Art of the In-Between
On view at The Met until September 4th is the “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between” exhibit. Although best to avoid on rainy weekends, this exhibit is worth a visit for its architectural design and most notably its fashion. Past/Present/Future (above) Birth/Marriage/Death (Below)The ...
Finally, we can feel summer in the air here in NYC. It’s
going to be 90 degrees today and although it’s a welcomed change, we
immediately start to think about how to stay cool. Winter wool sweaters are
sent to storage, because of course who has room for all seasons in their
apartment, and out comes… Linen!Linen is...
Wild blueberries on the property inspired the name for our
cabin in the woods.This past winterIn 2012 my husband and I were looking for
a place to getaway on weekends and bring our two boys to connect with nature. We found this quaint cabin in the Pocono Mountains about two hours from our home in New York. Sit...
by Molly Denver
Spring is here and I’ve added a new task to my already
rather long To-Do list. I need to build a chicken coop. I have some good friends who run Snowdance Farm in
Livingston Manor, NY, and they told us that they rent out chickens for the
summer to people who want to raise chickens but not to commit to dealing ...
More than a Reading Room
by Rachel C.
With the Industrial Revolution (literally) gaining speed throughout the US and Europe, the mid-1800s ushered in a new era of architectural expectation, design, and construction. French architect Henri Labrouste embraced the technical and architectural questions of this era and essentially redefined modern architecture ...
Diamond in the Rough
by Ken Avery
Moving to Portland, Oregon in 2007 was the beginning of a new
life rich with opportunities for discovery and growth. St. Johns suspension bridgePeninsula Park, Portland’s original rose gardenOn east side of the river in Portland lies a vast network of
very pedestrian friendly, tree lined residential streets. Throug...
Cedar, that's a wrap!
by Joe Carline
In our office, we get excited about cedar. There is no better material to blend a building into its landscape. Whether for a grand estate or humble barn, cedar can adapt to the occasion. Not only are cedar shingles beautiful and versatile, they are simple to produce, naturally rot and insect resistant, requir...
by Mia Jung
On a recent visit to a Seattle job site, I found
a few spare hours to explore the city. Per numerous suggestions, I went
downtown, to the Pike Place Market. Historic photo, North on
Pike Place Historic photo The Pike Place Market is one of the oldest continuously
operating farmers’ markets in the countr...
Relocating to NYC
by Laura Smiros
I recently had to decide where to live in NYC after living
on Long Island my whole life. There are
so many wonderful neighborhoods in NYC and all have a different vibe. We had a pied-à-terre on Central Park South for a few years, and
despite the pedigree, it wasn’t a comfortable neighborhood. It just never felt like a...
A House in the Country
by Molly Denver
began as a lark. Every
weekend, my husband Brewster and I would pack the dog into our car and head out
wherever our whims took us within a few hours of the city. The idea morphed, and
we decided to focus these weekend jaunts to find a second home. Historic photo of our new farm, 1930.Historic photo of our n...
Architecture and Animals: A trip to South Africa
I recently took an incredible trip to visit the amazing
country of South Africa. We started our adventure with 4 days in Cape Town,
followed by 4 days in the Winelands, and ended with a 5-day safari in and
around Kruger National Park. Cape Town – A view from the trek up to the Cape of Good Hope
Parma's Teatro Farnese
My recent trip to
Italy led me to the city of Parma, as I retraced portions of Sir
John Soane’s Grand Tour (1778-80)... He had two years to do it- I barely had two months! While I was in Parma, I came upon a massive and looming building at the edge of the Parma River. Nothing on its exterior prepared me for what la...