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May 2012

Revival Today Materials are robust and details unfussy on the new house. Stained shingles and green and brown trim echo the stone of the first story.

English and American Traditions in a New Craftsman Home

by Patricia Poore
An enlightened architect's interpretation of British Arts & Crafts precedents, for a house in New Jersey.
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Furniture & Interior Style In the grand, circular living room in Jim Marrin’s apartment at the Castle Green, rare Stickley settles commingle with silk Fortuny lamps, Breuer’s Wassily chairs, sculpture, and a vintage Chinese rug.

Craftsman-Style Apartment at Castle Green

by Mary Ellen Polson
Marrin, a 22-year resident of the fabled Castle Green apartments, began collecting Stickley originals in the late 1960s. “I consider it the first modern furniture,” says the retired graphic designer and educator.
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Back Issues Summer 2012 issue of Arts and Crafts Homes and the Revival magazine preview.

Summer 2012

by Arts and Crafts Editor
Summer 2012 issue of Arts and Crafts Homes and the Revival magazine preview.
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Bungalow Typical of a California Bungalow, the house has a strong horizontal orientation emphasized by a low-slung roof and shallow dormer.

Compact Comfort in a Bungalow

by Sarah Hilbert
Along with a discerning use of salvage, homeowners in Pasadena relied on research and keen observation of the house to bring back a modest bungalow.
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Editor's Letter Patricia Poore, Editor of Arts and Crafts Homes Magazine

“…and afterwards they shape us.”

by Patricia Poore
I’m spending too much time in the editor’s garret. That’s got to be why I find myself thinking about Roy Lichtenstein and Winston Churchill—and all because a Spanish Colonial thread runs through the [Summer 2012] issue.
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Kitchens & Bathrooms The upstairs bath in a 1926 Pennsylvania house retains its fixtures, tile floor, unpainted oak woodwork, and deep linen drawers and closet. Photo by Gross & Daley.

Modest Bathrooms

by Patricia Poore
In our era of must-have-it-all luxury, some people can still leave well enough alone. They usually live in old houses.
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The Guild The Mexican artisans’ copper work consists mainly of traditional, even ancient, designs. A few made for export to the U.S. are interpretations of Arts & Crafts motifs.

Cobre Artisans

by Arts and Crafts Editor
Fabrication of copper (cobre in Spanish) by the Purepecha people of central Mexico predates Arts & Crafts metalwork by centuries.
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Travel Elbert Hubbard famously said, “Positive anything is better than negative nothing.” Hmmm… Would that apply to the commercialization of Arts & Crafts design, for everything from trash cans to gas stations?

Today in East Aurora

by Catherine Lundie
Just after I moved to the village of East Aurora, New York, I had a curious experience. During a leisurely walk with my preschooler son, I stopped to admire a charming Craftsman house. A fellow pedestrian paused, pointed at the house, and said—with unmistakable pride—“That’s Roycroft.”
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Millwork and Shutters There’s nothing more relaxing than a summertime porch—unless most of the time you spend there involves epoxy and a paint brush.

Elements of a Porch

by Mary Ellen Polson
With the popular old-house restoration movement is in its fourth decade, manufacturers are creating traditional millwork elements from high tech materials, and engineering better systems.
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Millwork and Shutters A beautifully detailed piazza on a Shingle Style house.

Porch Upkeep Tips

by Gordon Bock
Exterior millwork—wood that can rot—needs maintenance and occasional replacement. If this summer’s projects include a punky porch, you’ll appreciate these guidelines.
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