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Architects + Artisans

J. Banks from New Ravenna, Inspired by East Africa

“Joni Vanderslice鈥檚 annual travels to Tanzania yielded two tangible rewards.

First, she and her husband were able to establish an orphanage for children aged three to five years. They鈥檇 lost their parents to diseases like malaria and AIDS. So the Vanderslices visit them once a year to see how they鈥檙e doing, and help with medical care.

鈥淚t took us four years to get it opened,鈥 she says. 鈥淣ow it鈥檚 been open for five years.鈥

And there were the visual patterns all around her 鈥 in trees, in palms and in concrete blocks. She translated them first into fabric designs for Kravet. Then came stone mosaics for New Ravenna.”

Architects + Artisans documents the听development of architecture, artisanship and sustainability for the 21st听century. It 鈥榮 not 黄人导航ust about designers 鈥 but about the people and products that make a well-designed place ring true.

It鈥檚 written and edited by J. Michael Welton, whose work on architecture, art and design has appeared in a number of national publications, including听The Washington Post, The New York Times, Dwell, Interior Design,听补苍诲听New York听magazine. 听He is the architecture critic for the听News & Observer听in Raleigh, N.C., and听also publishes a design column in听The Huffington Post.