Julia Hart

Progress Report

The projects we write about at End are often ongoing and constantly evolving — so here are a few updates on what’s happened since we last went to press.

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Progress Report
Julia Hart

Down the Drain

No one is super eager to potty-talk about sewage and human waste. But the dirty, filthy truth is that it’s a huge pollution problem, ruining our waters, and we need to face it now.

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Down the Drain
Julia Hart

Far & Away

While we often celebrate the many international architects who have contributed to the East End’s built environment, and rightfully so, we rarely talk about the contributions that East End architects make outside our area. Their talents have not gone unnoticed by the larger world. However, increasingly, clients all over the U.S. are turning their sites to Eastern Long Islanders for creative and innovative designs. Here are a few projects worthy of broader attention.

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Far & Away
Maya Shaw-Faber

Turn to the Sun

Solar energy isn’t just good for the planet (and the homeowner’s reputation as an altruist).  Today it makes real financial sense — and can have a bold impact on domestic aesthetics, too.

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Turn to the Sun
Maya Shaw-Faber

The First Annual East End Design Awards

The East End Design Awards received 70 submissions in 13 categories from 30 design firms, with projects from Westhampton to Montauk on the South Fork and from Riverhead to Orient on the North Fork. Each was judged by a fully independent panel of top design professionals. All three of the judging firms have won a National Design Award from the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum (recognition that, in the design world, has all the prestige of the Oscars). The editors of End did not have input on the judging.

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The First Annual East End Design Awards
Maya Shaw-Faber

Lightness of Being

In the first installment of our Creators interview series, we talk to Mamoun Friedrich-Grosvenor, a 21-year-old artist, inventor, and East End native.

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Lightness of Being
Maya Shaw-Faber

Houseplants for the Frequent Traveler

Keeping houseplants alive can be a pain in the neck, especially if you’re one of those people who hops back and forth between the East End and who-knows-where. Here are some tips that will keep you from coming home to the sight of sadly wilted leaves — as well as some suggestions for specific plants that can withstand the lifestyle of a traveler.

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Houseplants for the Frequent Traveler
Maya Shaw-Faber

Restoring Foward

Spurred on by a recent think-tank evening that called on citizens and designers to imagine ways to “Fix This Town!” the creative minds at MB Architecture came up with a few bold ideas to make the village, once again, a village that actually serves the needs of residents. Here, some specific proposals by the architects: Maziar Behrooz, Bruce Engel, Jeffrey Wong, and Chloe Liang.

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Restoring Foward
Julia Hart

Mi Casa

We asked three architects about the process of designing their own East End house.

Here’s what they had to say.

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Mi Casa