ARCHIVE December, 2012

Garden Rehabilitation at Hampton-Preston Mansion

June 29, 2012

Photography provided by Historic Columbia Foundation. Mary Cantey Hampton and Caroline Hampton Preston began improving the four-acre grounds around their home (the Hampton-Preston Mansion in Columbia, South Carolina) during late 1830s. The mother-daughter duo transformed the landscape into regionally-acclaimed antebellum gardens that contained a remarkable collection of native varieties and plants from around the world.  In […]

Sky High Safari at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden

June 26, 2012

  Ever wonder what it’s like to hang in the trees like a siamang or see the world through the eyes of a giraffe?  Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is now offering guests a whole new perspective with the opening of its newest attraction: Sky-High Safari at Riverbanks.

A Reflection on American Design History

June 22, 2012

The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design The Columbia Museum of Art announces that the exhibition, The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design, will be on view from April 28 through August 26, 2012. 

Artist Notes – Anastasia Chernoff

June 19, 2012

Columbia native, Anastasia Chernoff, began working in radio and, for much of her life, has been an entrepreneur who has followed her passions as a commercial landscape designer, an interior designer, and as a floral designer when she owned her own retail floral operation for nine years.  Her creative design background served as a solid […]

Mike Davis of Terra : A perfect springtime dinner for two

June 15, 2012

By William Thrift Photography by John Wrightenberry One of Mike’s goals is to get better every day at what he’s doing in his reach for perfection with every plate of food.  One way he achieves this is by encouraging his staff to dine at other restaurants and explore and eat new things.  This is one […]

The Get Away – Greenville’s Artistsphere

June 12, 2012

For those who were born and raised in Greenville, a once dormant, somewhat forgotten Southern city located at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the change over the past two decades has been almost impossible to comprehend. This city, once home to little more than textiles, has become an International sensation—a destination for businesses, […]

Wine Corner – Spring “Rolls” Around:

June 8, 2012

Grab Some Wine Fast! By Ricky Mollohan   It’s here and in full-force! Spring is here and summer isn’t far behind. So what will you be drinking this year while you enjoy some of the best weather of the year? Chardonnay? Okay.  To each his/her own, but I’m talking about those amazing “sippin” wines that […]

Making the Sun our Energy Ally. Part II

June 5, 2012

By James D. McCallister Columbia Home & Garden presents the second of a two part series exploring the idea of using solar energy to heat, cool, and power our homes. In the previous issue we described passive solar energy techniques, which involve site orientation and design elements to either utilize or discourage the sun’s natural […]

Honors: Matt Hudson selected for the 2012 20 Under 40 honor

June 1, 2012

Matt Hudson, Creative Director for Columbia Home & Garden, has been named to The State newspaper’s “20 under 40” list for 2012.  The State recognizes business professionals in the Midlands area who are making a difference in both the community and the business world.