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Author, Columnist and Director of the
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at The Grove Park Inn since 1988

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Who Does a Boycott Hurt?

Who Does a Boycott Hurt?

As I am sure you are aware, the North Carolina legislature and our governor recently passed House Bill #2, which bars transgender individuals from using the bathroom of their choice, and allows discrimination based on sexual orientation. Since then a number of corporations, government agencies, entertainers, and individuals have vowed to boycott any activities held in the state of North Carolina until HB-2 is repealed.

Two weeks ago I received a letter from two attendees...

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$38Cast Brass Doggie Coat Hook

This new coat hook is a delightful marriage of Victorian antique whimsy and modern necessity. Cast brass, it features a hound holding a scepter for your coat, mounted on a base paired with doggies on the side and a mythical God on top.

Maker: American Antique Hardware
Location: Salem, OR
Date made: 2012
Dimensions: Doggie Coat Hook measures 2 1/8" wide and 4 3/8" tall. Scepter is 2 1/2" wide.

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Little Journeys

Redefining a Legacy

Redefining a Legacy Last week I pulled up a Power Point presentation I had given at the 28th National Arts and Crafts Conference entitled “Frederick Law Olmsted Comes to Asheville:  The Biltmore Estate, His Final Legacy,” and presented it to a monthly gathering of the Asheville-Buncombe County Preservation Society. I had actually given this same landscape design talk before our local chapter of architects, so I didn’t plan on making any changes to my images, most of which...
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FMG DESIGN - Frank M. Glapa773.761.2957

Master Roycroft Artisan, create original and custom designs in hammered copper, brass, silver & wood. Work in the A&C and Craftsman styles, inspired by works of C.R. Mackintosh, Greene & Greene and The Roycroft Art Metal Shop for 21st Century living.

2601 W Farwell Ave
Chicago, IL

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Irvington Home Tour One For Your Bucket List!

Irvington Home Tour One For Your Bucket List!

Those of you in the Portland, Oregon area need to make a quick phone call after you read this article because tickets will most definitely sell out for the always enjoyable Irvington Home Tour taking place May 15th. Find out more about this incredible community below!

The Irvington Home Tour is the longest continuously running neighborhood home tour in Portland. In fact, the very first Irvington Home Tour, conducted in 1967, was the first such tour in the city....

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Dow, Arthur Wesley 'Flowering Orchard or Newbury Willows' Woodblock Print

Dow, Arthur Wesley 'Flowering Orchard or Newbury Willows' Woodblock Print Arthur Wesley Dow, (American, 1857-1922), Flowering Orchard or Newbury Willows, color woodblock print, signed in block, framed, 4.25" x 7", $3,000-5,000, Provenance: David Judd, Grove Park Inn Conference, February 2010; The Collection of Robert and Elaine Dillof, Croton Falls, NY. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000 (Toomey-Treadway Auction, December 6th, 2014) Sold for $4,687.50.
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