Grassmayr Bell Foundry
Since 1599 the Grassmayr Bell Foundry in Innsbruck, Austria
has been casting bronze bells ranging from small concert bells to iconic church
bells weighing several tons. The Grassmayr family has carried on the bell
making craft for 14 generations. This year the foundry set another record with
the 25-ton bell nicknamed "B...
by Molly Denver
At Christmas this year, my husband and I found ourselves
hosting 10 family members in our small house, so we had to create more bedrooms
in a hurry. We decided to take on the
attic. I couldn’t find a proper “before”
picture, but this is it in its early stages.First, we put down plywood over the floor j...
Wood and Canvas Canoe DIYWH (with help)
My husband, Morgen, and I bought a country house in
Northwestern Connecticut. I wanted to get a canoe, specifically a basic plastic
or Kevlar one that we didn’t have to be precious about – my husband is also an
architect and is meticulous and I didn’t want canoeing to be a stressful
experience. He asked aroun...
by Andrew Dolan
Today, clients look for a very diverse range of amenities in
their homes; fitness centers, wine cellars, home theatres, spas and even golf
simulators. Of all the things that clients tend to look for, a conservatory is
rarely on the top of the list, let alone on the list at all. Perhaps the idea
of a home conservatory, o...
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...