Posts by Nancy...

Subliminal Education

Posted on: 10 Oct 2018

The season after summer is approaching – in my opinion, the worst time of the year. Not only is it the longest point till summer arrives again, but one of the most hideous days of the year is about to … Read more

A passive house retrofit?

Posted on: 23 Aug 2013

If you love the idea of having a passive house but also love the house you live in now, is it possible to combine the two? Can you retrofit your house to be passive?

First, a reminder about what the … Read more

From Pattern to Prep Station: Alternative Surfaces for Kitchen Islands

Posted on: 06 May 2013


I love metal patterns!  These are pieces of metal from which pattern pieces have been cut out – for car parts, for machine parts, you name it.


Imagine a piece of fabric after you’ve cut out a pattern for a … Read more

Starting Small

Posted on: 13 Mar 2013

by Nancy Ranchel

Did you get to the Arciform house on the Tour of Remodeled Homes last weekend? It was amazing!


The problem with wandering through a gorgeous house is that it makes me want to start a project at … Read more