All posts in "Inspiring Design"

Healing the Heart of Paris: My (First) Visit to Notre Dame Cathedral in May 2019

My first time in Paris was intense and telling. I visited just weeks after the Notre Dame Cathedral lost its roof and spire in a devastating fire. Not long after my visit, the French State issued a decree that Notre Dame be restored to the 19th-century version. It was obvious then, as it is now, that for Parisians, this is not a project — it’s their identity.

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Family-driven Design, An Approach Ideal For A Cozy Farmhouse

Amidst the rolling hills and open views of Iowa sits a craftsman style house that is a treasure box of family heirlooms. The owners, a young couple with a son and daughter, chose this style because it suits their passion for farming and artistry. Because the design of their home takes advantage of its sweeping views and topography, they feel constantly connected to the land.

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Architect Dan Sherer: Outdoorsman at Heart

Architect Dan Sherer seeks adventure in architecture and life. Venturing off the beaten path, he’s ready to visit a historic site or take a hike on a woodland trail, which makes perfect sense because his specialty is historic renovation and preservation.
Historic projects are especially complex, he says, because the architect must go through a discovery process to identify exactly what’s there, decide what should be saved and what actually can be saved.

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Designer Colin Healy: Homes For Living Life To The Fullest

Colin Healy believes that our homes reflect our values, and that our values later in life are more important than ever.

Colin’s core value is transforming lives through architecture and music. By day, he reinvents homes for his clients changing needs; by night, he plays in the Walkingwood Mandolin Quartet with some of his closest friends. He carries a harmonica in his pocket wherever he goes.

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