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Excerpt of The New Cottage in Martha's Vineyard Home & Garden spring-summer 2019

Pick up a copy of Martha's Vineyard Magazine Home & Garden spring-summer 2019 for an excerpt from The New Cottage featuring an Oak Bluffs Campgrounds gem. On newsstands now!by Katie Hutchison for House Enthusiast
Tags: Design, House, Katie Hutchison, Martha, My cottage book, Vineyard Magazine Home Garden

A climate-sensitive concrete home is carefully embedded into hilly terrain

When Medellín-based architecture studio Juan Manuel Peláez Arquitectos (JUMP Arquitectos) visited its client’s property in nearby Colombian town of La Ceja, the team was so impressed with the landscape that they resolved to minimize alterations to the site. To that end, they adapted the built forms to the uneven terrain by splitting the residence — dubbed the C47 House — into three gabled volumes united by two glazed bridges. Built of concrete, the homes take advantage of the material’s thermal...
Tags: Design, Colombia, Architecture, Gallery, House, New Zealand, Bridge, Carousel Showcase, Concrete, Thermal Mass, Gabled Architecture, Gabled Roof, Minimal Site Impact, Concrete Architecture, Fragmented Architecture, C47 House

Green-roofed timber dwelling in Austria is built with recycled materials

In the historic Austrian village of Purkersdorf, Vienna-based architectural practice Juri Troy Architects has completed the L House, a timber home named after its L-shaped form integrated with sustainable design elements. Built with numerous recycled materials, the house forms a strong connection with nature from its green roof to its large windows that sweep views of the bucolic outdoors in. Nestled into a southern slope above the village of Purkersdorf, the 3,450-square-foot L House boasts ...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Austria, Vienna, Gallery, House, Carousel Showcase, Recycled Materials, Natural Light, Green Roof, Natural Ventilation, Open-plan, Natural Pool, Terrace, Cantilevered, Floor To Ceiling Glazing

Upcoming book talk and signing at the Barrington Library

Find news of my upcoming events in the “INFO” tab in the navigation bar on my website. Next up on my schedule is a book talk and signing of The New Cottage from The Taunton Press to be hosted by The Barrington Library. Hope to see you there!by Katie Hutchison for House Enthusiast
Tags: Design, House, Special Events, Taunton Press, Katie Hutchison, My cottage book, Barrington Library

Old Swedish farm is reborn as a cozy woodland cabin holiday home

Swedish architectural practice Wingårdh Arkitektkontor converted a large old farm in the south of Sweden into a holiday home with a cozy woodland cabin atmosphere. Commissioned by a family who reside in the nearby city of Malmö, the countryside retreat was fashioned as a luxurious escape into nature built predominately with timber and designed to embrace views of the lush forest through floor-to-ceiling glazing. The adaptive reuse project—dubbed Kvarnhuset (The Mill House)—has respected the far...
Tags: Japan, Design, Sweden, Architecture, Gallery, House, Malmo, Carousel Showcase, Green Renovation, Adaptive Reuse, Farmhouse, Barn, OAK, Limestone, CLT, Detailing

PBS Launches Subscription Streaming Service On Amazon Prime

“The new streamer, [called PBS Living and] costing $2.99 per month after a seven-day free trial, will offer classic PBS series like The French Chef, This Old House and Antiques Roadshow, along with more recent series like No Passport Required and Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street. The new channel will offer subscribers hundreds of episodes of PBS series across the food and cooking, home, culture and travel genres, with new content to be added each month.” – The Hollywood Reporter
Tags: Art, Media, House, Antiques Roadshow, Pbs, Christopher Kimball, 03.12.19

Solar-powered home puts an eco-friendly twist on the farmhouse vernacular

When architect Paul O’Reilly of the Australian architectural practice archterra was asked by his mother to design a modern farmhouse, he delivered a handsome dwelling that not only takes inspiration from traditional barn architecture, but also deftly addresses the region’s climatic extremes with its site-specific, energy-efficient build. Aptly named the Farm House, the roughly 2,000-square-foot abode features a gabled roofline, a veranda and timber cladding to mimic traditional barns, while th...
Tags: Design, Australia, Architecture, Gallery, House, Solar Energy, Solar Power, Carousel Showcase, Recycled Materials, Farmhouse, Rainwater Collection, Rammed Earth, Bush, Margaret River, Farm House, Energy Efficient

Students around the world join climate strike on March 15

On Friday, March 15, tens of thousands of high school and middle school students in more than 70 countries plan to walk out of their classrooms and protest at town and city halls. Young people are uniting around the world in a coordinated demand for their leaders to take radical action to curb greenhouse gas emissions and slow down the impacts of climate change. How did the climate strikes start? The international youth climate strike movement began in August 2018 when 16-year-old environmen...
Tags: New York, Design, Australia, California, France, Senate, ExxonMobil, House, Nancy Pelosi, Young, George Monbiot, U K, The Nation, Diane Feinstein, Hirsi, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

Inside The House of House Seven Design

If you aren't following House Seven Design on Instagram run, don't walk, to your phone and hit that follow button! The couple, Anissa and Brian, officially launched House Seven Design two years ago in Indianapolis, IN. Anissa spends her time focusing on interior styling, while Brian handles residential remodeling projects. Their design style is aspirational, but doable. Everything looks fabulously styled while still feeling like the space is livable for a family (we are so here for that!). We sa...
Tags: Indianapolis, House, Wedding, Brian, Interior Design, Home Tours, The Blog, Anissa, House of House

The New Cottage mentioned in Newport Life Magazine

Fun to see my latest book from The Taunton Press highlighted in Newport Life Magazine. by Katie Hutchison for House Enthusiast
Tags: Design, House, Taunton Press, Katie Hutchison, My cottage book, Newport Life Magazine

Rugged Wilderness House optimizes bush views and passive solar principles

Drawing inspiration from the midcentury Case Study houses, Osmington-based Archterra Architects designed the Wilderness House, a contemporary elevated home with treetop canopy views. Located on a secluded bush block in coastal banksia woodland near Australia’s iconic Margaret River, the home was created to take advantage of its rich and remote environment using large windows and a natural materials palette. The client’s desires for long-term durability and low-maintenance also informed the desi...
Tags: Design, Australia, House, Bush, Archterra Architects, Margaret River, Wilderness House

In Berlin, There Was A Giant Mona Lisa

A 16-meter copy of Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece appeared in the German capital. On the wall of the house, street artists of the art association Die Dixons created a huge reproduction of “Gioconda”. A copy of the “Mona Lisa” is located next to one of the most recognizable sights of Berlin – the East Side Gallery. More: Source
Tags: Design, Berlin, House, Mona, Mural, Streetart, Giant, Lisa, Leonardo, Leonardo da Vinci, Vinci, Die Dixons, Gioconda

9 ways to add more houseplants to your home

Adding plants to your living space is an easy way to add beauty and character to your home. But aesthetics aren’t the only benefit of indoor gardening as houseplants can make your home’s air healthier  and also make you happier . No to mention, you can easily grow useful plants and herbs that work great for healthy cooking and as natural medicines . Even if you weren’t born with a green thumb or have a tiny space to work with, there are ways to go green with your decor. If you choose the ...
Tags: Home, Design, Medicine, Etsy, Features, Things To Do, House, Plants, Herbs, Kitchen Garden, Decor, Indoor Plants, Houseplants, Hanging Plants, Wire Grid Jazz, wall Plant Corner If

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez releases Green New Deal resolution

On February 7, House Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) released an official resolution for the highly debated “Green New Deal.” The resolution provides further information on the broad goals of the original proposal, however it remains abstract and nonbinding — and that is only if the House votes to approve it. The resolution delivers a more tangible framework upon which Ocasio-Cortez and her team plan to push for co-sponsors and move the resolution to the House and Senate floors...
Tags: Design, Senate, European Union, House, Npr, Nancy Pelosi, Trump, Yvette Clarke, Danielle Kurtzleben, Jesse Jenkins, Ayanna Pressley, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio Cortez, Green New Deal, Edward Markey D MA, Brendan Boyle Pa Joaquin Castro

Modern Barn Living: Check Out This House in Sweden

Modern Barn Living: Check Out This House in Sweden GisMullrFeb 08, 2019 If you like the concept of living in a modern barn you will like this house in Sweden. The KD house, a project by GWSK Arkitekter , was built using prefabricated concrete elements and is inspiring. Open plan, high ceilings with barn roof shape and lots of natural light are some of the elements that give this place an extra charm. Beautiful and modern sliding barn doors add an unique feel...
Tags: Design, Sweden, House, Holiday House, GWSK Arkitekter

New guest home in Estonia uses a weathered metal facade to blend into ancient castle ruins

Visitors to the the ruins of a 14th-century castle in Vastseliina, Estonia will now have a beautiful place to stay in this beautiful guest home by Estonian architects, Kaos Architects. The Pilgrims’ House was clad in a weathered steel to compliment the ancient ruins of a 14th-century castle. Located in southeastern Estonia, the complex is a medieval setting with the ruins of a 14th century castle and an old pub house tucked into the rolling green hills and valleys adjacent to the Piusa river. ...
Tags: Design, Australia, House, Estonia, KaOS, Maris Tomba, Pilgrims House, Vastseliina Estonia, Kaos Architects The Pilgrims House, Piusa, KAOS Architects Via Archdaily Photography, Terje Ugandi

Brian Ellis: My Favorite Song

From his Deep Clues LP (out now on Hobo Camp) Brian Ellis has crafted a perfectly uplifting and retro-inflected track with “My Favorite Song.” Heavy on the classic funk and soul influences, the track (along with the other eight, all written, performed, recorded and produced by Ellis) also blends elements of boogie and electro for a sweet, summery vibe.
Tags: Music, Design, Dance, Culture, House, Listenup, Electronic, Ellis, Brian Ellis, Hobo Camp

Is the Green New Deal the all-inclusive climate plan we need?

The media is abuzz with talk of a wildly ambitious proposal to address climate change and transform the economy. A group of progressive, first-term Democrats and youth activists are behind the proposal, called the Green New Deal. Met with doubt, inaction and controversy, these political newcomers argue that this extreme legislation is not only possible but absolutely necessary given the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s recent report, which warns that the causes of climate c...
Tags: Google, New York, Design, Ipcc, Cnn, Harvard, House, Nancy Pelosi, Cuomo, Trump, Chris Cuomo, Pelosi, Yale Program on Climate Communication, UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC, Ocasio Cortez, Sunrise Movement

Design snapshot: Built-ins

You may have seen the article in The New York Times this week about built-ins and how they can save space, provide versatility, and help organize. Plus, they’re fun. Here are a few built-ins I’ve designed for KHS projects. ...
Tags: Design, House, New York Times, Design Snapshot, Taunton Press, Katie Hutchison, KHS, Oliveira Textiles, Wenham Ranch House, Touisset Small House, Harvard Shaker House

Climate-responsive H House celebrates the heritage of Kosovo

Recycled materials, energy-saving systems and references to Kosovan culture have been woven throughout the H House, a handsome and contemporary residence in Čaglavica, a village near the Kosovo capital of Pristina. Designed by 4M Group, the home serves as a beacon of optimism and energy-efficiency for the self-declared independent state, which has been defined by a long and troubled history. Sustainability is paramount to the dwelling and is expressed through the adoption of passive deign princ...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, House, Energy Efficiency, Kosovo, Recycled Materials, Tirana, Triple Glazed Windows, Passive Solar Principles, Locally Sourced Materials, Pristina, MVRDV, Louvers, Energy Efficient, Underfloor Heating

Solar-powered smart home puts a modern spin on rural Italian architecture

Montebelluna-based architecture firm Reisarchitettura, has put a contemporary twist on the traditional countryside vernacular of Southern Italy with the BS House— a modern energy-efficient dwelling in the rural outskirts of Ostuni. Defined by large stone walls and muted natural material palette, the seemingly rustic home boasts a modern interior and energy-efficient systems including home automation technology that allows the homeowners to remotely control the home with their smartphones. To ma...
Tags: Design, House, Mediterranean, Southern Italy, Chihuahua, Ostuni, Montebelluna, Reisarchitettura, BS House

New podcast with EntreArchitect about The New Cottage and more

Architect Mark R. LePage of EntreArchitect was kind enough to sit down and chat with me over Skype for a podcast about my latest book The New Cottage (from The Taunton Press) and my journey in the field of design in architecture and publishing. Give it a listen if you have a moment in between prepping for the holidays and wrapping up the work week. And, of course...
Tags: Design, House, Skype, Special Events, Taunton Press, Katie Hutchison, My cottage book, Mark R LePage

Graphic Fiction 'Roaming Foliage' Digs into the Undergrowth

None It's difficult to describe the exceptional weirdness of Patrick Kyle's Roaming Foliage. For once, the adjective "unique" is accurate. I've literally never read anything like it. Explaining why that's such a wonderful thing -- not just for Kyle but for comics generally -- will take some explaining. First, consider the physical book. It's the height of a standard graphic novel (picture anything from Marvel, DC, Image, etc.), but it's oddly wider—which, for me, recalls the dimensions of a ch...
Tags: Art, Comics, Music, Review, Fantasy, Book Review, House, Calvin, Kyle, Hobbes, Koyama, Wile E Coyote, Koyama Press, Patrick Kyle, Graphic fiction, Nathan Gelgud

Will Hemp Farming’s Legalization Change Society Beyond Agriculture

Thanks to an amendment to the 2018 Farm Bill, already passed by the House and Senate, industrial hemp will be legal to farm in the US once again. From tobacco-producing states seeking a profitable replacement crop to the CBD boom, the demand for this legalization has been huge. In fact, as Leafly points out, “the hemp-derived CBD market is already growing far faster than the legal weed …
Tags: Politics, Design, Senate, US, Culture, Farming, House, Hemp, Cbd, Linkaboutit, CBD Oil, Industrial Hemp

Tons of Architecture & Design Images (and Other Categories) Now Free to Download from the Library of Congress

Disappointed by Congress? Forget those losers and check out the Library of Congress. Because these archive-happy nerds have millions of items in their collection from creative industries--"books, newspapers, manuscripts, prints and photos, maps, musical scores, films, sound recordings and more"--and have made tons of them available to download, for free, right here.The "Architecture & Design" section alone has some cool shots: Century Hotel, 140 Ocean Drive, Miami, Miami-Dade County, FL "To...
Tags: Design, Congress, Washington, White House, New York City, House, Johnson, Kennedy International Airport, Visual Communication, Chrysler Building, Fallingwater, TWA, Euclid Avenue Cleveland Ohio, Ocean Drive Miami Miami Dade County, Wilbur Henry Adams, Frank Lloyd Wright Architectural

Tidlington Wooden Dolls House – The Wooden Doll House Your Kids will Love!

Though there are many high-quality doll houses available in the market, finding one that ticks all the right boxes is sure to be a task. Finding the best wooden dolls house will essentially boil down to 3 deciding factors: one, will it be safe for your kid; two, will your kid enjoy it; and lastly, will it be sturdy enough when your kid plays a little rough with it. These 3 essentials are found in Tidlington wooden doll houses! Why Get your Kid a Tidlington Wooden Doll House? Tidlington doll ...
Tags: Design, Diy, Fun, House, Products, Wooden Doll House, Tidlington Wooden Dolls House, Tidlington, Tidlington Wooden Doll House, Tidlo

Eye Candy for Today: Franklin Booth pen and ink advertising illustration

Ad for Etsy Organ in House and Garden, Franklin Booth American artist Franklin Booth, who was active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, was known for his marvelously intricate pen and ink illustrations, a style that came largely from the young artist confusing images in magazines that were done in wood engraving with pen and ink drawings. Here, he pulls out the stops (oh, how I delight in that pun) in his illustration for organ manufacturer Etsy Organ, printed in House and Garden maga...
Tags: Art, Garden, Illustration, House, Pen & Ink, Franklin Booth, Etsy Organ in House, Etsy Organ

4 books on race in America everyone should read

These books, from authors like Toni Morrison and John F. Kennedy, open up a whole new perspective on the American landscape.Read Jose Antonio Vargas' groundbreaking essay on life as an undocumented migrant in The New York Times Magazine.Vargas' memoir, Dear America, Notes of an Undocumented Citizen, is out now. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison Growing up, no book stimulated me more than Morrison's The Bluest Eye. I was first assigned to read the book in eighth grade and the "why" of the story h...
Tags: Art, Race, Immigration, America, House, Innovation, Refugees, Marilyn Monroe, Literature, Elvis Presley, John F Kennedy, Toni Morrison, Kennedy, Morrison, Sandra Cisneros, Angelou

Art Of Tones: Have Fun For a Little

From their recently released LP Unbalanced, Art Of Tones (aka Ludovic Llorca) “Have Fun For a Little” is an uplifting track made for the dance floor. Blending deep house, disco and funk, the French artist has crafted an infectious bop—complete with glossy production. Sparkly and warm, it’s a very satisfying tune.
Tags: Music, Design, Disco, Dance, Culture, House, Listenup, Electronic, New Music, Ludovic Llorca

The New Cottage to be officially released December 4

KHS architecture and design featured in The New Cottage. This Christmas season, snap up a copy of The New Cottage from The Taunton Press for the cottage/design fan in your life! Find The New Cottage on Amazon or at a bookstore near you. And while you’re at it, also consider giving them The New Small House from The Taun...
Tags: Amazon, Design, House, Taunton Press, Katie Hutchison, KHS, New Small House, The Taunton Press

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