Chris McCurry is a Keynote Speaker at IDEC SW Conference

Chris McCurry, Bark House @ Highland Craftsmen, Inc., was a keynote speaker at the 2017 IDEC SW Region Conference
The Appalachian State Department of Applied Design hosted the 2017 Southwest Regional Conference for the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) this month.  Chris was honored to be a keynote speaker at this event. An excerpt from her speech: Whole-Design The diagram below expresses a model that designers have subscribed to.  The pinnacle of this project … Continued

Fall Fantasy

CaraGreen put together white birch bark laminate with counters
This is a wonderful time of year to fantasize about an interior re-fresh for home or office.  White birch and sanded, then finished poplar wall coverings offer the perfect pairing to match any interior and bring nature inside your space.  The rich textures of bark – painted or stained to accentuate any palette – adds … Continued

My Favorite Tiny House

Bark House Poplar Bark in tiny house with steampunk industrial light fixture
My favorite tiny house is one that you rent as an Airbnb / VRBO or have as an extra space for visiting guests.  Otherwise, the market research reflects that owners find them challenging to live in full-time, and they do not hold resale value as a standalone home.  However, they are cute and present the … Continued

A FACTORY LIKE A FOREST – A DISRUPTIVE FORCE OF NATURE

The Bark House demonstrates qualitatively and quantitatively that which has been envisioned metaphorically– a factory can be like a forest.  Air, water and soil are improved in the local life-shed that’s impacted by company manufacturing processes. Like a forest, the Bark House enhances more than its place of origin.  Its products connect the local community and … Continued

DGCW COFFEE TABLE

Bark House Live Edge Slabs make a fabulous artist creation coffee table
  Artist: Dan Nguyen – located in San Diego, California Inspiration: Dan hopes to excite people with his work in a way that inspires questions. “How is it made? What inspired this piece? Why does this exist in the first place?”  He wants to make things that people are drawn to. This coffee table was … Continued

4 Fun Eclipse Facts You Might Not Know

Bark House, original manufacturer of the Poplar Bark Shingle, took a picture of the solar eclipse on August 21, 2017.
The last time a total solar eclipse was visible from coast to coast in the US was almost 100 years ago, in 1918.  That same year,  the U.S. Congress established time zones and approved daylight saving time. The path of totality passed through fourteen states – Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, … Continued