Traditional House Styles for Modern Living

February 13, 2011, 1:00 - 4:00 PM

How does a 21st century residential architect who admires and respects (and lives in) the domestic style of a century ago reconcile those traditional design themes with the modern desire for big windows, sleek design, a family room and a wall for the flat screen TV?

John Ike, a noted architect and Maplewood resident whose New York-based firm, Ike Kligerman and Barkley Architects, has made the list of Architectural Digest’s top 100 many times over the last decade, will provide some insight into those modern-day challenges at the Durand-Hedden House on Sunday, February 13. Mr. Ike’s slide talk will take place at 2:00 p.m., followed by a book signing of his firm’s lavishly illustrated new book, Houses, which will be available for sale.

In addition, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. the popular exhibit The Woman’s Club of Maplewood: A Century of Service to Country and Community will be on view for its last public showing and the Country Store open for Valentine’s Day gift shopping.

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Shuttles, Spindle and Flyer Wheels: Hand spinning and Weaving in the 21st Century

The Essex County Hand Spinners Guild will demonstrate the magical art of spinning fibers into yarn on hand spindles and spinning wheels, some antique or traditional in appearance, and some contemporary that have a modern look. Weavers will also demonstrate how cloth is made on a variety of looms. Visitors will also be invited to try their hands at spinning and weaving.


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