Home of the Week: The art-filled home of a couple of Hunt Meadow pioneers
They also enjoy the theater, or biking through Quiet Waters Park or on bike trails leading down to Thomas Point, Round Bay and Bay Ridge. Or, they visit craft shows throughout the region, or make it a day during the First Sunday festivals on West Street....
July 10, 2015
Healthy Travel Guide: Miami
Hit the sand with regular weekday beach runs led by the hotel's GM, or put the pedal to the metal using one of the free PUBLIC bikes for guests to tour SoBe. After all that fun, enjoy the hotel's regularly scheduled Punch the Clock happy hour at on ...
July 6, 2015
Five American families, each harboring a grave secret, took their seats around a vast dining table at the home of David Bradley, a Washington, D.C., entrepreneur who owns the media company that publishes The Atlantic. It was May 13, 2014, and in the ...
June 24, 2015
Made in St. Louis: Local artist transforms whiskey barrels into furniture
He makes furniture such as bar stools, tables, coat racks, clocks and more out of whiskey barrels. To reach him, visit his I left flying in 2000 to advance a design I had developed in high school for a recumbent bicycle and teamed up with a machine ...
June 26, 2015
Is America's crime capital ready for tourists?
Plywood clocks with their hands at 4:45 hung from trees. A pile of steel panels from car bodies was lined up like a deck of misshapen cards. Shopping trolleys dangled from a tree stump. A boat was filled with stuffed toys. The artist himself was ...
July 2, 2015
A device that is worth its salt
I HAVE just bought a new salt grinder. I realise that this in itself is not headline news, although in our house it was a historic moment because for at least a year, the salt has been falling unground into a pile on the table so there is never any in ...
July 2, 2015
Recalls this week include pull toys, bicycles, wood anchors, home aquarium heaters
The door anchor has a red plastic tab anchor with "ROGUE" embossed on one side attached to a black nylon strap with a metal ring and carabiner on the other end. The anchor measures about 8 inches long by 1.5 inches wide. They were sold at Rogue ...
June 19, 2015
Jessica and Bruce Morgenstern were among the first to move into a new Annapolis development called Hunt Meadow 28 years ago. They made changes to the original design of the home when they were planning it with the developers, Sylmar Corporation. Bob Libson, president of Sylmar, asked the couple for their assistance in designing the development's models. "His wife liked to fix me up," said Bruce. Jessica, a native of the town of Belmor on Long Island, New York, is a business developer for SRA International, a federal information technology company. Her senior year in high school, her parents moved to Randallstown. After earning her bachelor's degree at Frostburg State College, now a university, she went to Johns Hopkins University for her master's degree. Bruce is a Philadelphia native earned his degrees in at Boston University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. But, Bruce spends many of his daylight hours volunteering with the Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center where he is the board president. He also volunteers at Annapolis High School, Partners In Care, and the county food bank and Department of Aging and Disabilities. In their spare time, the couple spend quite a bit of it in the gardens that dot their 2/3 acre lot. Bruce claims Jessica is the gardener, he's just her helper. Being out in the yard," Jessica said.
Made in St. Louis: Kurt Moeller KURT MOELLER. What he makes • Kurt is the owner of 1933. He makes furniture such as bar stools, tables, coat racks, clocks and more out of whiskey barrels. In the 1990s, I worked as a charter pilot, and I was a regional airline pilot in St. Louis (where he met his wife). I left flying in 2000 to advance a design I had developed in high school for a recumbent bicycle and teamed up with a machine shop owner to do it. After the events of 9/11, the economic situation put the recumbent idea on hold indefinitely. In March of 2002, I moved to New York to work a stock broker. Then, I became an insurance agent for Farmers Insurance and later JP Morgan Chase. In 2006, we moved to St. Louis, and I began working in real estate with an old flying buddy and soon began my own home renovation business. I use the remnants from my barrel creations to age my whiskey. • I make table lamps ($155), accent lamps ($170), mosaic accent lamps ($190), pendant mason lamps ($105), bar height stools ($210), bar stools with backs ($280), counter top height stools ($210), small and large votives ($37 to $47), wine racks... • Most people don’t know it, but there is a barrel.
I realise that this in itself is not headline news, although in our house it was a historic moment because for at least a year, the salt has been falling unground into a pile on the table so there is never any in the grinder when you want some. I was unprepared for the variety of grinders that confronted me. Big ones, small ones and medium ones. wooden ones, plastic ones, glass ones and metal ones. classic ones, retro ones, futuristic ones and designer ones. In 1810, in the Franche-Comté region of eastern France, brothers Jean-Pierre and Jean-Frederic Peugeot started making steel rods for crinoline dresses. They diversified, using their rods to make umbrellas, tools and then bicycles, and they dabbled in clock and watch mechanisms and sewing machines. In 1858, the Peugeots adopted the lion as their trademark, partly because it was on the coat of arms of Franche-Comté and partly because it symbolised that their grinders were as strong as a lion’s jaws. Peugeot spent the rest of the century happily making bikes and grinders, until in the 1890s, the cousins at the head of the firm, Armand and Eugène, fell out. Eugène wanted to continue making bikes and grinders, whereas Armand.
Garden celebration marks milestone
A couple of Community Garden members were also on hand selling their crafts. Lucy Chamberlain and her 10-year-old daughter Sienna were selling their decorative hand-painted garden rocks, flowerpot bells, and metal quails ... include a bike path along ...
July 21, 2015
Home of the Week: A kinetic home of sculptures and global memories
Heritage Harbour neighbor Moira Dehn said the house "blew her away" when she visited during the community's annual Home and Garden Tour ... One is a handsome 1876 Regulator clock by the Seth Thomas Clock Company set into a wooden case.
July 17, 2015
Hard Rock casino complex adds to downtown Sioux City entertainment
The 100,000-square-foot Hard Rock complex boasts 839 slot machines and 25 table games, as well as a bevy of non-gaming ... style brick building is known for such details as a six-story clock tower, rooftop battlements and large arched doorways and windows.
July 15, 2015
Herhold: The tenth anniversary of San Jose's City Hall: What's changed
The bamboo garden has disappeared from the south side of the building. A line of bollards, or metal posts, has been placed at the ... A workout room has been added in the basement. A covered bike storage area has been added along Sixth Street.
July 15, 2015
Not just for riding: Bikes find spot in home decor
Some of the better options: Canadian cyclist and metal ... bicycle art and accessories from his studio in Goderich, Ontario. His online shop (therecycler.ca) offers wall hooks crafted from gear sprockets, mirrors made from spoked wheels and clocks crafted ...
Collectors eye recycled pieces turned into patchwork quilts
And although it only was a 23-inch square mounted in a 32-inch metal frame, it sold at a March 2015 Brunk auction ... and his Merry Men on the straight and narrow. About 125 everyday table items were made, including sugars and creamers, salt and pepper ...
July 8, 2015
Tiny house, big benefits: Freedom from a mortgage - and stuff
They added green features such as a composting toilet, gray-water garden, programmable thermostat and ... The kitchen countertop is butcher block with a matching table across the aisle. He stores his bicycle on brackets above a window.
June 25, 2015