La Cigale et la Fourmi (The Grasshopper and the Ants)

Posted on Oct 20, 2015
La Cigale et la Fourmi (The Grasshopper and the Ants)

The Figure Ground Studio’s fall window took a literary turn, reminding passersby to work diligently (like the ants) to prepare for the coming Winter.  

Hudson Mohawk Watershed

Posted on Aug 6, 2015
Hudson Mohawk Watershed

The Figure Ground Studio’s Hudson Mohawk River Watershed installation in celebration of summer and a clean river.

Here Comes the Moon

Posted on Jun 8, 2015
Here Comes the Moon

In late Spring at The Figure Ground Studio, the moon also rose.

Here Comes the Sun

Posted on May 20, 2015
Here Comes the Sun

Spring is finally here in the Hudson Valley, and to celebrate, we’ve created a simple sunrise window. You can follow the shadows of the sun over the course of the day.   And of course, the sun becomes the moon at night!

Two New Trees for Arbor Day

Posted on Apr 26, 2015
Two New Trees for Arbor Day

It feels like Spring is finally upon us. Cold Spring residents woke up this Arbor Day 2015 to find nice medalions on all of our street trees which proclaimed: The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second best time is now. Village of Cold Spring Arbor Day, April 25, 2015. […]

Pollinator Friendly Window announcing TFG in Cold Spring, NY

Posted on Apr 8, 2015
Pollinator Friendly Window announcing TFG in Cold Spring, NY

The Figure Ground Studio has launched a new location in Cold Spring, NY. In honor of this momentous occasion, as well as the coming of spring, we have launched a celebratory window featuring various pollinator-friendly projects including photos of the following projects: Rhode Island Residential Green Roof, NW Portland Audubon Certified Backyard Habitat, the Sherwood Farmstead, and the Full […]

A Pot of Bitcoins on Main Street

Posted on Mar 27, 2015

In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, we happened to find an LED Rainbow that ended at a Pot of Bitcoins!

Determining Solar Access at Storefront Window

Posted on Feb 22, 2015
Determining Solar Access at Storefront Window

We are lucky to be proposing a storefront which is on the north side of Main Street in Cold Spring. The window has decent solar access and gets quite warm even on a cold winter day. It beckons for plants. This side of the street gets solar gain throughout the year – even when the […]

Cold Spring Winter Carnival

Posted on Feb 10, 2015
Cold Spring Winter Carnival

The cold, snowy days of Winter were warmed up at the 2015 Winter Carnival on Main Street in Cold Spring, NY. In addition to Peanuts and Porter at the Cold Spring General Store, Pendleton Cookies at Old Souls, the ice sculptures by Bill Bywater brought joy to onlookers and passersby, especially when he brought out the blowtorch […]

Main Street Cold Spring, 1867

Posted on Feb 4, 2015
Main Street Cold Spring, 1867

This map, from the atlas New York and its Vicinity 1867 published by F. W. Beers, A. D. Ellis & G. C. Soulle in 1867, is a useful resource to determine land use and building ownership from the 19th century in Cold Spring and Nelsonville. This copy is available for purchase online at Historic Mapworks. […]