Burning Questions: Forest Management and Fire

Carr Fire 2018, Bureau of Land Management California Image. Pictures and videos of large-scale fires are scary to look at and watch; seeing, feeling and hearing a real forest fire is much much scarier. At Coal Creek Farm in East Tennessee, we burn about 500 acres of...
Expand protection for Tennessee’s rivers

Expand protection for Tennessee’s rivers

Ecotourism—including hobbies such as paddling, biking, hiking, and birdwatching—brings sustainable jobs and commerce to the region. This year is the 50th anniversary of The Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. This is the perfect moment to build on the successes of the past…

MATTIA BONETTI: DESIGNS MORE EXPENSIVE THAN THE ORIGINAL

MATTIA BONETTI: DESIGNS MORE EXPENSIVE THAN THE ORIGINAL

In late 2004, I was working with Mattia Bonetti on designing some furniture for my house. He is as warm and friendly as they get, especially for a superstar designer. When I first met him I expected an air of importance, or stiff European formality. But that’s not...

NON-NATIVE VS. INVASIVE: GOOD, BAD OR OTHERWISE?

I am currently fascinated by the concept of non-native and invasive species. When are non-natives bad? Always or sometimes? Invasive species are always bad. But sometimes non-natives can be good for you. Take the plant, Mullein, for example. It doesn’t belong in East...
Abyss Table

Abyss Table

In my house, there are stories we tell around the dinner table and then there are enchanting stories about the dinner table itself.  Thanks Architectural Digest for sharing a bit about what makes “Abyss” so magical. Designer Mattia Bonetti says that he conceived of...
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