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Hudson Valley Airstream Makes Your Sleek Tiny Home Dreams Come True

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


Furniture Maker Spotlight: Love Wood Co.

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


At the Design Table: A Zoom Conversation

What's Next for Your Brick-and-Mortar Design Shop: A Recap
In late May, Chronogram Media teamed up with Maryline Damour, founder of Kingston Design Connection, to host a panel discussion on the impacts of COVID-19 on brick-and-mortar design shops and the industry at large.


The Forthcoming Maker Hotel is a Design Destination Worthy of Royalty

A Sophisticated Riot of Textures and Textiles Makes this Hudson Hotel Irresistible
Though the pandemic has further delayed the grand opening of the Maker Hotel's guest rooms in Hudson, the rich blend of luscious textures, understated palette, global influences, and quality materials promise a high-end hotel experience worth the wait.


(Stay at) Home Office: Designers on How to Create a Workspace in Lockdown

Millions of people around the world are stuck at home as we ride out the wave of COVID-19 and try to stem its spread. Working from home has brought new challenges, as people struggle to be productive away from the office and amidst domestic distractions. We talked to a handful of Hudson Valley designers to get their tips on how to set up a home office, or at least a temporary workstation.


Art Forms Architecture: Grigori Fateyev's Poetic Approach to Space

Architect Grigori Fateyev is behind some of the most innovative new construction in the Berkshires, taking architecture's basic components and interrogating them to design spaces that elevate the human experience. He loves to surprise, and his methods are 100% sustainable. "All good architecture is green building, he says. "If it's not, what are you even doing?"


Pacama Handmade: Traditional Woodworking in a Modernist Context

Sleek, Timeless Hudson Valley Furniture, Handcrafted to Your Specifications
In a workshop in the foothills of the Catskills, Cedric Martin draws on inspiration from his Amish country roots and his love of modern art to create Pacama Handmade Furniture. The designs are his babies—but the size, color and finish are up to you.


An Acre of One’s Own

Artist Jean Feinberg Finds a Muse in a Neglected West Taghkanic Property
Painter Jean Feinberg gives new life to a one acre compound of dilapidated buildings and forlorn gardens in West Taghkanic, which, in turn, revitalizes her.


A Mid-Atlantic Glassblower Finds a Warm Hudson Valley Welcome

Niche Modern's New Head of Production Pierre Bowring Brings His Craft to Beacon
It was a long and winding road that brought Pierre Bowring to glassblowing—first as a hobby and then as a profession—and it would take few more switchbacks and detours before he finally landed in Newburgh last year with his printmaker and book artist wife, Jeanne didid, working as the new head of production for high-end lighting brand Niche Modern. In addition to preparing for his first child, in his spare time the glass blower is working on line of artisanal barware, which he sells through his online shops, a few choice retailers, and soon at local makers markets.


The Talented Christin Ripley: A Master Ebru Marbler in Catskill

An Ancient Artisanal Textile Technique Finds a Home in the Hudson Valley
In a Catskills shop ans studio, a Cooper Union-trained mistress of the marvelous art of marbling is busy helping build the community as a maker's hub and re-inventing the pillow. "The artists were the original gentrifiers," she says. But Christin Ripley, proprietor of Hand Printed & Sewn Here and Christin Ripley Studios, looks more like a revitalizer thn a gentrifier from where we sit.


Lindal's Custom, Pre-engineered Homes: The Best of Both Worlds

Jennifer and Pascal Smith Couti, the new owners of Atlantic Custom Homes, the Hudson Valley dealership for Lindal Cedar Homes, help their clients create their dream home with a transparent budgeting process.


Improving the Guest Experience: Mohonk's Architect Offers Advice

Architect Andrew J. Allison and his firm AJA Architecture, which is responsible for the multiphase expansion plan at Mohonk Mountain house, offer planning and expansion support to the Hudson Valley's current and prospective inn-keepers and hoteliers to help accommodate the surge of tourism.


2019 Kingston Design Showhouse: A Design Destination

A Look Inside the Second Annual Kingston Design Showhouse
Kingston Design Showhouses returns for its second year spotlighting 18 professionals.


Kingston Design Connection Showhouse: Jon Sherman

Jon Sherman had been designing bedrooms since 1983, but he was ready to take the next step in his interior design career—by starting a boutique hotel. He decided on a building in New Orleans with an eye on renovating its interior, and eventually got to the point where a date to sign the lease was set—unfortunately, to September 13, 2001.


Light Up Your Life: Niche's Fall Factory Sale

There’s nothing like the mesmerizing experience of watching colorful glass blown into a variety of unique and stunning shapes—only to become truly one-of-a-kind light fixtures in a matter of hours. It's not every day that you get an inside look at the meticulous artistry behind crafting glass.


Kingston Design Connection Showhouse: Elizabeth Mercer

Many interior designers get stuck on the ratio between functionality and aesthetic appeal—whether a space should be more usable or more beautiful. For Hudson Valley designer Elizabeth Mercer of Mercer INTERIOR, it all comes down to a design principle from famed Chicago architect Louis Sullivan that dates at least back to the 1800s: “form follows function.”



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