Chloethiel Woodard Smith (1910-1992)
Birthplace: Peoria, Illinois
Notable Works: Harbour Square (SW Washington), the National Airport Metro Station, the Waterview Townhouses (Reston, VA), and “Chloethiel’s Corner” (the corner of Connecticut Avenue & L St. NW)
Chloethiel Woodard Smith was an American architect and urban planner whose career was centered in Washington, D.C. She designed many commercial, government and residential projects are the metro area and was influential in proposing a national museum to celebrate buildings and architecture. That building became the Pension Building which was renovated and continues to house the National Building Museum today. By 1967, Smith ran the largest female-run architectural firm in the United States.
Emily Ehrens, a Design Clique reader and TTR Sotheby’s International Realtor, just recently informed us that an original Cloethiel Woodard Smith home is now on the market in Bethesda, MD.
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14th & U is getting a brand new steakhouse with gorgeous interiors and a roofdeck for those wonderful summer nights. Lost Society, which plans on opening this Friday (July 1st), will focus on blending ”market-fresh local produce, dry-aged and certified Angus beef, as well as regional seafood with innovative techniques to create both familiar classics and bold original dishes.”
The rich textures, fabrics and colors found inside are designed to transport restaurant-goers to an underground Victorian era.
Who wants to take us to dinner? We can’t wait to try it!
Vastu makes a committment to providing you, our customers, with a wide range of choices for eco-friendly home furnishings. We’re committed to conducting business in an environmentally responsible way, working diligently to conserve natural resources and minimizing waste.
4. Terra Stool
Late last night, New York became the sixth and largest state to legalize gay marriage.
Needless to say, Vastu’s a little happy about this. Good work New York, and congratulations!
The idea of furniture imagery on an accessory like a pillow becomes very meta, but we’re loving the way Lisa Pascarell for Studio Tree pulls it off with this pillow cover featuring a Black Tulip Chair from Knoll.
Even better, the pillow cover is eco-friendly!
“The chair has been sewn using ecospun felt , which is made from recycled water bottles, except for the red seat cushion, which is natural wool felt. ( sustainable resource).”
While the last thing you may want to think about during these hot summer days is a fireplace, EcoSmart has a line of beautiful ranges that will most certainly add a touch of style to your outdoor spaces.
Completely portable, these clean-burning ethanol ranges can be moved around to fit within your existing layout. And because they’re made from weather-resistant materials, you don’t have to worry about bringing them indoors to protect them.
In May, we showed you two lights that were introduced by LZF at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York. Well, co-owners Jason Claire and Eric Kole liked one of them so much that they ordered it for the showroom!
Introducing Vastu’s new Armadillo Pendant!
Coinciding with the start of a new season, our floor model of the Saarinen Dining Table is now on sale!
Standing at 28.25″ H and 35.75″ round, this table has a white coated cast aluminum base and an Arabescato Coated Marble top. A Knoll® authorized product made to Eero Saarinen’s specifications, you can take this beautiful table home today!
Stop by the showroom to see it in person, and hurry…it might not be here tomorrow!
It’s official. Summer is here. Never mind that DC has been experiencing summer-like heat for weeks now…
Let’s start the day with some great images of contemporary outdoor spaces.