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Mangrove Bay Design

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jenatmangrove

I am a consummate creative. I have been a professional artist, designer, author and entrepreneur for 25 years. I am a problem solver, the challenges my life and work bring me along with my faith are what keep me moving in a positive direction.

New Codes for Residential Construction in New Smyrna Beach: an Educated Client is a Happy Client

https://library.municode.com/fl/new_smyrna_beach/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=PTIICOOR&showChanges=true 3d illustration of crane over house plan background with code sign There is a lot to know as a building designer. We do our best to have a general understanding of local codes and ordinances. The tricky part is... Continue Reading →

Time to Slow Down on the West Coast of Florida: Scalloping in Crystal River

With the kids getting older we are finding it harder to get them to come along with us on family getaways. We were thrilled they could both get off of work to join us for a quick jaunt to the... Continue Reading →

Design Principles of Scale and Proportion: What Deserves Your Focus?

The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor Vince Lombardi Design Principle of Scale & Proportion When we speak of scale in design, we speak of... Continue Reading →

Not Your Grandmothers Wallpaper: Hand blocked wallpapers by Adelphi Paper Hangings

Yoko Ono clearly didn't have the experience of this wallpaper. I found video of wall papers being hand block printed and then hand painted as well. Pretty amazing works of art that can be customized for each client. Check out... Continue Reading →

Bet you didn’t know…. The origin of the design of a rug

In working toward my MA I am reading so much and accumulating some seriously trivial knowledge still interesting all the same. I am currently reading an essay by Michel Foucault “of other spaces: Utopias and Heterotopias” a more philosophical look... Continue Reading →

5 ways to achieve a beach modern look in your home: Less Kitsch More Diverse Materials

Living in a beach town and working as a designer some styles can become exhausting. So many people move here from up north or out west and want a classic or typical beach house. The reality is that it means... Continue Reading →

The Accent Chair

We all have that favorite chair we sit in at home. Is yours the overstuffed one? Is it leather or fabric? One way you can tell which is the favorite chair is by how stained the arms are or if... Continue Reading →

A failure of architecture and community: the development and down fall of Cabrini-Green, one perspective

Here's a story about Cabrini-Green I just read in a textbook for rhetoric for highschool students. It is Ryan Toppings The Elements of Rhetoric: How to Write and Speak Clearly & Persuasively. I am working towards my masters in Rhetoric... Continue Reading →

The Anatomy of a Pop Up Shop: a new cultural trend in retail sales for art

Most of have been to some sort of little sales thing at a friends home whether it was Tupperware, unmentionables, wine, jewelry, etc, we have had the experience or know of it. A pop up shop is a little different... Continue Reading →

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