Caesarea, Israel

by Dora Dmitriev

Caesarea Harbor viewSituated on Israel’s Mediterranean coast, Caesarea is a town known for Caesarea National Park. About an hour drive north from Tel Aviv, you can experience the archaeological park complete with a Roman amphitheater, hippodrome, pillars, and frescoes.Columns and Upper palace floorHallway mosaic t... Read More

03/07/19

Gertrude Jekyll Gardens

by Molly Denver

It’s that time of year - the cold, bitter mid-winter doldrums take over.  You trudge through snowbanks to check your mailbox and behold!  Your mailbox is stuffed with seed and plant catalogs banking on your excitement to see spring break through with a riot of color!  If you’ve ever gone online ... Read More

02/28/19

How to Work Better

by Kaycee Park

I admit I take pictures on my phone and never look at them again. The other day, while I was cleaning out years of old photos from my phone’s photo graveyard, I found some images from one of my favorite exhibits at the Guggenheim Museum. It was called "Peter Fischli and David Weiss: How to Work Better". AnimalSwis... Read More

02/21/19

The International Style & Its Counterfeit

by Michael Stonikinis

Recently I’ve noticed that the topic of Rome has come up in casual conversation with friends and coworkers on more than a few occasions. Needing only to reflect briefly on these circumstances, I soon came to the embarrassing realization that in almost all instances I was the one responsible for raising the subject... Read More

02/14/19

Towards a Colorful and Colonial Architecture

by Luis Jasso

On my recent visit to my home country, Mexico for the holidays, my family decided to go on a road trip. We departed from Matamoros, the Northeastern tip of the country where I grew up to Guanajuato, a city in central Mexico known for its silver mining and colonial architecture. The trip should have taken 10.5 hours ... Read More

02/07/19

The White City

by Dora Dmitriev

When visiting Israel over the holidays, I finally went on the Tel Aviv Bauhaus Tour. Tel Aviv is home to more Bauhaus buildings than any other city in the world. Dizengoff CircleAn easy self-guided walking tour takes you through several streets in Tel Aviv that display some of the 4,000 buildings built in the B... Read More

01/24/19

Nevelson Chapel

by Winnie Yen

Back in October I visited the Chapel of the Good Shepard, also known as the Nevelson Chapel.  The chapel is located inside the St. Peter’s Church, which is part of the Citigroup Center complex in Midtown Manhattan.  Commissioned by the church in 1975 and completed in 1977 by renowned sculptor Louise Ne... Read More

01/17/19

French Interior Designers

by Margarita Rael

To kick off 2019 feeling inspired, in this blog I have included 3 French interior designers whose work we like to turn to for inspiration. All three are well known for their attention to light, volumes and details, transforming the spaces they work on to be contemporary and elegant.Pierre YovanovitchPierre Yovanovit... Read More

01/10/19

Home for the Holidays

by Ross Padluck

While scrolling through Instagram this December, I’ve come across some inspiring photos of homes all decked out for the Christmas season. Here are some of my favorites, in no particular order:Natural evergreens, wreaths and pinecones dress up the classic entryway of this Portsmouth, New Hampshire home.Simple ... Read More

12/20/18

Living Across the Hudson

by Michael Stonikinis

A family-owned pharmacy in HobokenA few years ago, I read The Image of the City by Kevin Lynch after I had just moved from Scranton, Pennsylvania (my hometown) to Jersey City, New Jersey. I bought the book quite impulsively; at the time I had a vague sort of interest in the topic of urbanism and I remembered being... Read More

12/13/18

Introduction to the Wildland Urban Interface

by Tyler Velten

The Landsat 8 satellite caught this image of the Camp Fire on Nov. 8. The town of Chico can be seen in the lower left corner of the image. (Photo Credit NASA/Joshua Stevens with Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey)California’s fire season has finally come to a close leaving many communities reeling from ... Read More

12/06/18

Glenstone Museum

by Dora Dmitriev

Growing up in a suburb of Washington D.C., my family and I would always head into the city to visit museums. Little did I know, barely a 10 minute drive from my childhood home stands The Glenstone. The name "Glenstone" is derived from Glen Road, where the property line begins and after the stone native to the area. ... Read More

11/29/18