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Richmond's Timeless Designer House

J. Michael Welton | Posted 09.15.2016 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

If the 2016 Richmond Symphony Designer House teaches us anything about architecture, it is this: Graceful design and fine materials will stand the te...

A Book of 9/11 Memorial Designs

J. Michael Welton | Posted 09.01.2016 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Back in 2003, Lester Levine and his wife entered the design competition for a memorial on the site of the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks. They didn'...

A Book of Smartly Designed Erotic Products

J. Michael Welton | Posted 07.22.2016 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Here we have an interview with Rita Catinella Orrell, LEED GA, an author and design journalist working in New Jersey. She's been a member of the desig...

Three Camper Cabins by HGA

J. Michael Welton | Posted 04.21.2016 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

One step up from a tent, HGA's new camper cabins pack a lot more punch. Whitetail Cabin, by HGA; Paul Crosby Photography These three are the firs...

American Impressionists at NYBG

J. Michael Welton | Posted 04.07.2016 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

How could you possibly improve upon pairing up American Impressionist art with flowers from New York's finest botanical garden? With a corresponding ...

Planning a 308-Acre Park for Raleigh

J. Michael Welton | Posted 01.28.2016 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Breathtaking seems the best adjective for the 308-acre Dix property Raleigh recently acquired from the state of North Carolina for $52 million. The only aspect more breathtaking than its size, scope and beauty is how far-reaching a challenge this rolling, wooded landscape presents the city.

Newspaper Endorsements Stack Up For Obama, Romney

The Huffington Post | Janell Ross | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics

While many media observers question the import of newspaper endorsements, editorial boards at most of the nation's major dailies continue to formally ...