Our Autumn Hill Lane house is on the cover of the January/February 2015 issue of Design New England. Inside there is a great article about the house written by Kathleen James that captures the design story behind this house. The article also provides a good description of the main features of the house which include not only the visible design elements such as the modern materials, abundant natural light, open plan and clean lines, but also the quality of the construction and energy-efficiency of the design. Thanks to Kathleen and the staff of DNE for this feature article, and to Jim Westphalen for his beautiful photography.
Our Chase Street house was published in the May/June issue of Design New England. Thanks to Jim Westphalen for the excellent photography used in the article, he was great to work with and the images are fabulous. He really manages to capture both the overall feeling as well as the finely crafted details of this simple, modern house. Thanks also to Kathleen James who wrote the article. She was a pleasure to work with and her genuine interest in the spirit of this project is reflected in the text of the article. Thanks to DNE for their appreciation of this house and for putting together a consistently great magazine featuring some of this region's best work. Finally, huge thanks to Kirk Williams and Mark Bonser. Kirk, for being both client and highly-skilled metalsmith/collaborator. Mark, for your enthusiasm, skill and experience as the builder. As on previous projects, your leadership brought us through to the successful completion of this one. As always, we feel grateful to have the fortune of working in Vermont where we seem to be surrounded by talented builders, artisans, artists and craftsmen. Here is a pdf of the article: "A contemporary home in Burlington, Vermont, breaks the boundaries of the farm-and-barn vernacular." dne pdf
The Winding Brook Road project is featured in a book that will be published this spring, "Prefabulous + Sustainable" by Sheri Koones. This is a well-written and timely book with interesting projects and great photography (Eric Roth photographed the Winding Brook Road house among others). The publisher is Abrams Books. As Robert Redford writes in the forward, "Prefabulous and Sustainable will inspire you to consider more environmentally friendly options and show you how to create homes that will bring balance to our future."
The march/april issue of Design New England has a feature article on the Echo Series and the Prana Table in the Green: Essentials department of the magazine, saying "the pieces make strong architectural statements while reflecting the furniture designer's overall sense of balance." Here is the link for the full article: Design New England
Jaime Derringer has posted a review of the Echo Series tables and the Prana Table on the design blog Design Milk. Jaime writes "They are fabulous and I recommend checking out his architectural designs as well". Design Milk is a blog dedicated to art and design, here is the direct link: Design Milk.
Marissa Brassfield from Trend Hunter Magazine has written a review of the Echo Series tables, calling them a "perfect blend of contemporary art deco and eco-friendly sensibilities." (Direct Link: Trend Hunter) Trend Hunter describes itself as "the world's largest community dedicated to trend spotting and cool hunting. We are a unique breed of insatiably curious people, constantly in search of the cutting edge."
Rain Noe has posted a link featuring the Echo Series tables on the Core77 design website. Here is the direct link: Core77. Core77 is an industrial design magazine with an international audience. According to their own description, "Since 1995 Core77.com has served a devoted global audience of industrial designers ranging from students through seasoned professionals."
John Cavers, Editor in Chief of Furniture Fashion, has written a great review of the Vertigo Dining Table and the Vertigo Chairs. Here is the direct link for the review: furniture fashion According to their mission statement, Furniture Fashion seeks to "increase quality of life through great design."
This was recently posted by attorney Chuck Newton in Texas: "Whether you are a Third Wave attorney or not, you still need furniture. It might be for your home, your home office, or your out of the home office. You want to be stylish, but we advocate green as well.
Check out the new furniture by Christian Brown Design. It's called the Echo Series because it is made from salvaged wood, reclaimed panels of eco-resin, and stainless steel rods, cap screws, and connector bolts. The 3form panelslevitate above reclaimed wood blocks."
Here is the direct link: chucknewton
The echo series has been posted on the design blog "Contemporist". Here is the direct link: contemporist The Contemporist blog features contemporary furniture, architecture, interiors, and lighting projects. As they write about themselves:
"A Contemporist is someone who appreciates contemporary design.
We are Contemporists!
We focus on architecture, furniture, interior design, lighting and anything else to do with contemporary design."
The echo series tables has been featured in a great article by Preston Koerner in his green building blog "Jetson Green". Here is the direct link: jetsongreen According to their own description,
"Jetson Green is a daily updated magazine that's obsessed with green building and everything related to it, including sustainable architecture, good design, green prefab, clean technology in the built environment, affordable housing, and eco-friendly development. Our goal is this: to help you become as obsessed with green building as we are. This is a place where curious, open-minded, demanding, entrepreneurial, and innovative readers are welcome."