House & Home Roundup: 6.8.06
H&H scored on goal last week with another great issue. Swinging hi and low, with some great design and some great stories, we tip our hat and blog it all.
This surprising wallpaper to the left?
Light Wallpaper by Corinne Ulmann and Isamu Kanda, who won a contest called Surface Over Structure at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
- Small Footprints on a Vast Montana Landscape: Tasteful architecture out in Montana from architects Richard Fernau and Laura Hartman of Berkeley, CA.
- When the Party’s Over, It’s All Serenity and Light: Mike Cannell continues to moonlight for his old flame. This time he’s covering the austere but stunning LA home of Tom Whitman, designed by Michael Neumayr and Pia DeLeon. Favorite resource? Pia DeLeon, a lighting designer (and Micheal’s wife) who runs Plug Lighting on Melrose.
- New Urbanism – It’s in the Army Now: Gone are the dull barracks of yesteryear, as the military upgrades their digs to lure and keep new recruits and their families.
- Abruptly, an End Comes for a Garden Shangri-La: Anne Raver reports from the gardening front: Burpee shuts down Heronswood and moves their plants from Washington state to PA. Shocking. It’s Barnes & Noble knocking off the local shops all over again.
- Q. Can you help me find an unfinished Parsons table before I lose the will to live? The history of the Parson’s table by Mitchell Owens. Fascinating. Did you know that “Parsons” came from the Parsons School in NYC?
- Personal Shopper – Wallpaper: Marianne puts together a pretty good assortment of wallpaper that further emphasizes this growing trend.
- Cool, edible goings on this summer at the Parrish Art Museum’s annual Landscape Pleasures program in Southampton, N.Y.
- Super cool “Light” wallpaper by Corinne Ulmann and Isamu Kanda is carried by Wolf-Gordon, in Long Island City, N.Y.
- In Neil LaBute’s play “Some Girl(s)”, the styling is done through an unusual arrangement with Kimpton boutique hotels.
- Resource Tip: Adams Unlimited – antiques and used furniture warehouse in Mount Vernon, N.Y
- Check this out: A bar in a vault near Wall Street called Trinity Place