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

Bark House® White Birch Feature Wall in The Ritz-Carlton

Bark House White Birch Wall Covering Panel at the Ritz Carlton Avon CO
      WYLD Restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch The restaurant was designed by EDG Design to provide an escape through forests of Aspen that begins on approach to The Ritz-Carlton, located between Beaver Creek and Arrowhead.  The resort itself nestles up against wilderness. Product: Bark House® White Birch Wall Coverings High Life magazine noted that “not only does the menu resonate with a … Continued

Poplar Bark Planters and Benches at Rockefeller Center

Bark House Poplar Panels are used to create tree planters in Rockefeller Center.
      Location:  Rockefeller Center , New York Product: Bark House® Poplar Bark Panels Planter Designer and Fabricator: Future Green Studio Project in Coordination with: New York Botanical Gardens   “Your bark sheets are the perfect complement to the woodland inspired, native plantings we have installed in the center of Manhattan at Rockefeller Center’s Channel Gardens. The rustic texture of the bark, lichen included, enhances the … Continued

Carney Logan Burke Architects’ Riverbend Residence

Bark House poplar bark panels wall covering that has been sanded and painted blue
      ARCHITECTURAL RECORD Features home “…with strong connections to the world beyond its walls” Product: Bark House® Poplar Bark Panels , in-house finish Architect: Carney Logan Burke Custom Millwork: Poliform, Western Woodworks, Brandner Design, Willow Creek Woodworks Bark House Distributor: Earth Elements Location: Jackson Hole, Wyoming From Architectural Record : “The [owners] gave the design team a lot of creative license. ‘Their list of requirements … Continued