The Fells Historic Estate and Gardens Earlier this month I enjoyed touring the grounds of the Fells Historic Estate and Gardens overlooking Lake Sunapee in New Hampshire. It is the former summer home of John M. Hay (1838-1905), an American writer and diplomat. Hay’s son Clarence and his wife Alice Appleton Hay later inherited the … More The Fells & Landscape Design in the Arts & Crafts Movement
In honor of Memorial Day, this post will serve to discuss the concept of a “living memorial” and how the creation of such entities is truly interdisciplinary in nature, often requiring a diverse team of professionals including architects, artists, storytellers, historians, environmental graphic designers, as well as subject experts on the thing being memorialized. While … More What is a living memorial?
I give tours for an historic house in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park that is of the colonial style in both its architecture and collections. During these tours we talk about the period architecture, objects, and antiquities, and I’m commonly asked how a young man in his early 30’s knows so much about colonial history and material … More #Learningtheory and the best way to learn every major #design period from #Arts&Crafts to #Postmodern