A New Journey for Ryan Crawley

Please join the Bark House team as we wish Ryan Crawley, Head of Sales, the very best as he begins a new journey. Ryan has been with Bark House for an incredible 13 years and Head of Sales for 10 of those.  His aim has been to support our client’s goals and celebrate their successes.  We appreciate the incredible feedback customers have shared with us about his dedication and the personalized... Continued

Our State Magazine Details The Living Heritage Of Bark Wall Finishes

The Mountains of North Carolina are about 800 miles from the luxury boutiques of Miami’s bustling design district, but there, on North East 40th Street, in a temple to high-end consumerism, shoppers are confronted with the soulful presence of native North Carolina trees… …all the standards that exist today for this bark product were created by Marty [McCurry].  Peeling bark takes skill and... Continued

Buckminster Fuller Questions – Bark House Responses

A Regenerative Source Guild of the Blue Ridge is the exact initiative that our state needs to be behind in the face of the dire consequences of climate-systems disruption.  The Buckminster Fuller Institute launches various challenges that encourage creators of whole-systems to succinctly communicate their potential, and I routinely take advantage of these exercises.  I was finishing up my... Continued

ASU Job Fair: ID Students Choose Bark House

Interior Design students, Kenneth McGill and Elli Miller at Appalachian State University share why they integrated Bark House wall finishes into their project designs.  Sustainability, beauty and natural materials that excite and inspire creativity are the top reasons for their choice.  Kenneth specified the product for a work setting and Elli chose it for a non-profit kiosk.  Thanks for sharing... Continued

ForestHer NC: Women Landowners in the Blue Ridge

  Chris McCurry attended the first of several workshops in Morganton, geared toward women landowners in the Blue Ridge Region.  The room was filled with smart women who really care about their land, their community and nature. ForestHer NC is a new initiative created by conservation organizations in North Carolina to provide women who are forest landowners with tools and training to help them... Continued

NC JOBS & CLIMATE CHANGE

Executive Order 80 – North Carolina Climate Initiative NC JOBS & CLIMATE CHANGE: LISTENING SESSION WITH NC DEPT. OF COMMERCE On Friday, July 19 Chris McCurry joined other business leaders in a panel discussion for Governor Cooper's charge to the NC Department of Commerce: “HOW NC CAN GROW JOBS WHILE ADDRESSING CLIMATE CHANGE” Continued

DE-Certification

In the last couple of weeks, my friend and thought leader Carol Sanford shared a podcast on the history of how certifications began, and why they cannot continue for the built environment industry.  Over a year ago, I shared my impassioned rebuff of certifications with Carol.  At the time, I had just decided to drop all Bark House certifications and could not see what would come of this choice... Continued

Congratulation to The John Ruskin Prize 2019 Shortlist Finalists

The John Ruskin Prize is the fastest growing multi-disciplinary art prize in the UK. With the values of the radical polymath John Ruskin at its core, the Ruskin Prize has a growing reputation for supporting and promoting artists, designers and makers whose work defies easy categorization. Continued

Forest History Society Announces New Library

On May 3, 2019, the Forest History Society (FHS) officially opened their new library, archives, and headquarters.  Along with their newest archival collection, a compendium of maps, photos, moving footage, and 20,000 documents on the history of the Oregon-American Lumber Company, they are exploring new programs and educational outreach opportunities, and welcoming researchers from around the US... Continued

Congratulations to Brooks Koepka

Congratulations to Brooks Koepka, 2018 and 2019 PGA Championship Winner at the Nike Headquarters in NYC with Brodie Smith. Continued

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