vt-wedding-venue-tent

It’s official. We are having our winter wedding at the Mountaintop Inn! We looked at number of fancy and fabulous places around Vermont but this Chittenden resort just said Mike and Anne. Set on 350 acres of forest overlooking a massive reservoir, this venue feeds our love for the Green Mountains and all the ...

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design-schools-umbra-ad

So flattered…this week I was apart of the judges panel for the Sixth Annual Umbra/Pratt Design Competition. To enter, these New York design students had to create products in the spirit of the modern home accessories firm that are innovative, useful, and feasible for production. To see the top three designs, you’ll have to wait ...

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Antique-Coffee-grinder

Mike has always had a thing for antique coffee grinders. The crank mechanics, the wooden body, silver finish—something about them is really charming. I spotted this one in an Antwerp flea market (when I was in Belgium for the Interieur Biennale) and had to get it for him. I gifted it with a bag of ...

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haitian artists relief fund

The visionary artisanal company Stray Dog Designs decided in 2005 to make the daring move of investing in an art and design workshop in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Most American companies at the time shied away from doing production work on the underdeveloped island because of the lack of services and the poverty. Not Stray Dog. Its ...

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