A Plane to Gather Data on Building Properties

CoStar Group’s pilots, Mark Beauchamp, left, Ben Hursa, right, aerial research photographer Amber Surrency, are shown in front of company’s airplane at Million Air Richmond terminal on Monday, June 12, 2017. CoStar Group, the Washington, D.C.-based data company for the commercial real estate industry (that has opened its national research center in downtown Richmond) has a variety of ways of collecting data on the commercial real estate industry. Continue reading “A Plane to Gather Data on Building Properties”

How to Be With A Building Renovator Father

On Cavendish Road in Coorparoo, Amanda Wecker grew up in a converted doctor’s practice.

But she didn’t just live there — she helped renovate it. Long before renovation shows took over our TVs, Mrs Wecker spent her childhood apprenticing her father John Reuschle as the pair laboured to restore the house back from a doctor’s clinic and into a beautiful family home. Continue reading “How to Be With A Building Renovator Father”

The Launch of A Beetle Architectural Design

Even the biggest flea market enthusiasts can’t make it to every fair, sale, and shop. Enter Nicki Clendening. The New York–based interior designer (of Scout Designs) has been scouring markets from Round Top to Bordeaux since she was a child. This week, she launches Beetle, a curated marketplace of her finds that she sees as a way to share her passion with other vintage enthusiasts who may not have time for the hunt. “I’m always shopping and have a hard time leaving great things behind,” jokes Clendening. “I had amassed enough of these finds that I was starting to look like a hoarder. In all seriousness, for years people have been asking me about what I was wearing, which is almost always something vintage. So it started there and for the past two years, I’ve been working on what exactly it would be and look like. It’s no joke to say that almost every day I send text messages with pictures to my interior design friends with things I’ve found saying ‘who needs this?'” Now, designers and enthusiasts alike won’t have to wait for a text to shop Clendening’s finds: just head to shopbeetle.com and load up your cart. If you’re still curious about how Clendening managed to master the hunt, AD caught up with her about the company, her inspiration, and her all-time best finds. Continue reading “The Launch of A Beetle Architectural Design”

An Interview With The Young and Popular Builder

East One Coffee Roasters is a wonderfully hybrid eatery that opened on a prominent corner of Brooklyn’s Carroll Gardens earlier this spring. The front space, perfect for latte sippers and wine glass clinkers, blends seamlessly with the rear dining room despite the latter being far from traditional and boasting a number of conversation-worthy characteristics. More on BrooklynGet the Scoop on Mister Dips: Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s Newest Burger SpotTina’s Place: An Inclusive Taste of Bushwick, BrooklynGrindhaus Hooks Critic Pete WellsAl di Là Voted the Best Italian Restaurant in Brooklyn25 Years of Slow Food: A Look Back and Gaze Forward Continue reading “An Interview With The Young and Popular Builder”