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KHS 2014 calendar of New England images

Posted on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 4:58PM by Registered CommenterKatie Hutchison in | Comments Off

Kids summer camp architecture workshop

This House Enthusiast visited a local summer camp yesterday to present an architecture workshop. My hope, of course, was to inspire future house enthusiasts in the joys of the creative process.

Twenty plus campers ranging in age from preschool to high school joined me in talking about what architecture is, what it's made out of, and what an architectural scale model is. Then, I introduced them to their project for the morning: to imagine a place to read and to construct a scale model of it out of sustainable materials that I provided.

Each camper received a brown goodie bag containing a 6" x 12" thin piece of cork, four wooden plant-labeling sticks, four bamboo toothpicks, and a 2" x 6" piece of moss ribbon. We talked about the properties of each material, including the brown paper bag, and what each might represent in their models. For the sake of scale, I suggested that the length of a plant-label stick represents eight feet in the real world, which amounts to 3/4"=1'-0" scale. And then the campers launched into design and construction of their imagined places to read.

Much of the fun for me was when I got to play the supportive Tim Gunn role and visit the campers mid process to discuss and occasionally advise them on next steps. Naturally, I was very impressed with the kids' resourcefulness and good will. Here are some of them with their creations, and some close-ups of their scale-models of a place to read.

by Katie Hutchison for House Enthusiast

 

Posted on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 5:49PM by Registered CommenterKatie Hutchison in | Comments Off

New KHS fine-art photography portfolio

Find the latest and greatest KHS fine-art photography portfolio here, and a teaser for the "housescapes" gallery below. (You can also find a link to the portfolio in the navigation bar on the right.)

by Katie Hutchison for House Enthusiast

Posted on Friday, May 3, 2013 at 7:16PM by Registered CommenterKatie Hutchison in | Comments Off

KHS 2013 New England photo calendar now available

House Enthusiasts interested in savoring the sight of New England vernacular buildings, landscapes, seascapes, and gardens all year might want to consider the new Katie Hutchison Studio (KHS) 2013 calendar. Drop by the KHS Lulu storefront to get a preview of the full-color photos on the 13.5" x 19" calendar. Cyber Monday is just around the corner; hint, hint.

by Katie Hutchison for House Enthusiast

Posted on Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 3:40PM by Registered CommenterKatie Hutchison in | Comments Off

Shaker Village House Tour in Harvard, Mass. 2012

Second House c. 1791 interiorMark your calendars for this rare opportunity to tour privately owned Shaker houses in Harvard, Massachusetts September 15, 2012 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Advance tickets to tour twelve Shaker buildings as well as two other notable Shaker properties are available via the Harvard Historical Society. Tickets also include free admission to the Fruitlands Museum and Harvard Historical Society exhibits.

I'm a fan of the Shaker aesthetic -- its ingenuity, sense of purpose, and attention to craft. I've written about inspired Shaker design herehere, here, and here.

If you're like me, these Shaker houses will leave you aflutter; the quiet elegance of these gentle giants (in structure and legacy) is not to be missed.

by Katie Hutchison for House Enthusiast

Posted on Monday, August 27, 2012 at 4:36PM by Registered CommenterKatie Hutchison in , | Comments Off
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