I am a freelance writer for Homes & Lifestyles of Southern Indiana magazine, Adventure Indiana, and Biznet through the Hoosier Times. I have profiled local artists, businesses and homeowners since October 2012.
Fog Heaven: Custom Home Makes For Perfect Mornings
The rich variegated brown and red hues in furniture made of natural cherry wood, like snowflakes, are never found in the same piece twice.
Contact with sunlight darkens the wood, and over time, an original pattern forms. Like the cherry wood kitchen cabinets, bookshelves, desks and even a piano in Chris and Jeanne Adamson’s home, every feature is unique to their needs and personalities.
“This is a true blending of us,” Chris said of the 4,000 square foot Bloomington home. Read more.
Originally published by H&L Magazine, February 2013
When you think organic you think nature, and for owner and lead designer of Bigger Green Shaun O’Connor, it only made sense that his outdoor business would be organic.
Bigger Green offers environmentally conscious gardening and landscaping, which can mean anything from the removal of invasive species by hand and without chemical pesticides and herbicides, to using local sources for soil and compost in place of fertilizers. Not using chemicals also creates a healthier working environment for O’Connor.
“It’s more labor intensive, but in my opinion the end product, your now weed-free lot or whatever, is in better shape than it would be if poisoned by chemicals to get to same point,” O’Connor said. “People have been farming for thousands of years without chemicals, and I know if can be done in this day and age.”
In business terms, organic growth is the increase in sales, profits and clients through utilizing a company’s internal resources. For some Bloomington businesses, organic growth has taken on new meaning: taking advantage of the benefits of offering organic products and services. Read more.
Sample Work, Continued: