Opening with Star-studded Events – September 2019

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1 Hotel – Become 1 with Nature


Upon entering the 1 Hotel grounds, guests are welcomed into an enchanted Secret Garden.  A splash of Bark House Poplar Tiles hints at what is to follow behind the closed doors.  The bark covering seamlessly transitions from the outside garden to the inside.
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What the Future Holds – with Design Students


Interior Design students at Appalachian State University share why they integrated Bark House wall finishes into their project designs.
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Buckminster Fuller Challenges


The Buckminster Fuller Institute launches various challenges that encourage creators of whole-systems to succinctly communicate their potential.  I was finishing up my response to the challenge when an email stating that government organizations scheduled to hold a listening session in Mitchell County had been diverted to Ocracoke Island in response to the devastation of hurricane Dorian.  I highlighted sections that directly speak to the responsibility of manufacturing in light of the climate crisis and shared the information with local and state leaders.  We all have the capacity to do something about climate change.
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