Following the war in France, a new home model was introduced by designer Jean Prouvé (1901-1984). Trailing on the hopes for a better future, this package unveiled a primitive version of suburban living. An original appropriately named the Jean Prouvé House has made its way to the Galerie Patrick Seguin for show at Design Miami 2013 from December 3-8. Mind the simple form hoisted by a strong butterfly beam highlighted in lime green. Slats of aged timber cover the 8 x 8 structure, ultra modern windows slant toward the sun, and the plain roof makes for a clean finish. Utilizing metallurgy throughout the foundation and frame the concept assembled like building blocks for easy mobility to tear down, relocate, rebuild. Such a surprise how before-his-time he was, taking architecture into a realm of chic, minimal contemporary. Weaving the idea of resourcefulness and reusing into the earliest dialogues of preserving our planet.

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.