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. […]

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 […]

Walkable Warren

Posted on Feb 11, 2015
Walkable Warren

The Figure Ground Studio took advantage of this snowy February slowdown to retreat to Warren, RI, (the smallest town in the smallest county in the smallest state) where we were largely snowed in in what turns out is one of the most walkable communities in Rhode Island. The commitment to walking in Warren was made […]

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 […]