Category: Home & Garden

What makes a house our home.

A Modern Home Inspired by the Remains of a Barn

Iron, wood, brick, and concrete… The Hebron Home marks the inaugural house project by Benjamin Oliver AD and, for a first design, it’s impressive. The project began in 2011 when the land was purchased in Hebron, Connecticut with the remains of a barn. They chose…

Tory Burch Curates an Auction for Paddle8

Time to spruce up the decor… Fashionistas and art aficionados, take note: Tory Burch is making a foray into the art world. The designer, whose bright Manhattan office was featured in Architectural Digest, has curated an auction for Paddle8. The sale—”Tory Burch in Color”—features work…

The Skyline Residence

A 4,200 sq.ft. zero-energy home in Portland, Oregon… Engineered to generate as much solar-electric energy on-site as the home consumes annually, Skyline Residence is an example of modern sustainable architecture. The imposing family house was envisioned and implemented by Nathan Good Architects on a…

The State of the American Dog

We <3 <3 <3 pit bulls… The most ubiquitous dog in the U.S. – the dog in whose face we see our collective reflection – is now the pit bull.  Which makes it curious that we as a culture kill…

Graft Your Tree of 40 Fruits

Grafting as art and conservation…   The Tree of 40 Fruit is an ongoing series of hybridized fruit trees by contemporary artist Sam Van Aken. Each unique Tree of 40 Fruit grows over forty different types of stone fruit including peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines,…

At Home with Michelle Smith

Charming New York apartment; could use a bigger bar… Interior design was always part of the plan for Michelle Smith—the native Southerner jokes that she grew up in a Home Depot because her mom was always renovating houses—but she kicked…

Menu: A Maine-Inspired Beach Picnic

maine picnic recipe

Just missing some wild blueberries for dessert…   As summer winds down, make the most of August with a menu inspired by breezy afternoons on the Maine coast. Beach-friendly fare like lobster salad rolls, tangy corn relish, potato salad, and…

Back to Mackinac

Staying on the Michigan theme…   Hi all! I’m just back from my annual journey (via sailboat) to Mackinac Island and while I get my life back in order and get some proper posts (most of which I had dreams…