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HOME 2009: Design Elements

Home 2009       Written By Big Sky Journal Staff      

Traditional cabins meet the twenty-first century A new style of architectural design is emerging in the American West, one that taps the spirit of history even while keeping an eye…

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Design Elements: The Benefits of Oxygen Installation

Home 2017       Written By Corinne Garcia      

Project Highlight If you’ve ever traveled from sea level to a high-elevation mountain vacation, you’ve probably felt the effects of altitude. Headaches, sleeplessness, nausea, light headedness, slight confusion, whatever the…

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Design Elements: By Western Hands: Preserving the Legacy of Western Design

Home 2017       Written By Corinne Garcia      

With the goal of building a design hub to house an Education and Training Center, a Western Design Museum, and a Member Gallery, the Cody, Wyoming-based organization By Western Hands…

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HOME 2014: Design Elements

Home 2014       Written By Christine Rogel      

Architectural Hardware  By Sun Valley Bronze When Bob Commons began his career building fine homes and custom cabinetry, he had a difficult time finding quality hardware to complete his projects.…

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HOME 2010: Design Elements

Home 2010       Written By Big Sky Journal Staff      

Milo Creek Carvings Pays Homage to American Bison Inspired by the historic impact of the bison across the American West, sculptor Tom Dean of Milo Creek Carvings in Great Falls, Montana,…

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Design Elements: Merle Adams: Finding Perfection in the Imperfect [1954-2016]

Home 2017       Written By Corinne Garcia      

Western Artisan “I’ve been around wood for 37 years now, and I’m still amazed by the many pieces of wood that we make things from, and the unique history of…

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Design Elements

Home 2016       Written By Corinne Garcia      

Western Artist Shawn Rivett, Antlers & Art Q&A Casper, Wyoming-based artist Shawn Rivett could be described as a self-taught Renaissance man in the world of design. He started with a…

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HOME 2013: Design Elements

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The Madison   By Tim Carney Woodworker Tim Carney opened his studio in Pocatello, Idaho, in 1982 and moved it to Helena, Montana, in 1996. With more than three decades…

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HOME 2012: Design Elements

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The Big Easy Walnut Bed By Brandner Design Bozeman-based company, Brandner Design, takes an artistic approach to furniture. Inspired by the curves and textures of the organic and the craftsmanship of…

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Design Elements: Art on the Road: The Logistics of Art Transportation

Home 2017       Written By Corinne Garcia      

Art on the Road: The Logistics of Art Transportation Have you ever thought about how valuable art gets from one place to another? Professional art shippers range from those that…

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Design Elements: Conestoga Wagon Company

Home 2017       Written By Corinne Garcia      

Product Highlight When a few old friends got together with the idea of creating a luxury “glamping” resort on the shores of Bear Lake in Northern Utah, one of them…

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From Hearth to Home

Home 2015       Written By Big Sky Journal Staff      

The Work of Art  by JLF Design Build JLF Design Build is an architecture and construction firm recognized for the ability to create work that captures the romance and spirit…

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