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Formal Influences
architecture / modern living / virginia

Formal Influences

In the Piedmont, large red brick houses have always had a certain kind of monumental grandeur in the landscape. They are Virginia’s architecture—a tall central house, often hyphenated with ancillary spaces to the sides, large and formal, yet quiet and elegant—and were the standard bearer of sophistication in their time.  I admire them most often … Continue reading

Richard Dawson’s Photographs
architecture / history / landscape / people / photography

Richard Dawson’s Photographs

They are hauntingly beautiful, serene, and yet enigmatic.  Richard Dawson’s photographs taken throughout Virginia over a period of years may be the most comprehensive collection of images of our state’s vernacular architecture ever assembled in one place. While searching online for something else, I found myself inadvertently sifting through thousands of images taken by one … Continue reading

Studio Mumbai | Inspiration and Process
architecture / books / design / details / materials / people / process

Studio Mumbai | Inspiration and Process

This summer, vaMODERN was contacted out-of-the-blue by Carla Casu of Moleskine Europe announcing the newest architectural monographs published for their Inspiration and Process in Architecture Collection,with an unique opportunity to select one of the newly published titles and write an article about it. A few days later, a beautifully crafted Moleskine monograph arrived in Virginia … Continue reading

Making Metro Modern
architecture / art / books / culture / design / furnishings / history / modern living / people

Making Metro Modern

Who could pass up a 1950s Erector Set Ferris Wheel? Of course you need that. It’s fantastic! Sally and David Ramert’s love of Richmond is palpable too and we’re glad they are here. Richmond’s Metro Modern is a fabulous place to find things you didn’t realize were cool… until you remembered they were. The kind … Continue reading