Seek Honest Materials | Find Authentic Connection

Harvested Tulip Poplar Bark
  SEEK HONEST MATERIALS Annie Selke displays her wonderful linens, bedding, and rugs against our Bark House® Brand Poplar Bark Wall Covering. FIND AUTHENTIC CONNECTION People connecting to Nature:  In Germany with Freund and in NYC with Parsons School of Design .   4 Modern Theories That Explain Why We Can’t Get Enough Nature The Biophilia hypothesis suggests that humans possess an innate … Continued

Environmental Building News

From the article: Bark Cladding is First Cradle to Cradle Platinum Product Cradle to Cradle Platinum Certification sets a very high bar for sustainability. A decade in, Bark House shingles are the first to make the grade. Cradle to Cradle (C2C) was the first certification to attempt to define in 2005 what sustainability might look … Continued

Congratulations Earth Elements on your newest Grand Openings!

Bark House Sales was at the Grand Opening of Earth Elements in Jackson WY
We would like to congratulate Earth Elements on their GRAND OPENING in Jackson, Wyoming on October 20 and their opening in Whitefish, Montana today, November 10 and invite you to use their beautiful Design Centers. The Earth Elements Design Centers feature the finest in home finishes including wall coverings, stone, tile, wood flooring, bath, kitchen fixtures, door hardware, appliances … Continued

4 Questions About The Built Environment

GreenBuild Home Show 2016 featured Bark House poplar bark wall panels and white birch veneer laminate wall coverings
GreenBuild Home Bark House® connects people to nature in the built environment through regenerative design that is strong across all pillars of the sustainability triad. Why is The Built Environment so important to humanity? The Built Environment comprises humanity’s largest impact on the overall health of people, the planet and social capital.  The materials that are used … Continued

Ben and Jerry’s / Playhouse

Ben’s Cabin Sally Friedman purchased Ben Cohen’s Cabin (of Ben and Jerry’s) that was located adjacent to her home and “reimagined the handmade home in paradox”. She refurbished the cabin and created a whimsical retreat. “The back porch is perched over a waterfall and has a birch tree growing through it. The windows are salvaged … Continued

Helping Build What’s Next

The Bark House staff have been very engaged during these summer months helping craft “what’s next in the built environment”.  Although there is a lot to be celebrated that will be discussed here, there is also a lot to be done.  We’ll be sharing more on that later. I just spoke at the Living Products … Continued

Designing a Building Like A Tree

Just  Another  “April  Fool’s”  Dream? In 2002, Architect and author William McDonough hooked the world with the simple idea that designing a building like a tree … was possible.  Dr. Michael Braungart led us into the more complex ideas of clean chemistry as the two released their co-authored book, Cradle to Cradle.  The big idea … Continued

Touchdown!

Close up of the poplar bark shingle wall covering at the Bronco's VIP lounge
Super Bowl Win Starts At Home More than 114 million American football fans watched the Super Bowl this year.  Winning teams and team owners know the importance of fans during game day.  So what do fans care about?  After home team wins and between touchdowns and beer runs, they want ease of movement, good seats … Continued

Media “Touching on” Bark Wall Coverings

The 3D texture Poplar bark wall covering begs to be touched
Over 100 Well Positioned Media Outlets have featured The Bark House®. Below, you will find exceprts about the compelling nature of touch, texture and connection created when designing with the company’s Bark Wall Coverings. The attraction is unmistakable. There is also a short list of BLOGs talking about The Bark House®. Full articles and blogs … Continued