“Gardens never end and buildings never begin” is how Alden B. Dow F.A.I.A (1904-1983) described his own individual organic design philosophy. His own Home and Studio located in Midland, Michigan, exemplifies how this incredible architect masterfully weaves structure and nature together for the ultimate living environment. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1989, the Home and Studio continues to engage the imagination and elicits emotional responses in all who experience this powerful statement of Mid-Twentieth Century Modern architecture. Planted into an encompassing pond, the Home and Studio is alive with reflective light, soaring roof lines, diverging angles, brilliant color and the perfect balance of enticement and tranquility. It truly is an “oasis of architecture and inspiration.” Schedule your visit for architectural tours, educational programs, Michigan history and much more.
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Resource Furniture is the original—and largest—source for cutting-edge, multi-functional living systems in North America, offering the most inspired and innovative furniture solutions available in the world for more than 15 years. With showrooms in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Mexico City, Resource Furniture continues to define and revolutionize the industry by offering the most technologically innovative, space-saving, and sustainable products in the world—all of which transform any space with both beauty and functionality.
Kastella is a Montreal based contemporary furniture company dedicated to quality, design and local manufacturing.
Founder and designer Jason Burhop is focused on creating well crafted solid wood pieces made to stand the test of time, physically and aesthetically. We are extremely particular about the materials we use and the traditional techniques we employ. Each piece of furniture is built using certified North American hardwoods and finished by hand. Our skilled team of craftspeople take great pride in the furniture we build.
Gloster’s roots can be traced all the way back to West Africa in 1960, where a band of passionate entrepreneurs and furniture makers took the first steps on a long journey. Today, the same passion, conviction and pride that launched the Gloster brand continues to fuel our business. We may live in a different world than the one occupied by our founders, but one thing remains the same—we are furniture makers whose sole focus is to design and build the world’s best outdoor furniture.
Since 1980, Room & Board’s focus has been the simple idea that good design should be modern, beautiful, affordable and long-lasting. Dedicated to sustainability, more than 90 percent of our collection is made in America from quality U.S. and imported materials. Whether furnishing a home or business setting, we offer a non-commissioned shopping experience, free design services, fair pricing and full service delivery to help customers create a modern space they love. To learn more, visit www.roomandboard.com.
Rafael Soldi is a Peruvian-born photographer and curator based in Seattle. He has lectured nationally about his own work and on other curatorial projects. Rafael is specially passionate about professional development and enjoys working with young artists in helping them develop their practice.
Rafael Gamo is an artist born in Houston, Texas. As a photographer, he studied at the Photo Art Center in Mexico City and is a graduate of the General Studies Program of the International Center of Photography in New York City.
ferm LIVING is a Danish company started by graphic designer Trine Andersen as a graphic design studio in 2005. In February 2006, she released her first wallpaper collection, and the response from design-conscious audiences worldwide was overwhelming. "Ferm" was taken from a phrase of her grandmother, “ferm på fingrene,” which means skilled with their hands, literally “good with their fingers.” The company now produces a wide range of products, including wallpaper, wall stickers, textiles, kitchen items, and a large selection of items for kids.
Rovan Handcrafted Furniture is a custom furniture studio based in Saint Paul, MN. Dedicated, but not limited to contemporary design, Rovan can build any piece to fit your desired aesthetic as well as create a functional piece of furniture that enhances the life and style of your home or workspace. www.rovanhandcrafted.com
Eastvold Furniture is a small, Minnesota-based company that designs and builds finely crafted furniture. Founded by Matt Eastvold, the furniture company is focused on creating heirloom quality pieces with sustainable materials. Their furniture is designed to stand the test of time, and Eastvold believes that the creation of each piece should benefit both the community and the planet.
Design Build San Juan was born out of the love of creating unique living spaces with natural form and function. We believe good design requires attention to details and the spacial relationships within as well as outside of a dwelling. A window becomes Art. A building becomes part of the landscape. A good building has function above all else and the designs are thoughtful with every element considered.