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hewn & hammered
North America
Hewn & Hammered is devoted to all aspects of the Arts & Crafts movement and its revival, including Mission, Prairie and Craftsman art, craft and architecture.
Interests: graphic design, typography, arts & crafts architecture, grammar
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Celebrated as Monterey Peninsula's "Refuge by the Sea," Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds has been restored to its former glory. Preservation architecture firm, Page & Turnbull, played an important role in the Phoebe Apperson Hearst Social Hall and the Mary Ann Crocker Dining Hall. Phoebe Apperson Hearst Social Hall In this building, Page & Turnbull removed alterations that were... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2014 at Hewn and Hammered
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The house I grew up in, in Berkeley, California, is for sale. We moved out in the 1980s, and the current owner/seller has been there since; the house looks mostly unchanged. It's probably the nicest neighborhood in the East Bay, but I am biased ... if you're looking for a beautiful Mediterranean Revival home for a small family, though, you... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2014 at Hewn and Hammered
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Note: this is a partnered post and consideration was received for its publication. Creative Commons-licensed photograph by Martin Pettitt. Underfloor heating provides a high spec and luxury alternative to the traditional radiator system that many households use, and its benefits are well-known throughout the industry. However, the installation of underfloor heaters equates to more than just an aesthetically pleasing finish,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2014 at Hewn and Hammered
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Note: this is a partnered post and consideration was received for its publication. Creative Commons-licensed photograph by Dave Huehn. There is absolutely no way to deny the fact that demolition is exciting and a really fast part of the construction places. The home can be removed entirely even in 2 days when working with a professional and in thorough remodeling... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2014 at Hewn and Hammered
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pictured: the Brewery Gulch Inn in Mencodino, CA A recent thread at American Bungalow's online forums gives very truncated run-down of Craftsman-style hotels throughout the United States; I've started there and added a number of others. Take a look at the list below, and add any of your personal favorites by commenting on this entry. The Grove Park Inn Resort... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2013 at Hewn and Hammered
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partnered post • by Tali Wee of Zillow Given the wide variety of home upgrades available today, house hunters are even pickier about what they are looking for in a potential home. Without the proper fittings, a standard home can get lost among those with voice-activated garage doors and state-of-the-art wine cellars. A Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate study... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2013 at Hewn and Hammered
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Note: this is a partnered post and consideration was received for its publication. Decorating a small home or cosy apartment is never easy. From tight corners to tiny hallways, choosing furniture and accessories that make your home feel bigger than it really is requires a creative mind and an eye for detail. From carefully placed mirrors to intelligent furniture selection,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2013 at Hewn and Hammered
Note: this is a partnered post and consideration was received for its publication. Among the window treatments available in the market, window blinds remain popular among homeowners for good reasons. When properly selected and installed, they can make a big difference in the overall interior aesthetic of a home. They can also significantly reduce heat transfer and reflect most natural... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2013 at Hewn and Hammered
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Note: this is a partnered post and consideration was received for its publication. Creative Commons-licensed photograph by Jeremy Levine Design. If you are remodelling your home, then making eco-friendly considerations is an excellent way to make sure that any additions or modifications to your home are not only long lasting, but also energy efficient and carbon friendly. Although the most... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2013 at Hewn and Hammered
Note: this is a partnered post and consideration was received for its publication. Do you find you have a build up of condensation on windows in your home? If so, then you will need to take some simple steps to keep this to a minimum as over time, it could begin to cause problems. What is condensation? Condensation forms when... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2013 at Hewn and Hammered
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Note: this is a partnered post and consideration was received for its publication. CC-licensed image by Susan Serra, CKD. They say that good food is often a product of love—love for family, love for service, or love for cooking. However, without a conducive environment, this love may not translate into scrumptious meals. A conducive environment in this regard means a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2013 at Hewn and Hammered
Note: this is a guest post and consideration WOULD HAVE been received for its publication, but the client is apparently a no-good jerk and has refused to pay the bill. NEVER USE THEM for home theater furniture - if they drop the ball like this for a tiny bill, imagine how they could royally screw up your home! Home cinemas... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2013 at Hewn and Hammered
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Note: this is a partnered post and consideration was received for its publication. CC-licensed image by Rogue Interior Designs. A lot of homeowners make the mistake of spending tens of thousands of dollars to renovate their homes before putting them on the market. While renovations are a great way to increase your home’s value, spending your budget in the right... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2013 at Hewn and Hammered
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Note: this is a guest post and consideration was received for its publication. photo: CC-licensed image by Darwin Bell Does your bathroom feel a little tired and dated, or do you find yourself having to make apologies in advance when friends and family visit and want to use it? If the answer is yes, then you may want to consider... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2013 at Hewn and Hammered
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Note: this is a guest post and consideration was received for its publication. photo: CC-licensed image by AwnisAlan If you are looking to make a move abroad then there’s no doubting that it can be a pretty stressful experience. One key factor in your move will be in finding a removal company. A good removal specialist will almost certainly take... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2013 at Hewn and Hammered
Within a few weeks of settling into a new home, it doesn’t take long before we start to develop an itch for small redecorating jobs here and there. Whether there are disagreements about the out-dated carpet or the gaudy wallpaper, we can hardly wait to put our own personal stamp on things. Tear up the floor As beautiful as a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2013 at Hewn and Hammered
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Note: this is a guest post and consideration was received for its publication. photo: CC-licensed image by Tapisserie Decoration Home maintenance is expensive and as much as we’d like to stay on trend with our home decor, we can’t always afford to. Luckily, there are ways we can cut corners and still create a beautiful living space to be proud... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2013 at Hewn and Hammered
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Note: this is a guest post and consideration was received for its publication. photo: CC-licensed image by Martin Pettitt The home glazing specialists at Pavilion Glass help homeowners maximise their living space with unique window and door designs - both of which are an incredibly effective way to create the illusion of space. And the same can be said for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2013 at Hewn and Hammered
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Note: this is a guest post and consideration was received for its publication. photo: CC-licensed image by Middlebury College Children’s bedrooms represent more than a place to sleep - they are a comforting safe haven with a strong identity, so taking the time to make your child’s room a home within a home is well worth the effort. Kids will... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2013 at Hewn and Hammered
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Note: this is a guest post and consideration was received for its publication. photo: CC-licensed image by Susan Serra Access equipment suppliers Globe Ladders know a thing or two about safety and eliminating risk when it comes to tackling large scale DIY jobs, and the task of redesigning the kitchen is as large as domestic projects come. The kitchen is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2013 at Hewn and Hammered
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Note: this is a guest post and consideration was received for its publication. photo: CC-licensed image by Jeremy Levine Design Some can be under the impression that the bath itself is all that’s needed to feel relaxed, but if your bathroom lacks atmosphere, taking a long hot soak can feel more like a chore than a long-awaited pleasure. The bathroom... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2013 at Hewn and Hammered
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Note: this is a guest post and consideration was received for its publication. photo: CC-licensed image by Sean Vadilfari If you have ever wondered how certain tools operate or how to get the best use out of them when tackling odd repair and remodelling jobs around the home, then this quick summary is for you. These are the tools that... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2013 at Hewn and Hammered
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Note: this is a guest post and consideration was received for its publication. photo: CC-licensed image by Mazzali If you ask somebody where the most important place in the world is to them, the majority will say their bedroom. This is because this is our own personal space in which we relax, unwind and get some much needed sleep, so... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2013 at Hewn and Hammered
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Note: this is a guest post and consideration was received for its publication. photo: CC-licensed image by Wonderlane When you are decorating your home there are two areas in which you will want to use tiles, and these are in the kitchen and in any of the bathrooms that you have. You may want to have some tiling elsewhere in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2013 at Hewn and Hammered
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Note: this is a guest post and consideration was received for its publication. photo: CC-licensed image by L. Caroline TV programmes like Grand Designs have seen people around the country taking on the challenge of building their dream homes. As a result, more and more people are custom designing their houses, and there’s no reason why you couldn’t do the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2013 at Hewn and Hammered