's called The Children's book. They made two modifications to it, besides making it on a grand scale. First they made the castle look a little bit like Sleeping Beauty's Castle and they added Tinkerbelle. The original did have a fairy but Tink being mischievous needed to put her own pixie dust on it.

                      Another reason they call it the library is because of all the epigrams. They have "A RESTFUL RETREAT", "FROM THE SEED TO THE HARVEST FROM THE KITCHEN TO YOUR TABLE", "HEARTH AND HOME".

                      Here's one of them from earlier in this trip:



                      The third and final reason, the designers decided to go through hundreds of stories about California and they narrowed it down to eight. The first one is all of the metal work you see tells the story of the California gold rush. The other seven are featured in the oil paintings on the back walls.

                      From Left to right:

                      The Cruise of the Dazzler by Jack London
                      The Mark of Zorro by Johnston McCulley
                      Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck
                      The Californians by Gertrude Atherton
                      Ahwahnee: An Indian Tale by wandering poet
                      The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County by Mark Twain
                      Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell

                      I only got the following not-so-great shots of the paintings:

                      The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County



                      Island of the Blue Dolphins



                      The characters are not only featured in the oil paintings but also the lanterns above and the carpets below.


                      I'm kinda bummed... I really feel like I let myself and this TR down by not getting enough pics of the details. I really didn't take many pics during this tour and it's coming back to bite me. I'm making a list for the next trip to remedy that and get some shots of all the things I missed.






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                      • #12
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                        I'm kinda bummed... I really feel like I let myself and this TR down by not getting enough pics of the details. I really didn't take many pics during this tour and it's coming back to bite me. I'm making a list for the next trip to remedy that and get some shots of all the things I missed.
                        You should be ashamed of yourself. We demand you go back and photograph and catalog EVERY DETAIL!

                        Thanks again for a lovely thread!



                        Speaking earlier of bathrooms, when I remodeled ours, in one I added a GCH tile as a tribute. My first try at doing tile work!
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                          • #15
                            We ventured out of StoryTeller's rounded the corner and readied in front of Napa Rose!! I was the designated door-holder. Napa Rose is the second of the Grand's restaurants and was also designed by the same designer as Storyteller's, Marty Dorr. He also did the Citricos at the Grand Floridian, Flying Fish at Disney's Boardwalk Villas and California Grill at the Contemporary Resort and Palo on the Disney Magic, Wonder, Dream, and Fantasy Cruise ships. This restaurant is modeled after Charles Rennie Mackintosh. She asked us if any of us had heard of the Mackintosh Rose. No answers.. She replied that it was the square rose that we could see in the room. (While the roses pictured in the room were indeed Mackintosh Rose, the square rose she mentioned was actually a Hunter Rose... Just saying).

                            A classic Hunter Rose:



                            And a Mackintosh Rose:



                            The best thing about Charles Rennie Mackintosh was not only his idea of design following yin and yang but he like to have straight lines but also a lot of curves. Straight lines and 90-degree angles were masculine, the curves, feminine and he had both in all his designs to give it both that yin and yang. Hence, the Macintosh Rose has a lot of corners on the inside but also a lot of rounding of the edges to give it both the male and female. Another thing he did in his designs is he would pick one idea and infuse it throughout the entire architectural design. He's most famous for the Willow Tree(sic) Tea Rooms over in Scotland where he was born. He took the idea of a Willow Tree and infused it throughout the entire design even making Willow Tree leaves etched into silverware.

                            Some examples of his original tea rooms:

                            Just look at those tall chairs with curved uppers creating an acoustic bubble which will be mentioned in a bit...







                            She then asked if anybody could guess what Disney's idea was. Katherine answered ROSE. Yes... there are roses up in the lighting, down in the carpet, even carved in the back of the chairs. There rosebuds in the mosaic of the fireplace, and the hostesses even have it in their lapels. It's not in the silverware unfortunately.. BUT...they got pretty close to it. Charles did very good keeping it in his designs so they wanted to do as much as they could here.

                            We looked upon the lounge area., where it's first-come, first-served, not reservations and has full menus. We had never dined in the lounge before, merely the restaurant-proper and the Chef's counter, so we would be exercising the no-reservations policy of the lounge later in this trip.





                            Next, she ushered us into the "fun part", which was the belly of the restaurant. Our guide asked who had dined there before, and Amy and I were the only people to raise our hands. She asked if we remembered where we had sat and we pointed immediately to the table we had occupied, as well as our stools at the Chef's counter. She called us her veterans...(how I wish I could afford it on every trip). Katherine immediately piped in how she wanted to come too.



                            Our tour continued... The best part about the dining room was the continued use of the roses over on this side as well in the carpet. In the chair and the Mackintosh rose in the iron work of the chandeliers.., couple fun facts about this room, first off, they took the chair idea from Charles Rennie Mackintosh. He thought that in an open space like this, if you had a tall chair back that noise from the conversation would bounce off of the chairs and stay into the center of the table itself so it won't be so loud outside and you can still have a nice, enchanting conversation so rarely do they put parties of two at a table for four. They are usually sat at tables meant for two which is what happened to us to keep the noise level down. She asked us if it was really loud when we ate here, which neither of us could accurately remember. She then mentioned that he actually had some chair backs which went up to six feet tall in some of his restaurants. Could any of the gentlemen in the group imagine trying to push that in?

                            Another fun fact is all of the iron work that you see, the chandeliers, the metal work in the windows, all of the lanterns, and lastly, the hand-hammered brass you see above the kitchen was all done for them in a 3-week time period. They worked 24-hours a day for three weeks straight and were able to get it done by the time Disney wanted to open the restaurant.

                            Some of the window treatments:





                            And of course... the kitchen hood cover..



                            She mentioned us again and how we had gotten to enjoy the chef's counter and she likes to point it out because it is the only place on-property which has that amenity. There are only two seatings, 5:30 and 8:30 and you get to interact with the chefs while they are making your food. You can either go off the menu which is a prix fixe menu or you can be daring and say "make me whatever you want". That approach is quite daring because they love that stuff (we had asked the chefs to choose for us, but all they made was courses off the menu of their choosing which was kind of a disappointment.

                            That review is here: https://www.disboards.com/threads/ma...#post-52996098

                            The last thing she wanted to point out was the beautiful painting you see above the dining room. Those are actual Napa Valley wineries. She didn't know all the names of them, but she did know one, which was to her left, which had white siding and a red roof. It was Mondavi, and it was the same picture on the wine bottle. While she was unsure on the others, she mentioned she had people come in and name them, so she was confident in the assertion that they are actual Napa Valley Wineries.



                            What do you know... she was right!



                            Another thing with the photo she mused, that had anybody been by their vineyard and seen the rose bushes at the end of the vines? One person had, and when asked if she knew why they put them there, something about insects was mentioned. Rose bushes are a very sensitive plant (opinions vary on that because they grow just fine with next to no water here in Phoenix). They will be affected by drought, insects, and any environmental factors well before the grape vine will because they are a sturdier plant. They call the rose plants the alarm system of the vineyard. If something affects the rose bush, the farmers are able to see it and adapt to address the issue to make sure the grapes are fine for wine. They have quite the variety of wine in the restaurant, so she invited us to come back and sample some from the lounge.

                            She then asked who had heard of John Lasseter. Pretty much everybody had. She told of his winery near Emeryville. It is a smaller vineyards, but every time there is a new animated feature, there's a new bottle of wine. On display were the signed bottles he donated to the restaurant. If you ever get to go to Northern California, she recommends looking it up. It is apparently reservations only. There was also a large bottle for the first short he did.

                            They really need to DUST...



                            If I had a bottle of '97 d'yquem I'd be waving my hat too..





                            She talked about the roses being the theme of the restaurant again and asked a hostess for one of the real roses from the restaurant. The fun thing about Napa is not only is the idea of theming a big idea, but so is the idea of food and wine. They are real roses, but they have little to no scent. They have them grown that way to not impede on the dining experience. I decided they smelled like carnations personally. They apparently come from a local grower. Katherine asked what the name of them was.. .she didn't know, but asked the hostesses, but it is an antique Leonidas rose. She also explained that if we wanted to book the chef's table we would have to contact the restaurant directly so grab a business card on the way out if interested.
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                              After a short walk back to the lobby, we paused by the elevator bank. Our host mentioned that we had probably noticed these handsome birds before and wondered what the story was behind them. She asked if anyone had heard of something called a grotesquerie. A grotesquerie in the early 1900s was like an early safe. It was a grotesque piece of art and either the head came off or the back came off and it was completely hollow so they would hid things in it like alcohol during prohibition, or money or tobacco. She then asked if there was any idea why and answered because it was such an ugly piece of art that if the house got robbed it would just be left behind. I wonder what happened when everybody figured that out.. they just took the ugly pieces and left the expensive pieces.

                              These pieces are modeled after those and the same wife and husband team who did the dancing bears at the front desk did these. These ones do not have the backs or heads come off unfortunately they are all one piece. Depending on what floor you are on you'll see the birds mirror that. Here at ground level or ocean level so we have the Puffin and the Pelican. All the way up on the sixth floor we have an Owl and an Eagle. Depending on what floor you are on, you can have a Crow, a Mourning Dove, a Sand Piper, a Duck, and several other ones. The birds are from the “The California Native” series by Susan Dannenfelser. These pieces of art were inspired by the “Grotesque Birds” created by the Martin Brothers in England between the years of 1875 and 1920.

                              Starting from ground level:

                              Scuttie the Pelican:



                              The Puffin:



                              2nd Floor:

                              The Great Blue Heron:



                              The Wood Duck:



                              Third Floor:

                              Elvis the Stellar Jay:



                              Angelique the Crow:



                              Fourth Floor:

                              Lady the Mourning Dove:



                              The not sure, but perhaps a brown-crested flycatcher?? If anybody knows, chime in..



                              Fifth Floor:

                              If anybody knows the species, please chime in!!!

                              Looks like a California Quail to me. Why it's on the FIFTH floor though is beyond me. Anybody confirm my suspicion?



                              A Whimbrel or Sandpiper perhaps???



                              and lastly, Sixth Floor:

                              The Owl:



                              and finally... the Eagle:



                              We were taken to the last piece featured on the tour, a piece done by Mr. Charlie Hale, who also did the table the Roycrofter Renaissance piece is on. It’s made out of Oak which was Mr. William Morris' favorite type of wood to utilize. This is an actual grandfather clock and depending what time of the day you are around (Two in the morning is a nice quiet time), you can hear the chiming of the clock). When we originally had it hammered, the hidden mickey was only shown for the little ones due to the angle the light hit the face. When they had it refinished, they made the hammering more prominent. The clock was also telling us our hour was up, so it was time to end the tour. She mentioned that every guide had different interests, one could talk about the Roycrofter table in the center of the lobby for the full hour. She encouraged us to take the tour again.

                              All told, the tour had taken 64 minutes, and I would ABSOLUTELY do it again!! So fun..
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                              • #17

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                                This concludes this portions of the Trip Report. Back to the main report we go here:

                                https://discuss.micechat.com/forum/disney-theme-park-news-and-discussion/disneyland-resort/8479893-katherine-s-10th-birthday-trip-for-dapper-day-and-club-33

                                Hope you've enjoyed this and I've swayed you to take an hour out of your next Disneyland vacation to experience a great FREE tour.
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