Flipping through the Summer issue of Charleston Home + Design Mag

It is always a nice surprise when I come across a pic or two of some of my latest, completed projects.   This past year I have had 12 designs under construction and I can't wait to have some photography to share with you all.   In the meantime, you can see some screenshots below from their online issue.    Hope everyone has a wonderful 4th of July!  I have a few big summer trips coming up....one of which will be to visit with a new client in NYC.   

Some Drone shots....

I feel like I have been slacking on my blog posts...I feel like you blink and months go by!  Well, I have been very fortunate to have been working with some great clients this past year.   They have given me beautiful properties to develop and I can't thank them enough for their desire to design and build the best home possible.  I have also been enjoying my Drone for site analysis, terrain mapping, and construction administration.  As someone who loves designing wild roof lines, I love how I can begin to see them take shape......especially this one.  

Connected Kitchen thoughts...some silly, some pretty cool.

It is always an interesting conversation with clients when I ask  "so, how smart of a home are you after?  semi-smart, kinda-smart, or full blown TMI at your fingertips?"    The connected world can make things easy, or just add complication, to an already tricky ecosystem of managing a home, family, and work.   

My Sunday morning began my lady, my pups, and a cup of coffee with the latest Architectural Digest.   A few items jumped out to me as I skimmed through the pages before tossing it into the recycling bin...some silly, some pretty cool:  

Belkin Mr. Coffee Maker

Schedule a week's worth of coffee or order up a cup from your smartphone while lying in bed.  

GeniCan Scanner

Now the lady in my house says this is the dumbest device ever, but I think it's kinda cool...at least for me.  It's inevitable that I will forget a few items when I return from the grocery.  

Same goes for this item by GE.  The FirstBuild Milky Weigh

Automated Ovens for those who struggle making a meal

Miele Ovens and more recently, Dacor, have ovens that can control, monitor,provide recipes from control panels that mimic your tablet or smartphone....not too mention send you text updates when your meal is ready.    Check out Miele products here

And now for my FAVORITE new tech device I found for your home this month:

It all starts with the addition of a wireless transmitter under the slab of your Corian brand countertop surface.  From there you can charge smartphones and tablets by simply placing your device on the surface above the hidden charger, thus eliminating the need for electrical outlets and cords that can clutter up your workstation.   Check out the Corian Charging Surface, by DuPont, here