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Designer Aude Bronson-Howard Is a Curator of Stories

Designer Aude Bronson-Howard Is a Curator of Stories

The multitalented force of fashion, film, and home design on developing her aesthetic vision and launching her interior design studio upstate
Aude Bronson-Howard learned to speak the universal language of design at a young age. At 19, she was hired by the Yves Saint Laurent company, where she became the in-house stylist for the brand's US photo editorials for over a decade. Then, she dove headfirst into the world of costuming for feature films, using her diverse knowledge of fabrics and styles to enhanced the story-building of directors such as Martin Scorsese, Harold Ramis, and Nancy Meyers. Most recently, her career has taken her to the interior design world, and this spring she's launching ABH Home Design upstate with the design of a new construction home in Bearsville.

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Makers' Market | May 2021

From furniture to high-karat jewelry to beautiful table and games, this month's Makers Market showcases handcrafted treasures for every occasion.

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Willow Deep Studio: Stained Glass and Gold Leaf for the Modern Life

Brenna Chase’s Rosendale Studio Preserves the Art of These Historic Crafts
After a decade in the New York City music industry, Brenna Chase realized she was ready to turn the tables and claim the creative role for herself. Instead of music, however, Chase chose to pursue the historic arts of stained glass and gold leaf, and started her own workshop, Willow Deep Studio in Rosendale in 2018.

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When Function Defines Form

Michael Puryear’s Custom-Built Furniture Is a Lively Conversation Between Materials and Environment
Owning a piece of furniture that feels customized to your home and personal needs is something that many people rarely experience. But it’s a feeling that world-renowned Shokan-based furniture maker Michael Puryear wants his work to elicit for every client who commissions his work.

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Upstate Rug Supply: Century-Old Rugs for the Modern Collector

With her company Upstate Rug Supply, Joanna Mahserdjian curates a selection of 100-year-old hand-woven Persian and Caucasian rugs that she has hand-picked from dealers, private collectors, estate sales, and auctions across the US.

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Name in Lights: Field + Supply Heads to Broadway with a Pop Up at ABC Home & Carpet

If you really want to blow all your money while being blown away by craftsmanship, the biannual Field + Supply event in Kingston is your golden ticket.

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The Case for Period Furniture

Matthew Pastre Keeps Craft Alive with his Federal-Style Woodworking
Matthew Pastre is part of an elite few period woodworkers in the world, who share tips and techniques through niche groups and guilds and specialty publications, keeping alive traditions on the brink of extinction.

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Interior Design Spotlight | Simone Eisold

Simone Eisold brings an appreciation of color and rich texture from her years in the menswear industry to her interior design projects.

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A Creative Refuge in the Pandemic: The 2020 Kingston Design Showhouse

Now on its third year, the Kingston Design Showhouse, which changes location every year, has already become a powerful vehicle for coalescing the Hudson Valley's emerging design scene, bringing professionals together to collaborate and network, and creating a deliciously sensual, immersive experience for homeowners, professionals, and design devotees.

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A Home Fit for James Bond

The Hudson Valley’s Sylvan Rock Redefines the Luxury Rural Retreat
The Hudson Valley’s Sylvan Rock Redefines the Luxury Rural Retreat.

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Rowan Woodwork: More Than The Sum Of Its Projects

A Team of Artisans United by Purpose Not Profit
Suzanne Walton, owner of Rowan Woodwork in Kingston, NY talks about her business philosophy and how she makes it work.

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Illuminated Collaboration: Workstead Gives Schumacher Designs New Form

A Lighting Collab Creates Architectural Sconces from Classic Textiles
Wallpaper meets illumination in this new collaboration between Hudson/Brooklyn-based Workstead and American design house Schumacher: textile sconces in bold architectural shapes that pop or blend, depending on their design context.

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A Q&A with Architect Kyle Page on the Process of Building a Home Upstate

For the Sundial Studios founder, architecture is a conversation with each individual site
After years of searching, in 2015, architect Kyle Page of Sundial Studios found a property in Sullivan County and began construction on the 1,200-square-foot Modernist cabin his family now calls their second home. In this Q&A, Page discusses the process of designing the home and Sundial Studios' architectural point of view.

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At the Design Table: Women in Male-Dominated Design Spaces

On July 29, we hosted a virtual panel in collaboration with Kingston Design Connection to speak to women professionals about their experiences working in male-dominated design spaces. The rich conversation covered everything from embracing limitations and a female aesthetic to dealing with harassment and discrimination in the workplace to uplifting and inspiring other women in the industry.

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Hudson Valley Airstream Makes Your Sleek Tiny Home Dreams Come True

A creative director and a sculpture artist/furniture designer trained in industrial design use their combined skill set to breathe new life into decades-old trailers and transform them into modern, liveable tiny homes that sell for just under $100,000

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Furniture Maker Spotlight: Love Wood Co.

A spotlight on Love Wood Co., Chronogrammies winner in the Fashion/Design category.

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