The Wood and the Dog by StudioErrante-Architetture features a sweet clip of footage from a design project in Paesana, Italy. A simple smoker was built from a concrete block with the fire tucked in its cavern. By creating a draft with a moment made chimney, boards were placed atop it to draw the flames upon them. This unique affect chars the boards ever so slightly until they are left to cool on the grass in the rain. Finally, they are made into siding for a small outdoor shelter, also accommodating a nook for the faithful white mutt.

Allison

Allison Parker is a proud stay at home mom maintaining a full schedule kissing boo boos and passing out hugs just because. Her days many times are spent between the garden and the kitchen. From a journey of learning whole food eating habits, she's taken on the challenges of baking bread, muffins and cakes from scratch and filling the cellar shelves with scores of her own canned goods each year. Writing is one of those things she does because its part of who she is. That and it's a nice break from the never ending work that comes with raising a family.