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From the Source: JGeiger Shading Technology

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When looking for shading options to finish the interior furnishing at the Hudson Woods model house, it was important to strike the right balance between warmth, simple elegance and functionality. The window dressing selection has a strong influence on the mood and atmosphere of the space. For the model house we used battery powered roller shades from our friends at JGeiger Shading Technology.

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10 Chair Designs We Love

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Architects have an interesting fascination with chairs. Many of the renowned 20th century architects are known as much for their chairs as they are their architecture, from Le Corbusier to Mies Van Der Rohe. Furniture design is much allows architects to craft on a smaller scale. The finished product in furniture design is much easier to test and much quicker to accomplish. Whereas buildings take years and maybe decades, a chair can be released relatively quickly.

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From the Source: Hudson Workshop

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Born in Hungary, András Gipp spent his childhood watching his father and grandfather sculpt with stone, and craft everything from beds to bowls with their hands. He fell in love with wood in the Bakony forest, the former hunting grounds of Hungarian kings, where he ran wild as a child, creating stories among the trees and marveling at the warmth of this living medium. András later studied fine art woodworking and instrument making in Hungary and Vienna before venturing to New York City, with little more than a suitcase and his guitar.

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From the Source: Poritz & Studio

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Growing up in his father’s wood shop and sculpture studio, Aaron was surrounded by art and architecture from birth. Aaron worked as an apprentice to builders as well as ceramicists throughout high school. In college, he studied both ceramics and architecture, graduating with a Bachelor of Architecture from the California College of the Arts in 2008. Aaron worked professionally as an architect in New York City, for three years before starting his own studio. Aaron’s work finds a balance between functionalism, simplicity and innovation. Aaron pushes material and maker boundaries to continually create and find new methods of using familiar materials in new and exciting ways.

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Industry Pricing on Outdoor Furniture From Ernest NY

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We are excited to announce that Ernest N.Y. and Royal Botania are extending industry pricing reserved for Architects and Interior Designers to Hudson Woods buyers. Ernest NY is a design Collective created by d`apostrophe.net with three partners; Royal Botania, Renson and Delta L ight f eaturing t he l atest architectural and design products from Belgium & Europe. Their new space showcases indoor & outdoor furnishings, lighting, healthy living solutions, & more.

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From the Source: Carl Hansen & Søn

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Carl Hansen & Søn is a partner we carefully selected to help furnish the Hudson Woods model house. With years of heritage and tradition their, Carl Hansen is known for manufacturing several iconic items many designed by Hans Wagner, including the Wishbone dining chair, Elbow dining chair and Shell lounge chair. You can catch up on a bit of the Carl Hansen legacy in one of our first journal posts.

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From the Source: Michael Robbins

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This week we wanted to share a beautiful video from our friend and one of our maker partners, Michael Robbins. As you may know, we have two of Michael's pieces at Hudson Woods; the Big Bend Chair and Wickson Chair. You can also find the Wickson Chair at the "UPSTATE" installation at Whisper in New York City which we helped to curate. Since we last covered Michael's work, he has been busy crafting a number of new creations. Here is a photo review of a few of his new pieces.

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From the Source: Materia Designs

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When we last wrote about Materia Designs a little over a year ago, Hudson Woods was preparing to officially launch, and Materia had just shown their collection during New York Design week for the first time. Since then, Materia has moved to a new location just down the road from Hudson Woods in Accord, NY, as well as debuted a new collection of furniture and lighting focusing on elemental materials such as marble, parchment, porcelain, un-lacquered brass and leather.

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From The Source: Hundred Mile

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From a personal showroom tucked above an antique shop in downtown Rhinebeck to a storefront showcasing more than 45 of the biggest names in design, Hundred Mile has quickly expanded and continues to grow in its Hudson Valley home.

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From the Source: Fern Handcrafted

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Fern Handcrafted was one of our first journal entries when we launched the Hudson Woods blog. It has been over a year since and many exciting things have transpired. We wanted to share some new items in the Fern shop as well as highlight specific items we selected to furnish the Hudson Woods model house.

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Hudson Woods Online Furnishings Sourcebook

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Some of you may have recently seen our printed "maker booklet," particularly if you attended Field + Supply this past fall. Expanding on our website Maker section, we highlighted the many makers with whom we enjoyed working to furnish the model home. We wanted to make this information digitally available for access any time online to serve as design inspiration.

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Custom Built Kitchen Pantry

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One of the pieces that best embodies the collaborative spirit of Hudson Woods is our custom built kitchen pantry. Conceived and designed by the Lang Architecture team, the construction, material sourcing and craftsmanship was done in conjunction with one of our maker partners, Sam Moyer.

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Outdoor Living At Hudson Woods

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We're certainly looking forward to getting cozy by the wood burning stove this winter at Hudson Woods but until then, we're still enjoying the sunny days poolside at the model home. For that reason we wanted to highlight our outdoor pieces before bringing them indoors for the season.

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From the Source: Michael Robbins Furniture

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Having studied photography at art school, it's easy to see how Michael Robbins' eye for the creative translates into woodworking & furniture making. Every element of Michael's work has a simple but meticulously crafted sensibility down to his website design and video about his workshop. The video even earned a Vimeo staff pick.

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Hudson Woods Open House

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As many of you may know, this past Saturday we hosted our launch party at Hudson Woods. We were highly excited by the turn out and wanted to send a big thank you to everyone who came out for the event. It was a great pleasure getting the Hudson Woods community together and we hope to do it again.

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From The Source: Dzierlenga F+U

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With one quick look at Casey Dzierlenga’s website, it’s easy to see a fun loving approach to her work and strong connection to the Hudson Valley. Scrolling through the website you’ll encounter some of the friendly beasts Casey and husband Sam Moyer have met while adventuring through the Hudson; including a barn vulture and Hoss the Horse.

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Hudson Woods Launch Party

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We’re excited to be hosting the official launch party for Hudson Woods this weekend, Saturday July 19th from 2:00pm – 6:00pm at the model home. Join us and enjoy local fare, beers, cider and music. Check out the invite below for more information or click here: http://bit.ly/UFPYpj Hope to see you there!

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Heirloom Rugs from Cloak

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If you’ve been following our journal posts, you may have picked up on our appetite for heirloom design particularly from the Scandinavian-Swiss regions. We find kinship in the simplicity, precision and functionality of both vintage and contemporary design that emerges from these lands.

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A Bit Of NYC 100 Miles North

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Tucked above a sprawling antiques store in “downtown” Rhinebeck is Hundred Mile, a compact set of rooms filled with some very big names in design. Owners Kristina Albaugh and Josh Ingmire view it as their personal showroom where they display furniture, lighting, and accessories from dozens of designers one would usually only find in major metropolitan areas.

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From The Source: Materia Designs

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If you’re looking for a quaint weekend getaway with some local design & craft flavor then look no further than Kerhonkson in the Hudson Valley. You may have read our previous articles about Scandinavian Grace, the Ashokan Reservoir and Saunderskill, but make sure to add Materia Designs to complete a perfect design-centric trip.

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Things We Like: Scandinavian Grace

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Perhaps you’ve just toured the Ashokan Reservoir and are contemplating its monumental and serene beauty while driving down the rather rural Route 28, and another oasis of sorts appears in a sturdy 1940’s era mechanic’s garage.

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From the Source: Modernlink

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At Hudson Woods, we feel a certain kinship with Scandinavian design standards and values. The ideals always rely on user experience, craftsmanship, longevity and simple living.

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From the Source: Workstead

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At times it seems like Workstead does a little bit of everything. From industrial design, to interior design to Architecture and installations, over the past 5 years they have developed a prolific portfolio of beautiful work.

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Cooking Like a Pro With SMEG

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Last week we looked at a design institution in USM Modular Furniture. This week we look at another design institution. SMEG‘s history begins way back in the 17th century starting with a family of blacksmiths who branched out into kitchen building.

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Classic Design is Always Relevant and Trendy

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Last week we introduced you to Jessica Wickham and her influence from Japanese craftsmanship tradition. This week, we’d like to turn your attention to another culture rich in design tradition focused on flexibility, durability and cleanliness.

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From the Source: Wickham Solid Wood Studio

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Jessica Wickham’s work is inspired by centuries of Japanese woodworking tradition. She spent 5 years living in Japan, studying hand tool techniques and meeting local makers.

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From The Source: Sawkille Co.

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Sawkille is all about community, it is the very inspiration to their craft. Located in Rhinebeck, NY they take inspiration from all the amenities that the Hudson Valley has to offer. They even turn their studio into a community gallery to host a variety of artist receptions.

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From The Source: Carl Hansen & Søn

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As a partner, Carl Hansen and Søn have the same founding tenets as Hudson Woods. Their products are designed intelligently, and executed with skill and precision. The wood is from sustainably managed forests and is treated in a way that is as gentle as possible for the environment. Sustainability is as key for them as it is for us.

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Things We Like

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We always keep up with Kinfolk, in part because they pair their lovely subject matter with equally lovely photographers. In this piece, a Brooklyn based “maker” Ariele Alasko handcrafts wooden sculpture that happens to be “useful” to whomever becomes its owner

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From The Source: Furniture From Fern

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Fern handcrafted furniture is the first in a series featuring our carefully selected furniture partner/vendors who share our values of quality, design, and craft and who source natural, local materials.

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