The Bull City's various neighborhoods are as diverse as her inhabitants but the Central Park area of the city seems to be where they all join together. Centrally located (hence the name) between Downtown, Old North Durham, and Trinity Park, some of this area's landmarks have been here for over a hundred years while some of the newest developments like Liberty Warehouse incorporate the old while creating a hip new vibe fitting for the community's growth and revival.
If you've spent any time on Instagram recently, then you've probably noticed your fair share of shoe selfies on super fantastic floors. You *may* have even seen some of us take advantage of the terrific tile at the Durham Hotel. This is in fact a trend that doesn't seem to be going anywhere any time soon but if there are two things we can get behind, great interiors and fabulous shoes are definitely them!
Tel Aviv is home to more than 4,000 Bauhaus style buildings thanks to the influence of four Israeli architects that attended the arts school prior to its closure in 1933: Arieh Sharon, Shmuel Mestechkin, Munio Gitai-Weinraub and Shlomo Bernstein. Modernist elements like flat roofs and abundant windows that simply didn't function well within Northern Europe's cold and wet climate acclimated perfectly to Israel's desert air. Thanks to a 2015 preservation pact between the governments of Germany and Israel, over 1,500 of these beautiful buildings will be restored in the coming years while simultaneously educating current craftspeople, architects, and artists on the materials and principles originally employed.
30,000 sq ft - can you believe it?! We’ve been to a lot of markets around the world and Raleigh’s State Farmers market is one of the most impressive. On a quiet day in early Summer we joined Jewell (and baby) for a stroll.
Now on view at Chapel Hill’s Light|Art+Design: “The Contemporaries”, a summer show featuring the works of 12 artists + a silent auction benefiting the family of artist Steven Walls.
Wicker is enjoying a little revival these days, and we couldn't be happier. With its earthy, handcrafted texture, organic forms and its natural vibe, there's a lot to love.
This time of the year our Broker in Charge, Connie Semans can often be found on the porch at the back of Parker & Otis. Over lattes at her favorite spot, we discovered a few things we never knew and realized Connie’s love for all things music related.
Bekah Bohlen had always dreamed of owning a shop and producing her own line of stationery, but with her husband finishing up his Ph.D — and a possible move in the not-so-distant future — it seemed impractical to think about putting down roots. That’s when the idea of a tiny, mobile shop came to her. “I loved the idea of having a space to test out new products, get direct customer feedback and support other small brands like my own,” Bekah shares. And with a moveable shop, she didn’t have to worry about where she and her husband ended up.
From 1919-1933 this dynamic German school changed art education throughout the world forever. That’s a pretty bold statement, we know, but it happens to be the total truth. Founded by Walter Gropius after his close encounter with the afterlife in a chimney shaft during World War I, the ultimate goal of the school was to epitomize Architecture. From his manifesto illustration to his hiring choices and even the name of the school and its workshops, Walter Gropius sought to create a 20th century cohesion between traditional craft and new age technology.
They say “plants make people happy” and we couldn’t agree more! Not only do green leaves cheer up virtually any space visually, they also contribute to indoor air quality and add an extra layer of texture to your interior.
Initially designed for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, Arne Jacobsen’s “Swan Chair” has become synonymous with Modernist interior design. Maybe you’ve spun around in one of these at NCSU’s Hunt Library or in the lobby of the NC Museum of Art, but did you know that spinning mechanism was intentionally designed to enable you to interact with the space, people, and architecture around you?
Of all the local breweries that have popped up over the last few years in the Triangle, Ponysaurus is one of our favorites. With fantastic snacks (we chose a roll of Thin Mints for the evening), ample seating in a great location close to Downtown, a nightly food truck, and of course fantastic beer, we met up with Alison Domnas and one of 2018’s newest additions to the RED team, Jimmy Keegan. Our Susan Ungerleider and Samantha Greaves came along for the ride and the Biere de Garde too.
Chloë and husband, artist and educator Harrison Haynes, have been consistent supporters of Durham’s Full Frame Documentary Film Festival for several years now. Full Frame’s annual international event brings together filmmakers and viewers to our historic downtown area and features almost 100 films in addition to discussions and panels open to both those involved in the film industry as well as the public.
Sweet Boylan Heights, a historic Raleigh neighborhood positioned on the skirts of Downtown Raleigh.
Nestled within the spacious basement of a 50’s ranch lives & works Alva, the practical implementer of our marketing goals. Alongside the fat cat Allouiscious, her home is an eclectic hodgepodge of items that inspire her work: from WW2 related poster/propaganda art to exotic orchids, inherited furniture, thrift-store textiles and two-toned ceramics from her favorite local potter.
When you think of what a custom carpentry workshop looks like, we promise you you’re picturing Eidolon. A timber filled studio heated by a vintage wood stove, with saw blades and antique tools cascading the walls alongside vintage metal filing cabinets full of stains, sealers, and decades of inspiration. On any given day you’re likely to find owners Mike Parker and Ann Cowperthwaite discussing a new project over Ann’s famous ginger-carrot soup.
Not a trained architect in the sense that we now consider, Charles-Edouard Jeanneret (known later as “Le Corbusier”) was highly critical of the field in which he practiced saying: “there is one profession and only one, namely architecture, in which progress is not considered necessary, where laziness is enthroned, and in which the reference is always to yesterday”.
Stepping into the cozy, neutral hued store with raw wooden display tables and cabinets, draped with hammered rose gold encircled Colombian Emeralds, or red and green Tourmaline, even Amethyst and Australian Opals, you get the sense that magic is happening.
Nestled between downtown Durham & Chapel Hill, Rockwood, is one of Durham’s richest food communities. Cosy homes abound and here you're close enough to bike to the Durham Bulls ballpark or take a stroll to some of Bull City’s best food opportunities, here are several of our top picks:
The RED members have come together and made our collective Springtime Art Agenda devoted to all things visual art! And don’t worry, we’ll share our performance must-see list soon. So here goes our roundup for not-to-be-missed upcoming visual exhibitions and showcases happening between March and July around the Triangle! Let us know which one(s) you’ll be joining too…