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Architects + Artisans

Timeless Lighting: Michael Graves Architecture & Design

J. Michael Welton | Posted 06.04.2015 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Anyone tuned in to CBS Sunday Morning on May 31 couldn't possibly have missed seeing the soft-spoken gentleman with his blue-handled, stainless steel teakettle, a red bird perched at the end of its spout.

Renovating a Wave of Midcentury Moderns

J. Michael Welton | Posted 06.02.2015 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Architect John Klopf is hanging ten on a surging wave of midcentury modern home restorations in California.

Architect Michael Graves: 1934-2015

J. Michael Welton | Posted 05.13.2015 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Even his compositions for photographs of familiar landscapes and precious buildings offer unfamiliar and inspiring perspectives.

The 150 Best Ideas for Mini-Interiors

J. Michael Welton | Posted 05.12.2015 | HuffPost Home
J. Michael Welton

How can one live comfortably in a small place? Not only is it possible, but also it can be done in style with clever ideas that adapt to the needs and lifestyle of the occupants of a given space.

In New York, 551W21 from Foster + Partners

J. Michael Welton | Posted 05.06.2015 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Foster +Partner's newest design for New York takes its cues from two of the city's finer attributes: the proportions and scale of its prewar apartment buildings, and the bronze-like tint of the sunlight there.

At RISD, an Artisan Who's Now President

J. Michael Welton | Posted 04.28.2015 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

"One of the strengths of an artist is that if you learn to deal with ideas and systems and structures, it all contributes to leadership."

Modern Designs for Downtown Raleigh

J. Michael Welton | Posted 04.14.2015 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

It seems that downtown Raleigh, once a sleepy little Southern Mecca, now owns a ravenous appetite for contemporary design.

Small Houses With a Huge Sense of Style

J. Michael Welton | Posted 04.08.2015 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Small is better, it seems -- at least in Chapel Hill, N.C. Hitching her wagon to a national trend toward tiny homes, an architect there recently unveiled her designs for the Micropolis.

Hemingway's Paris, Revisited for 2015

J. Michael Welton | Posted 03.31.2015 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Wheeler spent a winter four years ago in Paris, retracing Hemingway's time there in the early 1920s. He took a camera. And now he's publishing a book, due out April 7.

Women In The Practice Of Architecture Are On A Roll

J. Michael Welton | Posted 02.17.2015 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Women in the practice of architecture are on a roll.

A Tribute to a Blues Triumvirate

J. Michael Welton | Posted 05.21.2014 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

"My husband, an artist, a guitar player and a lover of the blues, left this world suddenly. When I create objects of his passion, his presence returns and it rekindles his love, allowing me to give love to him again."

In Paris, a New Source for Interiors

J. Michael Welton | Posted 04.22.2014 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Let's say you're an English-speaking expat and a Francophile wandering the streets of Paris in search of a pair of easy chairs designed by modernist Oscar Niemeyer in 1948. Where would you go?