Modern Atlanta comes to Modern Asheville | Hi Folks! It is coming. Our second annual Modern Atlanta and Modern Asheville sponsored Modern Home tour here in Asheville. This year we will have 7 homes on the tour. That’s a whole lot of modern!unspecifiedThe tour will take place on Saturday, June 4th from 2 to 4pm. Some of the best of WNC contemporary homes will be on display. For more detailed information on the homes and to purchase tour tickets please go HERE. We can’t wait. Cheers!

Modern Monday

Introducing East Fork Pottery’s Gas Fired Wares

EW 03East Fork Pottery held their introduction kiln sale this past weekend to debut their hand crafted housewares produced from the new gas fired kiln they recently acquired. The Danish Modern inspired line balances earthiness with cool clean lines evoking a timeless simplicity that transcends fashion for grounded functionality. As with any quality, modern craft the pieces are beautifully rich under the principle of “less is more”. While remaining local they are, at the same time, universal. EW 02

Alex Matisse, founder, and John Vigeland, CFO, are the leaders of the pottery studio supported by apprentices Amanda and Connie. Their studio is several stone throws to the west of Mars Hill nestled in the rustic atmosphere that has inspired generations of local craft folks. You can make appointments for guided tours and to shop directly from their studio. Visit the East Fork Pottery website to find out more and assemble your own shopping list. Cheers!EW 01

Artist Brief | Barbara Fisher’s Blue Period

Barbara Fisher BlueI stopped in for a visit with our beloved Barbara Fisher yesterday. Barbara, currently going through a “Blue Period” of her very own, has been experimenting with a cooler color palette. As always I’m amazed at her consist work ethic and prolific work amassed in her studio. Make sure you pay her a visit on the main floor of Warehouse Studios at 170 Lyman St in the River Arts District. Cheers to you Barbara!IMG_3681

Sunday Morning Modern

The Well Preserved Modernist Homes of Pre-Revolutionary Cuba

imageI’ve been dreaming of a tour of Cuba for some time now and this article is the icing on the cake. No doubt it is time to go! I’ve always loved warm culture’s south of the border blend of mid-century modern design — clean, geometric lines mixed with rustic, worn textures and painted stucco. Here is a snippet from the article found at Atlas Obsura: “It’s not the only modern architecture in town, either. Havana might be more closely associated with image of crumbling Colonial structures, with those oft-photographed brightly colored classic cars. Yet in the 1950s, there was a boom in construction for modernist image-1architecture, for those who could afford it. According to Architectural Digest, it was the Spanish immigrants who first brought the modernisme from Gaudi, followed by Art Deco and other styles in the 1920s. At the time, Cuba was riding high, with one of the most per capita income of any Caribbean country and a thriving nightlife.”

To see the rest of the article please go here.

Have a great Sunday. Salud!

What Black Mountain College Taught

Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933-1957,” on view at the Hammer Museum until May 15, makes the case for the creativity, talent, and ongoing influence of this short-lived educational experiment in North Screen Shot 2016-04-27 at 6.28.23 AMCarolina. This article in Forbes by contributer Tom Teicholz gives a nice little overview of our cultural phenomena that was and is Black Mountain College and the current exhibit at UCLA. Take a peek a both. Cheers!

FOR SALE | 281 School Rd, Oakley

Main NewWe love the charm of a vintage home mindfully updated with modern, urban detailing. This light and bright, bungalow is ready to go with all new plumbing, electrical, heating & air. The 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 1687 sqft home, also, has a new roof, windows and doors to keep the home air and water tight for years to come. For efficient cooking the kitchen has custom cabinets, marble counters, large stainless sink and all new stainless appliances. New wood flooring and accent lighting through the lower level make the home bright and cheerful for today’s living. The main level has the master bedroom suite and laundry area. Easy!School Road Comp

Want to see more? Go here for the full tour. Cheers! Kelly and Troy