A collection of articles that we just had to share.

9 04, 2017

BEST PRACTICES: International Artists Transform a Chattanooga Brownfield

2017-10-27T07:52:11+00:00

Doug Schatz - "River City Queen" (welded steel) CHATTANOOGA. A 33-acre sculpture park located on Chattanooga's Southside features a winding path around 32 large-scale sculptures by internationally recognized artists. The setting offers a mix of elevations and a stunning view of Lookout Mountain in the distance. The slopes have also been planted with more than 100 native trees. Sculpture Fields at

BEST PRACTICES: International Artists Transform a Chattanooga Brownfield 2017-10-27T07:52:11+00:00
8 04, 2017

Fluid Threads: Visiting One of Thailand’s Last Remaining Silk Ateliers

2017-10-27T07:52:11+00:00

Silk threads bundled for drying illuminate the dark teakwood studio. Lisa Thom, pictured, is a Tennessee interior design professional who now calls Thailand home. THAILAND. International photographer Roderick McDougall and interior designer Lisa Thom take us on a rare glimpse inside the teakwood walls of an original silk studio in Baan Krua Nua, a community in Bangkok.  "The nuances in

Fluid Threads: Visiting One of Thailand’s Last Remaining Silk Ateliers 2017-10-27T07:52:11+00:00
28 03, 2017

Nashville Murals Create Fond Sense of Place

2017-10-27T07:52:12+00:00

Street Artist Adrien Saporiti with the  mural he painted five years ago. The image has since gone viral on social media. NASHVILLE. When a beloved street mural— one that had become a selfie souvenier for thousands of locals and visitors— was recently vandalized with tar, the Nashville community responded. The Tennessean reports that the owners of the 12 South building worked

Nashville Murals Create Fond Sense of Place 2017-10-27T07:52:12+00:00
4 03, 2017

The Last Original Frank Lloyd Wright Homeowners

2017-10-27T07:52:13+00:00

Chattanooga home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built in 1952 using crab orchard stone and cypress. Both photos by Victoria Hely-Hutchinson for WSJ Magazine.  [gdlr_image_link type="image" image_url="" link_url="" alt="" target="_blank"]CHATTANOOGA. We had to share this Wall Street Journal Magazine story with our readers who are fans of Frank Lloyd Wright. It seems there remain a few original owners

The Last Original Frank Lloyd Wright Homeowners 2017-10-27T07:52:13+00:00
27 02, 2017

Design Destination: The Dwell Hotel

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[gdlr_image_link type="image" image_url="" link_url="" alt="" target="_blank"]CHATTANOOGA. We had to share The Dwell Hotel, a design-savvy boutique hotel in downtown Chattanooga that opened in 2016. The lobby and each hotel suite elevates Mid-Century modern decor and includes vintage artifacts and fine art collected by owner Seija Ojanpera. She describes her hotel as "lively meets luxury," and the rooms as "retro reimagined." The Dwell Hotel

Design Destination: The Dwell Hotel 2017-10-27T07:52:13+00:00
2 01, 2017

Passageways: AIA TN Explores the Urban Alley

2017-10-27T07:52:14+00:00

[gdlr_image_link type="image" image_url="" link_url="" alt="" target="_blank"] CHATTANOOGA. In conjunction with the AIA Tennessee State Convention held this week in Chattanooga (Aug. 24-26), member architects partnered with River City Company to reimagine urban alleyways. "Passageways: Activating the Urban Alley through Architecture" installations will remain in place in the months ahead. AIA TN explored how alleys can connect a city with unique art and architectural elements. Each

Passageways: AIA TN Explores the Urban Alley 2017-10-27T07:52:14+00:00
6 12, 2016

Emotional Doorways: A Dutch Start-up Manufactures Peace of Mind

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[gdlr_image_link type="image" image_url="" link_url="" alt="" target="_blank"]Amsterdam. What began as a project for an art academy student in the Netherlands, emerged as a start-up with a unique application that is heart warming and healing. True Doors, based in Amsterdam, manufactures decals of doors designed to make a generic environment have some soul.  While there are numerous practical applications for True Doors' clever products, one

Emotional Doorways: A Dutch Start-up Manufactures Peace of Mind 2017-10-27T07:52:14+00:00
6 12, 2016

Velvet: The Fabric of History

2017-10-27T07:52:14+00:00

[gdlr_image_link type="image" image_url="" link_url="" alt="" target="_blank"]Italy. Velvet curtains frame the stage, and are the shawl of royalty. The touch that is inviting and the play of light on the complicated piles and loops of threads add to its sensuality and esteem. The word 'velvet' itself is rich, as the fabric. Historians believe velvet weaving began in Baghdad, as in ancient Mesopotamia, before moving

Velvet: The Fabric of History 2017-10-27T07:52:14+00:00
29 11, 2016

Giving Back, Looking Forward: Support The Land Trust for Tennessee

2017-10-27T07:52:15+00:00

Nashville. In this season of reflection about what we each value, we want to pause on this designated 'Giving Tuesday' to share with you the work of an organization we admire, The Land Trust for Tennessee. The Land Trust for Tennessee works effectively with citizens across our state to protect our scenic vistas and our history, with a responsibility to our children and grandchildren.

Giving Back, Looking Forward: Support The Land Trust for Tennessee 2017-10-27T07:52:15+00:00