Back to basics

Back to basics

In tough economic times – not to mention the gluttony of excess that put us here – it’s more important than ever to live within our means. This home was designed around a simplistic lifestyle and a craftsman’s custom details. The modern version of an old Forest Service cabin – small spaces need not be predictable or claustrophobic. Predominantly reclaimed, extremely energy efficient and at only 1500sf; a testament to our clients who live large in smaller spaces.

A true furniture craftsman in Bozeman, MT

A true furniture craftsman in Bozeman, MT

Founded in 2005, Isaac Arms Studio Furniture evolved from the love of design, craft and the creation of beautiful objects. Situated in Bozeman, Montana, Isaac runs a limited production, design-build studio crafting functional sculpture for both residential and commercial environments. Working primarily in steel and wood, Isaac fabricates each piece individually, taking great pride in his workmanship and care for details. Combining these two natural materials in his pieces, Isaac relies on the steel to dictate the shape of the object, and the wood to create a warm and tactile interface between the object and user. The result of his laborious craft is an exceptionally designed, finely crafted, sophisticated and functional object that is steeped in human creativity.

Visit Isaac’s website, and be sure to check him out May 16-19 2009 at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in NYC.

Don’t forget to hire an architect

Don’t forget to hire an architect

Popular Mechanics and MSN give 5 reasons why architects are worth the money:

  1. To see the big picture
  2. To handle the paperwork
  3. To hire the muscle
  4. To oversee the job
  5. To go green

Did you hire an architecture for your most recent job? Hit us up with a comment to share your experience.

Will the housing stimulus plan work?

Will the housing stimulus plan work?

An interesting article from Builder Magazine analyzes the answer:

“In an effort to break the forward momentum of a foreclosure tsunami economists and housing analysts predict could reach upwards of 8-to-10 million homeowners and deflate the value of millions of others’ No. 1 asset, the President and his team have designed a plan that has three principle elements aimed at helping 9 million people stay in their homes …”

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Federal Stimulus Plan

Federal Stimulus Plan

Still in the dark about the fed stimulus plan and how it will affect the different streams of the economy – check out THE web site on the subject.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is an unprecedented effort to jump start our economy, create or save millions of jobs, and put a down payment on addressing long-neglected challenges so our country can thrive in the 21st century.

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