“First Olive Harvest” Debbie Travis–design to adventure

Follwoing Debbie Travis, Designer Etrordinaire, turned Adventurer—lol, adventurer with their newley purchased 60acres old farm property in Tuscany…boy does she have her work cut out for her, and her husband! Follow their adventures there along with Debbie’s most recent post on their “First Olive Harvesting” experience!

“First Olive Harvest” Debbie Travis–design to adventure

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The Pumpkin Maestros

The year is 1992, and Marc Evan and Chris Soria are sitting next to each other in sixth-grade Spanish class. They don’t know it yet, but these two 12-year-olds are going to become best friends. They’re going to construct epic haunted houses each year, petrifying parents more than peers. They’re going to attend an artsy high school, study illustration at Parsons, grow up, and move to Brooklyn. They’re going to freelance and bartend and, per their favorite holiday, casually carve some pumpkins for bosses and friends. And then the Yankees are going to put in a double-digit order, and Maniac Pumpkin Carvers will be born.

Every year, in early September, the orders begin flooding in. Pumpkins are sourced from an organic farm just a couple hours from their childhood home. Clients range from colossal enterprises like CitiBank, Yahoo, and the BBC, to devoted girlfriends wanting a carving of their boyfriends’ face.

And all those pumpkin seeds? “Oh, we save them. We give them to our friends to roast. You can imagine, it’s a lot of seeds, but we’re not really getting into the business of selling roasted seeds, too.” And least, not yet.

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You know what they say about people in Glass Houses lol!
This is a piece of art manipulated an sculpted into a finely designed HOME—I refuse to even glance at the probably heafty price tag for this lovely abode. However, it is a dream that I will reoccur forever, for me, to live in a glass house. This would be the closest I cud come to actually living in one lol! I love this house—filled with minimal decor, white (don’t really like white much but here it’s ok), with non complicated ceilings and textures thru out, creating a comfortable simplistic flow.
Also considered looking at the floorplans in more detailing, seeing if they could be used for our future dream dwelling…
Enjoy!

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