Opening with star-studded events, 1 Hotel is recognized for making Sustainability Sexy

1 hotel Poplar Bark Shingles Wallcovering Newsletter
And where would we find Bark House wall coverings?  Behind the Stars, In the Secret Garden – of course. 1 Hotel West Hollywood Preview Dinner in West Hollywood 06/06/2019 Hosted by Barry Sternlicht Guests included Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder in front of Bark House Wall Coverings   Upon entering the 1 Hotel grounds, guests are welcomed into an … Continued

ForestHer NC: Women Landowners in the Blue Ridge

Chris McCurry attended the first of several workshops in Morganton, geared toward women landowners in the Blue Ridge Region.  The room was filled with smart women who really care about their land, their community and nature. ForestHer NC is a new initiative created by conservation organizations in North Carolina to provide women who are forest … Continued

REGENERATIVE SOURCE GUILD OF THE BLUE RIDGE

How Can We Live Together And Prosper? In the context of widening political divides, growing economic inequalities, and a disrupted climate system, we join many to call on every Architect, Builder, Designer, Organization and Individual to imagine places in which we can generously live together.  One of these places is the Blue Ridge Region of … Continued

NC JOBS & CLIMATE CHANGE

Executive Order 80 – North Carolina Climate Initiative NC JOBS & CLIMATE CHANGE: LISTENING SESSION WITH NC DEPT. OF COMMERCE   On Friday, July 19 Chris McCurry joined other business leaders in a panel discussion for Governor Cooper’s charge to the NC Department of Commerce: “HOW NC CAN GROW JOBS WHILE ADDRESSING CLIMATE CHANGE” E2 Environmental Entrepreneurs coordinated … Continued

Where was the couples retreat from Big Little Lies filmed?

Scene from Big Little Lies with Reese Witherspoon and Adam Scott: Bark House Poplar Bark Panels in retreat space.
      Project:                Compound featured in Big Little Lies and the 1992 thriller Basic Instinct                              Seven Coves of Spindrift in the Carmel Highlands Product:               Bark House® Poplar Bark Panels Owner:                 Gary Vickers.  The property is currently listed for sale. Craftsman:    … Continued

DE-Certification

In the last couple of weeks, my friend and thought leader Carol Sanford shared a podcast on the history of how certifications began, and why they cannot continue for the built environment industry.  Over a year ago, I shared my impassioned rebuff of certifications with Carol.  At the time, I had just decided to drop all Bark House certifications and … Continued

Congratulation to The John Ruskin Prize 2019 Shortlist Finalists

The John Ruskin Prize is the fastest growing multi-disciplinary art prize in the UK. With the values of the radical polymath John Ruskin at its core, the Ruskin Prize has a growing reputation for supporting and promoting artists, designers and makers whose work defies easy categorization. The Bark House® would like to congratulate the artists who made the shortlist of this prize that aims to … Continued

Forest History Society Announces New Library

On May 3, 2019, the Forest History Society (FHS) officially opened their new library, archives, and headquarters.  Along with their newest archival collection, a compendium of maps, photos, moving footage, and 20,000 documents on the history of the Oregon-American Lumber Company, they are exploring new programs and educational outreach opportunities, and welcoming researchers from around the US and … Continued