Tag: design

Rackk & Ruin: Vintage Metal

Beautiful jewelry made by a good friend… Molly Conant may be the daughter of Steve Conant, founder and owner of Conant Metal & Light on Pine Street.  And she may be the successful one-woman force behind Rackk & Ruin, a…

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…

Druthers’ Save the Bees

Save the bees, cover your deez… All proceeds go to support the ‘Pollinator Partnership’ to help save the bees and other pollinators through www.Pollinator.org.  Druthers custom woven dobby fabric properly named ‘Disappearing Bees’ crafted into a sturdy button-up boxer with…

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…

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…

The Mountain House

Stratton, Vermont… Situated upon a quaint 140 acres in Stratton, Vermont.   Developed as a winter ski lodge by Graftworks, the design captures the essence of the mountain landscape from its exterior design that follows the contours of the ridgeline…